Cooks - lead positions available!

Work for Indiana's largest and most popular restaurant!? Das Dutchman Essenhaus began 47 years ago and hasn't stopped since.? We are a family owned and operated Amish-Mennonite restaurant that serves thousands of guests each week from all around the world.? We also operate retail gift shops and a hotel on our property.

We are looking for kitchen staff to fill various roles, such as grill cooks, prep cooks, and back kitchen staff.? Lead positions also available.? We welcome quick service leaders!? Day and evening positions available.??Premium pay for opening and closing staff.

Responsibilities are varied and include:

  • Preparing food from a recipe;

  • Prepping fresh ingredients;

  • Keeping food fresh and stocked;

  • Cleaning;

  • Running industrial dishwasher;

  • Stocking supplies, putting pans/dishes away in proper places;

  • Dishing up orders as directed;

  • Ensuring proper food storage and temperatures;

  • Following food safety guidelines and policies;

  • Marinating and breading chicken;

Benefits include:

  • FREE meals when working;

  • Health, dental and vision insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • 401(k) plan with company match?

  • Employee discount card for dining, shopping and hotel stays on our complex

  • Employee discounts for concerts and events held on our property

  • $100 referral bonus for referring others to work here.

We offer a friendly and wholesome working atmosphere based on the key values of Excellence, Integrity and Teamwork.? Check out our website to learn more about us at www.essenhaus.com.


  • Must be at least 16 years old;

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Able to follow a recipe and preparation instructions exactly and do simple math calculations;

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis

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