Line Cook - The Iron Horse Hotel

Food & Beverage Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Position at Iron Horse Hotel


Are you looking for a culinary experience like no other?  Our cooks have the opportunity to work under the guidance and direction of some of the most highly respected Chefs in the industry.  No two days are the same!  As a cook, you will prepare food items of consistent quality and in a timely manner for our full-service restaurant, banquet operation, lobby bar, and breakfast outlet.     


  • Prepare food items according to guest orders
  • Follow recipe cards, as well as production, portion and presentation standards
  • Complete mis en place and set-up station for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or event service
  • Operate, maintain and properly clean kitchen equipment
  • Control food waste, loss and usage policies
  • Must be able to obtain any required food handling or sanitation certification required by local or state agencies 


  • Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • High school education, cooking school or culinary institute education or equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years culinary or related work experience


  • This position primarily is located in a standard restaurant, kitchen, banquet and room service setting



  • Continuous standing and walking
  • Negotiating wet tile floor and steps


  • Trays weigh 50 lbs. >
  • Carts: 250 lbs. (12-20 lbs. of push/pull force required)
  • Hot box: 200 lbs.
  • Banquet tables & chairs
  • Hot temperatures, water, steam, and smoke
  • Chemicals/Agents


  • Standing and walking is continuous for 4-5 hours at a time
  • Lifting and carrying 25 lb. tray, crate or box is occasional
  • Negotiating varied floor surfaces is continuous
  • Carrying over shoulder is occasional
  • Hand and elbow movements
  • Pushing Room Service cart continuous
  • Lifting and carry hot boxes continuous
  • Rolling and/or carry Banquet tables continuous
  • Carrying stackable banquet chairs by loading the cart continuous
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10 degrees F) and kitchens (+110 degrees F), possible for one hour or more.
  • Ability to physically handle knives, pots, mirrors, or other display items a s well as grasp, lift and carry same from shelves and otherwise transport up to 50 pounds to every area of the kitchen.
  • Ability to perform cutting skills on work surfaces, topped with cutting boards, 3 to 4 feet in height (banquet kitchen, prep kitchen, bake shop, etc.). Proper usage and handling of various kitchen machinery to include slickers, buffalo chopper, grinders, mixers, and other kitchen related equipment.
  • There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis; must be able to stretch to fulfill cleaning/inspection tasks.
  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.


  • Good sight and balance needed to check quality and portions of food
  • Good speech and hearing to interact with guests

The Iron Horse Hotel is privately owned and managed by the Aparium Hospitality Services. Aparium Hospitality Services does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The Iron Horse Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.