Line Cook: NW Portland


$15.00/hr. +  an additional $4-7/hr. in tips


Full-time, 5 days a week, two days off together

We are looking for an energetic team-player to serve menu items from the hot food line and prepare pizza in our wood-fired oven. Personal motivation and teamwork are imperative. This position requires exemplary hospitality and active customer service, knowledge of specialty and high-end products, and efficient workflow. As you grow in your role, you could learn how to make sandwiches, and other grill menu items to order.

Our Hot Line/ Pizza Cooks are friendly, fun, and upbeat while still upholding quality and hygiene. You can develop to receive extensive training and master several stations, so we are looking for someone to fill this role long-term.

We are looking for a cook who can:

  • Assist every customer in a professional, friendly, and timely manner.
  • Oversee organization and cleanliness of station, food, and equipment.
  • Maintain recipe book and follow recipe specs to the letter.
  • Heat, prep, stock, temp, and prepare food according to Elephants Deli and Health Department standards
  • Promote and upsell regular items and specials throughout each shift.
  • Listen to the customer and be accurate in making every order.
  • Must be open to cross-training and learning every station on the line is necessary.
  • Monitor food presentation and quality.

Other Requirements

  • Attend Elephants Deli training and meetings. Must obtain and carry on your person a current Food Handler’s Card.
  • At least one-year cooking and/or pizza experience required (Grill exp. preferred, not required).
  • Ability to provide customers with excellent hospitality.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with others.
  • Willingness to hustle and be self-motivated.
  • As this is an open kitchen, applicant must enjoy and be consistently oriented toward customer service and be self-aware during all interactions.

Your Mission is our Mission

A certified B Corporation, Elephants Delicatessen is passionate about great local foods from scratch and our social mission: community involvement, employee well-being, and environmental protection.

Our people are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.


We provide a competitive wage and benefit package for our employees, which includes:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Kaiser Medical coverage, with alternative care as a bonus (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc.)
  • Dental, FSA, and 401k
  • Starting on 08/01/2021, Benefits will be available the first day of the month after 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on our yummy, made-from-scratch food
  • A fun, energetic environment
  • Chance to win employee raffles
  • Discounts at selected B Corporations
  • Cell phone discounts with Verizon and Sprint
  • Discount at and Shoes for Crews
  • Counseling services
  • Training and support
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • The opportunity to make a difference: We value every employee’s contributions and ideas

Full time
Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 34,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Portland, OR 97210, US