Part-Time Cook

Mar 16 2023
Honolulu Museum of Art |Honolulu|Part Time
Job Description


Job Summary:

Under the supervision of Chef, the Cook supports the cafe kitchen operation with regular culinary work, including cooking and a preparing all menu items.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must demonstrate broad knowledge of culinary practices and cooking techniques.
  • 2 years of prior experience working in a professional kitchen as a cook.
  • Interest in culinary arts with a desire and willingness to learn.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Organized and detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Flexible and agreeable in regard 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.
  • The traits of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a very strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through.

 Core Competencies:

  • Adaptability
  • Effective Communicator
  • Initiative and Judgment
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solver

 Essential Duties:

  • Food preparation and cooking/plating during service. 
  • Maintains kitchen work areas and cafe equipment in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Sets up and stocks stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Prepares food for service (e.g. chopping vegetables, butchering meat, or preparing sauces and dressings.)
  • Cooks menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff.
  • Answers, reports, and follows chef’s instructions.
  • Cleans up station and properly disposes of or stores leftover ingredients.
  • Stocks inventory appropriately.
  • Ensures that food comes out simultaneously, in a high quality and timely fashion.
  • Complies with sanitation regulations and food safety standards.
  • Maintains a positive and professional approach with coworkers.
  • Assists 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, its vision, mission and values.


Working Conditions and Atmosphere:

This job operates in a kitchen environment. This role routinely uses an oven, grill, stove top, 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, listen and speak clearly.


Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity:

HoMA welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life, and this is reflected in our diverse community of employees. We encourage applications from candidates across a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, people of all races and ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, veterans, and all members of the LGBTQ community.  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

HoMA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. HoMA recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions and benefit programs without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, including pregnancy and gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, reproductive health decisions, marital status, arrest and court record, citizenship, credit history, military and veteran service, victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse victim status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibilities and essential functions of this position but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work duties and requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. 

HoMA maintains a policy of nondiscrimination in all employment practices and decisions, ensuring equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. This applies to both HoMA employees and applicants for employment with the Museum. Any form of harassment of any employee because of any protected status is also prohibited.