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Employment

Our recipe for success is founded upon two simple ingredients: GREAT FOOD and GREAT PEOPLE!

Kicking it Up a Notch!

We are excited about the opportunities to welcome new employees to the team that has created our renowned restaurants.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be one of the top restaurant and hospitality organizations in the world, while providing a professional and dynamic work environment for our employees, and being mindful of our civic responsibilities in the communities in which we operate.

At Emeril's restaurants, we are a diverse group of people who are passionate about: Our Food, Our Guests and Our Company

Our Guest Service Philosophy

The restaurants of Chef Emeril Lagasse are comprised of people who are dedicated to providing the best possible food, service and ambience to our guests. The self-respect, pride and commitment that all employees possess is what makes our restaurants the successes that they are. Being better than you were the day before and continuing to learn everyday is the foundation that our restaurants are built upon. This foundation is apparent in every aspect of our restaurants; in the depth and layering of the flavor of our food, in personable and sincere service, and in our bold, yet unpretentious, design elements.

Personal service and attention to detail is what we're all about. Consistency. Personal service is name recognition and reading your guest to learn what dining experience the guest is anticipating during each visit to our restaurants. Attention to detail is going the extra mile to make sure all guests' needs are met.

Esprit de corps.

The most important aspect of our service is the team effort and attitude of working together. This means everyone striving for the same goal and the same standard of excellence. Believing in ourselves and understanding that we want the best for our employees and for our customers is the key to our success.

Our Mission For Our Employees

Our mission for our employees is to provide an exciting and great place to work. We strive to provide an environment where each employee understands that he or she is an integral part of our team, and that his or her contribution is critical to the success of our of restaurants. We make every effort to treat our employees fairly and with respect. We provide a workplace where employees have an opportunity to constantly grow and learn professionally from our outstanding team of directors and managers, and from each other.

Our Equal Opportunity Policy

All of Emeril's restaurants are committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment for everyone, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. We are committed to administering our personnel actions in accordance with applicable laws. This policy applies to all employment decisions, including hiring, promotion, discipline, discharge, or other employment decisions.

Positions

Emeril's Homebase

The corporate office in New Orleans - Homebase - handles most of the financial and administrative tasks of Chef Emeril's restaurants and other business concerns. Chef Emeril's office is located at Homebase, as are the Operations, Culinary, Finance/Accounting, Marketing, Merchandise, and Human Resources Departments.

Contact Us By Mail

ATTN: (Department)
Emeril's Homebase

829 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Contact Us By Phone

Emeril's Homebase:
Phone: 504-524-4241
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

The employees at Homebase include culinary writers and test kitchen personnel, accountants, marketing and publicity personnel, human resources representatives, merchandising personnel, administrative assistants, and other employees.

Restaurant Positions and Benefits

We are looking for people who are eager and positive, and who have an undying passion for providing the ultimate dining experience for every one of our guests.

Each of Emeril's restaurants is staffed by an incredible team of managers and employees. The managers and employees in each of Emeril's restaurants are employed solely by the restaurant in which they work. We are proud to currently provide an excellent benefits package.

Management Positions

The management teams in Emeril's restaurants generally consist of:

Front of the House

  • General Manager
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Dining Room Managers
  • Sommelier
  • Bar Manager
  • Office Manager

Back of the House

  • Chef de Cuisine
  • Executive Sous Chef
  • Sous Chefs
  • Pastry Chef

Emeril's restaurants' managers generally are promoted from within the ranks of our employees. In order to prepare potential management candidates for management, we have established a Management Development Program in each of the restaurants. Under this program, a limited number of employees are selected as management candidates. These employees receive hands-on training in key aspects of management in order to prepare them for possible advancement into management.

Management Benefits

Managers in our restaurants are offered challenging and rewarding opportunities. Our management benefits package currently includes:

  • Company paid health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance
  • In-House dining privileges during work hours
  • Five day work week (possibility of consecutive days off)
  • Two weeks (10 working days) paid time off immediately
  • Three weeks (15 working days) paid time off after two years as manager
  • 401k plan (eligible after one year of service)
  • Merchandise and dining discounts

Non-Management Positions

Non-management positions vary slightly from restaurant to restaurant, but may include:

Front of the House

  • Captain or Front Server
  • Back Server
  • Busser
  • Bartender
  • Bar Back
  • Reservationist

Back of the House

  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
  • Food Runner
  • Butcher
  • Pastry Cook
  • Dishwasher

Benefits Package

  • Opportunity to enroll in health, dental, and life insurance program (Company pays 50% of employee base coverage premium)
  • Eligibility for paid time off after one year of service
  • 401k plan (eligible after one year of service)
  • Merchandise and dining discounts
  • Management development program (for eligible and selected staff)
  • Pre-shift meals

Restaurant Employment

Persons interested in applying for employment in one of Emeril's restaurants can complete employment applications at the restaurants, as follows. We do not currently accept unsolicited resumes for Homebase positions.

Please visit EmerilsRestaurants.com for individual restaurant contact information.