Front-of-House Staff

Website Short Stack Eatery

*Kitchen experience is preferred but not required — we are willing to teach from the bottom up and hire on positive attitude and willingness to learn.
*All current applicants must have availability throughout the summer.

Key Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 60lb and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to navigate a high-stress, high-intensity environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Positive, upbeat attitude and willingness to learn


  • Preparing food for service — (e.g. chopping vegetables, assembling ingredients and preparing batters and sauces according to restaurant recipes, cooking meat, etc.)
  • Setting up, stocking, and cleaning stations with necessary supplies
  • Cooking food items specific to individual station (e.g. pancakes, savory items, eggs)
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Experience working in restaurant industry and acquiring skills specific to the kitchen (understanding cooking methods, knife skills classes, new ingredients, etc.)
  • Contributing to peer development, acquiring communication skills to manage fellow team-members and work as a cohesive group.
  • Opportunities for creative input (suggesting new ideas/recipes for our blind special.)

Pay rate: $15/hour + tips

Short Stack is now open the following hours:

Thursday-Sunday  7am-10pm

*Because of our hours, schedule flexibility/willingness to work a variety of shifts is preferred. We are currently hiring for all shifts from Wednesdays through Sunday. On Wednesdays, the restaurant itself is closed however there are morning and afternoon shifts available for prep & set-up.

*Hours & days of operation are subject to change as COVID protocols continue to evolve.

At Short Stack, we hire hustlers. We hire people who solve problems on their feet, who work well in teams, and think differently.

Our interview won’t be your typical job interview. We don’t care where you went to college, where you’re from, or where you live. We want to know what you’re most proud of. How you handle conflict. Whether you own up to your own mistakes. What environments you thrive in. If you can move your ass at 3 a.m. when there’s a line of customers out the door.

You own your story. We don’t care if you have a criminal record. If it doesn’t affect your ability to do your job, it’s none of our business. You have agency over your own story.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, please apply by filling out our Online Application below. Or if you prefer, pick up an application in person at 301 W. Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53703. We look forward to hearing from you.


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