Cafe Cook

Jun 19 2019
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of Chef, the Line Cook supports the cafe kitchen operation with daily culinary work.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Work Hours: 35 hours/week between the days of Tuesday and Sunday, 8AM to 3PM with occasional evenings for special events.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       High school diploma or equivalent.

·       2 years of prior experience working in a professional kitchen as a cook.

·       Interest in culinary arts with a desire and willingness to learn.

Desired Qualifications:

·       Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work calmly and efficiently under pressure.

·       Flexible and agreeable in regards to duties assigned and work schedules given.

·       Proven cooking experience, including experience as a line cook, restaurant cook or prep cook.

·       Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures.

·       Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks.

·       Familiar with industry’s best practices.

·       Culinary school graduate or student.

·       Ansi, Servsafe, or State of Hawaii Food Handlers Certification.


Essential Duties:

·       Food preparation and cooking/plating during lunch service.

·       Maintain kitchen work areas and cafe equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

·       Set up and stocking stations with all necessary supplies.

·       Prepare food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces and dressings.)

·       Cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff.

·       Answer, report and follow chef or sous chef’s instructions.

·       Clean up station and take care of leftover food.

·       Stock inventory appropriately.

·       Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality and in a timely fashion.

·       Comply with sanitation regulations and food safety standards.

·       Maintain a positive and professional approach with coworkers.

·       Assist with special events and catering as needed.

·       Additional duties as assigned.


Traits and characteristics:

The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to initiate and sustain momentum without close supervision. Exhibiting a polished presence, diplomacy, discretion and a deep respect and understanding of the museum and vision, mission and values.


Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

This job operates in a kitchen environment. This role routinely uses an oven, grill, stovetop, sinks and dishwashers and tools to clean kitchen appliances. Employees in this role are frequently exposed to hot water, potentially slippery floors, and cleaning chemicals.  Able to walk, stand, use stairs and climb a ladder, bend, stoop, kneel and crouch.  Must be able to use arms, hands and fingers to hold utensils, sharp knives, and heavy pots and pans.  Must be able to pick up, hold, carry, and lift overhead up to 50 pounds.  Must be able to reach outward and overhead.  Noise level is usually normal to occasionally loud; employee must have the ability to hear and listen, and speak clearly.