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Line Cook

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Software Engineering
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges is a public non-profit charitable organization.

Job Description:

Position Title: Line Cook

Position Type: Full-Time

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Division: Operations and Administration

Department: Culinary Services

Reports to: Executive Chef/Chef de Cuisine/Sous Chef

Position Summary

Eleven/Events/Food Truck Operations at Crystal Bridges/Momentary specializes in modern American comfort food in multiple dining atmospheres. Our back of house staff is responsible for the preparation of food items in all assigned areas and kitchens. This position will be part of a team supporting the Museum’s strategy of “Welcoming, Invigorating, and Excellence” in order to leave a lasting positive and dynamic impression for our guests.

Essential Functions

  • Set up station according to outlined guidelines
  • Prepare food items from BEO/Recipes/as directed by ChefPrepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner while minimizing waste
  • Follow recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications as instructed
  • Restock all items as needed at the beginning, throughout, and at the end of the shift
  • Clean and maintain station, practicing good safety, sanitation, and organization skills
  • Has understanding and knowledge to properly use and maintain all equipment in various kitchens.
  • Assist with putting away food orders while practicing proper food rotation and labeling
  • Assist with cleaning, sanitation, and organization of kitchen, walk-in coolers, and all storage areas
  • Perform additional responsibilities, although not detailed, as requested by Chef, Chef de Cuisine Sous Chef, or Director of Culinary at any time
  • Support all team members, front and back of house

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits:

  • Professional cooking and knife handling skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures
  • First-hand knowledge of kitchen setup and processes

Work Experience:

  • Previous line cook/Event cooking experience in food service operations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Possess strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Committed to quality food and service
  • Ability to take direction and constructive criticism

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires working in a high functioning restaurant for prolonged periods of time and good eye/hand coordination, bending and stretching for prepping, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job. Additionally, this position requires meeting the public and the organization in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Work environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces, and in communities served. The physical arrangement of the kitchen may require the position to work in an open environment within close proximity to other colleagues. Work space must be organized and reflect efficiency. The noise level in the Museum work environment is usually moderate. Frequent evening and weekend work hours and some local travel are required.

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. Crystal Bridges requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, or meet Arkansas state requirements, subject to accommodations. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Crystal Bridges is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status of protected veteran, among other things or status as a qualified individual with a disability.