line cook

We are looking to hire a line-cook who is energetic and passionate about hospitality and cooking and wants to help create a warm and welcoming place for the city of New Cuyama and visiting guests.


  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment

  • Assumes 100% responsibility for the quality of products served

  • Knows and complies consistently with instructed portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures

  • Excited to try new things and eagerness to learn

  • Assists Executive Chef with orders and tracking of food quantities

  • Preps, stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period

  • Portions food products before cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications

  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, pasta cookers, sauté burners, convection oven, flat top range, and refrigeration equipment

  • Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sautéing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and marinating

  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes

  • Follows sanitation guidelines set forth by Health Department and Executive Chef

  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly to ensure that the kitchen is fully stocked and that all food being served is as fresh as possible

  • 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

  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and staff outings

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chef or manager-on-duty


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Passion for cooking

  • 0-2 years varied experience in kitchen preparation and cooking

  • Must live or be able to commute to New Cuyama on a regular basis

  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel

  • California Food Handlers permit on file or obtained within 30 days of hire

We value the right personality for our company and are willing to train if there is interest or passion.

Please send your resume and cover letter to

About cuyama Buckhorn:

Cuyama Buckhorn was founded in 1952 as a roadside stop for weary travelers to enjoy a meal in good company and rest up before continuing on their journey. More than 60 years later, Cuyama Buckhorn remains an historic establishment and a local gem.

Ferial Sadeghian and Jeff Vance, business partners and architects, purchased the property in March of 2018. They are working to restore and improve the property and business model by highlighting the history of the surrounding valley and Cuyama Buckhorn; restoring the mid-century style of the property; and sourcing food, beverage and retail offerings from local valley and neighboring city partners. The inn and grounds are undergoing a full renovation, which, once complete, will feature a new lobby, outdoor and indoor event and meeting spaces, a new pool, and more. The first completed project is The Buck Stop Coffee Shop, which is bringing high quality, California-roasted coffee to Cuyama in partnership with Verve Coffee Roasters.