Line Cook

  • Turner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Raton, New Mexico
  • Jan 10, 2023
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Employer: Turner Enterprises Management, LLC
Supervisory Position:  No
Job Title: Costilla Line Cook          
Uses Time & Attendance: Yes
Job Class:  Cook Non-Exempt
Location:  Raton, New Mexico
Division:  Ted Turner Reserves
Home Department:  727 – F&B Costilla
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt            
Pay Type:  Hourly
Position Type: Full Time Term / Benefits Eligible
Housing Provided: Yes

TED TURNER RESERVES SUMMARY
Ted Turner Reserves’ (TTR) experiences and journeys are individually crafted and tailored to their specific North American locales: Turner’s Ladder, Armendaris and Vermejo and Sierra Grande Retreat in New Mexico.   These unique adventures are intended to deliver insightful and exhilarating experiences across 1.1 million acres of private ranchlands, while also providing extraordinary guest service.   Ted Turner Reserves is committed to making a difference by inspiring individual action to preserve the integrity of our earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

LOCATION SUMMARY
Vermejo, a Ted Turner Reserve, located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, spans over 550,000 acres, making it the largest Ted Turner Reserves vacation property.  With its unique location in the southern Rocky Mountains, Vermejo is home to abundant wildlife populations such as elk, deer, pronghorn antelope, bison, black bears, mountain lions, and more.  Through extraordinary guest service and our expert adventure guides, Vermejo provides guests of all ages unparalleled opportunities for outdoor exploration with activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and wildlife viewing for a truly unforgettable getaway.  This position exists at our Costilla Lodge at 10,400ft, a high-altitude lodge with great views and scenery.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Line Cook is an integral part of delivering an outstanding guest experience by preparing and cooking food to meet recipe, quality, and presentation standards.  These standards, through the guidance of the Executive Chef and Costilla Chef de Cuisine, provide the ultimate culinary experience for the guest.  Strong attention to detail, exceptional organization and cleanliness creates an atmosphere of creativity and satisfaction resulting in exclusive creations.

As a Line Cook, the job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including washing, chopping, peeling, portioning, weighing, and measuring.
  • Prepare food in accordance with desired recipes and preparation checklists.
  • Communicate with guests to make sure all needs are meet.
  • Prepare breakfast and lunch for up to 20 guests daily.
  • Monitor food quality during preparation processes.
  • Test foods to ensure proper cooking.
  • Operate kitchen ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves, and fryers.
  • Set up, breakdown, wash, and disinfect workstation.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with Management during service.
  • Follow all cleanliness and sanitation procedures.
  • Follow all TEM/Vermejo Policies and Procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

COMPETENCIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Maintain the highest level of Guest Services. Must be alert, friendly and able to assist guests politely and promptly.
  • Must demonstrate care and compassion for team members both in and out of the department.
  • Must put needs of team members above their own.
  • Must be self-directed, energetic, and motivated with multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Must be creative and willing to work with existing core resort philosophy and style.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, congeniality, integrity, and sound judgement.
  • Must demonstrate clean work habits.
  • The successful employee will always conduct themselves in a professional manner in and out of the work setting.

ACCOMMODATIONS 
Position may require applicant to live on Vermejo headquarters, in a remote area at a high altitude, approximately 70 miles from the closest town. Vermejo’s location is approximately 4.5 hours’ drive south of Denver or 4.5 hours’ drive north of Albuquerque.

Vermejo offers dorm room style company housing (subject to availability) and 3 meals per day served in the Employee Dining Room.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
A culinary degree is not required for this position; however, it is preferred. 2-3 years’ kitchen experience is preferred, 1 year is required.  Good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards and applicable health codes is required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
This position requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.   Employee must be able to read and follow recipes and directions with accuracy and consistency as well as be able to make adjustments for high altitude.  The employee must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, co-workers, and guests.  Bilingualism in Spanish is helpful but is not required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
If position requires operation of a vehicle, employee must possess a valid Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment. The employee’s driving record must meet the standards and requirements of the Company and the Company's insurance carrier.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • The employee must adhere to Company and Reserve policies and procedures, which are included in the Turner Enterprises Management, LLC Employee Handbook, and the Vermejo Reserve Addendum.
  • The employee must present documentation establishing both identity and employment authorization within three days of hire, pursuant to federal law.  
  • The candidate will be subject to undergo pre-employment drug test and background check, (after offer is given but before applicant has commenced work).  Random drug tests are given throughout the year.
  • The Company operates as a drug free/smoke free workplace.  Smoking is not allowed on the Reserve property, to include but is not limited to, Reserve housing, Reserve vehicles, Reserve offices or on Reserve machines.
  • The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.  
  • The employee must have neat and clean personal appearance.
  • The employee will be required to work some weekends and be on a 24-hour “On Call” rotating schedule.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee may need to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work long hours, exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high altitude ~10,000+ feet; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.”

Turner Enterprises Management, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

For more information, and to apply online, visit www.tedturner.com.