Common Job Openings

Entry-level workers and career professionals may discover fulfilling job opportunities with local restaurants. Many chains offers extensive employment opportunities for both part-time and full-time associates. All positions require associates to possess friendly, customer-focused attitudes.

Server

Restaurant servers interact with guests and provide speedy and courteous service. Key job duties include memorizing and reciting daily specials, taking and delivering orders, refilling drinks, and handling cash and processing payments. Servers must remain attentive to customer needs and provide prompt service. Many restaurants offer wine, so servers need to have the ability to open and pour bottles properly. Hiring managers look for friendly, upbeat servers with good teamwork skills. Servers earn minimum wage base pay and may take home all tips earned, as well.

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Team Chef

Team chefs expertly craft dishes to meet quality and presentation standards. Workers follow recipes to prepare and cook signature dishes and ensure dishes move out of the kitchen in a timely manner. Team chefs must maintain a clean and organized work atmosphere and follow all health and safety guidelines. Hourly pay rates for team chefs fall between $12.00 and $15.00.

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Cook

Cooks work in busy kitchens and follow company recipes to produce fresh, home-style meals for guests. Workers prepare ingredients and operate cooking equipment to create menu items. Additional job duties include cleaning work stations and maintaining inventory. Cook jobs usually require applicants to hold high school diplomas, previous culinary experience, and the ability to work a variety of shifts as needed. Pay scales typically hover between $11.00 and $14.00 an hour.

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Host / Hostess

Hosts greet customers at the door and offer appropriate seating arrangements. Other job responsibilities include booking reservations, logging walk-in parties in the guest book, and distributing menus. When necessary, associates clear tables, wrap furniture, wipe down menus, and assist with beverage service. Hosts and hostesses generally earn between $10.00 and $12.00 an hour.

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Management

Consisting of various supervisory and managerial job titles, the typical management team works under the leadership of the restaurant general manager. Primary job responsibilities include hiring and training entry-level workers, setting employee schedules, supervising work shifts and assigning daily jobs to hourly associates, handling personnel issues, and ensuring total customer satisfaction. Managers also develop and execute plans to increase sales, monitor and order inventory, communicate with franchise owners and corporate officials, and maintain business records. Managerial candidates must possess high school diplomas and previous supervisory or restaurant management experience. More advanced management positions often carry additional hiring requirements. Annual salary options for abc Country managers generally range from $25,000 to $65,000, depending on job title, experience, and location.

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