Not obsessed with your current job? That's probably because you don't work at Portillo's - yet. We don't just hire employees, we make legends. From our comprehensive training program and flexible scheduling to a commitment to growing our team from within, the possibilities of a career with Portillo's are limitless.
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We're obsessed with transforming new hires into legends and building the best team in the biz. Here's how:
Respect for each other and passion for our guests
Commitment to teaching and learning
Integrity and honesty in all we do
Bringing our best selves to work
Obsessed yet? Apply today.
Guest Services Positions
Cashier -We're obsessed with our guests, and we're looking for friendly faces to ensure they have a legendary Portillo's experience from the moment they walk in the door. Cashiers greet guests, quickly and accurately record orders and take payments both behind the cashier counter and outside at the drive-up.
Order Taker -Obsessed with efficiency? Order takers keep things moving along when lines are long by greeting guests with a smile and quickly and accurately taking orders while they wait in line.
Catering/Take-Out -Obsessed with planning? Let's party! Our catering and take-out team members record orders over the phone, check online, catering and phone orders for accuracy, accept payment, serve alcoholic beverages (must be 21), and help guests plan their special events.
Expeditor -Obsessed with rhymes? Hone your freestyle skills and be everyone's favorite person - the one that hands out the food! Expeditors check orders for accuracy and distribute completed orders to guests by calling out numbers paired with a clever rhyme. Sound like your style? Let's make people smile!
Customer Service Representative -Obsessed with people pleasing? Customer Service Reps canvass the dining area to ensure all guests are receiving a top-notch Portillo's experience and maintains a spick and span environment.
Food Production & Support Staff Positions
Kitchen Prep -Obsessed with being prepared? Kitchen prep prepares vegetables, sauces, and other food to our high-quality standards while maintaining a clean and sanitary work space.
Cook -Obsessed with our food? Learn how to make it! We're looking for someone to cook all the classics to order, including Italian Beef, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, and much more. You'll follow provided recipes and uphold the Portillo's standard. All while ensuring proper sanitation practices are in place.
Dishwasher -Obsessed with cleanliness? Put your skills to work! Dishwashers clean and sanitize all containers, pots, pans, and utensils and keep a highly organized work space. All while following proper sanitation procedures.
Salad Maker -Obsessed with our salads? Learn how to prepare them following provided recipes. You'll create eye-catching, fresh, made-to-order salads and maintain a clean work space.
What's in it for you?
Employee referral bonuses
Career Advancement Opportunity
50% off meals
Working Full Time? (30+ Hrs. /Wk.)
Added Benefits include...
Did you know that 9/10 Restaurant Managers in the U.S. started their careers in an entry-level position? At Portillo's, we're obsessed with promoting our team from within, and there's no ceiling to your growth potential. Join our high-flying team and take your food service career to new heights!
Step 1: Administrative Assistant
Step 2: Training Administrator
Step 3: Crew Chief
Step 4: Manager
Step 5: Assistant General Manager
Step 6: General Manager
What You'll Need (Qualifications & Skills)
Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude.
Must have the ability to read, speak, and understand English language in order to communicate with guests, management, and team members.
Must have friendly, welcoming, and outgoing personality.
Must be able to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
Must have professional appearance, and smile!
Must be 16 years of age.
Must obtain Food Handler's Certificate if required by location.
Must work to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.
Must possess High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must be authorized to work in the US.
Must have valid, government issued identification.