Livin' the Dream

You'll spend a lot of time at work, so you may as well enjoy it. That's what we think anyway, and we're committed to providing the best and most sought-after hospitality jobs in Madison.

We take pride in running the best restaurants in town and giving our employees a great place to work. At Food Fight we have a passion for outstanding hospitality, and if you share that passion we'd like to meet you.

Assistant Manager

The Assistant Manager is responsible for maintaining excellent customer service and hospitality throughout all levels of front of house service. General duties can include hiring FOH employees, training, scheduling, labor and cost control, daily deposits and bookkeeping work and other duties as assigned by the General Manager. Applicants should have previous restaurant management experience and possess an outgoing personality, positive attitude, a strong commitment to team building and be able to provide a positive work culture for employees.

Banquet Server

  • Fresco

  • Market Street Diner

  • Steenbocks

Banquet Server – The banquet server is responsible for the proper set up and take down of events, assisting with food and beverage service, and ensuring that each guests’ needs are attended to. A banquet server’s duties can vary greatly depending on each individual event booked. Candidates must be detail orientated, friendly, and have the ability to stand for long periods of time.

Baker

The baker is responsible for preparation of a variety of recipes including breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, pies and other baked goods. Duties will include measuring, mixing and preparing ingredients while using a variety of baking tools and equipment. Bakers must maintain compliance in food handling, sanitation and cleanliness.

Barback

  • Dlux

The Barback assists the Bartenders in preparing the bar for service such as stocking ice and garnishes, changing kegs, emptying trash and bussing empty glasses at the bar. The Barback assists with beverage orders, side work and other duties as assigned to ensure that guest needs are fulfilled. Applicants should have previous restaurant and or bar experience, current Bartending License and possess an outgoing personality, positive attitude and commitment to working well within the FOH team.

Bartender

  • Fresco

  • Johnny Delmonicos

  • Tex Tubbs

  • Catering a Fresco at Overture

  • Brunch Club

  • Cento

The primary responsibility of the bartender is to ensure all guests receive excellent beverage service. General duties can include direct bar service to guests as well as assisting server beverage orders, side work and other duties as assigned to ensure that guest needs are fulfilled. Applicants should have previous restaurant and or bar experience, current Bartending License and possess an outgoing personality, positive attitude and commitment to working well within the FOH team.

Banquet Bartender

  • Steenbocks

The banquet bartender is responsible for the proper set up and take down of events, assisting with beverage service, and ensuring that each guests’ needs are attended to. A banquet bartender’s duties can vary greatly depending on each individual event booked. Candidates must be detail orientated, friendly, and have the ability to stand for long periods of time.

Busser

  • Avenue Bar

  • Bluephies

  • Market Street Diner

  • Brunch Club

The busser is responsible for ensuring the proper set up of various areas of the restaurant for service. A busser’s duties generally include monitoring and clearing tables, cleaning and setting tables for service, bringing dishes to the kitchen, cleaning up any spills or messes on the dining room floor, cleaning and refilling condiments and working with other members of the FOH team to ensure guest satisfaction. Candidates must also be detail oriented, friendly and have the ability to carry dishes, dish tubs, trash containers and stand for long periods of time.

Concerts on the Square

  • Bluephies

Seasonal catering staff for summer and fall. Position could lead to work at any of our restaurants depending on performance. Experience is not required but a background in customer service is a bonus as well as experience working in the restaurant industry. We are a highly versatile catering company dedicated to providing top notch customer service, outstanding food and unique, individualized events. Each event will be at a different location and be dependent upon guests' specifications. Job duties include but are not limited to; banquet set ups, tending to cleanliness of rooms, serving plated meals, serving family style buffets, passing appetizers, breaking down banquet set ups, light food preparation, water service, tending cash registers at larger outdoor events. This position requires Saturday availability as well as availability for the following events: Concerts on the Square running June to August. (Wednesday or Thursday evenings based on weather) Monona Festival on July 3 and July 4 Taste of Madison weekend.

Counter Person

  • Hubbard Ave Diner

Prepare shakes, slices of pie and other desserts. Assist Host and Servers. Thursday Nights, Saturday Days, Saturday Nights and Sunday Nights

Delivery Driver

  • Market Street Diner

The delivery driver's primary objective is to deliver products to customers in a courteous, friendly, and timely manner. Duties include taking, entering, and checking orders for accuracy. Other duties may include washing dishes, preparing of various foods, and supporting the restaurant operations as needed. Candidates must have their own vehicle, clean driving record, and have proper automobile insurance.

