Commellini Estate is a family owned and operated business. We were established in 1941, by Albert & Leda Commellini and have been proudly influencing the Spokane food and event culture ever since. We are located in North Spokane, Washington and offer a private location surrounded in the majestic trees and tranquil sounds of Spring Creek. Our venue has SIX onsite venue locations with indoor and outdoor options and can accommodate 15-300 people. We specialize in event design and coordination. We operate a casual Italian restaurant, called Tavola Calda, and we offer on and offsite catering services along with our Gourmet To Go food line. In addition, we offer monthly onsite events including cooking classes and wine tastings.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Open Positions Updated 7/3/2021

Full Time Executive Chef

Commellini Estate is a family-owned restaurant and event venue in Spokane, WA. that specializes in on and offsite catering services, as well as cooking classes. Our top priority is customer service and our client satisfaction, and we believe that begins and ends in the kitchen. We are currently seeking a qualified chef to add to our team. We are a growing business with a reputation for rustic Italian food.

Candidates should have attention to detail, be customer minded, team oriented and punctual, with a willingness to learn and a desire to continue our tradition of making items in-house and from scratch. In addition to back-of-house skills, the ideal candidate should enjoy interacting with customers, as they will be an integral part of teaching in our cooking classes.

Essential Responsibilities
• Managing inventory, ordering, food costs, menu development, and food preparation as well as executing catering events in a consistent and timely manner.
• Ensure Kitchen Safety and Sanitation conforms to all business, regulatory, and governmental standards and to provide a safe workplace producing high quality food products.
• Design & conduct cooking classes with charisma and creativity.
• Schedule: Looking to fill position immediately. Schedule is typically Tuesday through Saturday. Hours include nights (typically ending no later than 9PM) and weekends. Please note we are closed for most major holidays as we hope you spend time with your family.

Qualifications/Skills Required:
• Minimum of 2+ years in a culinary leadership position with increasing levels of responsibility.
• Ability to promote and participate in a team environment with respect to all.
• Ability to understand written and oral direction and to communicate same with others.
• Basic computer knowledge (Excel & Word).
• Dependable and able to meet schedule requirements (attendance and punctuality) with no restrictions.
• Ability to perform repetitive motion; walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.

Job Type: Full-time
Equal opportunity employer

Please email resume to desiree@commelliniestate.com

Compensation: Depends on experience but includes benefits and medical and dental insurance.

Prep Cook

The Prep Cook will prepare meal ingredients, simple dishes, condiments, and other items as directed by senior culinary staff. Experience is preferred but not required; we are willing to train.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepares meal ingredients as directed by the head chef, senior chef, or other staff.
  • Prepares fresh produce by peeling, cutting, and portioning.
  • Prepares meat by trimming, cutting, and portioning.
  • Prepares simple dishes such as breads or salads.
  • Mixes or prepares condiments, dressings, and sauces.
  • Maintains compliance with applicable health, safety, food handling, and hygiene codes and standards.
  • Assists with unloading, inspection, and storage of raw ingredients and supplies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of or the ability to learn basic sanitation and regulations for workplace safety.
  • Basic understanding of or the ability to learn food handling techniques, preparation, and cooking procedures.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain personal hygiene.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing and working in a kitchen.
  • Exposure to extreme heat, steam, and cold present in a kitchen environment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to work late nights and unpredictable hours.
  • Manual dexterity to cut and chop foods and perform other related tasks.

Bartenders

The Bartender will prepare and serve alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages to patrons, oversee the stock of liquor and bar supplies, and collect money for drinks served.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Receives orders from patrons and waitstaff.
  • Prepares and serves liquor, mixed drinks, wine, beer, and nonalcoholic drinks as ordered.
  • Ensures that fruit and other garnishes are prepared ahead of the opening of the bar.
  • Maintains the bar and keeps it clean and organized.
  • Attractively displays glasses and liquor bottles.
  • Ensures that customers are of legal drinking age by checking photo IDs.
  • Collects money from customers for drinks prepared and served.
  • Uses proper judgment and, when necessary, refuses service to patrons who are intoxicated or disruptive.
  • Submits orders or creates requisition forms for liquor, beer, and other bar-related supplies.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of drink preparation or service.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and focus on serving customers.
  • Ability to remain calm when dealing with unruly and argumentative patrons.
  • Ability to learn cash register software used by bar or restaurant.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing and preparing drinks.
  • Ability to complete orders quickly and accurately.
  • Must be able to lift at least 15 pounds.
  • Must be legal drinking age or older.

Event Setup Crew

The Event Setup Crew members are responsible for set-up and teardown of events as well as cleaning and maintaining banquet functions as directed by the Event Manager. We are seeking for physically strong individuals who can frequently lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8‐hours in length.

General Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and teardown of the meeting and event rooms as outlined by the BEO.
  • Ensure that all decorations have been set properly according to the Event Manager
  • Maintain venue including vacuuming floors, cleaning walls, windows and mirrors.
  • Proper care, movement, storage of all equipment such as tables, chairs, dance floor, etc.

Servers

Currently seeking servers for  our restaurant and catering events. Previous experience is preferred but not required.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Greets customers as they are seated at the table; ensures the table is clean and that utensils, napkins, and other needs have been provided.
  • Answers questions regarding the menu.
  • Takes food and beverage orders and delivers them to the kitchen.
  • Delivers food, beverages, condiments, and other requested items to customers.
  • Ensures that food is prepared correctly and to customers satisfaction; returns incorrect or improperly cooked orders to kitchen.
  • Collects plates and clears the table as customers finish their meals.
  • Prepares customers checks and collects payments.
  • Assists with other restaurant tasks such as cleaning the dining area and preparing silverware and condiments.
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of events

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods standing
  • Ability to complete orders quickly and accurately.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

Part-time and on call positions available. Shifts are typically scheduled in the afternoon and evenings Wednesday through Sunday. A few day shifts available.

