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A world premiere for Chipotle Mexican Grill features their most popular food, burrotos!
A world premiere for Chipotle Mexican Grill features their most popular food, burrotos!
Photo by Jason Kempin

Oakland job seekers looking for employment in the food service and restaurant industry will find an array of opportunities at major restaurant chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Cheesecake Factory. According to job listings on CareerBuilder, these food service giants are hiring in Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area for a variety of fields and skill-sets.

Whether job hunters are eager to work directly on the floor in restaurants or manage business behind the scenes in a corporate setting, the current job openings available on CareerBuilder boast a great deal of opportunities and career avenues.

Corporate Opportunities
Chipotle Mexican Grill has a broad base of available positions in the corporate field. For example, the company is looking for an Apprentice General Manager in the Oakland area who will manage overall operations for his or her territory and supervise and develop restaurant teams. Viable candidates should possess at least an Associate's Degree, be an excellent customer service leader and have exceptional written and oral communication skills.

A step up from this role at Chipotle Mexican Grill, a General Manager, is also open in the San Francisco area. In addition to the requirements of the Apprentice, potential General Managers must be knowledgeable of OSHA, EEOC and other safety and health standards.

Crew Members and Cashiers
"Start your career rolling" at Chipotle Mexican Grill literally according to the crew member job description. Crew Members at over 35 locations will not only roll burritos, but follow specified food and drink standards, engage customers and help keep the restaurant clean. Crew Members should at least have earned a high school diploma/GED, be willing to learn and have a high regard for customer service.

Those who already have crew member or similar experience can succeed to the Kitchen Manager role at Chipotle Mexican Grill and exemplify leadership by monitoring food portioning, managing waste, controlling inventory and keeping food quality up to necessary standards.

Or consider being a Kitchen Manager at Cheesecake Factory. This is a serious culinary position that requires a food service specialist designation and a rank of E-5 or greater. The Kitchen Manager is an ideal position for culinary enthusiasts who wish to advance their career in this field and master essential chef areas such as the restaurant system, mentoring others in the industry, and the business/finance aspect of the culinary world.

Cooking /Baking and Bartending Positions
Cheesecake Factory offers a variety of positions for Oakland job searchers as well. There's a smorgasbord of cooking positions to review such as Bussers, Prep cooks, Line Cooks, Dishwashers, as well as Dessert Finishers and Espresso Makers. Team-oriented individuals with basic communication skills and previous restaurant experience will be great potential employees. Servers, Cashiers, Bartenders and Hosts at Cheesecake Factory should exhibit excellent communication skills, be outgoing, great team players and have at least a year of restaurant experience.

With so much growth brimming in the restaurant industry, now is a great time to pursue a career in this field. Get started applying now, before these positions are filled.