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Specialty Cook – $21/hr + $2/Hr. Incentive Pay

Posted on November 2, 2022
Gate Gourmet
Starting at 
 per hour
SeaTac, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

We’re looking for motivated, engaged people to help make everyone’s journeys better.

Job Summary:

A Specialty Cook is responsible for interpreting and producing specialty food and menus to specifications


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares all Specialty Cuisine dishes as per menu specifications and recipes
  • Uses Specialty Cuisine cooking equipment, techniques and plate presentation
  • Converts recipes from Specialty Cuisine language back into English for Specialty Cuisine
  • Produces classical food items from specifications laid out by airline for Specialty Cuisine
  • Converts Specialty Cuisine recipes into large quantities for production
  • Wash's, peels and/or cuts various foods to prepare for cooking or serving
  • Carries food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas
  • Prepares vegetables, fruits, salads, and foods for cooking
  • Must be able to multi-task in a high-pressure environment
  • Follows directions
  • Works as a member of a team
  • Additional duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management





  • Culinary degree and/or cook certification is preferred.


Work Experience:

  • Expertise in specialty cuisine
  • Must have five (5) years of experience in cooking specialty cuisine
  • Experience in quantity and quality food preparation and kitchen maintenance


Technical Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

  • Not applicable


Language / Communication Skills:

  • Read, write, and follow food specifications and menu guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors and co-workers


Requirements of the Job:

  • Complies with company policies
  • Completes paperwork and related administrative duties
  • Knowledge of sanitation requirements in food preparation and storage
  • Knowledge of methods of preparing, cooking and serving food
  • Knowledge of the uses of kitchen utensils and equipment and the operation thereof
  • Must be skilled with knives
  • Ability to work under direct supervision and cooperate with other staff personnel
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of various foods



Work Environment

  • Will be exposed to extreme temperature changes and noise.
  • Will work with cleaning solutions, people-safe chemicals and related equipment to thoroughly clean and sanitize food service equipment and facilities.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, and move product, equipment and supplies up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Regularly stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during shifts of 8+ hours.


Demonstrated Values to be Successful in the Position

Employees at gategroup are expected to live our Values of Excellence, Integrity, Passion and Accountability. To demonstrate these Values, we expect to observe the following from everyone:

  • We treat each other with respect and we act with integrity
  • We communicate and keep each other informed
  • We put our heads together to problem solve and deliver excellence as a team
  • We have passion for our work and we pay attention to the little details
  • We foster an environment of accountability, take responsibility for our actions and learn from our mistakes
  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we are going to do it
  • We care about our coworkers, always taking an opportunity to make someone’s day better


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

gategroup is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status or other category under applicable law.


For further information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

If you want to be part of a team that helps make travel and culinary  memories, join us!

About the employer: Gate Gourmet
Gate Gourmet is the leading global provider of airline catering solutions and provisioning services for airlines, both in-flight at over 200 airports as well as at airport lounges. From menu design through execution and delivery, our passion is giving our airline customers and their passengers an exceptional experience. Working with our airline customers and business partners, our talented chefs develop innovative culinary creations that delight the passenger senses. Our operational excellence team and program ensures standardized and consistent catering services across the globe while our extended supply chain and complex logistics operations deliver reliable on-time handling. Our passion for culinary innovation and commitment to operational excellence enables our airline customers to provide their passengers with an exceptional dining experience.
About your union: UNITE HERE 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents about 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon & Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Local 8′s parent union, UNITE HERE, represents hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada.


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