Be Genuine in CLE. Michael’s Genuine Cleveland is Hiring Now!

It’s that time! We are a little over a month away from Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink in Cleveland’s first service, in full hiring mode and ready to complete our opening team after a successful job fair last week!

As we get to know Cleveland through its people and places we find more and more in common with our new home away from home.  Its rich layers of history command respect, and we have only begun to access at the surface.  We are inspired and motivated.

Dinners out with the team, like last Wednesday at The Black Pig in historic Ohio City, have been opportunities for bonding and also for discovery.  Flanked by Great Lakes Brewery and The Westside Market, the building reveals soul in its structural bones from exposed brick to curiously placed electrical outlets.  These anchors for the city physically and communally form a unique sense of place, and serve as conduit for connection, good energy and creativity.  This is what Genuine in Miami means to us and what we believe it can embody on the road, and so this orientation process is as important for us as any menu item or special cocktail will be come April.

At brunch in Miami during South Beach Wine & Food Festival the weekend before last.

General Manager Katie Syracopoulos and Chef de Cuisine Vinny Cimino, both hospitality veterans hailing from The Land, have been experiencing their own introduction to our culture, working closely with our team here in Miami.  From the office to service and on the line, it’s a feeling out process of what makes us tick here as the flagship approaches 12 years on March 13, and what it can become in Cleveland.

Lots of work to get the space delivered soon! The countertop at the pizza bar and raw bar station went in Thursday, with continued work on the floors including epoxy in the kitchen.

Genuine is a thoughtful approach–not just making food that tastes great from quality ingredients, but a tireless, it-can-always-be-better attention to detail in every aspect of the dining experience.  We are laser-focused on growing the company, and our people, their passion, and desire to contribute to this culture. We are always looking for dependable, reliable, and professional staff members with great attitudes and personalities to join the team and help us be better at what we do.

As we continue to hire all positions front and back of house, email jobs@thegenuinehospitalitygroup with cover letter and resume and click here for open positions. Stay tuned for a video of our time spent so far up north immersing in CLE and building our team as we prepare to open. We can’t wait to share it!

[VIDEO] Stewarding the Genuine Culture | Our Growing Restaurant Group’s Fall Job Fair is Today!

It’s that time again! We are excited to announce our fall job fair, which will take place TODAY, Thursday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our corporate headquarters, 3936 North Miami Avenue on the second floor (above Harry’s Pizzeria in the Miami Design District!)

Michael’s philosophy is simple, and it permeates every aspect of our business as stewarded by our people. Genuine is a thoughtful approach — not just making food that tastes great from quality ingredients, but a tireless, it-can-always-be-better attention to detail in every aspect of the dining experience.  We are laser focused on growing the company with great people who have a passion and desire to contribute to this Genuine Culture, and regular job fairs are a perfect way for representatives from each restaurant to meet with potential candidates to find the right fit! We are looking for dependable, reliable and professional staff members with great attitudes and personalities to join the team and help us be better at what we do. If this sounds like you and you’re inspired and motivated by a dynamic environment, apply in person with your resume.

The fair will recruit for all front and back of house positions including restaurant manager, bartender, reservationist, host/hostess, barista, pizza cook, line cook, sous chef, server, and busser. The Genuine Hospitality Group restaurants include Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink (fresh, simple, pure), ella (light and airy café), Amara at Paraiso (coming soon!) and Harry’s Pizzeria® (neighborhood American pizzeria) which is expanding to Aventura in November, in addition to its current three locations (Miami Design District, Coconut Grove and Kendall/Pinecrest in Downtown Dadeland). Join team Michael Schwartz!

Genuine Marketing Fall Internship

Summer is about to end, and we could not be more energized for the busy season ahead, full of exciting programming and restaurant openings.  The vacation may be over but the Genuine adventure is just getting warmed up!

