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Captain at Benno

Captain at Benno

BennoMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (TIP Pool/Gratuities)
Expires: Aug 24, 2019


3 years

Job Details

BENNO seeks an experienced restaurant CAPTAIN to join our exceptional team of service leaders.

A Captain at Benno is responsible for setting the stage for the dining experience a guest will have and is responsible for the guest experience by providing prompt, attentive table service and by being all - knowing regarding our menu, beverage, and wine offerings. The server is energetic, enthusiastic, highly motivated and passionate about hospitality, food and beverage. This person will be a role model for the restaurant to both guests and peers, and holds themselves accountable. This role works with a strong attention to detail and directs the activities of their support staff to ensure an unparalleled dining experience.

This role guides the guest beyond the simple service of food and beverage, but through an unparalleled dining experience.

The ideal candidate:

  • 3-5 years of fine dining service experience as a lead server or Captain in restaurants of similar caliber.
  • Knowledge of Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and wine is preferred.
  • Applicants must be guest-service oriented, friendly and outgoing, hardworking, team oriented, and able to perform with detail and finesse. 

We seek individuals who pursue this career as a passion and a profession. 

We are a team of hospitality professionals committed to creating extraordinary experiences for our guests and staff. Our mission is to operate a financially responsible organization in an environment where work feels good.

Respect for our team, guests, partners, purveyors and our environment.

Empower our staff to think and act on their own with a Sense of Urgency. 

Pride ourselves in providing generous hospitality, distinctive cuisine and exceptional service.

Mentor, we encourage personal and professional Development.

Embrace the daily challenge and have fun. We are all in this together!

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership Discounts
  • ZipCar Rental Discounts
  • Family Meal Provided
  • On site Educational Classes

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Invest Hospitality LLC –is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Invest Hospitality, LLC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Employees must maintain the confidentiality of all company and customer information and must not discuss such matters outside of Leonelli Restuarants, LLC.   Tact and discretion must be used in all dealings with all customers and potential customers to maintain a positive image Leonelli Restaurants, LLC.

Compensation details

Gratuities, Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Options & Lifestyle Wellness Package

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Considered one of the top chefs in the country, and recognized for his dedication to quality and craftsmanship, Jonathan Benno’s career spans more than three decades, having worked in some of the world’s finest restaurants.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, the spirit of his cuisine has been cultivated through his mentors including John Farnsworth, Michael Mina, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio, and Thomas Keller, who helped shape his philosophy about food and dining, and instill in him the drive to settle for nothing less than excellence. Benno spent six years as the Chef de Cuisine of Per Se, during which time he helped earn the restaurant three Michelin stars and four stars from the New York Times, and was named a Food & Wine Magazine “Best New Chef.” Most recently, Chef Benno spent six years at the helm of Lincoln Center’s Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante, where he gained critical acclaim for his contemporary Italian Cuisine.

Recently awarded 3 Stars by the NY Times, Benno is a fine-dining restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine. The menu focuses on the area where Italy and France meet at Liguria and Provence, as well as highlights additional regions along the Mediterranean coast. Says Benno, “There may be some spices from Morocco, Espelette pepper from Spain, and wine from Sicily—the beverage program will also explore the unique wines & spirits from these provinces."

The newly restored landmark the Evelyn Hotel, located in New York’s vibrant NoMad neighborhood, is home to BENNO; shared with two other distinct, yet complementary concepts: Leonelli Taberna, a casual Roman trattoria, offering all-day dining; Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, an authentically Italian inspired bakery and café.

Having assembled expert culinary, beverage, and service teams—many of whom are alumni of Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante—these three projects represent the culmination of Chef Benno’s life-long dedication to the hospitality profession.

INVEST HOSPITALITY is a responsible boutique investment firm specializing in the acquisition, growth and development of hospitality brands and assets

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