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Earls Kitchen + Bar Overview

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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Unknown
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-owned chain of 66 restaurants throughout North America. While our roots are in Canada, we’re moving and shaking across the border, expanding into new and exciting markets on the regular. It’s a sign of what we’re ... Read more

Mission: To deliver irresistible food + drink and an engaging experience to every one of our guests.

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    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Earl's on Fir for 5 years from 1996 to 2003. The restaurant was in it's prime, and we were the 5th highest revenue restaurant in BC. It was one of the best kitchens I've ever worked in.

    It's 20 years since I was hired there, and what I learned at Earl's has stayed with me for my entire life, spanning two incredibly different and successful careers.

    What I learned at Earl's there isn't space to write out, but something that I took away that I'll never give up is working with passion. If you have a job to do, find something you love about it, and do it with passion.

    Earl's has an extremely strong management program, and their guiding principles are peerless. Earl's employee training programs are consistent, comprehensive and valuable in varied fields.

    Cons

    Maintenance of the meritocratic approach to promotion must be adhered to to ensure that all employees are consistently treated and have equal opportunity for advancement.

    Not really a con, but: I'd advise to focus on the food more than the ambiance that Earl's has been trying to sell in recent years. I've lived in Australia for the last 7 years and all the Canadians that I am friends with, and even Canadians that I meet here, all, consistently critique restaurants with the ideal result being "like Earl's".

    Bottom line is: people don't remember girls in short skirts. They remember consistent, delicious food and (not) being mad about the service. Focus on the food to stay relevant. Quality never goes out of style.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Interviews

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Earls Kitchen + Bar (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I applied in person at a non-busy time, was interviewed and hired on the spot. They said they liked that I had over a year of serving experience, was very happy when I came in, and looked confident. Make sure to apply in person for any serving jobs!

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Company Updates

  • "Create a problem of an extraordinary future and watch how it changes what you see." - Mo Jessa, President Earls Kitchen + Bar: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIQ33

    Achieve an extraordinary future by creating context

    The lesson this week came from my business coach. To maintain the energy required to achieve an extraordinary future, I have to recreate this future in words and actions everyday. This was a massive insight. The future I want is actually my context. As we learn in leadership development at Earls, "context is decisive."

  • "For any outcome you want, there is a way of being and acting that can get it for you. You just have to be willing to do it." - Mo Jessa, President Earls Kitchen + Bar: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIQNQ

    Be willing to do the work to get the outcome you want

    If we start with such caveats, we have little chance to build lifelong relationships. When people ask me for advice on how to deal with failure, I always go back to the same adage: "For any outcome you want, there is a way of being and acting that can get it for you.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
  • 50 Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2013

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