Sofra Allston – Counter Staff

In Turkish, Sofra is synonymous with generosity and hospitality. James Beard nominated Executive Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick and co-founder Ana Sortun (of Oleana, Sarma & Siena Farms) approach cuisine with a Middle Eastern sensibility by creating delicious food featuring unique spices and spice blends. Sofra Bakery & Cafe reinterprets regional food traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean to make them accessible and inspiring for our guests.


We care about each other and our customers. We build long-term relationships with our employees and support individuals who wish to further their career development within the food industry. We offer extensive educational and professional development opportunities, including wine and beverage training, Mediterranean diet education, community engagement, and guest speakers.

We will always believe in exceptional hospitality with warmth & professionalism, but not pretension. Our managers try to practice what they preach, not leading with aggression or negativity, but rather dedication, fairness, and desire to bring the best out in their team. We look for passionate, kind, committed and honest people who find joy in their profession and can transcend that message outward.

At the end of the day, we want our restaurant to be a representation of our values – the kind of place we would hang out on our day off. All of our businesses are funky, fun spots that appeal to people from all walks of life.

Sofra is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.


We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about food and hospitality, are eager to learn and work hard, and bring good energy to work. We offer a structured training program as well as flexible schedules to support your other goals.  Experience is preferred, but we value enthusiasm, passion, and work ethic and are willing to train the right person.

At Sofra, you will –

  • Understand and explain our menu to guests.
  • Exude excellence through hospitality towards guests and the Sofra team.
  • Use our Toast POS system.
  • Take food orders.
  • Expedite food orders.
  • Make house-made beverages and espresso drinks.
  • Clean, sanitize, and keep the cafe area neat and inviting.

Qualified candidates will –

  • Be available at least 3 shifts a week
  • Must be available weekends and holidays
  • Treat customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Be genuinely passionate about hospitality and the overall guest experience
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Work as a team and take direction from multiple managers
  • Be able to deal successfully with multitasking and be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment
  • Exhibit a desire to learn
  • Have a strong attention to detail and a positive attitude
  • Have excellent attendance and punctuality


  • Competitive hourly pay with tips
  • Educational and professional development opportunities
  • Employee discounts at our sister businesses—Oleana, Sofra, Sarma and Siena Farms
  • Free meal per shift
  • Partially subsidized health insurance, and group rates on dental and vision benefits

Please consider joining our team! To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the email address below.

Employment Type(s): Full-time, Part-time

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