State Park – Line Cook

State Park is Hiring a Line Cook

Founded in 2008, in Cambridge, Mass., the Big Dipper Hospitality Group has created some of the area’s most beloved dining spots, such as State Park, Mamaleh’s, and Café Du Pays. They a family-run, independent, award-winning restaurant group, passionate about hospitality and integrity. They are committed to creating healthy work experiences and opportunities for advancement in the field. The ownership and management team work hard alongside their staff daily and have enacted a food revenue sharing program amongst their kitchen team.

Benefits available to you include:

  • A Matched simple IRA retirement plan to help you invest in your future – and you can take it with you when you leave. Any employee that has been with them for one year and has made at least $500 in that calendar year, is eligible to participate.
  • State Park offers a co-pay health insurance policy to all full-time employees, After 60 days of employment, you become eligible to enroll in health insurance, which will take effect on your 90th day of employment.
  • A 50% discount at all their restaurants the moment you start!
  • Discount parking (and coming soon, transit passes)
  • Discounts toward gym memberships
  • Perks at Work is an exclusive employee discount program for services and products. If you choose to enroll – you will receive access to hundreds of promotions as well as have the opportunity to opt in to weekly updates from Perks at Work via email.
  • Community volunteer opportunities available

They are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced line cook to work their dinner service. The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years restaurant experience on the line. They need a good communicator, someone who works well with others and has a sense of urgency. They offer competitive pay, opportunity for growth, and promotion from within. They prefer to work with people who are restaurant focused and dream of having one of their own one day. Qualified candidates should have a broad culinary interest, and a vivid imagination to match their offbeat culinary style.

You will be responsible for working a station as a member of a team. You will do prep, set up and break down a station, work service, and help clean kitchen at the end of service. The restaurant is open seven days for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A high level of product and ingredient knowledge specific to State Park (Line Cook Level)
  • Stay up to date on menu changes
  • Participating in the preparation and development of new menu items.
  • Working with seasonal ingredients.
  • Confidence in effectively communicating any inconsistencies to Sous Chefs and teammates
  • Strong communication skills to convey needs and complete the transaction in a professional manner
  • Able to take constructive criticism, learn quickly and constantly improve.
  • Working collaboratively with BOH staff and FOH staff.
  • The ability to assist the Sous Chef in the training of new kitchen employees.
  • Honing your existing skills while learning new techniques and building your skill set.
  • General knife handling, food safety & sanitation knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain and ensure proper plate presentation and cleanliness before leaving the kitchen
  • Sense of urgency and comfort in a fast-paced environment; Ability to stay positive and calm under pressure
  • Ability to maintain mental athleticism and coordination of tickets and sending out plates
  • Maintaining cleanliness of any BOH work areas, including and not limited to refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas.
  • Participate in deep cleaning of BOH work areas, including and not limited to refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas.

Approximate Shift Times:

  • 40 hours of availability required. This position is a evening position Sun, Mon, Thurs-Sat. 3-11. Some late night availability is required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands for this position are seeing, hearing, speaking, reaching, lifting up to 50 pounds, sitting, standing, for 10 hours, bending, and moving intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

The duties of this position may change from time to time. State Park reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of State Park or its managers. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

EEO Statement: Big Dipper (State Park, Mamaleh’s, Café du Pays) is an equal opportunity employer and shall treat all applicants for employment equally based upon job-related qualifications and without regards to race, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, disability, religion, political activity, lawful tobacco use while off-duty, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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