RESTAURANT STAFF NEEDED

 

We are interested in growing our team and are in search of professional restaurant staff. The right person will be passionate about food and service and thoroughly enjoy creating outstanding experiences for our customers. As a Trusty Diner team member, you can be the smiling face that greets and serves the customers, or a cook who makes things happen in the kitchen. If you'd like to apply, please fill out the form below and let us know about you or drop by the diner for an application.

If you'd prefer to send us your resume, please email it to thetrustydiner@gmail.com

 

General Requirements:

You’re a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do. Communication skills are key - in other words, you should be comfortable talking to strangers.

 

You’ve got attitude – the right kind of course – and understand the need to be on time, all the time. With loads of energy, you understand that work is easier – and more fun – with some teamwork.

Jobs Available (click each for information):

PREP COOK (Part-Time)


We pride ourselves on beginning with fresh from scratch ingredients and creating a top-notch menu straight from our kitchen. We are looking for an experienced and passionate cook to help support our team. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience preparing fresh meals in a commercial kitchen, enjoys working in a busy restaurant environment and is capable of taking directions well and multi-tasking effectively. If you have restaurant industry experience, a passion for food prep and strong customer service, please submit an application with us today.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Measure and assemble ingredients for menu items
  • Collaborate with the Executive Chef to prepare meals during our dining hours
  • Maintain accurate food inventories
  • Properly store food items at appropriate temperatures
  • Rotate stock items as per established procedures
  • Restock kitchen for subsequent shifts
  • Ensure that the food prep area and kitchen are cleaned and sanitized at the end of your shift
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
  • 2+ years’ experience as a cook in the restaurant industry
  • Able to read and follow standardized recipes
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures
  • Mention "Alton Brown" anywhere in your application so we know you read this entire job posting thoroughly
  • Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere
  • ServeSafe Certification preferred but not required




WAITSTAFF / KITCHENHAND (Full-Time or Part-Time)


Our busy restaurant is looking for a friendly and competent server to make sure our diners have a memorable experience. Since the quality of our service is crucial to our success, the ideal candidate should possess clear communication skills, patience and attentiveness. You should be adept at working in fast-paced, unpredictable environments. You must be able to think on your feet and work well with the entire staff, from the cooks to the other servers. The successful applicant will be able to use the cash register, re-stock items, keep the diner clean and tidy, provide superior guest service and make certain the dining experience, from the food to the environment, meets the standards of our patrons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet customers upon entrance
  • Prepare dining tables by arranging condiments, kitchenware and decorations
  • Help patrons select dishes by answering questions about foods and drinks, describing house specials and identifying appropriate dishes
  • Take orders to kitchen staff and notify them of any special requests or dietary needs
  • Deliver food to guests in a timely manner and attend to the needs of guests throughout the dining process
  • Issue bills and obtain payment
  • Assist kitchen team when necessary. Might include: food prep for chef/cook as requested, help with inventory, polish cutlery, tidy up dishes, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • General math skills
  • Multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Great customer service, conflict-resolution skills and a commitment to professionalism
  • Inquisitive and eager to learn more about food preparation with fresh quality ingredients (or just a Food Network lover)
  • Mention "Bobby Flay" anywhere in your application so we know you read this entire job posting thoroughly
  • Ability to work on your feet for hours at a time
  • Excellent teamwork ability





ONLINE APPLICATION
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Are you a US citizen?
Ever been convicted of a felony?
Are you ServeSafe Certified?
Preferred Method of Contact

Please list each of your past employers or copy and paste your resume here: 

1. Company Name 

2. Phone Number

3. Address

4. Position you filled 

5. Duties performed 

6. Reason for leaving

7. and if it's okay to contact them for reference

And any additional information you'd like us to know about yourself.

LOCATION & HOURS

205 North Main Street

Water Valley, MS 38965

 

Tues, Thurs - Sat 11am - 9pm

Wednesday 11am - 2pm

RESERVATIONS

no reservations required

CATERING

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Please call 662-473-3140 or email us at thetrustydiner@gmail.com for more information.