Gamberetti's hiring all staff

If you consider yourself a "rock star saute cook" then you might be interested in this craigslist post.
New Italian restaurant opening in June: Needs rock star saute cooks, pantry cooks, prep cook and dishwashers. Front of house needs experienced Severs, must have olcc or able to get one, need to be 21 you will be making some of your own drinks. Hosts with great smiles. Please bring resume to 2360 fairgrounds NE 97301 Mon - Fri May 24- 28th from 11 am to 4 pm.
 Here's a link to the actual page.

Is rock star cook really what they want? I'm imagining Pete Townshend finishing a puttanesca saute then smashing his pans on the side of the heat vent above. With all of this expansion in the restaurant industry in Salem, is it becoming harder to find "rock star" quality employees?  It's always exciting to hear about new restaurants opening in town.


15 comments:

KandN said...

I just checked the address in the ad on Google maps. It's across the street from Guest's Lounge and beside Highway Fuels.

Salem Man said...

Yesterday, I noticed signs on the windows indicating they would be opening soon.

Pam said...

Looking forward to having another good Italian Restaurant in town!

I do wonder about the chefs in town. There has been a wonderful expansion of restaurants and we're watching the restaurant scene to see how the new places fare.

My hubby is what they would probably consider to be a Rock Star Chef (he can bang the pots if necessary, too!) He is overqualified for most cooking jobs in town, so he wouldn't dream of applying for a job at a new unproven restaurant. If they fail, he'll be on the street looking for another almost non-existent job = unemployment for us is not an option right now, so he's not applying anywhere new.

My fingers are crossed though, for this new place... as well as the other recent newcomers - their success means more opportunities for my chef down the road.

Anonymous said...

I have hope that it's going to be a quality little place. And I do mean little!! I met the owner and she seems like a very nice lady... knows alot about wine wich is a plus plus for me!

Anonymous said...

I hope that it is as good as Pastini

Susan said...

I've been there ~ HIGH quality, fresh ingredients and NICE wine list! It is a must try & the prices are reasonable. Staff was very friendly and attentive. I met the the owner, Treva and she is very experienced and knowledgable. I believe that this restuarant will be a success~

Anonymous said...

I think it is better than Pastini~

Anonymous said...

The locals eat at Subway. Gambrette doesn't have much for parking. I parked adjacent and got towed.

Anonymous said...

wait........it looks like the same menu as pastini....whats up wit dat?

Anonymous said...

This resturant is better than pastini's.
You say the menu is the same as pastini's.
well they are both Italian so they will have similar items on there menu.
I can tell you that most of the menu items have the owners touch to them. The owner is an amazing cook not just an owner.

Anonymous said...

Have they opened? What are the hours? Where do you park so as not to be towed.

Anonymous said...

parking is in the back labeled restaurant parking 26 spots and you can use all the parking after 6 pm when Baxters is closed

Anonymous said...

We were there a few days ago, I'm not really impressed. Despite the sign claiming 'authentic', I can tell you it's definitely not authentic Italian, although, this didn't surprise me much. I had the linguine with shrimps, the pasta itself tasted like it was soaked in a mixture of lemon and caper brine and then sauteed, this made it turned out really acidic. The ravioli were drowned in creamy sauce that mainly tasted like cheese. If I had to compare this place to anything else in town it would be WNC, and I prefer WNC over Gamberetti's.

Chuck Bradley said...

This is Salem's newest addition to its restaurant scene. My first (among many to come) experience here was fantastic. If the building isn't new, it's a top to bottom remodel. The d├ęcor is tasteful and welcoming. My server was a sprightly, efficient and capable young lady named Tory who made sure my bread basket was never empty except by design. I had "Pesto Pollo" which was chicken, garlic, artichokes and tomato in pine nut & fresh basil pesto over linguini all dusted with Parmesan cheese. Incredible! It was a lunch visit, so I didn't view their wine list. But judging from everything else I observed, I'll bet it's a good one. I hope this place enjoys the patronage a first look suggests it deserves.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I had dinner there with my family, We would have rather gone the extra 50 miles to Pastini!

Same menu, but Pastini has Way better food! Not to mention a very knowledgable staff.