August 28, 2014

Cool Restaurant Jobs

Where do you like to eat? What’s your favorite restaurant? How many restaurants are located close to where you live? When you go in or walk by a restaurant is it typically busy? Restaurants across the US and around the globe are constantly filled with people looking for a bite to eat or drink.

The food and beverage industry covers a wide variety of restaurants. They cover different menus, preparation styles, prices, atmospheres, and goals. From fine dining to fast food, nearly everyone goes out to enjoy a restaurant once in a while. It’s a multi billion dollar industry that has been successful for centuries. Yes, restaurants come and go, but people are always looking for a good meal, fancy snack, or cup of joe.

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At some point almost everyone works in a restaurant of some kind. It may be a fast food joint, a sandwich shop, an ice cream parlor, a classy bar, a beachside grill, a five star bistro, a sports bar or pub, a cafeteria in a national park, a ski lodge, or a busy coffee shop. How many of these establishments have you visited lately? Every restaurant needs guest service focused workers to cook food, serve customers, and clean up.

Think about all of the different restaurant jobs available in the restaurant industry:

  • Greeters
  • Bussers
  • Dishwashers
  • Waitstaff and Servers
  • Baristas
  • Sommeliers
  • Sous Chefs
  • Executive Chefs
  • Prep Cooks
  • Bartender
  • Managers
  • Cooks
  • Bakers
  • Hosts

If there are restaurants near you, you can find jobs like these. You can also find these jobs at most restaurants around the world. Lodges, resorts, casinos, hotels, national parks, cruise ships, franchise restaurants, grocery stores, airports, and fine dining establishments are always in need of people like you. For most people, restaurant jobs are a stepping stone job that pays the bills for a while. For others, it’s easy to make a career in the restaurant industry.

The restaurant industry is a great place to look for entry level jobs opportunities. Many restaurants offer training and since there is a high turnover rate, there are often opportunities for advancement. Many restaurants don’t pay extremely well. That is why most workers in this niche depend on their tips. Remember that tipping practices vary all over the world. You may make more money working in New York City than you will in New Zealand.

With a bit of restaurant experience under your belt, it’s also realistic to dive into opening up your own restaurant. There are many franchise opportunities in the restaurant industry. Or if you have the drive and know-how you can even open your own unique restaurant.

People will always need and enjoy food and drinks. It’s a niche that isn’t going anywhere. There are opportunities in every nook and cranny of the world. Why not find a job working in a restaurant?

Start your restaurant job search on JobMonkeyJobs today!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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