Dynamic Variation:

Food & Beverage

Grand Rapids enjoys an international reputation for fine food, beer and craft beverages – and a constant need for new talent to uphold our standards. Chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, line cooks, bartenders, servers, sommeliers, buyers, purchasing clerks, order writers, brew masters, production managers, general managers … the opportunities run the gamut from entry to executive level and from front to back-of-the-house. Grand Rapids also has great hospitality education opportunities at Grand Valley State University and Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Keep in mind that Grand Rapids is an entrepreneurial city and many individuals who learn the ropes working for other people eventually open their own restaurants, bars, breweries, cideries, distilleries and coffeehouses, adding to the richness and diversity of our food & beverage scene.

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