Uccello's - Rockford

Job 177369 - Line Cook
Rockford, MI

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Job Details

Location: Rockford, MI
Employment Type: Part-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Uccello’s Hospitality Group is a West Michigan staple, locally and family owned, founded on Italian family values. UHG operates 8 restaurants in the Greater Grand Rapids area and strives to save a place for everyone at its table. Faro Uccello, Founder of UHG, opened the first Uccello’s Ristorante in 1996. Uccello’s has since grown into 6 successful locations. In 2016, UHG launched a fast-casual concept, Herb & Fire Pizzeria, and has since added a second location.

UHG has operated successfully for more than two decades and is proud to offer Team Members opportunities to grow their culinary and hospitality careers. UHG also offers competitive wages, great benefits, flexible scheduling and more!

Summary of Position:  

Accurately and efficiently cook food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Also perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven and refrigeration equipment.
  • Prepares item for grilling, frying, sautéing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly.
  • Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
  • Closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Attends all scheduled team member meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chef or manager-on-duty.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Previous experience working in a high volume kitchen
  • Availability on weekends (mandatory)
  • Flexible scheduling 2+ years of cooking experience
  • Be able to excel in a guest and team-oriented environment

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive pay, based on experience level
  • Paid weekly 1 week paid vacation after 1 year of employment
  • Receive a free meal every shift; meal benefits at all 8 UHG locations

Uccello’s Hospitality Group’s Vision:

Core Values:

  • Hospitality:

                    -We care for each other

                    -We care for our Guests

                    -We care for our community

                    -We care for our vendors

  • People: Talented, committed, passionate, diverse people who are constantly learning and growing and contributing to the success of our company.
  • Performance: Delivering outstanding performance to our Team Members, our Guests and Owners.
  • Innovation: Constantly developing and implementing ideas to increase our business and to grow our company.
  • Commitment: “A Whatever it Takes Attitude” and “A Commitment to Excellence”
  • Compassion: We will "Seek First to Understand" in all situations.
  • Accountability: We do what we say we will do, we take responsibility for our actions, we admit to our mistakes and we learn from them.

Core Beliefs:

  • Treat every Guest as if they are a Guest in our homes. Make each Guest believe we are “On Their Side” in every interaction. The answer is “Yes”, what’s the question?
  • Quality is paramount in everything we do
  • Trust, respect and integrity in all of our relationships. Have a genuine care and concern for the well-being of others. Teamwork and open, honest communication
  • Continuous improvement, innovation, and always embracing change
  • Creating a fun, safe, rewarding and productive work environment for our Team Members
  • Each Manager and Team Member is responsible for contributing to our company’s success
  • Building strong family ties within our company and each restaurant’s communities
  • Always err on the side of generosity: We will get more back by first giving more.
  • Please and Thank you go a long way

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