We are looking for a college, graduate student or recent graduate passionate about restaurants and marketing. The position will lead projects and have a big impact on our business. Specific work could include assisting the marketing staff on the launch of new restaurants across various Genuine brands; developing social media strategy and content and social metric tracking; working on local store marketing efforts for existing restaurants and formulating elements of a corporate social responsibility strategy.  Email Joel White with your resume and a cover letter to apply!

Requirements:
· start date: week of September 5th
· ability to work 20 hours a week for 12-16 weeks
· available to work on-site at The Genuine Hospitality Group offices in the Design District
· great communication skills, including writing
· self-motivated worker
· ability to develop content for blog and social media including photography and verbiage
· loves food and is a great team player
· meticulous with details and works well under pressure
· social media savvy
· Abode/Indesign knowledge a plus

Compensation:
· weekly paycheck and/or college credit
· parking expenses covered
· Lunch when at work and restaurant gift cards

Amara at Paraiso Now Hiring General Manager

On the heels of announcing Amara at Paraiso, Michael is seeking a genuine leader to build a team, open and run his first waterfront restaurant.  This extremely important full-time General Manager position will report to Chef Schwartz and the Director of Operations with delegated authority and will receive an annual compensation of $90,000 to $120,000 with benefits offered. We are currently accepting applications through Ziprecruiter here, including full job and benefits description. We are laser focused on growing The Genuine Hospitality Group with great people that make our restaurants what they are and, most importantly, why they are.

Harry’s Pizzeria® Downtown Dadeland Update: Now Hiring & Pizza Fiesta-ing for Cinco de Mayo

It’s getting real, people!  Harry’s Pizzeria Downtown Dadeland is opening soon, with activity in the space and our new neighborhood mounting each day.  Our oven, the first Mara Forni “rotator” we’ve ever used, arrived bright and early this morning, always an important milestone.  Whether you’re interested in working for the team or just enjoying some ‘za before go-time, we’re excited to bring you into the fold in the following ways.  Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute opening new by signing up HERE for our Harry’s-specific email newsletter.  See you real soon.

Miguel, pizza cook at Coconut Grove getting his Downtown Dadeland dough-forming game on at the last neighborhood block party.

NOW HIRING | Open Call 12-5 PM beginning Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28
8865 SW 72nd Place Suite A103, Miami, FL 33156

Michael’s nationally-acclaimed neighborhood American pizzeria is coming soon to Downtown Dadeland!  We are looking for dependable, energetic, reliable, passionate & professional staff members with great attitudes and personalities to join our team.  If you are committed to delivering an exceptional dining experience and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, then you should apply in person or set an appointment by sending your resume with cover letter to abbey@harryspizzeria.com.  Available positions include server, busser, food runner, line cook, pizza maker, prep cook, dishwasher.  Benefit packages are offered!

Spicing things up with sorpressata

CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY | Friday, May 5 5-10 PM  8975 SW 72nd Place, Miami, FL 33156

Oh, we’re ready to join the party!  Harry’s mobile oven rolls up to Downtown Dadeland’s First Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party with a menu of two Harry’s classics, Margherita and Short Rib, and the obligatory addition of a special to bring the proper fiesta heat: Sorpressata with manchego, scallion, tomato sauce.  TGHG executive chef Bradley Herron has also been developing an addictively smokey sweet-hot Calabrian chile condiment just for Harry’s, testing a few different ratios of chile and oil — as well as thickness of blend — to arrive at the right balance.  I can attest he’s nailed the goop texture which is key. Fire! Pizza is just part of the party, of course when Downtown Dadeland is at the wheel. While your mouth is lit with Bradley flavor-bombs, enjoy live entertainment by Miller Road Band, DJ Volksmuzik, a performance by Mariachi Grande Fiesta Musica, Taco Eating contest with prizes (!), Face Painting, Balloon Animals and all the Mexican nicknacks you can get your manos on.  Find us under the string lights at the corner of SW 72nd Place and SW 90th Street outside of our restaurant space. Garage and street parking is available.  For complimentary parking, validate at any retailer.