Union Square Hospitality Group
At Union Square Hospitality Group, our employees come first. Our mission is to nourish individuals, businesses, and communities through the practice of Enlightened Hospitality. This unique approach puts our employees first, because we believe that attracting, hiring, and nurturing the right people is what sets our businesses apart. We aim to find “51%ers”, individuals who embody our Family Values of Excellence, Hospitality, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Integrity.
We’ve created some of New York City’s most beloved and celebrated restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Marta, Daily Provisions, Tacocina, and more. Each USHG business offers a different path to challenge our employees’ abilities, expand their skills, and reward their contributions, all in an atmosphere that celebrates excellence and growth. We invest in our employees through robust training, mentoring, leadership development programs, and an educational curriculum that touches on every aspect of the hospitality industry, including culinary, service, beverage, and finance courses.
As a team, we’ve earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, as well as numerous other media accolades. Our family of restaurants has consistently appeared on Zagat’s Most Popular list, with Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern having occupied the #1 spot fifteen times, collectively. Our support for hunger relief organizations like City Harvest and Share Our Strength, and civic organizations such as NYC & Company, Union Square Partnership, and the Madison Square Park Conservancy, continue to play an important role in our organization and with our staff.
We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K, flex pay, life insurance, employee dining program, paid vacation and parental leave. USHG provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Follow the career path of a few USHG Leaders:
- John Ragan: http://culinaryagents.com/career/timeline/john-ragan
- Lena Ciardullo: https://culinaryagents.com/career/timeline/lena-ciardullo
- Michael Anthony: https://culinaryagents.com/career/timeline/michael-anthony