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Commis/Food Prep

posted March 3, 2020

Shore Lodge
McCall, ID
Grow your culinary career in the beautiful mountains of Idaho Where Work/Life Balance ensues! Come see why we never want to leave...
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About This Job

As a Commis at Shore Lodge, Whitetail Club, you will assist the assigned Chefs in all duties. We need you to execute various food preparation requirements while following all safety and sanitation standards performing in one of our 8 outlets. This is an excellent opportunity to come in on the ground floor and grow your career in our kitchens.  You must be flexible and able to work in different stations in the kitchen and learn the skills required to improve your knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that prep lists are completed by the end of the shift with no unauthorized overtime
  • Ensure that all opening/closing procedures are completed and set for the next shift
  • Monitor all refrigeration and dry storage for proper handling and rotation
  • Participate and maintain knowledge with ongoing education programs for sanitation and safety
  • Check daily production sheets and verify with Chef de Cuisine or Sous Chef as to daily work needs
  • Monitor food quality and rotate food in walk ins and freezers to minimize waste and spoilage
  • Ability to help prepare orders according to the established standard
  • Follow all sanitation guidelines and safety precautions
  • Leave work stations in a clean and orderly fashion. All foods must be covered, labeled, and properly stored
  • Be familiar with all kitchen equipment, their functions and maintenance requirements
  • Gain and possess an understanding/knowledge and adherence to kitchen policies and procedures
  • Know all safety and emergency procedures and participate in recycling procedures of trash disposal
  • Wear gloves when handling food that is 'ready-to-eat'
  • Make logical decisions relating to par levels, must be able to organize and prioritize daily par sheets.
  • Learn to read and understand banquet BEO
  • Make daily a thorough mis-en-place of all items featured on the menu
  • Must be able to read standardized recipes and help prepare
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and managers; ensure efficient and effective communication with front of house staff
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of organization and remaining detail oriented


  • High School Equivalency, some Vocational or Technical Schooling in the culinary arena preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work and/or be exposed to high heat sources, steam, boiling liquids, sharp knives, electrical equipment and potentially wet floors. Extreme caution must be exercised when encountered with these conditions
  • Must be able to carry an oval tray and deliver food to our guests with accuracy and grace.
  • Lifting supplies or equipment of 30 pounds or more.
  • Frequent periods of pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, upward reaching in a hot kitchen environment.
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking in hot kitchen environment. 

Compensation: 12.00 - $13.50 DOE


About This Employer

Shore Lodge

501 West Lake St
McCall, ID 83638

Telephone (208) 630-0226
Reservations (800) 657-6464

77 Room Resort

Since 1948 The Shore Lodge has been offering guests the quintessential lodging experience set against a backdrop of pure Northwest Nature. 

The Shore Lodge

Occasionally you need a place free from the daily grind and filled with new frontiers…literally.
Outside our lodge you will find an unrivaled mountain lake sanctuary. Inside you’ll discover luxuriously appointed guest quarters with all the accoutrements expected from a Four Diamond Resort.

  • The Cutwater, enjoy your dining experience at the newly renovated Cutwater Restaurant and choose either the expansive view of Payette Lake or Idaho's Largest Saltwater Aquarium.
  • The Narrows Steakhouse offers fine dining with unrivaled Pacific-Northwest fare served in an unforgettable setting.
  • What’s better than coffee and shopping?
    • We proudly serve Starbucks beverages and grab and go foodies at our new coffee shop!
The Mercantile
The Mercantile offers the finest mountain couture in McCall. Luxury fashions from Patagonia, Tolani, Prairie Underground, Pistil, and many others have been hand-selected from around the country to satisfy your fashion fix!

The Cove

The McCall outdoors presents endless opportunities for vigorous adventure and sport. It is a constant fascination that lures us daily. Occasionally though we need a respite from the pursuit. An opportunity to reflect on our past excursions and take stock of our efforts. For this we have discovered another form of adventure. One for our spirit as much as our physical-self.  

Meetings & Events

We don’t know about you, but it seems like our best thinking has always been done in tranquil places. A location that inspires and resets your perspective about the issues. Our meeting spaces do just that. With thirteen venues totaling just over 19,000 square feet, we have the perfect space for your meeting or event. Our state-of-the-art technology provides the finishing touches to ensure a world-class event. We’ve been told that our approach is somewhat unconventional, but the results are spectacular.

We’ll take that as a compliment.


We’d like to think that some of the world’s most romantic weddings take place right here. Our combination of rustic elegance and natural beauty provides a backdrop for weddings like no other. No matter the season, weddings are always magical here.

The Whitetail Club

Whitetail Club embraces everything you have come to expect in fine mountain living. Beautifully crafted homes on generous lots complement the profound beauty of the land – 1,300 acres of old-growth Ponderosa pine forests, streams and trout ponds. Living at Whitetail comes with generous amenities including membership to our championship golf course, athletic complex with indoor tennis court, private Fish & Swim Club, ten miles of paved walking paths and the only McCall community with Payette Lake access. Learn more about Whitetail Club.

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