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

Are you hungry to achieve excellence?

Are you seeking the tools to realize the highest version of “you”?

Do you seek a career path which promotes upward mobility?

If so, apply for our Dishwasher/Porter position today!


Union Square Cafe is seeking a Dishwasher/Porter to be a part of the team of this renowned New York City dining venue.  A Union Square Cafe Dishwasher/Porter is an ambassador for our mission: To be the place in New York City where “Going out, feels like coming home”.  A Dishwasher/Porter at Union Square Cafe will excel at working hard as a team to keep cooks and chefs supplied with the dishes and cookware that produces the food our guests come back for!  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

Candidate Capabilities:

  • Able to execute the cleaning of dishes and cookware during service
  • Able to maintain excellence in a fast-paced environment
  • Has a passion for driving the success of the restaurant with addressing and resolving any facility or stewarding needs that may arise 
  • Maintain Mental athleticism and coordination with teammates to produce an efficient, productive dynamic
  • Ability to think critically but also possess the skill to follow directions                  
  • Have the ability to be trained on and follow the Department of Health (DOH) standards

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Excellent Emotional Self Awareness under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • A strong work ethic and resilient attitude
  • Confidence in effectively communicating any inconsistencies to Sous Chefs and teammates
  • 1 year New York City restaurant experience in a porter, stewarding, or maintenance position

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.

  • Starting wage is $13/hr. with room to level up
  • Health, dental, vision, paid time off, matching 401(k) and more!
  • Opportunities for career growth with Union Square Cafe and other USHG restaurants
  • USHG Career Counseling
  • USHG Learning, Development, and Enrichment opportunities

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


  • Lavar Platos – automático o a mano
  • Limpiar los ollas – a mano
  • Revisar y sacar la basura
  • Limpieza absoluta cada noche
  • Mantener el orden y limpieza requerida por el Departamento de Salud Pública

Compensación y Beneficios

  • Tiempo completo por hora (50 horas/semana)
  • Beneficios de salud
  • Beneficios de transportación
  • Tiempo Libre Pagado
  • Clases de Ingles


  • Ser capaz de levantar 50 lb. y pasar la mayoría del día estar de pie
  • Debe ser rápido
  • Tener una actitud positiva y profesional hacia sus colegas


  • Experiencia trabajar en un restaurante es ideal
Skills & Requirements Qualifications