The Riff Spirit

Why not explore, innovate, and improvise with a drink as old as time? Well, that’s precisely what cold brewed coffee did. It breathed some fresh life into a staid tradition. And we’re excited to take it from there. See, we love coffee, but even more, we love what happens around coffee: conversations, kinship, long drives, slow meals, ideas. So many ideas. Our vision is to stay loose, say yes, and explore coffee as a starting place for a million other good things—and to keep surprising you (and ourselves) with all the ways we brew, blend, bottle, and tip back some cold brewed coffee together.

The Taproom is our brand epicenter, our “home base,” providing the richest opportunity for our tribe to experience the Riff spirit— it’s about building relationships, being transparent, positive, innovative and having fun— together. In support of this vision, our prep cook  will collaborate with our Taproom leadership team in creating one of the most refreshing, exciting and interactive food and beverage experiences in the country!

Prep Cook Role

Reports to Kitchen Management or Manager on duty

Cook and prepare a variety of food products including meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, sauces, stocks, breads and other food products using a variety of equipment and utensils according to the Daily Prep List.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for the line. Using traditional, made-from-scratch preparation methods.
  2. Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products prepared and served.
  3. Ensure consistent compliance with defined recipe specifications, portion sizes, cooking methods, prep guidelines, quality standards, kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  4. Maintain a clean and sanitary workstation area including tables, shelves, cooking and refrigeration equipment.
  5. Complete items listed on prep list in a timely manner and work with kitchen management to meet deadlines for product served. Bring up suggestions and/or challenges up as they occur.
  6. Handle, store and rotate all products properly using the FIFO method.
  7. Assists with line cooking and/or dishwashing during high-peak periods as needed.
  8. Open/Close the kitchen properly and follow the opening/shift change/closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others when needed.
  9. Attend all scheduled employee meetings and bring suggestions for improvement.
  10. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Management or Manager on duty.

Prior Experience

  1. At least 6 months of prep cooking experience
  2. Demonstrated passion for craft beverages and culinary arts
  3. Good knife handling skills
  4. Current Oregon Food Handlers Card

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Part-time and Full-time positions available. This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work. Ability to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds. Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours). Able to communicate effectively with managers and kitchen personnel.

Riff Cold Brewed Coffee embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills

Our Timeline

We intend to open the Taproom mid November. This position to commence late October to early November.

how to apply

Email resume, cover letter, link to your LinkedIn profile, and 2-3 letters of reference by clicking on the “Apply Now” link below.

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