Careers At Eataly USA

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Backwaiter (Seasonal)

Department: Pizza Pasta
Store Location: Chicago



Founded in Italy in 2007, Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace. At Eataly, you can Eat a meal at restaurants or quick-service counters, Shop for the ingredients, and Learn through classes and tastings. Eat Better, Live Better! Eataly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Backwaiter facilitates memorable dining experiences through the delivery of superior guest service and hospitality. Reports to the Restaurant Assistant General Manager.

  • Observes and ensures all guests are satisfied with the food and service
  • Communicates with hosts, captains and management to maintain efficient service and guest satisfaction
  • Serves water, bread and olive oil/butter to guests and replenishes/refills as needed
  • Clears and resets tables in between each course
  • Brings dirty dishes to the back of house area and sorts dishes, glassware and silverware for disposition
  • Stocks and organizes linens in the dining room and service station
  • Assists captain in serving guests non-alcoholic beverages and draft beers
  • Polishes and restocks china for front of house use
  • Maintains a clean and organized restaurant; completes designated side work and assists other team members
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned



  • 1+ year of restaurant experience
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • High school degree or equivalent preferred



  • Availability to work a flexible scheduling including nights and weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, including standing, walking, bending and squatting




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