Culinary Jobs of the Week: February 13-20, 2012

By on Monday, February 13th, 2012

Ever wondered what the job title is for standing on a sidewalk waving a sign? (No, not picketer.) The kind of sign shaped like a pointing finger for new condos, or maybe even a costumed gig dressed as a chicken or a giant pickle.

It’s called several things. “Sign Dancer.” “Costume Waver.” “Sign Spinner.” “Flyer Team.” Going rate is $10/hour. Does it really boost business? Judging by the fact that the profession has become clearly defined (some gigs require “former sign spinning experience”) and energetic spinner pros are everywhere, I’d say it must be effective. And now on to some other opportunities.

Click on this image to find out more about Boerne, Texas.

1. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has been around since 1971 with 40 or so restaurants across the country. Richard Melman is credited as being one of the first to create casual/upscale themed restaurants (like Tokio Pub, Eiffel Tower and Reel Club). This eating empire is looking for a few good sous chefs at several of their restaurants including Everest. It’s a great opportunity to work with Chef Jean Joho but knowledge of classic French cuisine is de rigueur.

2. You probably don’t need classic French cuisine knowledge for this chef/culinary manager job in Boerne, Texas. But you better love home cooking, small towns, and dreaming up food events that serve the community. Sound like your kind of place? Help Old No. 9 Depot & General Store become a cool new store/restaurant concept.

3. Meanwhile, back in the big city, a new American restaurant called Prandial in NYC’s Flatiron District  is looking for a head chef/general manager who can take it “from one star to two.”

Written by Erika Kotite

Erika Kotite is an editor, writer and owner of Toque.

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  1. Mark Moreno says:

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