Line Cook - Full Time - Corporate Dining
at Westfield

Date Posted: 7/10/2019

Job Description

We’re an insurance company. With two golf courses. A conference center. And an inn.

And we’re looking for smart, prompt and courteous team players.  Join a team where you can learn new things and meet interesting people. It’s an exciting place to work with great benefits!

Westfield Insurance has been around since 1848 and has a long-standing reputation for helping customers and the communities we serve. To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at westfieldinsurance.com.

Line Cook Job Summary

  • Annual Salary:  $29,018 - $33,370 - $37,723
  • Full Time w/ Full Benefits
  • Day Shift Monday thru Friday - No weekends

The Line Cook, as directed, performs a variety of commercial kitchen duties (e.g. setting up work station, prepping food, cooking, cleaning, stocking) at various/assigned Westfield Home Office locations including Westfield Country Club, Blair Center, Home Office Corporate Dining or Westfield Inn. Under supervision, prepares food to the exact specifications of the Chef.

Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)

1. Working under supervision, performs Line Cook duties (e.g. setting up work station, prepping food, cooking, cleaning, stocking) including preparing food to the exact specifications of the Chef.

• Works at various/assigned Westfield Home Office locations including Westfield Country Club, Blair Center, Home Office Corporate Dining or Westfield Inn. 

2. Prepares work station before the start of each service, making sure that all the supplies that will be needed for the shift are available and ready for use.  This can include preparing some items in advance, or performing simple tasks such as stocking the station with plates and bowls.

3. Preps food for service each day.  Duties include but are not limited to chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces.

4. Cooks items requested from work station.  This requires working with other cooks in the kitchen to make sure that food is ready at the right time, in the right order so that it arrives at the customers table ready to eat and at the right temperature.

5. Cleans station and assists with kitchen cleanup including disposing of garbage, cleaning utensils, pots, and pans, and cleaning cooking surfaces.  Also assists in operating dish machine when necessary.

6. Takes care of leftover food while maintaining food safety and Westfield’s high standards.  Depending on the food item, it can be properly stored, disposed of, returned to the correct inventory location.

7. Stocks kitchen including assisting in unloading delivery trucks and storing inventory correctly using FIFO method.  Reports low inventory to appropriate supervisor.

8. Achieves the high standards of quality, production, cooperation, and service set by Westfield Group for our employees, guest and customers.

9. Complies with all OSHA and Westfield safety/training/certification standards within required timeframes.

10. Consistently reports to work on time, as scheduled.

11. May travel between Westfield on-campus facilities as needed.

Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)

1. Previous kitchen experience.

2. Experience effectively communicating and receiving instructions from leader, co-workers, and customers both verbally and in writing.

3. A high degree of customer service focus gained via previous work experiences.

4. Valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.

Physical Requirements (specific to the role) 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

• Ability to work effectively in a commercial kitchen environment for 40+ hours per week.

• Ability to work with frequent variations in temperature, both hot and cold, typical of a commercial kitchen environment.

• Ability to remain on feet; standing, walking (including climbing stairs) for extended periods of time throughout the work day.

• Ability to lift and carry 50lbs.

• Ability to bend and reach.

• Ability to operate various commercial kitchen/cooking tools and equipment.

• Ability to work evenings, and weekends and holidays.

• Ability to work outdoors as needed.

• Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail etc.

• Ability to travel as required.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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Job Snapshot

About Us

Westfield is a customer-focused insurance and banking group of businesses.

Our winning vision embraces innovation and opportunities in a changing world. Our strength comes through relationships we have built with employees, business partners and customers. The product we offer our customer is peace of mind and our promise of protection is supported by a commitment to service excellence provided by an exceptional team of diverse people.

Our success will be based upon knowledge, trust, integrity, respect and stewardship

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