How to Hire Restaurant Workers:
A step-by-step guide to hiring top restaurant talent.
Hiring for your restaurant.
Post your vacancy on job boards.
Post a well-written job ad on local and international job boards
Once you have created a shortlist of candidates, invite them for a formal interview.
Verify food safety certifications and other credentials that workers would need before they can be hired.
Hire the best applicant(s).
Once you have interviewed your candidates and checked their credentials, offer them the position.
Your new restaurant employees will need training and system onboarding before they can be set to work.
Tips and Best Practices:
Have a detailed job description.
A detailed job description will help to answer a potential job applicant's questions before they speak to you, and manage their expectations. You can use our job description template as a guide to writing your job description.
Be willing to train.
Experience is important, but you may not be able to find a candidate who has the exact pairing of skills and experience that you are looking for. However, if they are willing and able to learn, be willing to train them on anything that is unique to your restaurant.
Hire applicants who live close to the restaurant.
By hiring candidates who live near your restaurant, you'll ensure that staff members are available to pick up extra shifts or come in early on short notice.
Conduct a background check.
Employee background checks may seem unnecessary, but they will help you to verify all of the information that the job applicant gives you.
Ask knowledge-testing questions.
During the job interview, ask questions that will test a job applicant's knowledge about their own role in the restaurant and the type of cuisine that you serve. This will help to demonstrate their experience and attention to detail. You can get some ideas from our Interview Questions to Ask article.