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Willamette Valley Vineyards

Winery Cook (Full-Time)

Folsom - Willamette Wineworks

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region's leading wineries, earning the title “One of America's Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Position overview

Willamette Wineworks is searching for an energetic, team player to join our fast-paced kitchen. This is a full-time position working weekdays and weekends.

Position Overview:
Maintain all kitchen operations, including but not limited to, preparing food, serving, cleaning, and preparing menus. Accurately and efficiently cooks and plates a wide variety of foods.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Supports the Company’s effort to create a more sustainable, cross-cultural, and “green” environment.

  • Order, stock, and prepare ingredients as necessary to prepare menu items.

  • Order, Stock, and maintain sufficient levels of food-related products to ensure smooth service.

  • Prepare food items prior to and during mealtime periods, usually alone or with minimal help

  • Prepare/butcher a wide variety of meats, cheese, produce, and other food products on a daily basis.

  • Create new and interesting dishes that pair with wine

  • Maintain cleanliness of service areas such as kitchen, dining room, and service stations during the entire shift.

  • Follow proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.

  • Assume responsibility for the quality of products served. 

  • Preps and serves for banquets, private dinners, and pairings dinners as needed.

  • Implement portion and quality control standards of the menus and PAR levels.

  • Collaborate with all department managers towards profitability and help drive the vision and mission of WVV.


  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

  • Two to four years of related experience, training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Able to stand for the majority of the workday.

  • Able to work in extreme heat, wet, cold, and humid conditions.

  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must have highly developed organizational and time-management skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team, and build dynamics and synergy across departments.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Great communication skills.

  • A valid/current Food Handler’s Card.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Thorough understanding or a genuine interest in luxury wine business and terminology.

  • Ability to educate customers about wine with a passion, not pretension.

  • English/Spanish strongly preferred.