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 jobs@first-avenue.com.