Cook 1, Part-Time

Lihue, HI

Our Company:

Timbers Company is a developer and operator of exceptional boutique hotels, residence clubs and resort communities located in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. We are passionate about creating remarkable experiences with world-class hospitality while exposing our Owners and guests to the humble authenticity of every location that we call home.


Our Property:

Imagine spending every day working in a place that must be seen to be believed. Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala, oceanfront on Kaua‘i, is a blend of the pristine and playful, and we get to do what Owners and guests love in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our team members reflect the highest level of aloha with anticipatory service in an unparalleled setting.


Our Core Values:

We are in the business of creating an authentic sense of place for families to return to time and time again while committing ourselves to creating memorable and fun experiencers through passionate, attentive service. This mantra is reflected in everything we do and every interaction we have whether it be in hospitality operations management, asset management, development, or sales & marketing. Our values define who we are.

  • Be Authentic
  • Practice Humility
  • Cultivate Teamwork
  • Value Time
  • Be Trustworthy


  • Paid time off for full-time, permanent employees.
  • Employer-sponsored health plans.
  • 401k match.
  • Complimentary golf for employees and immediate family members.


To efficiently run the section and produce menu items to the Chef/Sous Chef during a busy service while ensuring the highest standards and requirements of “Food Hygiene” and “Safety Regulations” are always adhered too at all times. 


Essential functions as defined are ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents within this classification.  Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare mise-en-place for the section to the standard set by the Sous Chef.To liaise with the Sous Chef at all times to produce the standards which have been set.
  • To ensure efficient and accurate use of produce and equipment in and around the kitchen. 
  • To adhere to all company policies/fire and emergency procedures, sanitation, and proper food handling techniques.
  • To provide a friendly, courteous and professional service at all times.
  • To maintain good working relationships with your colleagues and all departments.
  • To wear the correct uniform and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene on duty.
  • To attend training sessions and courses as and when required by Timbers.
  • To understand the operational set up and principle of Hualani’s Restaurant. 
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment
  • Ability to cross-train in different stations of the kitchen
  • Responsible to track and maintain station par-levels and inventory; report to the kitchen supervisor, sous chef, or executive chef daily
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes
  • Submit station prep list and ordering requisitions to the kitchen supervisor, sous chef, at the end of each shift
  • Daily tasting and quality control of station mis en place and sauces
  • Mentoring of junior staff; assigns duties to staff involved in operation of work area to ensure all kitchen duties are carried out effectively
  • Assists in training new staff and providing instruction for new staff
  • Ensures kitchen is clean and sanitary before and after their service period
  • Assist the chef in tracking inventory and creates ordering requisitions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the kitchen supervisor, sous chef, executive chef, or F&B Director


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and/or skill required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Four plus years high volume line cook experience preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and speak fluently, in the primary language of the property location. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers. 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense, define problems, collect data and notify management when necessary. Ability to successfully re-prioritize tasks in a moment’s notice. 


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and problem solving ability.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines. 
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain composure in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Ability to produce recipes within corporate specifications.
  • Ability to attend all required company meetings. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand (a minimum of 8 hours); walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, grasp, and hold objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; crouch; bend; talk; hear; and smell. The employee may be required to frequently climb (stairs). The employee is occasionally required to kneel. 

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodation to enable them to perform the essential functions of a position, so long as such accommodation does not result in undue hardship to the organization.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and potentially stressful.