Line Cook
Property Name
Mercat a la Planxa
Job Title 
Line Cook
Position Type: 
 
Location: 
Illinois-Chicago
Company Name: 
City: 
Chicago
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
No

With critically acclaimed restaurants across the country, Sage Restaurant Group creates dining experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix and our guests are hungry for life.

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Req #: 3594BR

Job Title: Line Cook

Position Type: Full Time - Regular

Location Name: Mercat a la Planxa

City: Chicago

State: IL

Why Us: Mercat a la Planxa is a modern interpretation of timeless Catalan traditions. Located on Michigan Avenue, Sage Restaurant Group's Mercat offers an authentic dining experience that combines fresh meats and produce with the energetic spirit of a Barcelona market. The interiors boast bright, rich fabrics and weathered mosaic tiles, accented by dynamic sculptural furniture and distinctive art murals. Chicago native, Chef Jose Garces, fuses age-old flavors from Spain’s Catalan region with a modern signature twist. The inspired menu offers diners the chance to experience the rich culture of Barcelona, whether they’re savoring small plates, distinctive steaks, or sampling from Mercat’s extensive cava, sangria, and wine or bar selections. Mercat a la Planxa combines the best of both the old and new worlds, bringing a Catalan aesthetic to the heart of Chicago.

Sage Restaurant Group connects with the people that live and work in the communities we serve by providing innovative, playful, locally focused food and beverage experiences. With 12 nationally recognized restaurants across the United States, we provide unlimited experience, challenge, and growth opportunities for our team members.

Posting Overview:

To ensure proper service from the front line through quality control, training of line cooks and ensure proper sanitation levels.

Requirements:

Competencies

Dealing with Ambiguity

Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Compassion

Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.

Composure

Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Interpersonal Savvy

Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Knowledge/Skills

Requires an ability to work as a team member and an ability to communicate with kitchen staff.

Knowledge of cooking and the practices and procedures of a kitchen in order to perform non-repetitive analytical work.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: Position regularly involves lifting food cases and metros weighing up to 70 lbs. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time. Periodic climbing required. Bending of the knees does become necessary when using the lower oven for cooking, 5-10 times a day. Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day. Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting, usually all day. Must have moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff. Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately. Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests. Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent.

Experience

Experience required by position is from one to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).

Material/Equipment Used

Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.

Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.

Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.

Environment

Inside 95% of 8 hours. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.

EEO Statement:

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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