Line Cook
Brand: Blue Smoke
Req#: 518912
Updated: 12/09/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Blue Smoke BPC (255 Vesey St. NY, NY)
Category: BOH Savory
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Line Cook at Blue Smoke!


Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York's most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta, and Porchlight to name a few!  

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first 
  • Must have knowledge of common ingredients used in kitchens and a desire to continue to expand their repertoire
  • Display and retain knowledge of equipment use, sanitation and basic maintenance
  • Share in responsibility of seeking guidance if training has not been reviewed
  • Responsible for maintaining properly sharpened knives and tools and exhibit at least average knife skills in speed and accuracy to maintain a professional line cooks’ workload
  • Consistently ensuring that station Mise en Place is excellently prepped, seasoned and cooked to the standards taught by Blue Smoke's culinary leadership team
  • Write and properly prioritize the day’s prep list to ensure a smooth-running service and confidently communicate any deviations from expected quality of ingredients and timing of duties
  • Through the family value of Entrepreneurial Spirit, thoughtfully communicate any questions or ideas that might allow positive evolution of station operations
  • Open availability
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have a basic understanding of professional cooking, knife handling skills, and food safety
  • Recipe knowledge required
  • Be fully aware of, and conform to, Department of Health requirements to run an A-level kitchen
  • Culinary Degree a plus but not required
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