Wait Staff – Graze Restaurant – Iowa City, IA

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Graze Restaurant

We Are Always Hiring!
Restaurant Stars of the Future

We teach people the restaurant business from the ground up and give them a real career, and we don’t charge a penny for it, in fact we pay you while you are learning.

Are you looking for a “Full Time” career in the restaurant business?

Are you looking to become a “Professional” cook, waiter or bartender?

Do you want to work in a “Culture of Learning and Excellence” where every team member strives to be their very best – everyday?

Do you have aspirations of being a “Business Owner” someday?

What if there was a place in Iowa City that had an “On the Job Training Program” for cooks, waiters, chef’s, restaurant managers and business owners?

Would you be interested?

We Build Restaurant Professionals
Graze has been in downtown Iowa City since 2007.

We will be moving to an amazing new 16,000 square foot location across the street from Kinnick stadium in 2020. Our goal is to build the best restaurant & catering service in Iowa.

We are looking for serious people to join our team today, so we can both be prepared for the big move in 2020.

Stair Step Training: We have an excellent hands on training program where you start at the beginning and learn the restaurant business, step by step, one bite at a time. You can move through our training at a speed that fits your talent and ability.

Caution: Graze is NOT for everybody.
We have very high standards and expectations. Graze is a serious place for serious people – character and work ethic are a must!

Graze Alumni: Many of our people have moved on to some incredible positions as Chef’s, Bartenders, Restaurant Managers, Restaurant Owners, Business Leaders, and Entrepreneurs.


We hire nice people who have the servant mindset and hospitality gene. Then, we teach you the skills to become a professional waiter, host, bartender and dining room manager.

If you want to work in a professional dining room and learn the service craft this may be the right opportunity for you.

The ideal candidate should have the following abilities, credentials and experience:

Be a People Person

Have the Hospitality Gene

Full Time Availability

Serious Work Ethic

1 Year Restaurant Experience

3 Excellent Professional References

Current Iowa Driver’s License

IPACT Certification (available on line)

Serve Safe Food Handlers Certificate (available on line)

Bar Starts or Bar Smarts Certificate (available on line)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour


  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance


  • Restaurant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • Servers Safe Food Handlers Certificate (Required)
  • IPACT Cerification (Required)
  • Bar Starts or Bar Smarts Certification (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Working Days:

  • Tuesday (Preferred)
  • Wednesday (Preferred)
  • Thursday (Preferred)
  • Friday (Preferred)
  • Saturday (Preferred)

Application Question:

  • Can you provide 3 Excellent Professional References?

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips

Work Location:

  • One location

Tip income:

  • Yes

Pay Frequency:

  • Weekly

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative


  • Weekends required
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift

Company’s website:

  • grazerestaurant.com

Company’s Facebook page:

  • @grazeiowacity

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No