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Line Cook II - Soho House Portland


Department: Kitchen

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Line Cook II - Soho House Portland

Department: Kitchen


The role…

At Soho House, a Line Cook II is responsible for maintaining a station or two, seamless preparation of food and sauces, and assisting Senior Chefs with service. As Line Cook II, you thrive in fast-paced environments and positively influence the team by demonstrating highly skilled abilities of two stations and remaining calm during a busy service.

A successful Line Cook II is a critical member of the team due to the focused and appreciated culinary abilities in two or more stations. Although not skilled in all stations, a Line Cook II is hyper-specialized and has a proven ability to execute all menu items properly from prep to plate and deliver top-quality dishes from two or more stations.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for learning ingredients on all menu items and able to produce consistent and quality dishes in fast-paced and demanding environments and on two stations.
  • Daily support in prep as well as kitchen maintenance, equipment, and inventory when needed.
  • Daily responsibilities also include preparing food items in the pantry, fry station, and other kitchen areas while adhering to allergy requests and specific dish alterations.
  • Prepares all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner. In addition, be able to comply with safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
  • Follows recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as set by the Kitchen while paying attention to cooking temps and quality to reduce additional costs.
  • Assist with inventory to support the kitchen operating at a sustainable food cost.
  • Sets up stations according to Kitchen guidelines, and maintains a safe, clean, organized, and stocked work area.
  • Production and a-la-carte dish(s) execution. Including weekend feast ideas and team meals.
  • Work towards specific goals and Soho House Standards for speed of service goals and consistent experience for Soho House Standards for service; 3-8-10
  • Ensure proper time and attendance procedure is followed when clocking in and out for shifts and breaks.
  • Support Executive Sous and Jr. Sous with pre and post-service meeting when requested.
  • Positive influence for teams under pressure and provide a welcoming work environment that increases staff morale.
  • Attend “Cook House” trainings and support the mentoring and education of new and existing team members on areas they are looking to go.
  • Assists with the cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas.
  • Be committed to providing quality service and food knowledge.

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a fast-paced, upscale and approachable environment of professionals
  • Strong understanding of professional cooking and encompasses educated knife-handling skills.
  • Food handler’s certificate
  • Strong communicator, able to take direction, team player mentality.
  • Proactive ability to build professional relationships with all leaders and kitchen team.
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work morning, night, weekend and holiday’s (as needed)
  • Proven ability to execute all menu items and properly prepare and deliver top-quality dishes on all stations.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn, and hold objects with hands.
  • Must be able to work on your feet for at least 8-10 hours.
  • Fast-paced movements are required to go from one part of the kitchen and storage areas to others.
  • Must be able to move, pull, carry, or lift up to 50 pounds on occasion and 35 pounds regularly.
  • Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch, and climb as required.

Why work with us...

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to enhance your career.

  • Health Care + 401K: Full-time employees are eligible for full benefits; Medical, Dental, and Vision as well as a Retirement fund with a 2% match.
  • Paid Time Off: Full- Time Employees have sick days + vacation days.
  • Career Development: Soho House can progress your career domestically or internationally as well as managerially or technically.
  • Soho Impact: Empowering the Soho House Community to make positive change, through mentoring, apprenticeship, local outreach, and sustainability.
  • Learning & Development: An extensive range of internally and externally run courses are available for all employees.
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Celebrating our passion for food and drink. Check out our monthly calendars and get involved in trips, trainings and events. Available to all.
  • Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month, we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up for.
  • Team Meal: While on duty in our Houses and restaurants you will be provided with a substantial meal free of charge.