Server - Next Restaurant

  • The Alinea Group
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Next Restaurant constantly explores the world of cuisine, changing our prix fixe menus and dining experience completely every four months.

The ideal candidate must be able to effortlessly multi-task, possess great communication skills, and enjoy the learning aspects of food and beverage; with a goal of working and growing career in the hospitality industry.

To be noted, this is a full-time position; please be willing to work 40-50 hours a week. Also to be successful, candidates should have familiarity with Next Restaurant by visiting our website and reading reviews.

Compensation is hourly.

Steps to Apply:

Send your resume and tell us about your specific interest in The Alinea Group!

Schedule a pre interview


The Alinea Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, veteran status, life experiences and ideas. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and strive to provide an inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

Must be eligible to legally work in the United States. We use E-Verify.

You must be COVID-19 fully vaccinated. Per CDC guidelines, you are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after receiving your final dose.

If you require a reasonable accommodation protected by law, please discuss with the HR department.



Focusing attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous.

Promoting positive relations with all individuals who enter or exit the restaurant.

Exercising good judgement during service challenges with guests.

Thinking clearly, quickly, maintaining concentration, and making concise decisions in pressure situations.

Ability to prioritize, organize and follow up.

Ability to focus attention to details.

Ability to stay focused on assigned section throughout service observing and seeing to guest needs.

Ability to maintain confidentiality of guest information and pertinent restaurant data.

Ability to perform job functions with minimal supervision.

Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.

Ability to relay instructions, delegate work to co-workers as needed, and follow up if required.

Maintains complete knowledge of all menus, including all ingredients and techniques used, including, but not limited to: Current prix fixe menu food items

Current prix fixe alcoholic beverage items

Current beers, both in bottle and on tap.

Current wines by the glass.

Working knowledge of all spirits on current menu


Prior formalized guest relations training.

Prior formalized restaurant server training and experience.

Ability to use restaurant Point of Sales system and other computer systems.

Successful techniques to suggestively sell food and beverage items.



Competitive hourly wage starting at $21.50-22/hr

Medical, vision, dental and life insurance

Paid time off

401(k) with up to 4% match

Ventra transit benefit

Employee dining discount

Daily staff meal

Major holidays off