If you have a dynamic personality and are looking for a fun, high volume, fast-paced work environment, come join our team. The Waterfront Cafe has a strong culture of great service, food and finance, so we are looking for people who are passionate about all of these bottom lines.

Our seasonal positions run May through September and are 35-40 hours a week (holidays and weekends included).  AM and PM shifts are available.


Qualified applicants should send a PDF copy of their resume along with (2) professional references to:       eat@waterfrontcafechicago.com 

WATERFRONT POSITIONS

HOSTS (starting @ $11.00 per hour) 

SERVERS (starting @ $6.10 per hour + tips) Qualified candidates must have experience in high volume service and possess a commitment to the highest levels of customer service. They also must pay great attention to detail of the culinary/product knowledge and be a team player.  Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required.   BASSET certification is also required.

FOOD RUNNERS (starting @ $10.00 per hour + tips )  A Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required.

BARTENDERS (starting @ $10.00 per hour + tips) A Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required. BASSET certification is also required.

LINE COOKS  (starting @ $15.00 per hour)  The people in these positions must have strong culinary skills, the ability to follow recipes, respect for food quality and food safety, and excel in a fast paced environment. A Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required.

DISHWASHER /BUSSER (starting @ $12.00 per hour)   A Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required.

EXPERIENCED FLOOR MANAGERS (starting @ $18.00 per hour)  Must enjoy a fast paced environment, heavy customer interaction, be positive, a good problem solver and able to jump in where needed. Knowledge of beer, wine and spirits and an understanding of the daily workings of a restaurant/bar a must. Duties will include hiring and training of FOH staff, floor management during service, ordering, POS management, scheduling, opening and closing of the restaurant, and overseeing live music performers and special events.  A Food Handlers' Permit or license according to state/local regulations is required. BASSET certification is also required.

 

Food Handler and/or BASSET Certification Permits are not required during the initial interview process, but a copy needs to be on file on the first day of employment. Persons who already have a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate do not need a Food Handler Permit. It is the responsibility for employees to initially pay for their training (permits are their property and are good for 3 years).

*Food Handler Permit Law requires all food handlers in the state of Illinois have ANSI Accredited Food Handler Training starting July 1, 2015.  A food handler is defined by law as a person who works in a food facility and performs any duties that involve the preparation, storage or service of food in a food facility. This includes most restaurant jobs, including servers, chefs, head chefs, head cooks, cooks, bussers, bartenders, dishwashers, hosts, and hostesses who handle food and supervisors, such as the general manager or managers. 

** A new law takes effect on July 1, 2015 requiring all on-premise alcohol servers and bouncers in Cook County to attend BASSET, and for ALL Illinois BASSET cardholders to renew their certification every three years.

BASSET certification, Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training was created by the State of Illinois to teach sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages the importance of serving alcohol responsibly. Bartenders, waiters, and their managers, who complete this training, are more successful in stopping underage drinking and in recognizing the signs of intoxication..

2018 NEW HIRE INFORMATION

 POLICY AGREEMENT & CHECK LIST FORM

2017 EMPLOYEE MANUAL

FORM FEDERAL W4 (2017)

FORM ILLINOIS W4 (2017)

I-9 EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION

ILLINOIS FOOD HANDLER PERMIT CERTIFICATION*

ILLINOIS BASSET ALCOHOL CERTIFICATION**

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE |  Fundamentals of Responsible Alcohol Service