Mission: To deliver irresistible food + drink and an engaging experience to every one of our guests.
I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time
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.
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.
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Earls Kitchen + Bar (Burlington, ON (Canada)).
Walked into Earls with my resume in hand. I was granted an interview right away. First interviewed with a floor manager then the general manager right after. Offered the job on the spot. Started work 2 weeks later.
"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
"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