laV, the French and Mediterranean-influenced restaurant that is one of Eater's most anticipated fall openings, is now hiring for 40 front- and back-of-the-house positions, including at Maître d' (oh la la). The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Allison Jenkins and managing partner and sommelier Vilma Mazaite. Jenkins was previously the executive chef at The Little Nell's restaurant in Aspen, and Mazaite's resume includes Mario Batalli and Joseph Bastianich's Babbo in New York. Jenkins has been offering a taste of the restaurant's possibilities at her acclaimed trailer Say LaV.
When Eater last spoke with the team, they predicted a December or early winter opening. A rep for the restaurant says due to construction, they cannot be more specific, but "employees can expect to be working in some capacity in December." The full press release is below.
laV Now Hiring Front and Back of House Positions
Slated to open this winter in Austin's bourgeoning eastside, laV (a playful take on the French saying "c'est la vie" and pronounced the same way) is excited to begin the hiring process. Managing partner and sommelier Vilma Mazaite and Executive Chef Allison Jenkins are now accepting resumes for 40 front-of-house and back-of-house-positions.
The much anticipated restaurant, which has already generated substantial buzz in the Austin culinary community and praise from its food-focused media, is inspired by the French Provencal country spirit and aims to provide both an environment and food that's warm and welcoming. A destination for the everyday meal or a special occasion, laV will offer an exceptional yet surprising wine list and dishes that are soulful yet simple.
The laV team is looking for talented and passionate service industry professionals to help execute this vision. Available positions include:
· Maître d'
· Assistant Manager
· Culinary Supervisor
· Line Cook
· Pastry Cook
· Prep Cook
Email resumes to careers@laVAustin.com. Interviews with selected candidates will be held on Tuesday, November 19th and Wednesday November 20th. The laV team will be calling and emailing to arrange interviews over the next week.
· All laV Coverage [EATX]
· All Fall Tracking [EATX]