CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published story
We have seen the ups and downs of the restaurant industry over the past year. Shutting down completely, shifting entirely to take out and other creative means just to keep their businesses afloat, and now- dealing with the unknown of trying to get back to normal.
But we know two thing about this industry; that “normal” for these restaurants is still a ways away, and that they will never give up in trying to provide all of us with memories, full bellies, and dedicated service.
WKYC’s Save our Sauce initiative hopes to continue that mission, and now we’re tackling one of the biggest issues the industry is seeing: a shortage of workers. There are two things that could help solve this problem.
You can donate now to the Ohio Restaurant Relief Fund to keep the lights on. You can click HERE to do that.
Or if you’re looking for work or know someone who is, you can refer this extensive list we’ve put together of restaurants looking for employees. You’ll see the eateries broken down by county, the jobs they’re offering, and how to get in touch. By donating or inquiring about these jobs, we can continue to enjoy Cleveland’s robust restaurant scene, grow it even more, and put food on the table for those who work so hard to put it on ours.
And tune into 3News on Thursday, July 1, as we highlight the successes of the industry, the behind the scenes costs and measures restarants take to stay open, why workers aren't coming back, and what it will take to break even for our local restaurant scene.
Slyman's Tavern: Orange, Mentor, Independence
Hiring: Front of house and back of house positions Contact: click here for a link to apply
Flannery's- Downtown Cleveland
Hiring: servers, bartenders, kitchen stafff, bussers
Contact: In-store walk-ins welcome
Geraci's: 29425 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike
Hiring: General Manager Contact: 216-831-1595, ask for Marty or Bucky, or stop in for an application
Garçon Global Catering
Hiring: bartenders and servers, $15 per hour
Contact: 216.410.3681, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treehouse Tavern: 820 College Ave, Cleveland
Hiring line cooks, seasonal servers and hosts Contact: email@example.com
Parnell's Pub: Cleveland Heights: 12425 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights
Hiring: bar help, weekday and weekend shifts available
Contact: Apply in person
Original Pancake House: 28700 Chagrin Blvd. Woodmere
Hiring servers, hosts Contact: (216) 292-7777, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prost at Lenau Park: 7370 Columbia Road Olmsted Falls
Hiring: server, bartenders for restaurant, banquet staff, kitchen line cook, Sous Chef Contact: Donaucleveland@gmail.com
North High Brewery: 2814 Detroit Ave, Cleveland
Hiring: back of house staff
Contact: Walk-ins welcome, or visit this link.
Il Venetian: 100 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland
Hiring: servers, bussers, runners, and a bartender Click the link to learn more and apply
Muldoon's Saloon and Eatery: 1020 E 185th St, Cleveland
Hiring: bartender, server, busser, dish, and line cook Contact: message the restaurant page on Facebook, call the restaurant, or visit in person to complete an application.
Greenisland Restaurant: 25517 Eaton Way, Bay Village
Hiring: bartenders Contact: Apply in person
Vitiman Kandie Cafe: 1400 E 105th St, Cleveland
Hiring: cashiers, smoothie makers, cooks Contact: email@example.com
The Wild Goose- 4144 Erie St, Willoughby
Hiring: line cooks
Contact: apply in-person
Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza: Great Lakes Mall- 7850 Mentor Ave #390, Mentor, OH 44060
Hiring all positions Contact: (440) 255-2625, ask for Chris or Jeff
Papa's Brickoven Pub, Green
Hiring servers, bartenders, kitchen staff, and server assistants. Contact Lance Houston: 330-704-6260
Courthouse Inn: 116 W Lincoln Way, Lisbon
Hiring kitchen staff, waitresses, bartenders Contact: Brooke Keys at Courthouse Inn: (330) 870-4216