Ballast Point
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Full benefits, 401(k) with match, employee discounts, etc.

In this position, a Cook I sets the stage for success in our Kitchens. In this entry-level role, a Cook I will assist the Kitchen team in preparing food, maintaining a clean and safe cooking environment, and always be ready & willing to take on culinary tasks as they arise. Strong candidates must be ready to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment, while always keeping the Company's high standards of quality, cleanliness, and efficiency in mind. This position requires physical endurance, as well as mental determination in order to meet the standards of the restaurant and ensure guest satisfaction. This individual will report to the Executive Chef and will play a key role in driving the company's high-volume needs and expectations. Our Cook I will also execute exceptional customer service skills to all applicable company associates. They are expected to uphold Ballast Point's Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook, Mission, and Values in every aspect of their duties.



Job Description

Key Responsibilities 

  • Preparation of food items, meeting specifications and exercising appropriate attention to detail as far as quality and quantities needed during business hours. 
  • Weighing, measuring, chopping, and mixing hot and cold food items, while always ensuring product freshness. 
  • Display the ability to speak, read, and execute menu recipes. 
  • Properly label and date all products to ensure safekeeping and sanitation standards. 
  • Rotate inventory items using the FIFO (first-in, first-out) method. 
  • Build and maintain a solid knowledge of all menu items, sanitation standards, and basic culinary techniques. 
  • Keep workstations clean, organized, and well-stocked throughout shifts, while taking care to restock prep areas for subsequent shifts. 
  • Practice safe and sanitary work environment when food handling throughout all tasks 
  • Practice safe and sanitary work environment when chemical handling throughout all tasks  
  • Communicate promptly and clearly with Lead Cooks and Kitchen Management regarding product concerns and outages. 
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to peers, managers, vendors, consumers and other applicable company associates  


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Ability to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and alternative work weeks  
  • Ability to work at least 8 hours daily  
  • Must be a team player who can maintain a positive, professional approach with team members and customers. 
  • Ability to work well following verbal instructions, be an active listener, recall and complete tasks given spoken commands. 
  • Patience, perseverance, and tact are required in dealing with high-demand, high-stress moments. 
  • An unwavering desire to be BP Proud, with a positive, can-do attitude! 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Basic knowledge of kitchen tools/utensils, and proper food handling procedures. 
  • An eagerness and passion to learn new tasks and reach new levels in the kitchen environment. 
  • The ability to make quick decisions and prioritize multiple tasks is essential. 
  • Previous cooking experience and/or culinary school background  
  • SERV Safe Certification  
  • The ideal candidate will always be conscious of their surroundings and actions to avoid any type of hazards. 


Physical Requirements/Work Environment 

  • This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef's knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise. Makes frequent, short trips to refrigerator, freezer, and storage areas. 
  • This position requires working taste buds and manual dexterity (the ability to smell, feel with fingers, and visually inspect food items). 
  • Ability to use arms, hands, and manipulate fingers to reach, stir, measure, pour, cut, chop, dice, season, garnish, etc. 
  • May occasionally lift, push, pull, reach for, and move items weighing 50 lbs. or more. 
  • Kitchen flooring may become slippery from moisture and grease; this job requires constant attention to hazards and safety concerns. 
  • Must be able to take out trash, move, and unload inventory in an industrial setting where heavy moving machinery, forklift traffic, loud noises, textured floors and chemical hazards are present. 


Other Duties 

  • Please note this Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 



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