Local restaurant group HOUSEpitality Family is looking to fill 250 positions in the coming months for two new restaurants opening at Chesterfield Towne Center, Island Shrimp Co. and Casa del Barco with weekly job fairs that begin today. Both restaurants plan to hire 125 people prior to opening.
Island Shrimp Co., HOUSEpitality Family’s newest concept, will offer flavors from tropical port cities for a port-to-plate experience that brings something new to the Richmond dining scene in a carefree and relaxed environment.
Job fairs for Island Shrimp Co. will kick off Thursday, August 8 and run each Thursday through August 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Interviews will take place at the Training and Recruitment Center located across from the H&M exterior entrance at Chesterfield Towne Center.
The Chesterfield Towne Center Casa del Barco, which offers regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine, will be the restaurant group’s third location of the concept, following locations on the Canal Walk downtown and at Short Pump Town Center. Hiring events for Casa del Barco will be held each Thursday in September beginning September 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same location.
“There is a saying in our culture at HOUSEpitality Family that the most important position is every position,” says Emmy Finch, director of human resources, training, and development for HOUSEpitality Family. “We tell applicants that this is an entirely different type of serving job or kitchen job than you have ever experienced. We help our employees grow and we like to have a good time in the process.”
All positions are available for both restaurants, including lead cooks, line cooks, servers, bartenders, hosts, dishwashers and support staff. Before attending a job fair, those interested in applying should visit www.growwiththefam.com to fill out an application for a position.
“Employees can expect that they’ll never stop learning when they’re working with HOUSEpitality Family,” added Finch. “We want our team members to learn as much as they can, take classes and get certifications that will help them grow as professionals.”