Position Description

PDX Market - Line Cook
Location Portland, OR
Req # 2457
# of Openings 1
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PDX Market Line Cook

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food because everyone deserves better.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook commit to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work, and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work, and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, we believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.  

What you will do:

The PDX Market Line Cook worker contributes to the successful day-to-day operations with connecting guests with Tillamook’s premium dairy products. This position is responsible for preparing, serving, and maintaining the high standards of quality put forth by the foodservice guidelines. These responsibilities are to be performed timely and while upholding Tillamook’s Shared Values to achieve the highest level of guest satisfaction and success as outlined by the business plan. The PDX Market Line Cook will report directly to the PDX Market Management Team and will be responsible for food service stations, maintaining kitchen cleanliness, adhering to all food and sanitary guidelines, as well as all other responsibilities directed by the management team.


Here’s a day in the life:

  • Uphold the integrity of the food service guidelines with brand standards, techniques, and adhering to local and state law.
  • Prepare all food orders quickly, correctly, and with the highest quality. Operate and maintain grills, fryers, and assorted appliances and kitchen equipment.
  • Prepare food for service. Prep, date, rotate, and check temperatures of the product.
  • Manage and track kitchen waste.
  • Support the team with prep, set up, stocking, and any other tasks needed in preparing customer’s orders and/or grab-n-go’s.
  • Appropriately stock all inventory for business needs. Restock items as needed throughout the shift.
  • Label and stock daily/weekly orders from food service vendors.
  • Assist with the cleaning and organization of kitchen equipment.
  • Help keep the walk-in refrigerator, freezer, and supply area neat, clean, and organized.
  • Keep and maintain a sanitary work area free of clutter and debris
  • Record temperatures of all refrigeration and freezer equipment routinely.  Notify the supervisor immediately if temperatures are not incorrect range.
  • Complete opening and closing procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, guests, and airport personnel.
  • Assist manager and lead with various duties when proper training has been received.
  • Act as a team player and be able to interact with staff at all levels of the company.
  • Work with a team to provide the highest level of hospitality.
  • Demonstrate excellent time-management skills with the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Education and Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED; 4-year degree from an accredited post-secondary school preferred  
  • Food Handler’s Card certification 
  • 3 years line cook experience in café, QSR and/or full-service restaurant1 year supervisory experience – this is not necessary for a line cook
  • ServSafe Certification preferred
  • Alcohol Servers Permit preferred
  • Possess the ability to read, write, and interpret instructional documents such as reports, procedures, and recipes. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a 10-year background check for airport security clearance
  • Must be able to acquire SIDA Badge for Port of Portland/PDX Airport
  • Open and flexible availability
  • Physical requirements: Long periods of standing, walking and lifting 25#

Industry-leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page: www.tillamook.com/careers.

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued, and feel a sense of belonging.  We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds, and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success.  We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives, and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.  

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

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