Cafe Kitchen Helper, Spalding House

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

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Spalding House Chef and Café Manager, the Kitchen Helper supports the cafe kitchen operation with daily culinary work as well as cleaning and light dishwashing as needed.


This is an on-call position.


Minimum Qualifications:


·       High school diploma or equivalent.

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

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

Desired Qualifications:


·       Ability to take direction from a manager and to work cooperatively with other staff.

·       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.

·       Culinary student or recent graduate.


Essential Duties:


·       Food preparation and cooking/plating during lunch service.

·       Assist in daily kitchen cleaning and leaves work areas clean and sanitized at the end of each shift.

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

·       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 sinks and dishwashers and tools to clean kitchen appliances. Employees in this role are frequently exposed to hot water, potentially slippery floors, garbage disposals 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; ability to hear and listen, and speak clearly.