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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 85377
Industry: All
Employer: Venues Cafe
Job Tracking ID: 1380057985
Job Description:
Busy upscale restaurant is expanding staff for season and affords our best employees a great job 365 days each year. We do not overstaff the restaurant or impose inordinate tip outs...

Venues Cafe is often called "the most beautiful restaurant in Arizona. Our restaurant is an up-and-coming American Bistro restaurant, now starting its 4th Season, ideally located across from the botanical gardens, adjacent to the SunDial. We are serious in recruiting talented Servers looking to grow with us. The perfect candidate will have the experience and desire to entertain our guests, while providing Top Notch service...

This is an excellent opportunity for trustworthy person with a great personality and stellar appearance.

Minimum 2 years experience in a high quality/volume environment who understands and appreciates building relationships with our customers and the ability to adjust to a seasonal environment. We do not have a tendency to over staff the restaurant; Servers must have the ability to think on their feet and provide excellent service and manage up to at least 6 tables concurrently...

Our business has increased significantly and we need additional help. This busy restaurant in the center of Carefree has been said to have a Cheers kind of feel. Carefree is a great little town just north of Scottsdale, about 10 minutes north of the 101 & Scottsdale Road. Great customers; many of our "family" visit us several times each week. In addition, being in the center of Carefree brings huge tourist traffic.

We have immediate openings for experienced Servers. Some bartending experience a plus. Part time or full time schedule available, days, nights and/or weekends.


Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: Hourly, plus tips

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.

Host

The general job of a restaurant host is to meet, greet, and seat customers. Therefore it is an excellent entry-level job for someone without a lot of restaurant experience (or any). The host should be friendly and courteous, and also know how to handle rushes, waiting lines. A host should be an organized person who is comfortable multi-tasking.

Bartender

This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.

Dishwasher

This is usually an entry-level position in the business. While dishwashing isn't the most desirable job in a restaurant, it is one of the most important. It's always a good idea to be a little nicer to your dishwashers-- give them a free meal or a tip after a particularly busy night to keep them from walking off in the middle of a shift. Because, if they walk, there is a good chance the owner may have to finish the job! If an employee can stick out a few months in the dish pit, then they are worth bringing up through the ranks, since nothing else will help build character the way dishwashing does.

Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

Often, the first promotion a dishwasher gets is to busboy. This position is ideal for a high school student. The busboy is a gopher of sorts. His main job is to bus the dining room tables, however he can be conscripted by the cooks to fetch ingredients that are running low, or by wait staff to help make desserts or salads. The bartender may have a busser restock his coolers, if he doesn't have his own bar-back. Bussing positions are an excellent way to gain exposure to all parts of the restaurant business, and a good transition to either a front of the house or back of the house position.