Dishwasher

  • The Coopers Tavern

  • Craftsman

  • Hubbard Ave Diner

  • Tex Tubbs

  • Catering a Fresco at Overture

  • Brunch Club

  • Cento

This position reports to the Kitchen Manager or Executive Chef and requires excellent organizational, decision making and problem solving skills. General duties include washing and sanitizing of dishes and cookware and overall adherence to Back of the House Operating Systems to remain compliant with requirements for food handling, sanitation, and cleanliness.

Host

  • Avenue Bar

  • Bluephies

  • Dlux

  • Eldorado

  • Hubbard Ave Diner

  • Market Street Diner

  • Steenbocks

  • Brunch Club

  • Cento

The host or hostess serves as the first point of contact for customers and therefore is one of the most vital roles in the restaurant. Responsibilities include greeting and seating guests, as well as maintaining the waiting list. Other duties may include answering the phone, and booking reservations. No experience necessary, but a friendly personality, patience, and the ability to multi-task are a must.

Kitchen Manager

The Kitchen Manager’s main responsibilities include assisting in menu changes and development, interviewing and hiring kitchen staff, training and evaluation of kitchen staff. The Kitchen Manager will also be responsible for food ordering, stocking, quality control, maintaining excellent sanitation standards and other duties as assigned.

Line Cook

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  • Avenue Bar

  • Bluephies

  • The Coopers Tavern

  • Craftsman

  • Dlux

  • Fresco

  • Hubbard Ave Diner

  • Luigis

  • Market Street Diner

  • Steenbocks

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The line cooks tasks include setting up their station for service, maintaining product presentation, quality and cook time standards and preparing all menu items according to recipes and presentation specifications. Other responsibilities might include daily food prep, cleaning and sanitizing work area, and other duties as assigned by the sous chef or executive chef. Line cooks must practice exceptional safety, sanitation and food handling skills in all aspects of the job. Strong organizational skills preferred.

Morning Server

  • Dlux

  • Brunch Club

Server for Breakfast/Brunch M-F starting at 6:30am

Prep Cook

  • Brunch Club

The prep cook tasks include completing assigned kitchen preparation lists, setting up their station for service, and preparing all menu items according to recipes and presentation specifications. Other responsibilities might include cleaning and sanitizing work area, and other duties as assigned by the sous chef or executive chef. Prep cooks must practice exceptional safety, sanitation and food handling skills in all aspects of the job. Strong organizational skills preferred.

Runner

  • Avenue Bar

  • Brunch Club

The runner’s primary goal in the restaurant is to run food out to customers in the dining room and bar areas. They must be able to lift trays that can weigh 30 pounds, and be able to consistently deliver food to the correct customer. Additionally, some expediting duties can be included, as well as a small amount of bussing and other table maintenance. The runner is a support staff, and they are here to ensure that everything runs smoothly and food is delivered in a timely fashion.

Sous Chef

  • The Coopers Tavern

  • Johnny Delmonicos

  • Steenbocks

  • Catering a Fresco at Overture

This position reports directly to the Executive Chef and requires excellent organizational, decision making and problem solving skills. Candidates will have a strong background in communication and leadership with supervisory experience preferred. General duties include food planning and preparation, scheduling and supervision of staff, and adherence to Back of the House Operating Systems to remain compliant with requirements for food handling, sanitation, and cleanliness.

Server

  • Avenue Bar

  • Bluephies

  • Dlux

  • Eldorado

  • Fresco

  • Luigis

  • Steenbocks

  • Tex Tubbs

  • Brunch Club

  • Cento

The principal objective of the server is to provide excellent customer service and ensure that each guest has a superior dining experience. Duties include taking and delivering orders, providing information on the menu and specials to customers, performing side work, and ensuring each guests needs are fulfilled. Applicants must possess an outgoing personality, positive attitude and work well as part of a team. Familiarity with local food and beverage culture desired. Previous serving experience and knowledge with point-of-sale systems preferred.

Shift Manager

  • Avenue Bar

  • Hubbard Ave Diner

  • Market Street Diner

  • Steenbocks

  • Brunch Club

  • Cento

The shift manager is primarily responsible for leading and directing FOH staff in all aspects of dining room service. A shift manager’s duties general include communicating with both FOH and BOH staff to ensure proper service, handling and correcting customer complaints, train and direct FOH staff on all levels of service, prepare customer checks and accept payments, and other duties as assigned. Candidates must be detail oriented, friendly and outgoing with the ability to lead by example.