New Orleans, LA 70130
Number of employees: About 200
Types of positions on JobFinder:
High-end Line Cooks and Garde Manger
Favorite JobFinder feature: Ability
to target southern regions
Company culture: Professional atmosphere
with great regard for employees' growth potential.
Featured Employer Interview with Chef Jared Tees
Heather Ferguson: How many employees
currently work for your company?
Jared Tees: Bourbon House (owned
and operated by Dickie Brennan, of the famed New Orleans
restaurant family) employs about 200 people. Dickie
Brennan, along with his sister Lauren Brennan Brower
and business partner Steve Pettus, also owns and operates
Palace Café, whose culinary focus is contemporary
Creole cuisine, and Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse, an
exclusively USDA Prime steakhouse with a New Orleans
touch. These restaurants employ an additional 200
HF: What are some of your recruiting
JT: Finding individuals who are serious
about a career in the restaurant industry. We want
people who have a passion for food and for hospitality
in the truest sense. We love what we do, and take
great pride in our work. It's not just a way to pay
the bills - it's a way of life for us. Our goal as
an employer is to surround ourselves with individuals
who feel the same way and maintain our high standards.
HF: What types of positions do
you frequently recruit for on StarChefs?
JT: Line cooks with management potential.
We are strong believers in promoting from within our
organization. There are individuals in our restaurants
who have worked their way up from line cooks to executive
chefs, from dish washers to kitchen managers, and
from kitchen managers to general managers. There is
tremendous growth potential in all areas of our organization
for talented, hard working, good spirited restaurant
HF: What is your favorite feature
of StarChefs JobFinder?
JT: The broad reach. StarChefs enables
us to recruit culinary professionals from all around
the country, and the world, for that matter. New Orleans
is an amazing place to live, and to cook. We love
introducing new employees to our great city.
HF: Why would someone want to
work for your company?
JT: For the learning experience.
Dickie Brennan's family has been in the restaurant
business for a long time. They're some of the finest
restaurateurs in the country, and offer their employees
an incredible learning experience. The Brennan family
helped put New Orleans on the culinary map, and continues
to attract the city's most talented culinarians as
employees. We work hard, and we play hard!