Line Cook

  • Turner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
  • May 15, 2023
Part time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Employer: Turner Enterprises Management, LLC
Supervisory Position:  No
Job Title: Line Cook         
Uses Time & Attendance: Yes
Job Class:  Cook Non-Exempt
Location:  Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Division:  Ted Turner Reserves
Home Department:  817
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt            
Pay Type:  Hourly
Position Type: Part Time / Non-Benefits Eligible
Housing Provided: No

Ted Turner Reserves (TTR) experiences and journeys are individually crafted and tailored to their specific North American locales: Turner’s Ladder, Armendaris and Vermejo and Sierra Grande Retreat in New Mexico.  These unique adventures are intended to deliver insightful and exhilarating experiences across 1.1 million acres of private ranchlands, while also providing extraordinary guest service.   Ted Turner Reserves is committed to making a difference by inspiring individual action to preserve the integrity of our earth and the creatures that inhabit it.

Located in the heart of downtown Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Sierra Grande Retreat was built in 1929 and provides guests with a relaxing Southwestern escape. With exquisite amenities, dining and delightful accommodations, Sierra Grande is infused with rustic charm and unique Southwestern décor throughout the rooms and property. Sierra Grande rests upon natural, geothermal hot springs. The healing waters, which rise to temperatures up to 107° F, provide pure geothermal water, rich in beneficial minerals, to our spa’s multiple private indoor and outdoor pools. Our spa offers holistic spa treatments designed to melt away stress and tension. Sierra Grande also serves as the launching point for Ted Turner Expeditions’ Day tours, an exclusive ecotourism guide service on owner Ted Turner’s nearby Ladder and Armendaris Ranches—a combined half million acres of ecologically diverse ranchlands surrounding Truth or Consequences. Sierra Grande offers New Mexico travel at its finest.

The Line Cook is an integral part of an outstanding guest experience.  The Line Cook is responsible for safely and efficiently preparing and cooking food to meet recipe, quality, and presentation standards. These standards, through the guidance of the Executive Chef and Sous Chefs, provide the ultimate culinary experience for the guest.  Strong attention to detail, exceptional organization and cleanliness creates an atmosphere of creativity and satisfaction resulting in exclusive creations. 

As a Line Cook, the job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including washing, chopping, peeling, portioning, weighing, and measuring.
  • Prepare food in accordance with desired recipes and preparation checklists.
  • Monitor food quality during preparation processes.
  • Test foods to ensure proper cooking.
  • Operate kitchen ovens, stoves, grills, microwaves, and fryers.
  • Set up, breakdown, wash, and disinfect workstation.
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with management during service.
  • Follow and adhere to all cleanliness and sanitation procedures.
  • Follow and adhere to all TEM/Ted Turner Reserve Policies and Procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Maintain the highest level of Guest Services. Must be alert, friendly and able to assist guests politely and promptly.
  • Must demonstrate care and compassion for team members both in and out of the department.
  • Must put needs of team members above their own.
  • Must be self-directed, energetic, and motivated with multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Must be creative and willing to work with existing core resort philosophy and style.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail, congeniality, integrity, and sound judgement.
  • Must demonstrate clean work habits.
  • The successful candidate will always conduct themselves in a professional manner in and out of the work setting.

A culinary degree is highly preferred, but not required. A minimum of 2-3 years’ kitchen experience is highly preferred, and 1 year is required.    Good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards and applicable health codes is required.

This position requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.    The employee must be able to read and follow recipes and directions with accuracy and consistency as well as be able to adjust for high altitude.  The employee must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.  Bilingualism in Spanish is helpful but is not required.

If position requires operation of a vehicle, the employee must possess a valid Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment. The employee’s driving record must meet the standards and requirements of the Company and the Company's insurance carrier.


  • The employee must adhere to Company and Reserve policies and procedures, which are included in the Turner Enterprises Management, LLC Employee Handbook.
  • The employee must present documentation establishing both identity and employment authorization within three days of hire, pursuant to federal law.  
  • The candidate will be subject to undergo pre-employment drug test and background check, (after offer is given but before applicant has commenced work).  Random drug tests are given throughout the year.
  • The Company operates as a drug free/smoke free workplace.  Smoking is not allowed on the Company property, to include but is not limited to, Company housing, Company vehicles, Company offices or on Company machines.
  • The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.  

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee may need to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work long hours, exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles. The employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.

Turner Enterprises Management, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

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