Restaurant Manager

Job Description – Restaurant Manager

This offering is for a restaurant manager position at Chair 5 in the Break Hotel. We are seeking high-energy, hard-working, forward-thinking and trustworthy persons who can learn quickly, relate to guests and staff members with presence and poise, carry out tasks efficiently, accurately, and communicate effectively with us. This position reports to the General Manager/Assistant Manager of the property.

The responsibilities included in this position are varied:

  • Promoting the highest level of hospitality towards employees and guests
  • Guest relations and conflict resolution
  • Staff hiring, training and discipline
  • Cash reconciliation
  • Opening and closing procedures
  • Reservation book management
  • Managing labor costs to meet specified goals
  • Managing beverage costs to meet specified goals
  • Working with the chef to manage food and labor costs in the BOH
  • Working with the chef on menu development and staff training
  • Maintaining and designating pre-shift topics and training
  • Working with the chef to maintain menu notes
  • Maintain and administer menu tests
  • Order and maintain direct operating supplies to budget
  • Ensure cleanliness and good maintenance of all restaurant facilities
  • Promote via social media
  • Increase business levels while working to reduce costs and increase profitability
  • Other duties as needed

The restaurant manager should be cross-trained for all positions so that they can fill in when needed. In addition, we would welcome input on operating practices and special offers, posts to our blog and social media sites, and any other initiatives that help us meet our goals. 

Requirements include exceptional interpersonal skills, polished telephone and email skills, superior attention to detail, computer and organizational skills. The abilities to multi-task, prioritize and shift gears quickly, complete tasks efficiently and accurately, take initiative, work well within a team, and employ situational thinking are also essential. Must be willing to be trained, show excellent follow-through, and be comfortable receiving feedback. We expect our managers to readily step up when something needs to be done, no matter what it may be, and to take pride in providing an exceptional experience for guests while attending to the needs of the business.

Start/end dates: Full time/year round

Days/hours: 45-50 hours per week. More or fewer days/hours per week may be a possibility.

Compensation: Salary TBD

Other requirements:

  • You must have transportation to and from work.
  • You must have a working phone number with voicemail set up.

If you have questions about any of the details described here, or if you have questions about something not mentioned here, please ask and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Food & Beverage Server
As a member of our Food & Beverage Team at Chair 5, you will be an ambassador for the hotel and restaurant and help steer the dining and bar experience by providing warm, friendly and attentive service.
Reporting to the Restaurant Manager, responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Greet all guests in a warm, friendly, welcoming manner
  • Take guest food and/or beverage orders and input orders into POS system
  • Provide friendly, timely, efficient food & beverage service
  • Possess a working knowledge of food terminology, food service techniques and sanitation standards
  • Sell all menu items and beverages in a positive and professional manner
  • Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for the purchase of alcohol
  • Process guest checks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assist with Room Service if needed
  • Follow all cash handling procedures
  • Complete end of shift report and cash deposit
  • Bus and reset tables as required
  • Maintain cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area
  • Perform all side work (opening and closing) as assigned
  • Prior food & beverage experience is advantageous
  • Good communication, organizational & leadership skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • POS experience is an asset
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Reliable & responsible
  • A friendly demeanor with excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional guest service skills
  • An impeccable appearance with superior attention to detail
Our restaurant (Chair 5) is currently seeking a Host/Hostess.  The candidate should be friendly and courteous to our customers as well as a team player.

Job Duties:

  • Greeting guests in a friendly, polite, and welcoming manner.
  • Determines guest needs, verifies tables availability, and appropriate table seating
  • Make sure the distribution of tables is fair to all the servers on the floor.
  • Ability to work as a team , i.e.  assist bussers, communicate with servers, managers and kitchen for any customer special requests or needs.
  • Casual/Business Attire, Chair 5’s First Impression – Dress to Impress
  • Phone etiquette is a must.  General phone procedures to make a reservation for Chair   5. Must have knowledge of the restaurant, hotel and the area.
  • Perform side duties that include cleaning windows & sills, restocking the bathrooms, helping maintain the lobby area



Food Runner/Busser

Our Restaurant  (Chair 5) is seeking food runners/bussers.  Candidates should be highly motivated with the ability to multi task

Job Duties:

  • Great all guests in a warm, friendly, and welcoming manner.
  • Clean and set tables to restaurant standards
  • Expedite food orders
  • Help assist the waiter serving food to the tables
  • Remove all dishes from the table after all the guests have left and reset tables.
  • Serve beverages from bar
  • Polish glasses, roll and restock silverware
  • Assist with room service


Executive Chef

Upscale Seafood Restaurant & Bistro

The Break Hotel is seeking a professional Executive Chef who is passionate about working with the freshest seasonally inspired ingredients available and who is creative enough to transform them into delicious delights for our guests. If this sounds like the type of Executive Chef position you have been desiring, apply today for our location in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Job Description: The Executive Chef will create and lead a team full of culinary professionals, set high standards, and produce remarkably delicious food with eye-catching presentations, ensuring menu items are delivered with excellence all the time while following strict food safety guidelines. Our Executive Chef needs to be extremely motivated, hardworking, hands-on, energetic, experienced, and fully capable of leading diverse culinary associates. Must possess strong communication skills conversing effectively with vendors.

