Careers at Ponte Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn

Our Associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentorship and the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service.

We embody a culture of respect, and constant focus on excellence. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a natural passion to serve others, we would welcome hearing from you.

Full-Time Lead Line Cook/Hotel Bouquet Restaurant

    • Job Tracking ID: 512505-587621
    • Job Location: Temecula, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 16, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hourly Rate: $14-$15/hr and DOE
    • Schedule: Rotating including weekends and holidays
    • Benefits: Medical, dental and vision with a company paid contribution toward the medical monthly premium.
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Job Description:

Bouquet Lead Line Cook

Location: Temecula, CA


Ponte Vineyard Inn seeks a Lead Line Cook at our Bouquet Restaurant to provide all he/she can to contribute to an environment that possesses excellent cooking skills but maintains a well organized station for preparing and presenting products of the highest quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands the Ponte values and service standards and adheres to them.
  • Ensure the safety of guests and associates.
  • Trains all cooks and stewards in proper operating procedures and Ponte values and service standards.
  • Oversees the daily activities of the line cooks.
  • Responsible for smooth and efficient operation of kitchen and front line.
  • Butcher meat, poultry and seafood according to specifications with attention to detail and keeping waste to a minimum.
  • Prepare soups, sauces and creates specials that exceed the guests’ expectations.
  • Suggest and create new menu items that exceed the guests’ expectations.
  • Responsible for cleanliness of the entire kitchen, including small and large equipment.
  • Place orders for food & supplies as needed.
  • Assist Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef in the absence of the Assistant Chef de Cuisine.
  • Perform all additional duties as requested by Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine.
  • Understand and adhere to environmental standards set by the Inn.

Experience and Skills:

Job Requirements:


  • Ability to provide direction to associates and treat all associates in a respectful manner.
  • Exhibits integrity (honesty and truthfulness).
  • Has attention to detail.
  • Is consistently striving to be better.
  • Courteous and has the ability to smile spontaneously.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of all stations on the line.
  • Monitor food safety & sanitation, keeping within health codes.
  • Understands federal, state, and local sanitation regulations.
  • Ability to make quick and sound decisions
  • Good knife handling skills.
  • Good knowledge of basic meat, poultry and fish butchering with attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of basic braising, sautéing, broiling and frying techniques.
  • Ability to work in a clean and professional manner while under pressure.
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.


  • Hospitality/Food and Beverage industry background and experience.

Associate Qualities

  • Courteous and ability to smile spontaneously!
  • Great sense of humor!
  • A natural desire and willingness to serve others.
  • Consistently striving to be better.
  • Learn and perform with Ponte Family Estate/Ponte Vineyard Inn Core Values. (Core Values; Mutual Respect, Integrity, Attention to Detail, Constant Focus on Excellence, Sustainability and Mentorship).


  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in high temperatures.


  • FOODSAFE certification is required.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.