Casa Bonita has gone through a total overhaul. /Picture courtesy of Casa Bonita.
If your job coaching contains cliff diving, here’s a occupation for you.
The iconic restaurant Casa Bonita in Denver, which was obtained last year by the creators of the Television sequence “South Park,” is scheduled to last but not least reopen in May well following a complete overhaul. The new-and-improved restaurant plans to employ the service of much more than 500 persons in all sorts of positions, from front- and back-of-the-house workers to entertainers—including cliff divers, who accomplish by leaping into a pool fed by a 30-foot waterfall.
On Instagram, Casa Bonita’s Government Chef Dana Rodriguez this 7 days was joined by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to enable get the term out about the choosing drive.
The a lot more than 50-12 months-aged landmark was acquired out of bankruptcy in 2021 for $3.1 million by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who grew up in Denver and showcased the then-kitchy restaurant in several episodes of the Television series.
At the time, Casa Bonita was owned by Summit Loved ones Places to eat, which submitted bankruptcy in April 2021. The Denver location of Casa Bonita has been shuttered considering that the pandemic began.
The 52,000-square-foot restaurant could seat much more than 1,000 individuals and was acknowledged for its mariachi bands and child-friendly leisure, like puppet reveals and a spooky place known as Black Bart’s Cave. Parker and Stone pledged not to adjust the environment far too significantly.
Casa Bonita was not, even so, recognized for its meals, which was often explained as subpar. Rodriguez, however, vowed to modify that reputation with the refresh to come.
Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Rodriguez has been a James Beard Greatest Chef Award nominee quite a few instances and is acknowledged for the principles Tremendous Mega Bien, Cantina Loca and Get the job done & Class.
For Rodriguez, who is among the semifinalists for Remarkable Chef in the newest round of Beard Award nominees declared previous week, the prospect to rework Casa Bonita’s crew has specific importance.
The chef said she applied for a career at Casa Bonita in 1998, when she initial came to the U.S. and had minor English. But she was explained to she was not certified.
At the web site casabonitajobs.com, the advertised positions give a sense of what’s to come. Most positions involve “creating a magical experience” for company.
Beneath the two groups for entertainers—wet and dry—job descriptions include the capability to portray both equally staged romance and combat, leaping into a pool from up to 16 toes and doing in entire costume, probably including a gorilla mask.
Table assistant pay starts off at $14.27 for every hour, plus pooled guidelines and a change food. Cooks start concerning $18 and $23 per hour. Whole-time employees are also qualified for well being care and other added benefits.
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