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Epic Cook I

Salary: $65,702 per year - estimated ?
Location: Airway Heights, WA
Company: Northern Quest
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Hiring Preference: The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is an Equal opportunity employer. Consistent with federal law, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians applies Indian preference in employment. It is the policy of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians to give preference in hiring, promotions, and transfers into vacant positions to qualified applicants in the following order: 1) Kalispel Tribal Members; 2) Descendant or Spouse of an enrolled Kalispel Tribal Member; 3) enrolled members of other Indian Tribes; 4) all other applicants. At-Will Employment: Employment with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is at-will and can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, either at the option of the employee or the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. Drug Testing: The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is a drug free workplace. All applicants are subject to drug testing at the time of hire and at unannounced times during employment. Background Investigation: All candidates and employees may be subject to a background investigation.

Kalispel Hospitality

It is our expectation that anyone who works for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians lives by and operates out of the following behaviors and beliefs:


We Make People Feel Special. Deliver Kalispel hospitality, find a path to YES, and provide a warm smile and greeting.


We Take Pride In Everything We Do. Proudly represent the Kalispel Tribe, anticipate guest needs, and take ownership and put others first.

Everyone is Welcome Here. Respect and honor all guests, use sincere "thank you" and "goodbye," and use guest name whenever possible.

We Choose Excellence Every Day. Help each other achieve greatness, be genuine, attentive, and flexible, and know the property and amenities.

Summary of Functions

Prepares, seasons and cooks' soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, specialty dishes, and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments by performing the following duties. To provide superior quality, preparation, presentation, of food and guest service.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians- Internal Controls and Policies and Procedures.
  • Ability to perform various types of cooking methods
  • Follows all recipes and control procedures.
  • Prepares or displays food to specifications.
  • Assists Sous Chef in preparing specialty dishes.
  • Rotates food products daily ensuring the highest quality possible.
  • Follows all food safety and sanitation guidelines set for by the FDA to ensure HACCP.
  • Performs quality control checks before, during, and after production to ensure health and sanitation standards.
  • Continually reviews kitchen operations for improvements.
  • Performs all other tasks as requested by the Sous Chef, Food & Beverage Manager or Regional Business Manager.
  • Available to work any changes in hours deemed necessary for business levels.
  • May be required to be a panelist for the Internal Review Hearings.
  • This does not list all the duties of this position. You may be instructed by management to perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • High School Diploma/GED.


  • One-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with high volume cooking helpful.


  • Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft programs and other computer software.
  • Skill in identifying and resolving problems under pressure conditions.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts related to food.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of the organization and the public.
  • Skill in effectively, communicating information through verbal and written correspondence.
  • Employment is contingent upon a favorable outcome of a background investigation.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Tribal Work Permit.
  • Valid health card or Serve Safe equivalent
  • Hepatitis A & B vaccination required.
  • Available and willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as required.

Physical Demands

  • Requires the ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 80+ pounds.
  • Constantly requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discrimination in sound.
  • Constantly requires verbally expressing or exchanging ideas of important instructions accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Constantly requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm.
  • Constantly requires repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Occasionally requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time.
  • Occasionally requires ascending or descending stairs or ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasionally requires raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires stooping which entails the use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Infrequently requires crouching.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to tobacco smoke, moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The worker is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions, which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions and to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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