Cook: NW Portland


$16/hr. + tips which average an additional $2-3/hr.

Schedule (2 available):

6am to 2pm, Monday to Friday


11am to 7pm, Friday to Tuesday (2 shifts will be dishwashing)

Elephants Delicatessen on NW 22nd is looking for a cook with a can-do attitude. This is a great job for a “morning person” who is looking for a steady job with great benefits and a fun environment.

You’ll work with a team of professionals in our back of house kitchen, learning from some great, seasoned cooks. We seek a team-player who can also be self-motivated.

Come help us make clean, fresh, local comfort food from scratch in this famous Portland Delicatessen.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Professional cooking experience preferred
  • A warm personality and a fun attitude
  • A constant drive to do one’s best
  • Impeccable hygiene
  • Be self-motivated

Other requirements:

  • Solid knife skills
  • Ability to read and write English
  • Must obtain and carry on your person a current Food Handler’s Permit
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. regularly, stand for several hours, stoop, bend, etc. (with reasonable accommodation)
  • Basic Spanish language skills a plus, not required

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 - 36,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Portland, OR 97210, US