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Sophisticated Southern? You bet! IRON HORSE Restaurant in Ashland, VA seeks an seasoned Line Cook to train with us and take on the role of PM Kitchen Manager within 6 months. We seek to round out its kitchen staff of culinary professionals with an energetic and motivated, positive leader. IRON HORSE is a 140 seat full-service, American brasserie in Ashland, VA - just 20 miles North of Richmond, VA.
Our guests are largely local residents who are our friends, family and neighbors. We do a significant annual tourist/traveller trade and frequently see many of these guests twice a year. We are a friendly place with a 17 year reputation that we continue to build on, every day, by creating a welcoming environment and accomodating spirit for every guest.
Our successful candidate will possess top-notch fundamentals, ability to multi-task, innate stewardship for product and respect for food. Excellent internal and external customer service skills and a consistent, even demeanor on the line are critical. Candidates should or be willing to live locally, subscribe to locavore, Slow Food and sustainable agricultural ideals, have excellent fundamental skills and understand the importance of attention to sanitation and organization.
We are a sound, ethical company that is thriving. We have a zero tolerance drug policy and a non-smoking environment. We believe in professional and spritual growth of our team and their families. We are closed for 10 major holidays and are not open Sundays. Presently we are lunch and dinner only, but will be adding a breakfast service within 2 months.
A practical tasting as well as a paid 3-day stage will be required as part of the interview process.
Responsibilities: Plan, prep, set up and provide quality food production in accordance with guided specifications while maintaining organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment. Lead by example. Teach when necessary and be read to grow from the first day.
Requirements: Possess a high level of skill and confidence in the proper a la minute preparation of meat, fish, poultry and wild game. Minimum 2 years of similar experience in scratch-built kitchens or the equivalent. Ability to communicate (written and orally) clearly and efficiently with co-workers and management. Computer skills Excel, Word and Micros 3700 a plus.
You must have a love and respect for food, a passion for cooking, and a dedicated work ethic.
Start time - immediate.
This is an hourly position with the expectation that the candidate will assume a salaried (with benefits) position within 6 months.
We look forward to meeting you!
IH Acquisitions and InFOOD Partners is a company of young professionals who have assembled for the purpose of doing what we love with an ideology behind us. There are many things which set our company apart, but our core values are the touchstone that we live by and reflect on each day. We believe in hard work and the value of each persons' contribution to our success and the individual and collective growth of our team members.
We are seeking to add professionals to our ranks in order to meet our expansion goals. We offer demonstrated and real growth paths within our company.
Ashland, VA is a community of approximtately 7000 persons in the heart of Hanover County - famous for its Hanover tomatoes. The town is easily walkable/bikeable and lies just twenty miles North of Richmond and 1 hour and 45 minutes South of Washington, DC. Ashland is serviced by an Amtrak station one block from the restaurant. An international airport services Richmond and is just 20 minutes away.