Lead Cook - Full-Time

Culinary Santa Rosa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) is seeking a Lead Cook to join our growing culinary team. Kendall Jackson is a family-owned winery that prides itself on providing great customer service and fantastic wines paired with delicious farm to table cuisine. We offer a collaborative, team-based environment using our own estate-grown produce and local artisan ingredients. This position offers the opportunity for wine education, wine & food pairing and a broad range of food styles and techniques using only the best quality and freshest ingredients.
Job Duties / Essential Functions:
  •  Functions as Chef Tournant and supports Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine with kitchen supervision.
  • Ensures that level of quality, portion control and plate presentation is adhered to consistently.
  • Prepares a variety of cuisine utilizing skill and creativity while using all local & seasonal products, including produce from our onsite garden.
  • Partner with Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine to prepare dishes to pair with estate wines.
  • Assists in training, education and development of all kitchen staff.
  • Dedicated to developing skillset by collaborating with a diverse team with expertise in cheese/cheesemaking, baking/pastry, fine dining, butchery, and barbeque.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe kitchen; ensures all sanitation procedures are being followed; ensures adherence to all health, environmental and safety regulations, and procedures.
  • Skillfully utilizes hand tools or machines required, reads recipes, measures, cuts, and otherwise works on materials with great precision.
  • Engages in daily food prep for a variety of culinary events and takes a lead position at culinary events.
  • Helps order kitchen and food supplies.
Job Requirements:
  • 3+ years of kitchen experience and willingness to be a leader in training
  • Knowledge of how to use basic kitchen tools and equipment · Knife skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. · Must have clean driving record.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Willingness to be flexible with schedule.
Wage Transparency:   
The base pay for this role ranges from $25.00 - $28.00 per hour. Compensation will be determined by candidate experience, skills, and location.    
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Wine discounts!     
At Jackson Family Wines, we respect, celebrate, and take pride in each other’s differences. Together we nurture a culture that embraces fairness, acceptance and belonging. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our best innovation, enrich our employees, and connect us to our customers and global community. We aspire to evolve in our commitment for a better future and one that is rooted for good.