How to Get a Restaurant Job

Some restaurants want culinary school education for people who work in the kitchen, but most offer entry-level positions such as a dishwasher, table cleaner, or food prep worker. You can use these entry-level positions to gain experience and eventually transition to another position. Some restaurants provide on-the-job training for kitchen or waiting jobs. Another option is to gain experience in a casual restaurant before applying to work in a fine-dining restaurant. To become a bartender you can either apply to become a support bar back and learn on the job, or pursue classes offered by local schools. Restaurant managers either have extensive job experience or have completed a degree program.

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