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Save our Sauce: Job openings and ways to help local restaurants

Check here for a link to the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, and to find an extensive list of job openings at our local establishments.

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, garconglobal@gmail.com

Treehouse Tavern: 820 College Ave, Cleveland      

Hiring line cooks, seasonal servers and hosts                                                   Contact: treehouse820@gmail.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, ophwoodmere@sbcglobal.net

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: info@vitimankandie.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 

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