Line Cook
Island Inn

Live and work on Monhegan Island - Maine's most famous home of lobstermen & artists

Breathtaking 1 sq mile island, 11 miles off the rugged, beautiful coast of Maine


Line Cook

Island Inn
Monhegan Island, Maine
$13.00 / hour
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in about 2 months (May 15, 2020)

The Island Inn is an iconic seasonal hotel (established in 1907) and restaurant located 11 miles offshore of Mid-Coast Maine on beautiful Monhegan Island - an unspoiled nature lover's paradise of woods, cliffs and rocky shores, and a small community of lobstermen and working artists. Most of Monhegan Island is preserved as a conservation area with 12 miles of hiking trails around the highest headland cliffs on the East Coast and endless rocky coves.

The Island Inn has 32 guest rooms and an artist residence (Zimmie’s).  In addition, the hotel operates an in-house 60 seat fine-dining restaurant and a free-standing café, the Barnacle. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to very loyal hotel guests and the public, providing a unique take on coastal cuisine paired with a magical setting. We passionately utilize the bounty of the coastal terrain, as well as cultivate our own gardens and greenhouse producing a variety of organic/heirloom produce and micro-greens. 

Our kitchen and restaurant staff is at the heart of our continuous effort to offer superlative food quality and the highest level of gracious and personal guest service.  We believe in treating each member of our staff with respect and kindness so that they can do the same for our guests, many of whom have been staying with us for decades.  As a Line Cook, you will be expected to collaborate with your kitchen teammates to help create a dining experience that is both familiar and fresh for long-time guests and Island diners.

Most of our staff are outdoor enthusiasts, artists, musicians, and world travelers. Join us for a summer of fun and good work in a truly unique location!


We're searching for a skilled, energetic, highly-motivated Line Cook with a passion for hospitality, fresh ingredients and fine foods who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

Responsibilities will include food preparation tasks as assigned by the Head Chef and Sous Chef, including food preparation, stocks and other basic tasks, as well as protein fabrication, soup and sauce making and other techniques. Will clean work area and kitchen during and at the end of shift; assist with receiving deliveries to the kitchen. Must be able to take direction and follow recipes. Will work in a supervised environment.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

Required Experience: 

  • Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of food preparation
  • Must be able to perform in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Minimum of 2 years of Line Cook experience at multiple stations in a fine dining establishment
  • Must be able to commit to working the entire 2020 season - Friday, May 15, 2020, through Monday, October 12, 2020

If you enjoy a friendly work environment, creative space, and breathtaking nature, we encourage you to apply. Our remote location requires that you live on the premises. Housing and meals are provided at no charge.
Please note that someone in a Line Cook position averages 10 hours per week OT at time-and-a-half, plus free housing and meals (currently valued at an additional $5 to your hourly rate).

How to Apply

Check out our site to learn more about our hotel and Monhegan Island. To apply, please email a brief cover letter, resume, and references.








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