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Ponte Family Estate Winery Full Time Line Cook in Temecula, California

Job Descriptions:


Ponte Vineyard Inn is seeking for a Line Cook to contribute to an environment that possesses excellent cooking skills but maintains a well organized station for preparing and presenting products of the highest quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Food Preparation and Production

  • Prepare food according to recipe and restaurant and restaurant specifications in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Responsible for prepping station according to business volume, keeping waste at a minimum and efficiency at the highest possible levels.

  • Butcher meat, poultry and seafood according to specifications with attention to detail and keeping waste to a minimum.

  • Prepare soups, sauces and creates specials that exceed the guests expectations.

  • Suggest and create new menu items that exceed the guests expectations.

  • Responsible for cleanliness of the entire kitchen, including small and large equipment.

  • Check in deliveries ensuring food quality and accuracy of orders.

  • Assist Executive Chef in the absence of the Sous Chef.

  • Perform all additional duties as requested by Executive Chef and Sous Chef.

  • Understand and adhere to environmental standards set by the winery.

  • Understands the Ponte values and service standards and adheres to them.

  • Ensure the safety of guests and associates.


  • Bring any problems or shortages to the Chef’s attention. Each shift is responsible for checking and maintaining a high level of quality of products and equipment on their station.

  • Maintain an organized and clean work area at all times. Observe good sanitation practices and safety procedures.

  • Check out with daily Chef before leaving your shift.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

Job Requirements:


  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Diploma)

  • 2-4 years of related experience.

  • Understand how to use, operate and care of all kitchen equipment.

  • Knife skills and cooking terms essential.

  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of all stations on the line.

  • Knowledge of basic meat, poultry and fish butchering.

  • Knowledge of basic braising, sautéing, grilling, broiling and frying techniques.

  • Fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Has attention to detail and the ability to follow direction and abide by standard operating procedures.

  • Ability to focus for an entire shift, trouble shooting and prioritizing skills.


  • Hospitality/Food and Beverage industry background and experience.

Associate Qualities

  • Courteous and ability to smile spontaneously!

  • Great sense of humor!

  • A natural desire and willingness to serve others.

  • Consistently striving to be better.

  • Learn and perform with Ponte Family Estate Winery Core Values. (Core Values; Mutual Respect, Integrity, Attention to Detail, Constant Focus on Excellence, Sustainability and Mentorship).


  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to work in high temperatures.


  • FOODSAFE certification is required.

  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

Keyword: Line Cook

From: Ponte Family Estate Winery