Line Cook

Glenstone Museum
Potomac, MD
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
PositionLine Cook An Introduction to Glenstone MuseumGlenstone is an art museum located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills and unspoiled woodland in Potomac, Maryland. Conceived by founders Mitchell and Emily Rales on their deeply held belief that art is essential to life, it has already become one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. In addition to the current museum, when its new museum building opens to the public in 2018, Glenstone will become the largest private museum in America welcoming 100,000 visitors every year free of charge. By thoughtfully integrating the power of art, the energy of architecture and the serenity of landscape, Glenstone is both a distinctive idea and a unique place. Glenstone is proud to foster a professional environment in which people can do stimulating and fulfilling work. Not only do its founders develop and oversee all acquisitions and exhibitions, but Emily Rales also serves as director of the Museum and curator of the collection. This provides all associates an unusually high degree of access and interaction with the spirit and vision of Glenstone. To work at Glenstone is to be a part of something bigger, something more meaningful, and something truly special. It is a chance to do a job to the highest standard, with the resources and support available of a founder-led and endowed organization. It is an invitation to be engaged, challenged and stimulated, to help fulfill a powerful mission, and to contribute to a noble purpose. We are incredibly proud of what Glenstone offers to those who create, appreciate, study, and otherwise participate in the world of art; and we are equally proud of what Glenstone offers to those who choose to join us in doing so. There is no better time than now to become a part of Glenstone. Position OverviewReporting to the Chef and the Sous Chef, the Line Cook provides direct hands-on production in the kitchen of the Museum Cafe. Under direction of the Chef and the Sous Chef, the Line Cook will provide support setting up the kitchen, receiving deliveries, preparing mis en place (eg chopping vegetables, breaking down meat and poultry, preparing sauces) for multiple stations prior to service, cooking and plating menu items during service, breaking down and cleaning the kitchen at the end of each day, taking inventory, and preparing for the next service. The cuisine at Glenstone is aligned with the Visitor Experience; unhurried, simple yet elegant, designed to nourish as well as delight the palate, and enhance the opportunity to repast and reflect. Art is essential at Glenstone, and this extends to culinary artistry. The menu will feature locally sourced, sensibly raised ingredients. This is a full-time position supporting the Cafe and Pavilion operations, focusing primarily on lunch service for visitors as well as museum associates. Desired Attributes & CharacteristicsWe are looking for a skilled technician and team player who will be energized by the opportunity to collaborate with the Chef and the Sous Chef to produce simple yet elegant seasonal menu items. The successful candidate will be dedicated to working with locally sourced, sustainably raised foods. The candidate will be flexible regarding working weekends and occasional evenings. In addition, we are looking for someone who can embrace Glenstone's core value of "Continuous Improvement" through an interest in professional development and a mindset that will strive to surpass our previous best efforts. Key ResponsibilitiesBe responsive to Chef and Sous Chef to optimize resource management, safety, sanitation, and speed of service.Work together with cafe attendants and dishwasher to service multiple venues.Uphold culinary standards and regulations, including adherence to established HACCP guidelines.Perform other related duties as required. Required Skills & ExperienceMinimum of 2 years of full-time experience in a full service, "from-scratch" kitchen, including experience as a line chef, restaurant cook, or prep cook.Flexible schedule, including weekend, and possible evening hours.Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions.Current SERV Safe certification and ability to maintain and enforce certification standards (Glenstone will provide ongoing training and certification).Able to lift to 50 lbs.Reliable transportation to Potomac, MD and a valid driver's license. Preferred QualificationsHigh level of reliability.Familiarity with menu costing.Allergen awareness training.Spanish language skills a plus. Salary & BenefitsAssociates are crucial to achieving Glenstone's mission and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We also provide a total benefits package that helps associates manage their health, protect their income, and prepare for their future. To promote collaboration and show appreciation to associates, Glenstone provides a weekly staff lunch, on-site health and wellness classes and volunteer opportunities. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; life, long-term and short-term disability and AD&D insurance, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA); a 401(k) retirement account with a matching contribution; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and tuition reimbursement. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to suit the candidate; however, this is a physically demanding position that requires vision, mobility and dexterity and being ambulatory.