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Cooks | Join Our Twisted Rooster Team


Are you looking to develop your culinary experience with opportunities to grow and advance?

Our company: Inspired by Opportunity, Success through Service.

 In addition to owning over 170 Wendy's Restaurants in eight states, Meritage Hospitality Group also owns and operates four Michigan-based Casual Dining concepts including Twisted Rooster, Crooked Goose, Freighters Eatery & Taproom and our newest concept, Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails.  

At Twisted Rooster, our teams take pride in working for a company dedicated to the “Commit to the Mitt” philosophy by using local suppliers whenever possible.

While our culinary teams combine the freshest local ingredients and bold flavors to serve guests a tasty ‘made from scratch’ twist on classic American fare, our service teams strive to provide "Uncommon Hospitality“, by treating guests, teammates and communities like friends and family.

We are expanding our Casual Dining Division and always seeking service-driven, energetic Cooks to join our team.

 We have 3 Twisted Rooster locations in Michigan, please read below to learn how you can grow with us!  


Cooks are responsible for food production and preparation in addition to a la carte cooking according to company guidelines and standards.

We have 3 levels of Cooks with training opportunities for entry-level Cooks to advance and receive merit increases toward Cook level 2 and 3, and opportunities for our level 3 Cooks to work toward salaried positions including Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef and Executive Chef.

Job Title: Cook 1, 2 and 3 (depending on education and experience)
Reports to: Executive Chef, Kitchen Manager, General Manager and/or Assistant General Manager
Location: Grand Rapids, Belleville and Chesterfield, Michigan
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent experience.

Culinary degree or equivalent experience required for level 3 Cooks
Experience: High volume Steakhouse Broiler Cooks must have expertise in cooking steak to temperature using a drawer broiler

Cook 1 - We are willing to train.

Cook 2 - Must have Cook 1 experience.
Cook 3 - Must have Cook 1 and 2 experience and ability to obtain Food Handler Card.


Skills: All Cooks must have the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions and policies in English, and maintain positive communication with customers and coworkers
Compensation: Hourly pay, flexible shifts, meal discounts, free uniform, culinary training, and fast-paced work environment in a local favorite restaurant brand!
Growth potential: After reaching Cook 3 level, our Cooks can work toward Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager roles



* Perform basic knife skills (i.e.

slice, dice, julienne) in the preparation and production of food items.

* Prepare and produce items according to established standards in kitchens as assigned.

* Clean and organize wa...