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Culinary Assistant

Company: Pangloss Cellars
Location: Sonoma
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe primary focus of this role is to execute daily back of house responsibilities with a strong commitment to hospitality, service, and assisting in the culinary department at Repris Wines and Pangloss Cellars. Repris is our estate winery focused on crafting wines from the historic Moon Mountain Vineyard we are grateful to call our home. Our winery includes 18,000 square feet of natural rock caves and 75 acres of organic vineyards on the 435-acre property.

Pangloss Cellars was founded on the belief that the consumer experience is as important as the wines themselves. You will be working in our historic building on the Sonoma Plaza dating back to 1902 – the home of our Pangloss Cellars Tasting Lounge and new outdoor Tasting Terrace. Our team is dynamic and united by a shared mission. Everyone brings significant experience, a positive outlook, and prior success to the table. We expect no less from you. This is an hourly role ranging from $19-$23/hr (inclusive of gratuity) with health/dental insurance and retirement savings benefit options. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the kitchen and related areas in a clean and organized manner
  • Keep dishes and stemware clean, polished, restocked, and in order
  • Actively maintain a thorough knowledge of menus and kitchen functions
  • Prepare the lounge for guests daily
  • Setup and breakdown of private tastings
  • Maintain kitchen supply inventory, tools, and equipment including storage areas
  • Keep product clearly labeled, dated, and rotated
  • Foster relationships with vendors
  • Assist with food prep, plating, and service per the current menu and instruction
  • Work with supervisor to look for ways to decrease waste and increase efficiency
  • Look for ways to contribute, take on additional items and special projects as assigned including seasonal menus and events Qualifications:
    • Must be 18 or older
    • Prior kitchen experience and basic knife skills required
    • Knowledge of kitchen equipment and safety, general organization
    • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills
    • Maintain food safety certificate (obtain within 30 days of hire)
    • Able and willing to follow directions and communicate effectively
    • Basic data comprehension, ability to read, write and follow involved directions and recipes
    • Dependable, exceedingly organized and detail-oriented
    • Must be a team player with a positive attitude
    • Punctual, self-starter, internally driven, and motivated
    • High-energy and fast-paced environment, on feet for a long period of time
    • Trustworthy, reliable, solid work ethic/attitude, able to successfully navigate company culture
    • A driver's license is strongly recommended
    • Able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly To Apply: Email a resume to (no phone calls). Out-of-state resumes will not be considered.

Keywords: Pangloss Cellars, Vallejo , Culinary Assistant, Hospitality & Tourism , Sonoma, California

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