Job description

Who We Are

Owned by Janet Zuccarini, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group is a tribute to food, family, innovation, and design that respects the past while rewriting the rules. Our mission is to build the most culturally relevant and celebrated collective of restaurants and culinary experiences in the world. Each of our concepts are rooted in transporting experiences – complete with delicious food, inspiring design, and soulful hospitality. We’re looking for entrepreneurial people who believe in exceptional service, community, and bring contagious passion to all they do.

Café ZUZU aims to strengthen the already existing hustle and bustle in the neighbourhood. From “cappuccino & cornetto”, to enjoying a working (or not-so-working) lunch, to sipping your crisp glass of wine as the sun sets and your dinner is on the grill.

ZUZU is transporting & nostalgic to 1950’s Italy while acknowledging the significance and optimism of the future. Nestled in the heart of Regent Park & inspired by our community, ZUZU merges Janet Zuccarini’s passion for uniquely soulful hospitality with that of giving back to the neighborhoods that we operate in.


The Role

· Take orders, deliver food and drink in a timely manner

· Prepare drinks to order as punched in by service team

· Communicate daily specials and make recommendations to guests

· Cultivate unique and memorable dining experiences for guests

· Handle cash and process payments

· Serve alcohol in accordance with Ontario Law

· Study to maintain strong product and menu knowledge

· Follow Health and Safety Standards when handling food and beverage

· Partake in regular testing to ensure product knowledge is to standard (80%+)

· Attend regularly scheduled training meetings to develop knowledge and skills

· Develop rapport with frequent guests

Who You Are

The right person for this role has a strong hospitality leadership background and prioritize both guest and team member experience. The ideal candidate is equal parts people and process-driven with an aptitude for creating efficiencies at all levels of the business.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Previous bartending experience in high volume environments
  • Strong knowledge of cocktails and wine
  • Smart Serve Certification

What We Offer

As we view all of our team members are an extension of the Gusto 54 famiglia, we are excited to offer a competitive compensation package including:

· A comprehensive health insurance and wellness benefits program, powered by League

· 24-7 access to a health concierge and discounted memberships to wellness-driven products (ex. Headspace, ClassPass)

· Discounted dining privileges at all of our restaurants

· Consistent schedule and safe, positive work environment

· Access to regular training and development programming

· Competitive salary

Gusto 54 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse working environment. We prohibit discrimination based on legally protected classes in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws including ethnic origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity/gender expression. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

Kindly note, candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.50 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • serving: 1 year (preferred)
  • Bartending: 3 years (required)

Work Location: One location

Expected start date: 2023-02-06

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