Cotogna is an award-winning chef-driven Italian influenced restaurant with a focus on product and guest hospitality. Cotogna is a part of a small collection of unique establishments From Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk that also includes Quince, Tusk Events and Verjus.
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At Cotogna, we are passionate and believe in the power of service and hospitality. We do not serve out of obligation but because we are a group of professionals who have chosen to pursue hospitality as a profession.
In collaboration, with the restaurant’s General Manager and Chefs, Cotogna is seeking a Service Manager to lead and manage all facets of the FOH operations, service and to assist with the wine program.
In this role, the ideal candidate would manage and execute service and improve upon culinary, hospitality and service standards, and advance the education and performance of our staff. Candidate will be responsible for FOH training, bar program and daily operations. Candidate must have the ability to lead and inspire staff, and display a commitment to quality and hospitality.
Ideal candidate would be a skilled, career-minded individual who is passionate about product, hospitality and education. Knowledge and curiosity about and for Italian wine and food is key as well as the confidence and ability to lead high energy, volume driven services.
A minimum of two years of experience in fast paced hospitality management as well as a minimum of one year in fine dining hospitality management.
Excellent Communication Skills (verbal/oral/listening) and Leadership Skills
Fluency in excel and word
Food & Beverage knowledge with a solid understanding of Italian and California wines, spirits and regional Italian cuisine
The position has growth potential and ability to explore a number of career opportunities within Cotogna and its affiliated Three Star Restaurant property, Quince, and the newly opened French wine bar, Verjus.
Health, Dental, Vision, 401k
Classic Food / Wine Service
Classic Wine Service Knowledge
Event Management / Organization
Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment
Experience in a High Volume Environment
Food / Beverage Pairing
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Part of Chef Michael Tusk
Cotogna is a celebration of rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas.
Located in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Cotogna ('quince' in Italian) is a casual, lively venue and a compliment to the adjoining Quince Restaurant, Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining establishment.