• Columbia Hospitality
  • $53,200.00 -82,510.00/year*
  • Seattle , WA
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 401 Yesler Way

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Is YES your favorite word? Are you full of enthusiasm and immensely determined to create an authentic and exceptional WOW moment at every threshold? If so, join us!


Own the Values. Make it Fun. Get it Done.

The Lead Cook I is responsible for preparing quality menu selections and providing leadership, direction and quality control for Cook II and Steward. Includes maintaining organization, cleanliness and sanitation of work areas and equipment.

Columbia Hospitality, Inc. is a Seattle-based hospitality management and consulting company with over 20 years of experience, featuring a portfolio of award-winning hotels, conference centers, private and public golf facilities, residential and distinctive venues. Columbia Hospitality has been continuously recognized as a Best Company to Work for in Washington. Seattle Business magazine recognizes 100 companies in the state for their commitment to creating a positive work environment for employees, and for setting the standard for leadership in the community.

We bring people together. We inspire and empower our team to create exceptional experiences for our guests and phenomenal results for our property owners.


Effectively implements and role models Columbia Hospitality Values, and all Inn at Virginia Mason policies, procedures and service standards.

Communicates and coordinates all daily work assignments.

Interacts with all food and beverage personnel and ensures quality, presentation and consistency of all food items prepared.

Adheres to standards for sanitation and safe food handling.

Prepares attractive, consistent presentations of all hot and cold items. Strives for best possible plating and garnishing techniques.

Understands all aspects of daily food production.

Creates and prepares new menu items under direction of Executive Chef.

Reads and interprets recipes. Tastes and retastes cooked food.

Ensures set-up, re-stocks supplies and adheres to the first in, first out protocol.

Maintains knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment, as intended, properly and safely.

Responsible for all opening and closing kitchen procedures.

Ability to manage emotions in stressful situations.

Demonstrates best practices for waste reduction and supports green initiatives.

Conducts product inventories, ordering and receiving or products

Ensures safe work environment, reports injuries, unsafe conditions and equipment that needs repairs.

Demonstrates commitment; attends trainings, team meetings, outings and responds proactively to unanticipated changes.

Guarantees all work related certifications are current.

Ability and mentality to clean as you go .


Two to four years related experience in high-volume full service environment.

Working knowledge of menu production and butchering techniques.

Food handling and other permits, licenses or certifications as required.

Knowledge of specialized equipment.

Must possess knife skills, ability to adjust preparations for flavor and accommodate customer's needs in a timely mannager.


*Eligibility of perks is dependent upon job status

Values Based Culture

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Coverage with Significant Columbia Contribution

Company Contributed HSA/FSA Plan

Company Sponsored Life Insurance Policies

Employee Assistance Program

PTO Plan

401K Match

Team Member Outings

Diverse Work Group

Columbia Cares Volunteer Opportunities

Committee Participation Opportunities (Fun, Philanthropic, Diversity/Inclusion)

Upward Mobility Potential

Discounted Lodging, Dining, Spa, Golf, and Retail

Third Party Perks (Movie Tickets, Attractions, Other)

Online Learning Platform


Columbia Hospitality, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive environment without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. We strive for excellence in every position within the company and select the most qualified people who embrace our service philosophy and these values.

Sincerity | Enthusiasm | Accountability | Respect | Creativity | Honesty

Associated topics: baker, chief chef, commercial, corporate, culinary school, dining chef, executive chef, executive kitchen, pizza chef, sous

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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