There are more than a few out-of-work chefs at the moment, but there are some great opportunities to be found, and this is one of them. One of the world's outstanding restaurants, former number 1 on the World's 50 best Restaurants list, Daniel Humm's Eleven Madison Park is hiring, and they're looking for managers to run their restaurant dining room and kitchen, according to a post on Instagram.
"Are you an experienced, motivated, and passionate restaurant professional ready to join the best team in the world? We are looking for Managers to lead our kitchen and dining room teams — so if you have a commitment to excellence and a passion for delicious cuisine, we want to hear from you," said the post.
The city of New York returned to indoor dining a couple of weeks ago, and the pent-up demand for people wanting to eat real food in a real restaurant means restaurants like Eleven Madison Park can look forward to a full reservation book from now on.
The former partnership between chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara - gastronomy's dynamic duo - was dissolved before the pandemic struck last year, with Humm taking the full stake in their Make It Nice group. Guidara left for pastures new, yet to be announced, while Humm steered the restaurant through a difficult period of lockdown, reopening, more lockdown, and pivoting to delivery. Humm and EMP also worked with NYC non-profit ReThink Food to help feed the needy in a time of crisis.
Thankfully it looks like normal service is resuming at EMP one of the city's flagship restaurants. It seems New Yorkers still have an appetite for things Made Nice.
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