First Avenue, the Twin Cities’ premier entertainment venue and music promoter, is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individuals for FT Line-Cook, FT Prep-Cook & PT Prep-Cook at The Depot Tavern. These positions are required to be detail-oriented, focused, and can work quickly and efficiently with distractions in a fun and fast-paced environment. The right candidate should have relevant experience in these as related to restaurant and hospitality. A passion for music is a must, as this position works directly for The Depot Tavern, First Avenue & 7th St Entry, Turf Club, and Palace Theatre, as well as other special events and festivals. This position reports directly to the Kitchen Manager.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with the creation and delivery of excellent guest service
  • Maintaining a proper self-expectation of quality in the work performed
  • Assist with preparation and execution of quality scratch products
  • Responsible for maintaining a high level of organization and preparedness
  • Ability to read and write a prep list
  • Able to work late nights for closing shifts (FT Line and Prep Cooks) Early mornings for PT Prep Cook
  • Maintain a quality positive attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to help with dishes during down or slow periods of time

Job Requirements

  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a full-time relevant position
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a scratch kitchen
  • Excellent communication skills required. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as well as diligent attention to detail
  • Must thrive in a team environment, but be able to take initiative and work independently
  • Must be highly organized, detailed-oriented, and excited to work in an all-hands-on-deck team environment
  • We value motivated, creative, innovative folks
  • Be prepared to proofread
  • Must have a passion for music, and diversity in musical taste, the arts, and entertainment

We Offer

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health, Dental, and 401K benefits after 90 days
  • Health savings & flex savings medical accounts available through company benefits
  • 10 vacation days + sick/safe time days + birthday is a paid holiday
  • Paid holidays as identified by First Avenue
  • Fun and pleasant work environment
  • Downtown office on many bus lines and blocks from the light rail

This is an hourly position with the potential to become a full-time, exempt position. The position will often be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to normal business hours.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to