Cambridge Winery-Lead Chef

Cambridge, WI Part-time $20.00/hour


Cambridge Winery was established in 2013 to produce quality award-winning boutique wines and to provide hospitality services that complement its tasting rooms and vineyards.  We now have two locations: our Madison Tasting Room,  which opened in November 2014, and our Cambridge Tasting Room & Event Center, which opened in February 2016.



The Lead Chef position will work closely with our owner and operator, being their right hand. You will be expected to work Friday & Saturday, including our Friday Night Fish Fries. Your duties will include prep and dinner service. The position will start at 15-20 hours per week with opportunities for full-time and increased hours come summer and banquet season in May. The pay is up to $20/hour, based on your skills and experience, and you will be working at the Cambridge Event Center.


Your duties include but are not limited to:
  • Prep duties for Friday and Saturday shifts

  • Lead cook while on duty

  • Comfortable ordering from suppliers when needed

  • Comfortable working the different stations of the kitchen

  • Open and regular communication with management and the owners

  • Closing down and cleaning up the kitchen

  • Dishes when needed (we all are part of this team!)


You are a confident chef who understands the importance of teamwork. You may have had formal culinary education or you’ve learned from years of experience behind the grill. If you have experience with weddings or banquets, that is a plus. You have an open communication style and your friends all say you’re incredibly reliable. No task is below you and you’re an eager learner when it comes to trying new things. 




  • 3+ Years of Cooking Experience
  • ServSafe® Certification
  • Knowledge of CDC and Dane County Food Safety Health Code
  • Valid US Driver’s License
  • 30% off wine purchases for self and immediate family

  • Tip Share available with scheduled events and occasionally from FOH daily service

  • Full-time is eligible for:

    • Health Insurance

    • Paid Holidays

    • Paid Vacations

EEO Statement

Cambridge Winery is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Cambridge Winery is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Cambridge Winery are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, age, creed, disabilities, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Cambridge Winery will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


This policy governs all areas of employment at Cambridge Winery, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination.



All offers of employment at Cambridge Winery are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and on all employees who are promoted, as deemed necessary and will be considered only as it may relate to the job you are seeking


This Job Description is subject to change at any time.


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