Tasting Counter is a restaurant on a mission – we are seeking to break down barriers, nourish life, and awaken people to the transformative power of food through intimate dining experiences. We are a close-knit team, united by an unwavering dedication to awaken the food industry to a more authentic and meaningful connection to the community through food. We take care of each other, challenge each other, and consider ourselves lucky that we get to do what we love every day.
We are looking for impact focused lifelong learners to join our team of hospitality-driven cooks. Tasting Counter cooks are the face of our restaurant during our lunch and dinner services. With no front and back-of-house distinction, our cooks are trained in a diverse range of roles during service and in the restaurant as a whole. This position is ideal for those looking to expand their hospitality development in a setting that challenges traditional restaurant roles. This is a PM position that integrates daily prep tasks, working lunch and dinner services in our open kitchen setting, and engaging in learning workshops and education.
Skills & Requirements: A minimum of 2 years of restaurant experience and advanced knife skills are preferred but kindness, empathy, intellectual curiosity, and self-awareness are paramount. Ability to follow recipes, excellent communication skills, hospitality mindset, and aspiration to learn and grow are also required. A key element to Tasting Counter’s success is our systems based approach to operations. All staff are required to learn, utilize, and follow checklists and prep lists. If you are interested in working with a talented, focused team and working in a dynamic environment, we want to hear from you!
Benefits: Tasting Counter’s benefits are designed to support, improve, and maintain physical, mental, and financial health. Benefits include personal and professional development, semi-annual raises, performance-based bonuses, paid sick/personal days, paid vacations, paid holidays, retirement fund matching, and reimbursement for health insurance premiums.
About Us: Tasting Counter is an innovative, from scratch restaurant in Somerville, Massachusetts, offering multi-sensory dining experiences focusing on New England ingredients and influenced by culinary techniques and traditions from around the world. The philosophy of the restaurant is to establish the shortest distance between the production of food and the dining guest. Guests are seated at a counter around an open kitchen , directly facing the preparation of an inspired tasting menu, paired with all-natural wines, beers, sakes, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Boston Globe: Restaurant of the Year 2015
Improper Bostonian: Best Tasting Menu 2016
Boston Magazine: Best of Boston 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021
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