Website Formaggio Kitchen
A gourmand's paradise doubling as a neighborhood grocer
Formaggio Kitchen has been an institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 40 years – a gourmand’s paradise doubling as a neighborhood grocer. Nationally, we are best known for our cheese selection, which includes many exclusive items imported directly from farms in Europe. Locally, we are equally well known for our kitchen and bakery production including sandwiches, panini and nightly dinners as well as cakes, cookies and a variety of other sweets – all made in house, from scratch and using the best (often local) ingredients.
JOB DESCRIPTIONThis position will manage our catering team, which produces beautifully arranged and tasty platters full of the products we sell in the shop, as well as oversee the prepared foods team.
Our kitchen produces a variety of hot and cold prepared foods everyday, from our daily sandwich board, to our cold case salads, our soups and our popular take-home dinner options. The chef in this position will not only execute the classic recipes on which we have built our reputation, but also have the creative liberty to oversee an array of prepared foods, using the high-quality ingredients we sell in our shop. We are looking for someone with both culinary and leadership skills.
Daily tasks will include all aspects of catering operations including production, ingredient and supply stock management, customer service and order processing. This position will help run the kitchen in line with health, safety and food hygiene regulations; plan and develop menus to increase sales; plan and execute holiday menus; maintain retail product inventory; and cater for special diets and nutritional needs.
The most important requirements for success in this role are:
Demonstrated culinary skills with a minimum of 2 years experience in the field
Able to effectively manage a team and coordinate with front of house
Excellent customer service
Great problem solving skills and ability to think on their feet
Great sense of urgency and organization
Capacity to work with a variety of personalities and strengthen the sense of camaraderie and teamwork
ServSafe certification is a plus.
Availability for shifts 7am – 4pm.
This position is : salaried, varies DOE, $40,000.00 – $50,000.00
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