The Catered Affair – Cook

The Catered Affair is looking for a talented cook to join our team and support the restaurant operations at the Boston Athenaeum. The new restaurant opening in June 2023 will be a restaurant for culinary experiences whose menu will represent European-inspired food along with a unique beverage menu in an exquisite and historical location of Beacon Hill. The right candidate will be available from Tuesday to Saturday.

To work as a team to exceed the expectations of our clients and their guests, while creating an atmosphere of personal and professional satisfaction for our employees.

The cook assists in producing food items that reflect company standards for quality and customer service consistently.


  • Food/Menu
    • Ensures consistent production of food items that create dining experiences to remember for all clients
    • Ensures the menu items are exceptional in taste and presentation as designed and documented.
  • Food Operations
    • Ensure production methods are executed for signature TCA dishes and for other items that are routinely produced
    • Ensure accurate amounts are produced according to the production schedule
    • Ensure all food sanitation codes are adhered to and monitored daily.
    • Maintain a high level of professional behavior within the kitchen
  • Food Management
    • Maintains First In/First Out methods to ensure the highest quality of product at all times
    • Wrap & properly store all perishable food products. Dispose of any products which will expire before the next day of operation.
    • Clean & sanitize all work table surfaces – including all sinks.
    • Clean & sanitize all equipment – including slice, tilt kettle, kitchen aid, blender & robot coupe.
    • Send all dirty equipment to be washed – including cutting boards, knives, and sanitizer buckets.
    • Organize the prep list and pull frozen food items to be thawed in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Communication
    • Communicate respectfully, directions and information to all kitchen staff
    • As necessary offer feedback to Sous Chef to ensure continual professional development.
    • Cultivate respectful and positive relationships with all employees of TCA.
    • Effectively manage time to ensure high levels of productivity.
    • Communicate regularly with the Sous Chef to ensure seamless execution of all activities.
  • Leadership
    • Positive behavior imparts a sense of the company’s mission and its long-standing commitment to quality.
    • Leading by example, maintaining a calm demeanor and clear head at all times.
    • Exhibit appropriate attire and excellent grooming at all times and monitor staff for same.
  • As necessary and requested, complete any duties needed to achieve The Catered Affair’s mission.


    • Experience working in a high-end property or training from a respected culinary institution
    • High awareness of food products and quality
    • High degree of uncompromised customer service orientation
    • A strong sense of urgency to ensure tasks are completed on time
    • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
    • Medium work where up to 50# of force is exerted occasionally and up to 20# of force frequently
    • Activities include; stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion.
    • Visual acuity required
    • The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

To apply, please send your resume to the email provided below.

Employment Type(s): Full-time

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