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Line Cook
207 North Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Rootstalk  hiring Line Cook in Breckenridge, CO

Rootstalk  hiring Line Cook in Breckenridge, CO

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Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $23.00) plus tips
Expires: Jul 12, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details
Job Details

Job Title: Line Cook

Company: Rootstalk

Location: Breckenridge, CO

Job Type: Full-time

Experience: 1-2 years in a high-level kitchen

About Rootstalk: Rootstalk, the creation of Chef Matt Vawter, is a contemporary American cuisine restaurant nestled in the heart of Breckenridge, Colorado. Recently winning the  James Beard Awards' Best Chef in the Mountain Region, Chef Matt brings a wealth of culinary expertise garnered during his fourteen-year tenure in Denver. From serving as the Chef de Cuisine at Fruition Restaurant to becoming the Executive Chef/Partner at Mercantile dining & provision, Chef Matt's culinary journey reflects his commitment to excellence.

Opened in October 2020, Rootstalk is a celebration of seasonal and technique-driven food. Privately owned and operated by Chef Matt, along with partners Chef Cameron Baker and Director of Hospitality Patrick Murphy, Rootstalk embodies a team of hospitality professionals dedicated to providing guests with a memorable dining experience. The team is deeply involved in daily operations, fostering mentorship, and creating a culture of growth for its members.

In April 2022, Chef Matt and his team expanded their culinary vision with Radicato, further solidifying their commitment to delivering exceptional food and genuine hospitality.

Job Overview: Rootstalk is seeking individuals who share their passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences, are dedicated to honing their culinary craft, and find joy in the process. The restaurant emphasizes a positive and professional work environment where team members can learn, grow, and achieve their personal goals in the restaurant industry. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of cooking experience in a high-level kitchen, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to contribute to the culture of the restaurant family.

Job Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of cooking experience in a high-level kitchen.
  • Uncompromising work ethic.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to receive and implement feedback.
  • Punctuality.
  • Clean and organized work habits.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Passion for cooking and creating exceptional dishes.

Job Duties:

  • Maintain order, efficiency, discipline, and standards in assigned kitchen sections.
  • Execute within the systems of the restaurant to uphold cleanliness, sanitation, and organization.
  • Assist teammates during prep and service.
  • Foster a team-oriented work environment.

Why Rootstalk:

  • Paid Ski Pass.
  • Live in a mountain town and cook great food.
  • Health Insurance.
  • 401K benefits with a match.
  • Dining discounts.
  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team.
  • Potential housing opportunities.


  • Culinary background and foundation.
  • Competence in basic cooking applications.
  • Detail-oriented and teamwork-focused.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
  • Growth mentality with goals for personal and business progression.


  • Structured hourly pay based on experience.
  • Back-of-House (BOH) service charge structure directly benefits the BOH team in addition to hourly pay.

If you are passionate about cooking, dedicated to personal and professional growth, and excited about joining a team committed to culinary excellence, we invite you to apply. Rootstalk offers a unique opportunity to work in a vibrant mountain town while being part of a dynamic and focused group of culinary and restaurant professionals. 

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.00 - $23.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program, Ski Pass, housing options available

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

1 2 Years of Cooking Experience in a High Level Kitchen

Food Safety Knowledge

Uncompromising Work Ethic

Cleaning / Sanitation

Positive and professional attitude


Strong Communication Skills

Work In a Fast-Paced Environment

Attention to Detail


Ability to Receive and Implement Feedback

Kitchen Equipment Use



Clean and Organized Work Habits

Cooking Methods

Ability to Remain Calm Under Pressure

Following Recipes

Passion for Cooking and Creating Exceptional Dishes


Culinary Background and Foundation

Time Management

Competence in Basic Cooking Applications


Detail Oriented and Teamwork Focused

Strong Work Ethic and Commitment to Excellence

Growth Mentality With Goals for Personal and Business Progression

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About Rootstalk:
Rootstalk, founded by Chef Matt Vawter, is nestled in the picturesque town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Established in 2020, Rootstalk embodies the essence of contemporary American cuisine, drawing inspiration from Chef Matt's culinary journey and his profound connection to Summit County. Chef Matt's recent recognition as a finalist Nominee for the James Beard Awards' Best Chef in the Mountain Region attests to his culinary prowess.

Culinary Journey:
Chef Matt's culinary journey began in Summit County, where he honed his skills before venturing to Denver. His career includes roles as the Chef de Cuisine at Fruition Restaurant and later as the Executive Chef/Partner at Mercantile dining & provision, under the mentorship of Alex Seidel. Rootstalk marks the culmination of Chef Matt's culinary evolution, epitomizing his unwavering dedication to excellence.

Rootstalk aspires to be more than just a restaurant; it's a place where guests and team members alike feel at home. As a privately owned establishment by Chef Matt, alongside partners Chef Cameron Baker and Director of Hospitality Patrick Murphy, Rootstalk embodies a team of hospitality professionals committed to crafting unforgettable dining experiences. From the inviting ambiance to the personalized service, every aspect of Rootstalk reflects our passion for hospitality.

Rootstalk and Radicato:
Rootstalk's culinary philosophy is complemented by its sister restaurant, Radicato, spearheaded by Chef Matt. While Radicato explores the flavors of modern Italian cuisine, Rootstalk showcases contemporary American fare. Together, they form a harmonious culinary duo, each offering a distinct yet complementary dining experience. Rootstalk and Radicato enrich the culinary landscape of Breckenridge, embodying Chef Matt and his team's unwavering commitment to excellence.

Join Our Team:
Rootstalk seeks individuals who share our passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences, are dedicated to honing their culinary and hospitality skills, and embrace our ethos of genuine hospitality. Living in Breckenridge provides access to a wealth of outdoor adventures, from skiing to hiking and everything in between. Our team embraces the mountain lifestyle, fostering a culture of camaraderie and adventure.
Emphasizing a positive and professional work environment, Rootstalk provides opportunities for team members to grow, learn, and thrive in the restaurant industry. Ideal candidates embody a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a genuine passion for culinary and hospitality excellence.
If you are driven by a love for hospitality, committed to personal and professional growth, and eager to be part of a team dedicated to providing memorable experiences, we invite you to join us at Rootstalk. Experience the magic of Breckenridge and become an integral part of our dynamic team of culinary and hospitality professionals.

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