Qualifications: The Executive Chef must have 3-5 years of high-volume experience, preferably in a scratch kitchen. Proven experience creating a safe work environment incorporating teamwork and professional development. Cultivates a positive team-oriented work environment.

  • Actively seeks opportunities to improve efficiency and creativity
  • Identifies potential in staff, nurturing growth and creativity
  • Serves as a role model to the kitchen staff by maintaining high personal standards
    regarding timeliness, integrity, attendance and work ethic
  • Establishes and communicates team goals that support the kitchen’s strategic and
    operational priorities
  • Initiates and facilitates hiring and on-boarding activities related to the kitchen
  • Ensures that hiring and management practices conducted are in compliance
  • Ensures kitchen staff (i.e. regular and temporary) are oriented and trained at the onset of
    employment (e.g. cooking procedures, recipes, equipment location, food handling, special
    diets, safety procedures, etc.)
  • Manages the kitchen staff’s performance (e.g. preparation, cooking, cleaning, sanitation,
    attendance, punctuality, productivity, recordkeeping, etc.) by conducting performance
  • Creates and follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the kitchen in compliance
    with Federal and State regulations
  • Performs logistical planning for holiday events and special projects as requested
  • Manages catering function e.g. luncheons, meetings, other special events
  • Performs cooking to supplement staffing needs when necessary
  • Oversees that the Kitchen, equipment and internal and external storage areas


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the experience, knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experienced in using electronic inventory management and payroll systems
  • Experience in large-scale food service operations
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, influence and control functional operations
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other departments in order to meet functional
    responsibilities to our guests
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • ServSafe Manager Certified


  • Culinary degree preferred but not necessary
  • 5+ years of experience in varied kitchen operations including production
  • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience with recipe and menu writing
  • Executive Chef experience preferred
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience $65,000+
Sous Chef

Contact us for more information.

Cook/Prep Cook

We are hiring immediately for a full and part-time COOK position.
$18-$20+/hr based on experience


Great technique: strong knife skills and a range of cooking methods set you apart. Cleanliness and organization: you know where everything is, and everything has a place.
Comfortable standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 50 lbs and continuously bend, reach and twist.
Summary: Prepares and serves food in accordance with applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations with established policies and procedures.
Prepares high-quality food items according to standardized recipes and instructions to meet production, delivery and service schedules.
Cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness, and keeps refrigerators and storerooms clean and neat.
Ability and willingness to do any job in the kitchen, follow recipes and adhere to food safety and sanitation protocol.
Reliable transportation and the ability to be consistently on time.


ServeSafe Certification
Must be at least 18 years old

Spa - On Call RI-Licensed Massage Therapist

We are hiring a licensed massage therapist.

• Occasional PT work
• Able to follow a taught routine
• Generous hourly gratuity, paid out the same day of service
• Neat Appearance
• Team Player
• Great Attitude

Other Positions

Are you interested in working for us but your skills don’t fit easily into one of the above positions? We’d love to hear from you!   Click here to email us with your resume.

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Break Hotel TripAdvisor
Hotels Most Wanted Award
Booking.com Awards 22-23

Stayed for three days and wished we could stay longer! Quiet, immaculate, beautiful upstairs deck/bar and Chair 5 was one of the best meals I have had in my life! The rooms were beachy modern and clean. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back!

-TripAdvisor Review: ebst


The hotel was decorated so beautiful. The staff was so friendly and attentive. The food was great , the room was so pretty. Love the fireplace in the bedroom and the heated pool. I guess we loved everything. Can't wait to go back.

-Facebook Review: Gail P.


Very pleasant, attentive staff who went out of their way to delight us. Rooms are modern, very well equipped including a gas fireplace. Ours had a nice balcony with great views of the sunrise. Bar areas are well appointed and the drinks are generous.

-TripAdvisor Review: Fred P.


Loved everything about this hotel. My husband and I snuck away on the off season for a little getaway and it was just perfect!

-Facebook Review: Elizabeth


I love the break and chair 5 for a night out. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are well decorated and very clean. … You feel like you are on vacation as soon as you step in the building.

-TripAdvisor Review: Onna H

The hotel is beautiful including the design, the colors, the furniture, the bars, the restaurant, the pictures, the fireplaces, the lobby, and the very comfortable suites with a balcony facing the ocean a block way.

-TripAdvisor Review: joconnor691


The entire staff was friendly, warm, and caring. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind staying here and driving the 16 miles to Newport. It's THAT Good!

