Job Description

As a team member of La Crosse Distilling Company, your job is to fulfill our mission, be part of our vision, and work in support of our philosophy while fulfilling the job responsibilities listed below.  This position is an integral role in meeting the expectations we hold for ourselves, as well as those our guests hold for La Crosse Distillery. Creating an exceptional experience for customers are the expectations of this position.

You will be paid competitively with opportunity for additional benefits.  Your success will be measured through favorable reviews and your ability to meet stated objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of meals by rinsing and cutting raw food products, making sauces & stocks and other menu items as dictated by the Distillery management team
  • Prepare foods consistently according to recipes and standards
  • Set up stations and restock all items needed during the shift
  • Oversee that all food prepared is of consistently high quality and that portions are consistently controlled
  • Ensure food tickets are complete and out in a timely manner, with proper garnish and finishes before being run to tables
  • Properly store all food, which must be covered, dated and rotated on a daily basis to ensure proper portion control and quality
  • Inform management of any problems concerning food quality or production control
  • Assist in cleaning the kitchen after and between meals, using opening and closing checklists
  • Follow all BOH protocols and policies, including waste management, par levels, etc.
  • Adhere to state and local health and safety regulations
  • Properly store all food, which must be covered, dated and rotated on a daily basis to ensure proper portion control and quality
  • Attend all kitchen employee meetings as required
  • Adhere to grooming and appearance standards
  • All other related responsibilities assigned by management

Job Requirements

  • 1 year of experience in cooking position strongly preferred

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge on food safety, safe food processing and preserving of raw food products. 
  • ServeSafe certification is strongly considered
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to effectively plan and execute flow of work & multi-task
  • Basic culinary skills including knife handling, protein breakdown, recipe and measurement adherence, foundational flavor building 
  • Ability to demonstrate the following competencies: thoroughness, time management, initiative, and proficient communication

Physical Requirements

  • Requires performing in a kitchen area with exposure to heat, cold, fumes, steam and noise
  • Requires the employee to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Prolonged standing and walking

How to Apply

PeopleFirst HR Solutions is proud to partner with La Crosse Distilling Co. in filling this position. Interested parties should submit a resume and salary history to mhelgeson@peoplefirsthrsolutions.com, or send them to PeopleFirst HR Solutions, 600 North 3rd Street, Suite 204, La Crosse, WI 54601. Please specify the position or position(s) that you are applying for as we are recruiting for multiple positions for La Crosse Distilling Co.