Prep Cook
Property Name
Urban Farmer
Job Title 
Prep Cook
Position Type: 
 
Location: 
Oregon-Portland
Company Name: 
City: 
Portland
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 #: 1698BR

Job Title: Prep Cook

Position Type: Full Time - Regular

Location Name: Urban Farmer Portland

City: Portland

State: OR

Why Us: Urban Farmer is seeking Prep Cooks to join our culinary team. Portland's most sophisticated Farmer-to-Table steakhouse, located on the 8 th floor of the Nines Hotel. We take advantage of Oregon’s bounty and use locally sourced ingredients and meats to distinguish our food as the best in the city. As part of the Sage Restaurant Group, we focus on building "independent" restaurants and lounges bordering our hotels in prime locations. We connect with the people that live and work in the communities we serve by providing highly designed, innovative, locally-focused food and beverage experiences. Surrounded by farms, forests and the ocean, Portland is one of America’s booming food cities with year round Farmers’ Markets and artisans creating and making some of the most delicious goods in America. It’s a chefs’ playground.

As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, Urban Farmer offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates. Save on your parking and public transportation costs by using our pre-tax savings account. Our location is right next to the center of all for MAX lines and close to the Portland Streetcar, a prime location for driving, taking public transportation, biking, or even walking to work.

Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference.If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Restaurant Group that await you.

Posting Overview:

Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment.

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

Minimal hearing necessary to hear equipment, timers, etc.

Moderate vision required to check quality and portions of food.

Moderate comprehension and literacy required to read recipe cards and procedures.

Abilities

Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: All of these functions are essential primarily because of the heavy production associated with Banquets. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time.

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: Position regularly involves lifting food cases and metros weighing up to 70 lbs.

Pushing and pulling carts is required.

Bending/kneeling: Regular bending to lift items and supplies. Periodic kneeling.

Mobility: Regularly moves all around kitchen.

Continuous standing: To complete a task, may be stationary for short periods of time.

Periodic climbing required.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent experience.

Experience

Minimum one year food service or related work.

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 100% of 8 hour shift. 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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