Rane Culinary Science Center
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • Full Time

1856 - A Culinary Residence, will be an upscale teaching restaurant, named after the year of Auburn University's founding, anchoring the first floor of the new Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center.

Students in the Auburn University College of Human Sciences Hospitality Management Program will work under the guidance of a Chef in Residence to prepare and serve an à la carte lunch menu and tasting menu format during dinner service.

Each year, an acclaimed chef will work alongside Auburn University faculty and staff to create a unique restaurant concept, providing a one-of-a-kind, ever-changing culinary experience for students and restaurant guests alike. The open kitchen will invite diners to observe as their food is prepared, while a two-story wine room stocked with bottles from around the world will provide a stunning dining backdrop for the private dining room.


  • Ability to thoughtfully engage with all customers visiting 1856 about the concept and partnership with Auburn University and student experience.
  • Work closely with a paired student each day to provide service to our guests. Must be able to operate effectively as part of a team, communicate clearly, ensure smooth service operations and quality service
  • Ability to memorize a 8-10 course tasting menu along with beverage pairing that changes bi-weekly.
  • Perform mise en place for daily service based on reservations booked for the day/evening.
  • Oversee our guests dining experience following 1856 and IHP's standards of service.
  • Ensure guest preference, dietary preferences are recognized and how those affect a set tasting menu on a nightly basis.
  • Monitor and observe guests dining experience. Ensure guests are satisfied with the food and service. Respond promptly and courteously to any requests.
  • Always maintain a neat and clean work environment
  • Be available to perform lateral service as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor.
    • Have a comprehensive knowledge of beer, wine and spirits. Work closely with 1856 GM, Master Sommelier on curating bi-weekly tasting menu cocktail pairings.
    • Create high-end cocktails, consistently with your co-bartenders to create a worldly experience for our guests
  • Clean, set-up, and stock the bar and all related areas as determined by standard SOP's, opening duties, service manuals and job description.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance bar guests orders with restaurant orders.
  • Check identification to verify legal age requirements of customers

Working Conditions:

  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time, consecutively.
  • Be able to safely lift and easily maneuver multiple plates of food & carry bus tubs frequently weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Working with students on a daily basis is required. Ability to organize and plan your service around training and teaching throughout every interaction.
  • Team members must have a flexible work schedule and ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.


  • A background bartending or mixology in an upscale environment is preferred.
  • Upon selection able to complete the Responsible Vendor course for all team members 18 years old and above
  • Must have a basic knowledge of dining room and service procedures and functions.
  • Possess basic math skills and can handle money and operate a point-of-sale system.
  • Positive Attitude
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