Line Cook

New York

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Job Description

LINE COOK
 
BACKGROUND:  
The Howard Hughes Corporation, the nationally-recognized real estate company overseeing the re-development of New York City’s Seaport District, envisions the repositioning of the property as a magnet for attracting locals and visitors alike with a unique, year-round blend of entertainment, food and retail offerings.  The centerpiece of the Seaport District’s renaissance is an entirely re-imagined Pier 17 complex, featuring a one-of-a-kind outdoor Rooftop event and entertainment space with stunning views, designed for the presentation of high-profile headline concerts, corporate and private event rentals, television events, and a Winter Village experience, among other programming.
 
Pier 17 will feature four unique venues: R17, Heineken River Deck, Market Hall, and The River Lounge.  R17 is located on the rooftop of Pier 17. This fine-dining restaurant, complete with two rooftop terraces, will play host to the Pier 17 Rooftop concert series and its V.I.P's.
The three venues on the ground floor will meet the needs of all guests. Heineken River Deck consists of multiple kiosks, which offer an express way to purchase Heineken beers and sodas, while relaxing and enjoying river views. Market Hall is an all-day grab & go dining experience with fun specialty cocktails. The River Lounge presents an exciting escape. In the evening, live music, a small plates menu, and inventive cocktails turn The River Lounge into one of the city’s most sophisticated lounges.
Each venue at Pier 17 delivers exclusive views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the city skyline. As an essential part of New York for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a much-needed community anchor and a “Port of Discovery” for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
The ideal candidate has a genuine passion for hospitality, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment to prepare food and set up stations for service. We are looking for someone who is team-oriented, has a willingness to contribute with a flexible and positive attitude, and wants to be a part of a company that continually strives for culinary excellence and nurtures its team for growth. The line cook is responsible for preparing and plating guest food in accordance to the Executive Chef's recipes.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Deliver the highest quality food and service
  • Responsible for daily operational procedures and food production and plating in accordance to specifications and timing standards
  • Able to read, follow, and execute all recipes
  • Demonstrate a passion for details and a willingness to learn
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests
  • Understand and follow the proper DOH food safety policies
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested
     
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • Minimum of 2 year culinary experience in a fine dining restaurant
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency
  • Must be conscious of physical presentation, meticulous to detail, and clean work habits
  • Possess the ability to multitask with a calm demeanor and be able to maintain order under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of cooking techniques, food preparation, and knife handling
  • Be self-disciplined, show initiative, and demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
  • Possess a positive attitude and strong work ethic with the mentality of a team player
  • Full-time flexible hours are required (able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Able to lift 50 lbs.
     
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