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Butcher Assistant at Cochon Butcher

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Link Restaurant Group was founded in January 2009 by James Beard Award winning executive Chef Donald Link with the goal to support the continuous growth of his family of restaurants in New Orleans. Chef Link, his partners and staff are passionate about southern food. Working with local purveyors and farmers, the Link team is committed to utilizing quality, local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. We are enthusiastic about wine and focus on simple, attentive service. An honest and solid foundation of all members of the Link Restaurant Group.

We offer competitive wages, health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401k with company match, paid sick days, in-house dining discounts, career progression and professional development.

Butchers Assistants will be required to execute deli case items and recipes as set forth by the Chef Owner.  You are responsible for operating the mechanics of your station in accordance with the standards and expectations of Link Restaurant Group.  You will also be held accountable for BOH cleanliness and organization.  



  • Maintain the standard of "excellent quality", set forth by the Head Butcher. 

  • Assist the Chef De Cuisine and Head Butcher in providing "excellent quality" and "presentation" of all food to the guests. 

  • Assist FOH managers on how to remedy complaints by customers in a polite, friendly manner.   

  • Effectively execute assigned daily cleaning and maintenance work daily. To include but not limited to, sweeping and mopping floors, walk in organization, and trash removal.

  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities.

  • Handles large volume production and fast-paced service without issue.

  • Work directly with the Head Butcher and other supervisors to oversee food quality control by constantly tasting product, ensuring that it is in accordance with our standards.  

  • Be able to effectively follow directions and recipes that are set forth by the Head Butcher

  • Works the necessary hours to help ensure the success of the restaurant.  Butchers Assistant may be required to work both opening and closing shifts.  

  • Receive all products to ensure quality and accuracy to the order

  • Be able to operate, clean, maintain, and have a knowledge of all Butcher equipment( grinder, mixer, sausage press, cryovac machine, band saw, etc )that is used daily

  • Resolves complaints from customers in a polite, friendly manner always making sure we follow up with them when needed.

  • Helps with duties of other employees (i.e. sous chef, cooks, and dishwashers, etc.) when necessary because of an unexpected absence or extra volume.

  • Has a strong understanding of company background and the philosophy.


Skills & Requirements:

  • Culinary degree or college degree preferred but not required.

  • Previous restaurant experience required.

  • Willingness to work mornings, evenings and weekends as required.

  • Strong communication and effective customer service skills

  • Strong time management skills and accuracy to deal with a variety of duties.  

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands for this position are seeing, hearing, speaking, reaching, frequently lifting to 50 pounds, sitting, standing, for 4 to 8 hours, bending, and moving intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

The duties of this position may change from time to time. Link Restaurant Group reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of LRG or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

LRG is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.


Job Type : Full Time

Compensation Type : Hourly

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