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Simply Southern Seafood Since 1983
The Original Oyster House restaurant first opened its doors in Gulf Shores in 1983. Our restaurant on the Causeway, overlooking Mobile Bay, opened in 1985. Since then we have proudly served the Gulf Coast the best seafood in a casual atmosphere with genuine southern hospitality.

Are you interested in joining one of the area’s legendary restaurants for great seafood, scenery and southern hospitality? Our team creates memorable moments for our guests every day. As a member of our team, you will experience a culture that thrives on exceptional service, employee recognition and financial reward. You’ll work in a fun, casual atmosphere with panoramic waterfront sunsets, work with caring coworkers and seasoned management and enjoy competitive benefits. From entry-level restaurant employment to management, we offer excellent opportunities, encourage developing careers and have employees who have worked here for more than 25 years.

We are hiring a Prep Cook/Salad at our Mobile Causeway/Spanish Fort restaurant. This position presents our Salad Bar with excellence, keeps selections full and fresh, and monitors its apprearance. As a top choice for guests, our salad bar is a centerpiece of the dining experience. Candidates should have a deep sense of teamwork, willingness to learn and adapt. Must be professional, well-groomed, have a positive disposition, and reflect our core values. No previous restaurant experience needed.

Starting rate of pay for this position is $12.00 an hour.

Spring/Summer pay incentives available for this position:

  • $300 sign on bonus in the month of March
  • $2/hour increase from April 7th – Labor Day
  • 5% bonus on all gross earnings from April 7th – Labor Day (restrictions apply).

Company benefits [Learn more]:

  • Major medical & dental through BCBS of Alabama;
  • Supplemental insurance (life insurance, accident, short term disability, medical bridge) through Colonial;
  • Employer-paid $25,000 life insurance;
  • discounted meals;
  • Educational opportunities;
  • Vacation; and
  • Closed for some major holidays such as: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Measure and mix ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking.
  • Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, cutting meat, etc.
  • Basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food, etc.
  • Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly workspace.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly.
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Available to work a variety of hours including days, nights, weekends and some holidays.

Required Skills and/or Abilities:

  • No previous experience required.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and meet restaurant standards for health, safety, and excellence.
  • Ability to remain alert and focused in an environment that is noisy and fast-paced.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
  • Good communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (6+ hours).
  • Must be able to lift, carry, reach, and place up to 40 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, and wipe frequently.
  • Able to be exposed to extreme heat, steam, and cold temperatures in a kitchen environment.

The Original Oyster House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, age, citizenship, military obligations, veteran status, disability status or other activities or statuses protected by law.