Sofra Cambridge – Dishwasher

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, 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 –

  • Maintain a clean kitchen, including washing dishes, sorting dishes, organizing dish area, restocking chemicals, cleaning floors, emptying trash and recycling bins, and assisting with other cleaning and organizing tasks as needed
  • Ensure proper operation of dish machinery and report any technical/performance issues
  • Assist in food prep and other duties requested by the chef as needed
  • Qualified candidates will –
  • Treat customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • Work as a team and take direction from multiple managers
  • Be able to read and follow written recipes, 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
  • Have a desire for long-term employment
  • Be able to work at least 30 hours per week every week
  • Have full weekend availability
  • Be available holidays


  • $22-25/hour that includes a percentage of our kitchen appreciation fee
  • 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 insurances

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
Base Pay: $22-25/hour

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