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Waiter (Waitress)


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

The Aviary is hiring for Front of House Runners to join our team in Chicago. The ideal candidate must be able to effortlessly multi-task, possess great communication skills, and enjoys the learning aspects of food and beverage. This is an entry level opportunity.

Compensation is hourly.

Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Maintains knowledge of current day reservations, including People of Note (PON), Dietary Restrictions, or other special instructions, via pre-service meetings.
  • Sets up room before service, including seating area, bar area, side stations, and patio (when applicable).
  • Maintains complete knowledge of all menus, including all ingredients and techniques used.
  • Runs all food or drinks to the dining room.
  • Maintains complete knowledge of table/seat numbers.
  • Maintains complete knowledge and complies with all TAG and the Restaurant s policies and service standards.
  • Maintains positive guest relations at all times.
  • Greets and acknowledges all guests.
  • Anticipates guest needs and responds promptly.
  • Accommodates all requests for information courteously.
  • Takes direction from Chefs.

Steps to Apply:

  • Send in your resume for review.
  • Schedule phone interview with Human Resources and Hiring Manager.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn and hold objects with hands.
  • Must be able to work on your feet for at least 8 hours.
  • Fast paced movements are required to go from one part of the restaurant to another.
  • Must be able to move, pull, carry, or lift at least 35 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch and climb as required.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, bend and climb stairs for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, reach, push, twist, walk, crouch, and squat.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Hourly wage beginning at $19.50-20/hr.
  • Medical, vision, dental and life benefits available.
  • 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.

You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If you require a accommodation protected by law, please contact HR.

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