Pagu – Line Cooks

Pagu is currently seeking experienced line cooks to join their culinary team. Hourly wage starting at $16/hour or more depending on experience.

PAGU está buscando cocineros de linea para ser una parte de nuestro equipo. Depende en su experiencia, el sueldo puede ser $16+/hora.

What is PAGU?
PAGU is a Japanese tapas restaurant by James Beard Nominated Chef/Owner Tracy Chang. Located in Cambridge’s innovation hub between Central Square and MIT, they serve lunch and dinner, including takeout and patio dining. The menu highlights local ingredients and celebrates the harmony of techniques and flavors of Japanese and Spanish cuisines. Inspired by their local excursions and travels around the world, they challenge themselves to create feel-good homey food that speaks to the body and soul.

They are a group of loyal, hard-working, detail-oriented team players eager to serve the community. They are building a company that people love and are proud to work with. They are not just chefs; they are not just service professionals; they are collaborators, growing and improving together every day.

PAGU is an equal opportunity employer. Chef/Owner Tracy is fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, English, with mild language skills in French and Portuguese.

PAGU es un restaurante de tapas japonesas y españolas de la propetaria Tracy Chang, nominada para el premio James Beard. Servimos almuerzo, cena y takeout y tenemos terraza. La carta celebra los sabores y las tecnicas de Japón y España. Inspirado por el producto local y los viajes por el mundo, creamos comida sana que te haga sentirse en casa.

Somos un grupo de gente leal, que presta atención a los detalles, y que da todo lo que tenga para servir la comunidad. Estamos montando un equipo que le gusta colaborar, y que está orgulloso de ser profesionales.

PAGU es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. La chef / propietaria Tracy habla español, mandarín e inglés con fluidez, con habilidades lingüísticas leves en francés y portugués.

They ask themselves:

How do they better care for the team?
They are dedicated to building a PAGU family that shares core values of education, leadership, teamwork, empathy and passion for serving others. Just as they expect you to carry out your responsibilities, it is their collective duty to create a fun environment for everyone to learn, grow, and thrive together. They look forward to taking care of you with a competitive salary (based on experience), health insurance, vacation mileage, and career growth opportunities.

The safety and well-being of the team and community is their top priority. They provide proper PPE and have made adjustments to keep each other safe.

Estamos dedicados a construir una familia PAGU que comparte valores fundamentales de educación, liderazgo, trabajo en equipo, empatía y pasión por servir a los demás. Así como esperamos que cumpla con sus responsabilidades, es nuestro deber colectivo crear un ambiente divertido para que todos aprendan, crezcan y prosperen juntos. Esperamos poder atenderlo con un salario competitivo (basado en la experiencia), seguro médico, kilometraje de vacaciones y oportunidades de crecimiento profesional.

La seguridad y el bienestar de nuestro equipo y comunidad es nuestra principal prioridad. Proporcionamos el equipo de protección personal adecuado y hemos realizado ajustes para mantenernos a salvo.

How do they better care for their guests?
Pagu is more than a restaurant. It is more than an experience. Like their mischievous and resilient pug friend Pearl, PAGU is a dynamic and transformative soul that pushes friends and guests to live life fully, literally and physically. Through food and service, they aim to celebrate family, friends, innovation, and creativity.

Pagu es más que un restaurante. Es más que una experiencia. Al igual que nuestra traviesa y resistente amiga perla, PAGU es un alma dinámica y transformadora que empuja a nuestros amigos e invitados a vivir la vida plena, literal y físicamente. A través de la comida y el servicio, nuestro objetivo es celebrar la familia, los amigos, la innovación y la creatividad.

How do they better care for the community?
At Pagu, their community is at the forefront of everything they do. In response to Covid, Chef Tracy co-founded two non-profits prioritizing safety and well-being over profits: Off Their Plate and Project Restore Us. By joining team Pagu, you will be heavily involved in both the operations and continued growth of her non-profit work, where giving back to the essential worker communities is woven into the weekly responsibilities.

En Pagu, nuestra comunidad está a la vanguardia de todo lo que hacemos. En respuesta a Covid, Chef Tracy cofundó dos organizaciones sin fines de lucro que priorizan la seguridad y el bienestar sobre las ganancias: Off Their Plate y Project Restore Us. Al unirse al equipo Pagu, estará muy involucrado tanto en las operaciones como en el crecimiento continuo de su trabajo sin fines de lucro, donde retribuir a las comunidades de trabajadores esenciales se entrelaza con las responsabilidades semanales.

As a Line Cook, you will be responsible for:

  • Team
  • Being a team player
  • Clear, honest communication
  • Finding ways to challenge and motivate yourself and others


  • Efficient time management
  • Working clean and organized
  • Producing consistently high quality food
  • Prep production and live service


  • Knowledge of ingredients and techniques
  • Understanding how to follow a recipe
  • Financials
  • A basic understanding of food waste management
  • Technical
  • Google suite

Visit them: 310 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

Get to them: by T: Central Square or Kendall Square on the Red Line; by bus: routes 1, 47, 77, 83, 91

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