Would you like to work with us?

Just fill out the online application below

or download the form, fill it out, and hand it to the nearest employee


Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application. Every one of us currently employed here has gone through the same process of applying. This long application is a great way for us to get to know you before you work with us. We want you to know that working with the 2nd Street Bistro, Gil’s Goods, and the Murray Bar is a unique experience. It means making a serious commitment to learning about food, service, wine, beer, and liquor. It also means helping us continue to create an exceptional workplace. We understand that many folks do not care about these things as much as we do; if this isn’t for you, we wish you the best in your search for employment. If this sounds like your kind of place, fill this out!

Thanks again for filling this application out completely!

Brian Menges, Owner

This application was created to apply for various positions. Answer to the best of your ability.

General Information

How were you referred to us?
Name of source:

Other interesting information about you

Are you a U.S. Citizen?  Yes No
If not, what visa do you hold?
Are you at least 18 years of age?  Yes No
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?  Yes No
If yes,

References (not employers or relatives)

Name: Phone:
Name: Phone:


School Name, Address, City, State, and Zip Years Attended Degree or Major Completed?
High School  Yes No
College or University  Yes No
Other  Yes No

What kind of work would you like?

Do you desire to work: Full-Time Part-Time Temporary No Preference 
If Part-Time, specify available hours and days:
Are you applying for a specific job opening? If so, please list:
What are your salary/pay requirements?
How many hours a week do you consider Full-Time?
Can you perform the essential functions you are applying for? If no, please explain:
Do you have any commitments to another employer that might affect your employment with us?

Please tell us about your past employment.
Please include a copy of your resume.

May we contact them?  Yes No
Dates employed:
Supervisor's name:
Job Title:
Why did you decide to leave?
Anything else you want to tell us?
May we contact them?  Yes No
Dates employed:
Supervisor's name:
Job Title:
Why did you decide to leave?
Anything else you want to tell us?

2nd Street Family Skill Sheet

Please answer the following true/false questions:

I am willing to work the following:

I enjoy seeing the sunrise:  Yes No
I can usually work weekends:  Yes No
I enjoy working in the evenings:  Yes No
I get along well with co-workers:  Yes No
I enjoy working with guests:  Yes No
I can work the last two weeks of December:  Yes No
I can work in June through the end of September:  Yes No
I need to return to college in early August:  Yes No
I can work over the Fourth of July:  Yes No
I enjoy the outdoors:  Yes No
I enjoy eating great food:  Yes No
I am passionate about wine:  Yes No
I enjoy working my way up to my desired position:  Yes No
Bar Swamper Dishwasher Pizza Cook Salad/Dessert Sautee Station Grill/Fryer Host Busser Lunch Server Evening Server Day Bartender Evening Bartender Prep Cook Expo Sunday Days Nights Weekends Catering Kitchen Catering Server Catering Bar 

Answer the following with a yes, or no.

I can and have done the following in a work setting:

Talk on the phone:  Yes No Work with a food processor:  Yes No Make a White Russian cocktail:  Yes No
Pay attention to details: Yes No Used my strong follow through skills:  Yes No Distinguish a Merlot from a Cabernet:  Yes No
Work under stress and deadlines:  Yes No PC skills:  Yes No I am willing to work my way up to my desired position:  Yes No
Multi-task:  Yes No Work with scales:  Yes No Make a double Latte:  Yes No
Serve guests needs:  Yes No Work with POS system:  Yes No Brew Coffee:  Yes No
Go above and beyond:  Yes No Work with deep fryers:  Yes No Label and date all items created:  Yes No
Use good people skills:  Yes No Wait tables:  Yes No Clearly follow cleaning schedules:  Yes No
Handle heavy lifting of 50lbs:  Yes No Problem solve:  Yes No Smile:  Yes No
Cook:  Yes No Be a quick learner:  Yes No Follow instructions:  Yes No

If this world were perfect...

If this was a perfect world and you could have any position at the 2nd Street Bistro, Gil's Goods, or the Murray Bar, what would it be? How many hours a week would you work?

Please take a few moments to answer these questions:

The Murray Bar, Gil's Goods, and 2nd Street Bistro are all high volume businesses with long work days that can be filled with stress. What makes you believe you can excel and perform well under these working conditions?
We are a very service orientated business. What do you think good service means?
Describe a time when you were treated poorly as a customer. How would you have handled the situation if you were in the other person's shoes?
If you have ever been a guest at any of our locations, or a party we were affiliated with, please explain what you like best about this experience.
What experience, or knowledge, do you expect to gain from your employment with us?
When we check your references, what do you think they will name as your greatest strength? Your greatest weakness?
As a staff member, what do you expect from the owners, managers, and shift leads?

Agreement - Please Read Carefully

I hereby affirm that the information provided on this application (and accompanying resume) is true to the best of my knowledge. I also agree that falsifying information, or significant omissions, may disqualify me from further consideration for employment and may be considered justification for dismissal if discovered at a later date.
I understand that my employment can be terminated with, or without, cause for the first 12 months of employment, as I am not hired for my position until 12 months has expired. During the first six months, I am trying out for a position.

Check this box if you agree.

Thank you for filling out the application! We will get back with you after we had a chance to review your application.