Company name: Van Rensselaer’s & Catch of the Day
Position title: Kitchen Help / Bussers
Housing: $125 / Week
Wage per hour: Kitchen Help: $11/hr, Busser: $4.75/hr plus tips
English level: Upper Intermediate - Advanced
Additional information: Website: http://vanrensselaers.com/
Kitchen Helpers are responsible for washing and re-shelving dishware and glassware, emptying garbage, sweeping and mopping floors, wiping down food service tables, cleaning appliances, chopping vegetables, and assisting the cook. The kitchen area at times may have high humidity and temperatures.
Servers are responsible for waiting on customers, answering customer questions, setting up and clearing tables, etc.
Estimated hours per week: 32 - 40 hours
Earliest start date: 7 May 2018
Latest start date: 25 June 2018
Earliest end date: 2 September 2018
You will be housed in a motel within walking distance from the restaurant. You will be sharing a room with a private bathroom with two other students. If you are traveling with a friend, you may not be sharing the same room. You will need to provide your own towels. Twin bed sheets can be purchased upon arrival from your employer if desired. You will be responsible for your own meals. Employee shift meals are available for a nominal fee. Coin operated laundry facilities are available. Internet access is available.
Kitchen: Clean, untorn pants, shoes with good traction (We suggest shoesforcrews.com), socks, no toes exposed.
Front of the House: You should bring all black sneakers or comfortable all black shoes with good traction (we suggest Shoesforcrews.com), no exposed toes, and no heels. Also bring a black button-down oxford shirt, black pants or skirt, and black socks, on shirts or pants.
Cape Cod is one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Close to Boston and surrounded by water, this summer destination is packed with tourists and other J-1 Summer Work & Travel participants. Your employer has locations all over Cape Cod. Students will often go to the beach, visit local museums, go whale watching or take in a baseball game. South Wellfleet is a small, waterfront vacation community. Near your housing, you will find nature and bike trails and the ocean. There are also restaurants, a grocery store, and a movie theater which may be easily reached by bicycle. There is minimal night life in the area. This is a great area if you are interested in beach activity and exploring an historic and picturesque region of the United States.
Van Rensselaer’s has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. In 1968, Howard and Anne Hall opened Southfleet Restaurant serving a variety of Cape Cod fare. Many a customer today recalls those summer nights when a Wellfleet entertainer by the name of Arnie would fill the place with song. 1980 marked the beginning of Van Rensselaer’s, a name chosen from Peter Hall’s Dutch ancestry. A trace of the family line leads to Steven Van Rensselaer, a name highly associated with New York’s Rensselaer County and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.