A career at Vandelay, whether in management, the culinary arts, or professional service, is one that rewards individuals who have a deep respect for learning and a commitment to becoming the best at one’s profession. We seek people who choose high standards as a guiding principle and who are fulfilled by the essence of a service based culture.
Individuals seeking staff positions including roles in service, bartending, front door hospitality, and culinary, are selected by the management teams at each restaurant.
At Vandelay, you will immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment, where daily standards and rigorous feedback help you develop into the leader you want to become. If your strengths include taking action, critical thinking, creativity, and grace, we encourage you to apply.
Our back-of-the-house programs substitute more in-depth chef training for front-of-the-house responsibility. Potential Culinary Managers at Vandelay generally pursue one of two tracks: one which leads to detailed operating responsibilities for a particular restaurant, and the other which culminates in an Executive Chef role. While the latter tends to attract candidates with formal culinary education, such training is not required for consideration. Vandelay welcomes candidates with culinary degrees who would prefer to pursue training with a front-of-house emphasis.
Vandelay offers a limited number of summer internships to exceptional candidates currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate institution. The three-month paid program is essentially a miniature version of our management training program, in which the intern will work through the multiple functions of the restaurant. The internship also includes a summer-long project, jointly created between the intern and General Manager. Admission is highly selective, targeting candidates who want to get a jump-start on their careers with Vandelay.