Alden & Harlow is looking for a manager to help lead our growing restaurant group. Located in the iconic Casablanca restaurant space in Cambridge, Alden & Harlow pays homage to Chef Michael Scelfo’s roots by making each ingredient shine, and ultimately, cooking from the heart. In September 2016, Conde Nast Travelernamed Alden & Harlow one of the “Best Restaurants in the World.” In 2016, the James Beard Foundation honored him as a semifinalist for Best Chef Northeast. In 2016, Bostonmagazine honored Alden & Harlow with Best Restaurant: General Excellence.
An ideal candidate will have a genuine love for food, beverage and our industry along with the ability to share that enthusiasm with those around them, guests and staff alike. Strong leadership, organization and communication are key components of the position along with an ability to multi task.The most important aspect of the job will be floor management ofa 180 seat, bustling restaurant which requires a keen attention to detail and dining room flow.An ideal candidate lives for the rush of smoothly maintaining a busy and energetic dining room while making guests as happy as possible and going the extra mile.Our team is hardworking, mature and dedicated. While we take what we do seriously we are not pretentious and strive for a fun yet hardworking environment. Work hard and be nice has always been our motto and we would love to meet job candidates who relate to that philosophy. Experience is a plus but we are willing to train an experienced restaurant professional looking to take the next step into management.
Part of Michael Scelfo Restaurants
For much-loved and -lauded chef Michael Scelfo, Alden & Harlow, is an incredibly personal endeavor. The subterranean restaurant, his first solo venture, opened in the Brattle Street spot that housed Casablanca for fifty years in early 2014. Designed to recreate the vibe in Scelfo’s home kitchen, the dining room features vintage pieces, used and worn cookbooks, kids' artwork and maple butcher-block tabletops that all come together to create a warm and cozy dining experience.
The menu at Alden & Harlow also takes inspiration from the humble, unpretentious food that Scelfo prepares for friends and family when he’s cooking at home. While there are larger format plates available, the offerings mostly defy categorization as appetizer or entrée. The seasonal small plates are perfectly shareable and trying a few different menu items is encouraged.
The bar program at Alden & Harlow reflects the restaurant’s overall philosophy with market-driven drinks and house-made infusions and syrups. The team has culled a small but impactful list of whiskeys, as well as a small but highly curated beer list. And the wine list has plenty of crowd-pleasing favorites and harder-to-find gems.