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Front Waiter (Wine Focus)


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted June 29, 2022.

The Alinea Group is actively looking for a full-time Front Server to join our team in Chicago.
This position is ideal for someone who wants to learn and grow within a fine dining restaurant group.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to (please note, this begins as a food runner position):

  • Experience within a Michelin star environment strongly preferred
  • Prepare dining room and mise en place for service
  • Accomplish all assigned side work throughout shift
  • Work under guidance of managers and chefs
  • Present food and drink to guests – wine knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Study and learn elements of each dish in order to add to guest experience

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Learns all menus, including all ingredients and techniques, in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Maintains complete familiarity with the particular service pieces or signature presentations.
  • Sets up room before service, including seating area, credenzas, and side stations.
  • Delivers all courses to guests when they arrive in the dining room.
  • Communicates all course descriptions to guests.
  • Upholds Alinea service standards while serving wine and alcohol to guests.
  • Stores and maintains bottles, glassware, and service pieces accurately.
  • Assists Alinea Wine Team with inventory and organization of wine stock.
  • Presents and participates during continuing education courses as requested by management.

Steps to Apply:

  • Send in your resume for review
  • Schedule phone interview with Human Resources

  • Competitive hourly wage beginning at $20.50-23/hr
  • Medical, vision, dental and life benefits available on the 1st of the month following full-time employment.
    • 50% company contribution to single HMO during first 2 years of full-time employment, 100% contribution available after 2 years.
  • Paid time off
  • 401(K) with a company match up to 4% of deferred earnings.
  • CTA/Ventra discount available after 1 month of full-time employment.
  • Employee Dining Discount, 20% to any Alinea Group restaurant.
  • Referral Bonus Program Available.


The Alinea Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, veteran status, life experiences and ideas. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and strive to provide an inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

Must be eligible to legally work in the United States. We use E-Verify.

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you require an accommodation protected by law, please email HR.

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