Farmers Market Associate

Commellini Estate is looking for a dynamic, outgoing individual with impeccable integrity and outstanding interpersonal skills person to fill their Farmer’s Market Associate position.  This position includes setting up our market booth, working the booth, preparing the product line, operating the booth during market hours, engaging customers with samples , and providing a positive image as a spokesperson for the estate. Must have a pristine driving record as you will be operating our commercial van to and from the market. In addition, must love Italian food! Time Requirement: Tuesday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday 2:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and the occasional Thursday and Friday.    *Market season goes through late October. If desired, additional hours available as a part of our Event Staff Team or Restaurant Team for year round employment.

Dishwasher

The Dishwasher will ensure that wares for the front and back of the house are clean and sanitized. Dishwasher will equally assist in food production where needed.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Washes all wares including pots, plans, flatware, and glasses, by hand or using dishwashers.
  • Correctly places and stores clean equipment, dishes, and utensils in assigned storage areas.
  • Stocks serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, and other assigned areas with necessary dishes and utensils.
  • Cleans trash receptacles with water or steam.
  • Moves dishwashing supplies and equipment from storage to work area by hand or using hand trucks.
  • May assist in cleaning and preparing various foods for cooking and/or serving, as directed.
  • Ensures work areas remain safe, clean, and orderly, adhering to all company, local, and state guidelines regarding health, safety, and sanitation.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Ability to understand and meet restaurant standards for health, safety, and excellence.
  • Ability to remain alert and focused in an environment that is noisy and fast-paced.
  • Ability to work effectively with kitchen staff.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods walking or standing.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and place up to 60 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and wipe frequently.
  • Must frequently immerse hands in water.
  • Must be able to work in a hot and damp environment.

Marketing Intern

Under the direction of the Marketing Director, the intern will observe and assist with various marketing projects in various mediums including social, digital, conventions, networking, and product development. General responsibilities may include: Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks. Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Website and social media optimization, keyword analysis. Cost/benefit analysis. In person conventions and networking events. Requirements: Those applying for this internship should have or working toward a Marketing/Business or Language majors.
Responsibilities will include:
Assisting with social media; participation in the execution of marketing communication projects; drafting and sending internal emails; monitoring current events within the industry, including news and demographics; blogging; assistance with preparation for speaking events, conferences and trade-shows; proofreading and copy editing of sales support materials; and taking part in ensuring the consistency of the Commellini Estate brand and messaging.
– 16 Week Duration-
Compensation: Unpaid

How to Apply:

1. Email your resume and cover letter to lauri@commelliniestate.com. Please specify your availability and the position you are interested in.

2. Complete the application below:

The success of Commellini Estate is determined by our success in operating as a unified team. We are committed to quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. Our standards and expectations of our staff are kept at the highest level to ensure customer satisfaction. We expect all employees to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times, being courteous, helpful, and polite. We do background checks before hire, and reserve the right to do drug tests before hire and randomly during employment. If this is a problem for you, please do not apply. Our main priorities are customer service, quality, cleanliness and speed. We are looking for people who are outgoing, energetic, reliable, loyal, have a strong work ethic, and a good team player.

Commellini Estate is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Part time Chef: Commellini Estate Venue and Event Restaurant is currently seeking a qualified candidate for our part-time Chef position. We are a growing business with a reputation for rustic Italian food. Our ideal candidate will continue our tradition of making everything possible in-house and from scratch. Apply by filling out the form below.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Menu Development
*Catering
*Ordering
*Inventory
*Maintaining extremely clean kitchen

Recently Filled Positions

Executive Chef

We are seeking Executive Chef to join our team.  Candidates should have attention to detail, customer minded, team oriented, willingness to learn, punctual, and a desire to continue our tradition of making items in-house and from scratch. In addition to back of house skills, the ideal candidate should enjoy interacting with customers, as they will be an integral part of teaching in our cooking classes.

Day Of Event Coordinator 

Under the direction of the Banquet Manager and working with the Event Coordinator, the Day of Coordinator will assist in all aspects of day of event coordination.  General responsibilities may include:  Keeping the guests and host satisfied and strives to meet their needs. Check in with all vendors at the event to ensure they are prepared and cued. The primary focus of this position will be weddings, however  it will also include corporate and other event day of coordination.

Maintenance Technician

This position is responsible for performing a wide variety preventative and unscheduled maintenance in the areas of general building maintenance and lawn maintenance. This position will have the chance to significantly impact our organization and the people we serve. The right candidate will have solid mechanical aptitude, a calm demeanor and a serious desire to learn and grow. We need a candidate who will thrive in an environment that is collaborative, team-oriented, forward-thinking and fun. Experience in Facilities Maintenance and handyman work is preferred (ideally 2 years), but not required.  Hours: 20-30 per week.  Compensation: Based on experience.

Dishwasher

The dish and general utility position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards for china, glassware, tableware, cooking utensils, etc., using machine and manual cleaning methods. This position also ensures the dishwashing area is maintained as a clean, safe and sanitary facility.

Must be able to: Walks and stands during entire shift.  Lift and carry racks or stacks of dishes, glassware and other utensils, weighing up to 30 lbs., up to 50 times per shift. Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and lifting.

Servers & Event Team Members

We are seeking Event Staff to join our team. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for their work and can help create lasting memories for our guests. Event Staff provide operational functions before, during, and after events. Event Staff assist with site set-up, take down and design. This is a great opportunity to work in a fun environment while gaining experience in the wedding and event industry. Event Staff are part time employees used on a per event basis, usually Friday through Sunday.