Wishbone is a family owned, Southern comfort restaurant that has consistently served Chicago with homemade food and warm-hearted hospitality for more than 25 years. A pioneer of the West Loop neighborhood that is now among the city's richest food cultures, Wishbone is one of those rare, colorful restaurant experiences that succeeds by serving a delicious, comforting menu of scratch-made Southern favorites paired with a casual, convivial atmosphere; appealing to every generation and Chicagoans from every walk of life.
Compensation to include:
- base salary is competitive and will be set according to experience and demonstration of ability
- Health Insurance, Dental and Vision and Specialty Insurance included after completing 90 days of employment
- paid vacation
- Quarterly bonuses based performance
We are searching for an experienced Dining room manager that will be a good fit for our unique operation.
The ideal candidate is someone that:
- has experience working in both front of house and as well as bar experience
- is looking for a truly independent operation
- is looking for a reasonable schedule with competitive pay
- understands the challenge of entering a well established restaurant where some employees have been faithfully working for over 10 (in some cases 20) years.
You will be responsible for building a strong team, managing the daily operations of the restaurant, and creating an environment of fun, warm and relaxed hospitality. Candidates should have great organizational skills and comfortable with technology.
In addition to following policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing all staff, directing work assignments and allocating tasks.
Determining the systems to be used to maintain proper service standards.
Providing training to staff. - Monitoring and encouraging development of staff skills.
Enforcing company policies including policies relating to conduct of staff.
Appraising staff productivity and efficiency. Evaluating employee performance, providing feedback to employees and disciplining employees as necessary.
Interviewing, selecting and recommending the hiring, firing, advancement and promotion of staff.
Creating a positive work environment for all staff. Promoting cohesive teamwork between all employees.
Receiving complaints or grievances from staff and resolving disputes when they arise.
Opening and closing the restaurant.
Managing service of the restaurant approximately five shifts each week.
Monitoring and implementing legal compliance measures for Department of Health regulations.
Communicating service standards, procedures and systems to staff.
Performing manager specific duties as assigned, including management of beer, liquor, and wine programs, scheduling and staff education.
Communicating with Kitchen staff about all kitchen related issues, menu changes and updates relating to service.
Controlling the flow of service.
Dealing with guests' complaints as necessary..
To be considered for the position, please send an up to date resume, a cover letter containing what you are looking for as well as your recent salary history.
Competitive salary, Health Insurance (including dental & vision) bonus, paid vacation and growth opportunity.
Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs
Basic Floor Service
Experience in a High Volume Environment
Staffing / scheduling
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