-TripAdvisor Review: Melonie S


I cannot say enough about this hidden gem! It was the perfect escape! The owners have seriously thought of everything...EVERYTHING. The lobby, rooms, and restaurants are stylishly decorated - think New York chic blended with a comfortable beach house.

-Facebook Review: Nancy


We stayed for the weekend for our anniversary. It was wonderful! The room was like being in your own beach cottage.....fire place, balcony, rain shower. The extras were top notch - Kuerig in the room, spa quality toiletries, cookies at night, Lindt truffles on the pillow.

-Facebook Review: Lindsay


This hotel is sublime! Every corner is beautiful. We stayed here for our wedding night and came back for our one-year anniversary. Elegant, luxurious, beautiful, romantic...you do not need to even leave! So much to do! I highly recommend this as a getaway for everyone! Worth every penny! Perfection!

-Facebook Review: Suzanne


What a gem! Every part of this hotel has been thought through with an attention to detail rarely seen in these parts. From the Usb outlets underneath the bar to the heated floors in the bathroom and the option for an in-room iPad for use during your stay (and Apple TV).

-Yelp Review: Toby H.


Needing a place to visit and catch up with friends from NYC, picked The Break figuring that RI was a decent 1/2 point. What a great decision! This has got to be one of the best finds. A boutique hotel, with gorgeous (and I mean 'gawgeous!!) water views from the 4th floor bar and lounge.

-Yelp Review: Marc T.


Wonderful experience. The break has a casual elegance that made our stay comfortable and relaxing. The room was spotless, the pool refreshing, and the location perfect. There were small touches that we appreciated, such as having a cot ready in the room for our daughter without having to ask, and fresh baked cookies at check in. Very nice staff. We're looking forward to our next stay.

-TripAdvisor Review: Edward W


My wife and in the past 2 weeks spent 2 nights each week at this exceptional property. We have stayed the hotel before and will again. Narragansett is a lovely area full of charm and great ocean vibes and the break is the full definition of this. Classy but not over the top. The staff is amazing n also invisible if you want them to be.

-TripAdvisor Review: Freddy


I highly recommend staying at The Break. It was perfectly located. Very comfortable. The pool and the area around the pool was beautiful. The restaurant on the 4th floors food was delicious with gorgeous view of the lighthouse and ocean. I hope I have chance to stay there again.

-TripAdvisor Review: Nico


We had four suites for my son's wedding in late June, 2022. The hotel was more sophisticated than I expected for the Rhode Island coastline. Everything was superlative. All the the suites were bright, up to date, and most importantly , they were sparkling clean. And they were cleaned every day. The views of the ocean were spectacular.

-TripAdvisor Review: Paul S


All the great reviews are true! We had such a pleasant stay at The Break Hotel. Prior to arrival, the staff called to let me know that the restaurant would be close for dinner the day we arrived. They provided a list of nearby restaurants and apologized for the inconvenience.

-TripAdvisor Review: SaintsFanGirl


With our long weekend stay in BI cut short due to weather, we weren't ready to head home so our friend recommended The Break in Narragansett and we couldn't be happier!

-TripAdvisor Review: Eileen Montross


What a fantastic time, we LOVED it!! The hotel is beautifully decorated, the people were SOOO friendly and helpful, the pool was fabulous, dinner at Chair 5 was fantastic and definitely eat or have a drink on the west facing balcony to watch the sunset, it was perfect! The hotel provided us with beach chairs and towels which was so convenient...

-TripAdvisor Review: Anne G

Beautiful hotel, the little details made a difference - fresh baked cookies outside your room each afternoon, delicious breakfast included in your stay, rooftop restaurant and bar overlooking the Ocean. Lane at the front desk was so sweet and helpful. Great experience!

-Expedia Review: Kelleigh


I loved every oz of this sweet, inviting boutique hotel. Thank you for creating a getaway of happiness.

-Expedia Review: Jennifer

My husband and I had a wonderful 3 night stay here. Service was amazing. People were very gracious and the rooms were immaculate. We will be back! 🤌🏽

-Google Review: Helen Rivera


I recently stayed at The Break Hotel and EVERYTHING was amazing! The rooftop overlooking the Atlantic was mesmerizing. The food- pork chop- so delicious! Plus the craft cocktails was such a bonus! I enjoyed the heated pool and renting the bicycle as well. 20 thumbs up!   Thanks for making my Rhode Island trip such a blessing!

-Google Review: Nicky Williams


Perfect little place. Beautiful setting, beachy decor, excellent food. Bed and linens were wonderful. Wish I had a whole week here and not just one night. Ocean view room worth it.

-Google Review: Kirsten Orszag


My wife and I just got home from a Thanksgiving stay here. We were pleased with the room we had a ocean view deluxe room with a balcony. Everything is very clean and nicely decorated. We got to use the nice gas fireplace in our room and they have many warm fires burning throughout the hotel, even one outside next to the heated pool....

-TripAdvisor Review: John D


(401) 363-9800
The Break Hotel
1208 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI 02882

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