Earlier today, a server at a restaurant in Chengdu, China shocked a customer who found a cockroach in his salad by popping the insect in her mouth. We're not quite sure whether that's bad or truly excellent service (swift cockroach disposal?), but, however gross, it shouldn't dissuade you from seeking out a job at one of the many restaurants seeking to hire new staff.
From sushi chefs to Starbucks managers, you can find a job in virtually any cuisine imaginable. And while the food industry is notorious for underpaying its workers, you still hear of the occasional waiter or bartender making tips by the fistful--or having this happen to them.
Click through to check out today's restaurant jobs, all currently hiring.
1. Restaurant Manager, Subway
Salary: $28,500 - $32,000
Description: Maintains overall management responsibilities for the Subway Restaurant. Directs, coordinates, and participates in preparation, cooking, wrapping or packing food serviced or prepared by Restaurant, collecting of monies from in-house or delivery customers, or assembly food orders. Directs food preparation personnel to ensure food adheres to standards of quality to maintain cleanliness of restaurant and equipment. Coordinates activities of workers engage in keeping business records, collecting, and paying accounts, ordering or purchasing supplies, and delivery of foodstuff to retail customers.
2. Sushi Chef
Average salary: $28,060
Description: Responsible for preparing side and sushi items for our guests in accordance with Benihana’s portioning, recipe and service guidelines. Primarily works in front of guests while preparing foods at the sushi bar. Monitors and ensures the portioning of foods prepared at the sushi bar and maintains the cleanliness and sanitation of the sushi bar and equipment.
3. Cook, Smashburger
Average pay: $8.93/hr
Description: Ensure that each guest receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting and acknowledging every guest, maintaining outstanding standards, solid product knowledge and all other aspects of guest service. Maintain an awareness of all menu items. Accurately and efficiently process POS transactions and accurately maintain all cash and media at the POS. Respond appropriately to guest concerns and communicate guest requests to management.
4. Kitchen Manager, Golden Corral
Median salary: $47,107
Description: In this role as Kitchen Manager, you are responsible for food production and operating the Back-of-the-House using Golden Corral products, recipes, procedures and company systems to ensure that the standards for quality food, recipes, and cleanliness are achieved for our guests. As a member of the restaurant operations management team, you are also responsible for the restaurant’s overall operations, including food quality, production, safety, and labor in absence of the General Manager and Hospitality Manager.
Median salary: $44,598
Description: The Sous Chef is responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of cooks and all workers engaged in preparing and cooking menu items. Establishes menu forecasts based on customer counts or business forecasts, previous experience of dates and holidays. Responsible for posting the menu forecast for all kitchen team members to review. Reviews staffing levels to maintain budget levels of employment and delegate’s authority or assigns duties to all staff as necessary. Assists and advises upper management in developing staff, interviewing new hires, completing the hiring process, and all evaluations. Verifies that all portion sizes, quality standards, departmental rules, policies, and procedures are maintained by kitchen staff, and supervises the production of all food items.
Average salary: $18,150
Description: Maintains a Guest focus while performing duties. Assumes 100% responsibility for quality guests' experience. Takes food and beverage orders from guests. Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with the Restaurant's standard drink recipes. Learns the names and personally recognize our regular guests. Record drink orders accurately and immediately after receipt into the register system.
7. Store Manager, Starbucks
Average salary: $49,720
Description: As a Store Manager, your Starbucks store will be an important part of the local community. You'll help your store partners make connections with the customers they see every day. You'll lead your store's operations, staffing, customer satisfaction, product quality, financial performance and team development. Best of all, you'll help your team create a welcoming environment.
Average pay: $4.49/hr (plus tips)
Description: Your primary responsibility is to anticipate our customers' needs and provide each one with a positive dining experience. We hope that you will be able to exhibit genuine hospitality to your customers and have team spirit towards your fellow Carrabbamico employees.
9. Produce Buyer
Median salary: $58,336
Description: Ideal Candidate will be a highly knowledgeable produce buyer preferably from a produce / food service wholesaler or chain supermarket / club warehouse. Must have previous experience purchasing all types of produce products, ability to create strong vendor relationships and possess demonstrated negotiation, communication and organizational skills.
10. Food Production Manager, Perkins Restaurant
Average salary: $34,300
Description: Manages the heart-of-the-house operations; responsible for achieving planned sales and profit levels for the restaurant through the implementation, management and enforcement of company policies, procedures, programs and performance standards. Provide direction to back-of-house staff, ensuring execution of all employee duties to guarantee maximum guest satisfaction and a quality work environment.
Salary info via Glassdoor, Indeed, and Salary.com.