Culinary Jobs of the Week: July 5-11, 2011

By on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

After a hot dog and hamburger binge, the latter part of this week is devoted to cuisine of a higher sort, or a higher purpose.

1. Arguments are no doubt common in most restaurant kitchens, but this job includes conflict of an entirely different kind. Conflict Kitchen, a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh, serves food from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Period. Current iteration is Iranian cuisine; next up is Afghanistan, North Korea and Venezuela. If you can serve up discussion points for international peace as well as you can whip up a Reina Pepeada, click here.

2. Danny Meyer’s Maialino in NYC seeks line cooks with a “passion and respect for food.” The Roman-style trattoria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Love, love, love the kitchen.

Working in Maialino's awesome cucina.

3. Bistro Jeanty in Yountville (Napa Valley) needs a chef de cuisine and they are VERY specific about what they don’t want. Independent fine dining experience only–no hotel, corporate or country club chefs need apply. Deep knowledge of French cuisine essential. Speak French? Even better.




Written by Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is an editor, writer and owner of Toque.


  1. Liz Weinmann says:

    Dearest Erika,

    A similar but sweeter construct to a restaurant kitchen that serves foods from countries with which the U.S. is in conflict is the storyline of one of Anne Tyler’s most beloved books, “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” – which is headed by a chef whose mother was the worst cook on the planet, and barely fed her kids. That’s why he became passionate about cooking well. The sweet thing is that all the cooks who work at The Homesick Restaurant get to make the foods they are homesick for – so the menu is an amalgam of homesick selections featuring Chinese, Indian, “Californian” or “New Yawkah” – depending on the workers’ preferences. It is my favorite foodie novel of all time.

  2. Erika Kotite says:

    I’ve got to read that book again. Thanks for the reminder, Liz.

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