Taproom Cook

TailGate Brewery

Tennessee, USA

Full time

$15-17 (hourly)

Jun 14

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We are in search of a diligent, reliable individual who is passionate about consistently preparing and cooking the best pizza in town. The right person for this job will be a team player who is friendly, hardworking, reliable, and performs well in a fast-paced environment.

Please apply online at www.tailgatebeer.com/jobs, and submit your resume, if available, to jobs@tailgatebeer.com.


  • Prepares high quality food in accordance with recipe specifications while utilizing safety and sanitation protocols
  • Executes food orders per TailGate standards in regards to ingredients, preparation, and presentation/packaging
  • Operates standard kitchen equipment in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Prepares pizza dough, sauces, toppings, salad ingredients, and all other products as assigned
  • Manages all food order tickets to ensure orders are completed in a timely manner’
  • Exceeds Health Code guidelines
  • Correctly rotates all new and prepared products in a FIFO manner (first-in, first- out)
  • Loads, runs, and unloads the dish machine
  • Maintains clean and sanitized sink areas, service stations, shelves and racks in both kitchen and stock room areas per company standards
  • Ensures all utensils and cooking equipment are sterilized before each use
  • Completes cleaning and stocking duties per daily operating procedures
  • Communicates in a timely manner with co-workers and management regarding quality and quantity of food in stock
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by management

Skills and Experience

  • Moderate to strong cooking experience required
  • Working knowledge of proper food handling procedures
  • Ability to effectively and safely handle and use kitchen knives
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities effectively at fast pace
  • Ability to follow written and oral instruction


  • All skills and experience as outlined above
  • Willingness to learn any skills missing from above
  • Ability to work schedule as assigned by management
  • Flexible availability including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend, kneel, reach, and twist while performing job responsibilities
  • Ability to lift, push, pull 40 pounds without assistance
  • Following of all company health and safety standards to include proper use of PPE and compliance with all TailGate, OSHA, and CDC guidelines

Compensation and Benefits

  • Part Time/Full Time, Hourly
  • $15 - 17 per hour based on experience and skill level
  • $0.50 - $1.00 bi-annual (per every 1140 hours worked) increases based on merit
  • $18 per hour cap
  • Company Sponsored Healthcare/Financial Planning Benefits (Full Time Only)
  • Health Insurance: 50% employee coverage paid by TailGate Brewery
  • Dental Insurance: 100% employee coverage paid by TailGate Brewery
  • Vision Insurance: 100% employee coverage paid by TailGate Brewery
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401K (after 12 months of employment)
  • 50% off of all taproom merchandise, food, and drinks

Equal Employment Opportunity

TailGate Brewery strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

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