Opened in 2013 by chef and owner Ignacio Mattos, Estela offers a charming-but-edgy experience, located just above street level on Houston in SoHo. Described as “bold, bright, layered, playful, and surprising”, Estela’s cuisine toes the line between comfort and experiment, familiarity and exploration. Estela currently seeks a General Manager passionate for its cuisine, beverage program and community; who can express a mentoring, education-focused style of leadership; and who is able to balance the many demands of this dynamic position.
Understanding the personnel, operational and financial demands of a restaurant are an essential foundation. Moreover, a successful candidate is able to efficiently synthesize information, prioritize tasks and oversee their completion, and manage demands on the go in order to ensure smooth operations.
Additionally, a General Manager on our team must understand the following:
Guest experience is our highest priority. Our team must ensure that all service staff are able to guide each guest through their experience and upholding service standards.
Company culture and staff education are integral in our development. We believe that our employees are our greatest resource. Creating a diverse and informed team and providing all of our staff with the tools and information they need to serve our guests is essential.
Communities are essential to our success. We welcome an endless variety of people through our doors every day. Whether they are purveyors, staff, guests or a new neighbor we depend on them. In order to continue growing, we actively seek ways to engage and embrace that community.
You will work closely with the Chef de Cuisine to ensure all service and financial objectives are achieved. Additionally, you will be adept at leading and developing your team.
Proven restaurant management experience, 3-5 years at GM level preferred
Passion for creating incredible guest experience
Emotional intelligence with a desire to grow your leadership skills
Organized approach to managing yourself and your team
Attention to detail
Potential and ambition beyond this role
Quarterly bonuses, Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
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Estela is a restaurant in downtown Manhattan from chef Ignacio Mattos. Set one floor above Houston Street, it is a bistro at heart, taking familiar ideas like tartare, ricotta dumplings, burrata on toast, fried rice, and steak, and presenting them in new, satisfying ways. The bar is open late, and you can come in for just a glass and a small bite, should you feel like it. Now in its 5th year, Estela has earned numerous accolades, including a place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and two stars from bothNew York Magazineand the New York Times.