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Who We Are

SRG is a Washington, D.C. based restaurant company. We create original concepts and help real estate developers, hoteliers and commercial property owners enhance the value of their food and beverage real estate. Privately owned, it is led by industry veterans Desmond Reilly, Kristopher Carr, and Stu Damon.

 

Founded in 1998 and repurposed in 2013, SRG’s core business is the development and operations of three restaurant concepts, The Walrus Oyster & Ale House and CHICKEN + WHISKEY and doi moi all located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. SRG is currently executing our full service and fast casual growth strategy.

 

You could be the next Executive Chef or General Manager in one of our flagship restaurants:

This 7,000 square foot, Chesapeake Bay inspired full service seafood restaurant, was bustling the moment we launched in National Harbor, MD.

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Launched in the spring of 2017, CHICKEN + WHISKEY is a hip and edgy fast casual restaurant and bar concept.

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doi moi pays tribute to the regional dishes found throughout Southeast Asia.

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Our Culture

You don’t write culture. You create it.  You build the right culture when you live it day in and day out, by sticking to the things you know are worth believing in.  Have an impact on our company culture!

What We Believe

Be the Change.

You thought of it? Do it. You want to make a situation better? Change it. Found a problem? Come up with a solution. Change is dynamic and comes from you; we want you help to create positive change.

The best and the brightest.

We recruit and hire smart people who love coming to work. You care about the customer experience; you aren’t just going through the motions or a checklist. Genuine smiles and engaged personalities create great experiences and memories with our guests.

Get tough.

We want people with grit – people who persevere during times of adversity, and can thrive despite the daily grind of our day-to-day routine. Talent comes and goes, but people with grit make it with our company.

Let your

personality

shine.

 

Our investors care about people and personalities, not buildings. You must be the face and spirit of our restaurants, so get out there and welcome guests

First impressions matter.

You don’t get a second shot, so make it count the first time. How we present ourselves to the world is a difference maker in our business.  People make up their minds quickly, so don’t miss this opportunity to put your best self out there.

This is show

business.

 

We design, build and operate restaurants that produce an entertaining and engaging experience for our guests. Embrace being part of the show because you play a leading role.

Have fun.

We know you work hard, so let’s have some fun while doing it. Enjoy the guests, your coworkers and our team; we want you to look forward to coming back to work each day, and offer acts of kindness to the people who move through our restaurants.

Own it.

Own your role. Take responsibility for how you move through the world and how you impact other people. Accept both “accolades and tirades” – the good and the bad. Take responsibility for solving problems. Be accountable during the tough times to reap the benefits during the good times

Act like you've

been there before.

 

You’re a professional…so act like it.  Poise and composure is your standard.  The hospitality world is chaotic, so you need to be calm, and a force of positivity.

We Give Back

We contribute to the community, help clean the Chesapeake Bay, and give back to our great industry.

  • We volunteer and take leadership positions with Local Chamber of Commerce.

  • We help underwrite Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

  • We support ARC and welcome neurodiversity and diversely abled individuals into our workforce.

  • We partner with local public schools, help raise funds, underwrite Parent Teacher events.

  • We train the next generation of hospitality leaders.
    We lecture at great hospitality programs; Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, and University of New Hampshire.

  • We incubate young student hospitality careers with summer internships.

  • We are a major contributor to the Oyster Recovery Partnership and their efforts to give back to the Chesapeake Bay.

Management Careers

SRG is seeking hospitality talent. We are looking for dedicated and motivated hospitality graduates with B.A. or B.S. degrees to join our front of house team and help lead our restaurant operations. Candidates must have 400 to 800 hours of work experience in restaurant, hotel or related hospitality fields. Ideal candidates should have experience in fast casual, casual fine or fine dining service.

Your Restaurant Management Career Path

General Manager

Partner

Restaurant Manager

1 ½ - 2 ½ years

General Manager

A, AA, AAA

Promotion based on sales volume

General Manager

1st time

Assistant Restaurant Manager

6 months

Assistant General Manager

2 - 3 years

Management Internships

This 10 to 12-week intensive hospitality internship is designed for BA or BS candidates with little or no food and beverage experience. In a very short period of time, this program immerses the candidate into one of our restaurants exposing them to both technical and soft skills necessary to succeed in our industry. This position will help prepare the trainee to assume a management position upon graduation.

 

We train the candidate in an eight-day schedule as host, back server, bar back, server and finally floor supervisor position. We then allow that candidate to work five days per week (8 shifts) gaining valuable experience as well remuneration for host, back server, bar back, server and floor supervisor positions. In the final month of the program, the hospitality intern will be assigned floor management responsibilities where they will learn floor supervision as well as the ten management processes including (1) Weekly Sales Forecast (2) Wine Service (3) Beverage Inventory (4) Coaching and Counseling (5) Hiring Process (6) Payroll Process (7) Labor Schedule (8) Shift Close Out (9) Financial Statement Review (10) Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Reviews and Social Media posting for Instagram and Facebook (11) Point of Sale Systems

Culinary Careers

SRG is seeking culinary talent. We are looking for dedicated and motivated graduates with AAS and BS degrees to join our culinary team and help lead our culinary operations. Candidates must have 400 hours of culinary work experience in restaurant, hotel, and or related hospitality fields. Ideal candidate should have experience in fast casual, casual fine or fine dining service.

Your Culinary Management Career Path

Executive Chef

Culinary Supervisor

6 months

Sous Chef

2 years

Line Cook

determined

by prior

experience

Assistant Sous Chef

2 years

Culinary Apprenticeships

SRG offers two levels of culinary internship and apprenticeships including Intern/Apprentice Level 1 and Intern/Apprentice Level 2 (Advanced).

 

Intern / Apprentice Level 1 Qualifications and Compensation

Student must be currently enrolled and in good standing with a leading culinary school and possess excellent references from the school faculty. The student may have little or no commercial culinary experience. Intern/Apprentice Level 1 will be paid the entry level pay per hour for 40 hours per week. Students who excel in the first 90 days may have their position expanded to a 50 hour a week position with 10 hours of overtime for an increased weekly salary.

 

Intern / Apprentice Level 2 Qualifications and Compensation

Student must possess 12-18 months of kitchen experience. Student must be currently enrolled and in good standing with a leading culinary school and possess excellent references from the school faculty. Intern/Apprentice Level 2 will be paid the entry level pay per hour (+ a $2.50 premium ) for 40 hours per week. Students who excel in the first 90 days, may have their position expanded to a 50 hour a week position with 10 hours of overtime for an increased weekly salary.

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You could be the next Executive Chef or General Manager in one of our flagship restaurants:

This is show business.

We design, build and operate restaurants that produce an entertaining and engaging experience for our guests. Embrace being part of the show because you play a leading role.

Let your personality shine.

Our investors care about people and personalities, not buildings. You must be the face and spirit of our restaurants, so get out there and welcome guests.

Act like you've been there before.

You’re a professional…so act like it.  Poise and composure is your standard.  The hospitality world is chaotic, so you need to be calm, and a force of positivity.