Line Cook

Location: Portland, OR

Ya Hala - Line Cook

8005 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215

Located on the outskirts of SE Portland, Ya Hala has been serving Portland’s finest Lebanese food since 1999. With a foundation in quality, tradition, and gathering, we provide our customers with an exceptional dining Lebanese experience. 
Our principles are founded on enriching people’s lives with the food and service that demonstrates genuine warmth and Lebanese hospitality. Moreover, the quality of food reflects our standards and supports our reputation of being the finest Lebanese restaurant in a city of exceptional restaurants. These values have allowed us to become a Portland staple for 17 years.
  • Work an environment where our employees and life-long customers are dedicated to the success of the restaurant.
  • Be compensated starting at $14 based on your experience and value.
  • Receive 50% off meals at Ya Hala.
  • Flexible schedule with amazing managers.
  • Have the option to enroll in affordable health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Learn Quickly: You can learn new processes and procedures quickly and consistently apply learned knowledge.
  • Maintain Dependability: You come to work prepared, on-time and use work time appropriately. We would love to hire a qualified individual who is able to work evenings.
  • Communicate Effectively: You can write, speak, and understand English.  We would love to hire a qualified individual who is bi-lingual Spanish/English.  
  • Adapt: Change is a necessary function of a growing business and you adapt your work and communication style to best fit new processes, procedures, and business needs.
  • Be Precise: Your detail oriented approach allows you to accurately input, and find errors, in large bodies of information.
  • Work Proactively: Within the boundaries of your position, you do your best to meet business needs without being asked.
  • Effectively Multi-Task: You can handle multiple requests, questions, and concerns simultaneously and naturally prioritize which item needs to be resolved first.
  • Engender Customer Loyalty: You are aware of, and go out of your way to help, customers.
  • Promote Teamwork: You can work with diverse groups of people and forge effective professional relationships with employees and management.
  • Think Critically: When something doesn’t work, you can either fix the problem or find an effective and efficient work-around.

  • Prepare and direct preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.
  • Store cooked food and ingredients in accordance with set guidelines, processes, and procedures.
  • Handle food in a manner that is consistent with store procedures and food health/safety guidelines.
  • Backup other kitchen personnel to ensure smooth kitchen operations.
  • Complete all necessary check-lists, production, and shrink logs as directed.
  • Prepare meals for the grab-and-go section, as well as the made-to-order department.
  • Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes.                                                                                     
  • Determine amount and type of food and supplies required to meet customer demand.
The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements.
  • Sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Use fine motor skills to grasp, move, and life items of up to 35 pounds without assistance.
  • Bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, step up and down stairs, and climb
  • Be able to recognize and respond to a variety of sounds.
  • See at near and far distances.

If you are interested, please upload your resume or stop in and fill out an application at 8005 SE Stark St, Portland OR 97215.
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