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Kitchen Server

Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Kitchen Server at USC!

 

 Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!


Union Square Cafe is seeking a Kitchen Server to be an ambassador for our mission: To be the place in New York City where “Going out, feels like coming home”. A Kitchen Server at Union Square Cafe will excel at applying empathy to every guest they care for so they may create and maintain our guest’s loyalty, while ranking their teammate’s needs even higher. A Union Square Cafe Kitchen Server will be the backbone of the restaurant by facilitating the steps of service in order to produce efficiency in this fast-paced, multi-faceted, neighborhood cafe. This position actively embodies, inspires, & elevates USHG’s Family Values of Hospitality, Excellence, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Integrity. 

As a valued member of our team, your compensation will include the following benefits:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain an understanding of the proper steps of service required of all FOH service positions
  • Maintain mental athleticism for coordination with server and support team alike to ensure seamlessness of service
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates
  • Have a desire to build a base knowledge and understanding of classic cookery, wine, beer, and cocktails
  • Menu and beverage knowledge is kept current as menus evolve
  • Have a the ability to learn and maintain the Department of Health (DOH) food safety standards
  • Derives pleasure from providing hospitality

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Excellent Emotional Self Awareness under pressure while maintaining a graceful, warm presence.
  • Curious Intelligence to continue learning in the position
  • Open availability and a career mentality
  • Experience with opening a full service restaurant
  • The desire to join a New York City fine dining team in a service position
  • A Culinary and/or Beverage certificate/degree

Union Square Cafe will proudly operate under Hospitality Included, USHG’s non-tipping pay structure and career progression model.  Hospitality Included acts to close the wage disparity between the BOH and FOH, while keeping the FOH whole.  Hospitality Included provides a career progression model that activates growth levels within each position, for our team members to advance both financially and professionally.

Join Union Square Cafe for our re-opening and begin building your path for tomorrow’s growth, today!

Skills & Requirements Qualifications

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.