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Want to cook and have benefits too?

Looking for a dependable candidate who works safely, has a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and works effectively in a team environment. We provide an on-site cafeteria for our manufacturing facility employees.

Currently hiring for day shift full-time kitchen cook with occasional night shifts as needed.  This position is scheduled for four shifts per week and requires some weekend work.  Day shift hours are primarily 7am to 3pm; night shift 7pm to 3am.

What Cardinal-Portage has to offer:

  • Starting base wage: $16.75 for days $18.75 when working nights
    • Plus MONTHLY Profit Sharing with 401(k) retirement plan which adds up to $1115/month through 401(k) savings and/or check. This adds up to $8.70/hour to the starting base wage.
  • New Hire Bonus - $1900 total payout in 1st year of employment
  • Excellent Health & Wellness Benefits including:
    • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance
    • Health savings account with an employer contribution match
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Paid time off
    • Free On-site Wellness services
  • Pay increases starting at 6 months 
  • Perfect attendance and safety rewards


  • Experience in restaurant cooking and prep work preferred.
  • 32 hours per week including some weekends
    • Primarily working day shift from 7am to 3pm
    • Occasional night shifts when needed.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Must be 18 years of age to apply
  • Pass a pre-employment physical ability test, background and drug screen

Cardinal is an equal employment opportunity employer and a tobacco/smoke-free workplace.

How to apply:

  • Click on the "Apply Now"
  • Stop in at 1650 Mohr Road, Portage, WI 53901
  • Call 608-742-1966

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