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Assistant Server

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

 

Make an impact as an Assistant Server at Union Square Cafe!

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 an Assistant Server to be an ambassador for our mission: To be the place in New York City where “Going out, feels like coming home”.  An Assistant 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 assistant server will be an expert at supporting and 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. 

Service periods will include Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner

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 seamless service
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates

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
  • 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 general knowledge and understanding of Department of Health (DOH) food safety standards
  • Derives pleasure from providing hospitality
  • 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
  • 1 year New York City fine dining experience in a service position
  • A Culinary and/or Beverage certificate/degree

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.