A career at Hillstone, 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.
Restaurant Staff Positions
Individuals seeking staff positions including roles in service, bartending, front door hospitality, and culinary, are selected by the management teams at each restaurant.
Careers in Management
At Hillstone, 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.
The journey begins in one of our restaurants. Over the course of eight weeks, each candidate will receive hands-on experience as a server, bartender, greeter, prep/line chef, and more. Interspersed with these duties are frequent manager shifts, including work with our restaurant accountant, Culinary Manager and General Manager. Finally, manager trainees will complete a series of advanced projects in strategic areas including operations, systems, human resources and building sales. Feedback is frequent, candid, and fair, without the simplified grading systems and reductive evaluations found in corporate chains. We believe development is most powerful when it happens through intelligent dialogue and collaboration.
Our back-of-the-house programs substitute more in-depth chef training for front-of-the-house responsibility. Potential Culinary Managers at Hillstone 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. Hillstone welcomes candidates with culinary degrees who would prefer to pursue training with a front-of-house emphasis.
Hillstone offers a limited number of summer internships to exceptional candidates currently enrolled in their penultimate year of an accredited undergraduate institution. During this three-month paid program, interns will work through multiple functions of the restaurant with a specific focus on operations and service. Admission is highly selective, targeting candidates who want to get a jump-start on their careers with Hillstone.