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Become a Partner

Here at Puro Gusto you are so much more than an employee and are truly a partner in the success, growth, and development of our business. As a partner we will trust you with the most important actions we do every day, interacting with, caring for, and developing relationships with our guests. We will empower you make decisions you feel are best for the business and will ensure all customers have a memorable experience during their visits to Puro Gusto. As partners you will have the ability to receive bonuses based on how the business performs. Our partners are the foundation of our identity and through your work we will be able to exceed all of not only our customers’ expectations but also our partners expectations on Puro Gusto being a great place to work. We could not be more thrilled to have you here and look forward to seeing what we can accomplish along our journey together.


Job Title
Job ID
Part Time
Washington,  DC 20004
Other Location
Now Hiring Customer Service-Server-Bartender-Cashier-Barista-Entry Level 

Starting Rate: $16.10 + Tips! 

At Puro Gusto, it’s all about ­ bringing an authentic Italian connection to our customers through our people. Through our people, our partners, we bring to life an environment in which we connect with one another, our customers, and communities every day. We believe in having a positive outlook, a passion for food, an energetic and optimistic approach, a can-do attitude, and a genuine and passionate demeanor.

Puro Gusto is the modern approach to the Italian food culture and welcomes our guests with quality food, a great atmosphere, and friendly service no matter the time of day. We are now hiring full and part time partners. This is an entry level opportunity with no previous experience required. All you need is a can-do attitude, passion for customer service, enthusiasm for diverse viewpoints, and the desire to work in a team environment.

You will make a great partner if you:
  • Consider yourself a glass half full person and have a positive outlook
  • Love working with a team and are a do-er always looking for new challenges
  • Are a passionate foodie who loves trying new things
  • Are energized by a fast-paced environment, yet remain calm and self-aware
  • Can empathize with diverse personalities and take care of their needs
  • Have a focus on crafting quality food and beverage items
  • Embody a growth mindset and are open to new experiences
  • Have excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Can maintain a clean, warm, and welcoming environment

As a partner you are truly a partner in our business and our unique and one-of-a-kind organizational structure is just the start of how we truly are a different type of company. Join us and you will enjoy:
  • Competitive salary
  • Profit sharing program (all partners)
  • Paid Time Off (Starts to accrue immediately)
  • 401K + match
  • Health Care Coverage (Dental, Medical, Vision all available)
  • A vast library of personal and professional growth podcasts, web-training, and e-learning opportunities
  • Food and beverage discounts
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Referral bonus
  • Training bonus
  • Perks at Work retail discounts
  • Transportation stipend program
  • A guarantee of fair and equitable treatment

  • 1-3 years of experience in a customer facing team that is focused on collective goals and objectives. Requires a desire to contribute to a friendly, supportive, and team environment.

What we ask of you:
  • Create genuine and respectful interactions with customers and other partners
  • Assist customers navigate the store as they order and experience Puro Gusto through multiple channels including: Mobile Order, Delivery, Dine-In, Grab and Go, or Self-Checkout
  • Craft true Italian food and beverage items, made fresh daily, in accordance with recipe builds as outlined in the operations manuals
  • Work on multiple positions and perform various job functions in the store during each shift
  • Participation in ongoing training, development, and learning  
  • Comply with store operations standards and policies and follow all cash handling protocols and food safety standards
  • Maintain a clean environment and perform any necessary cleaning tasks in the store
  • Consistently arrive on time to work
  • Ability to work flexible hours that may include weekends, early mornings, late nights, and/or holidays
  • Create connections with our guests
  • Follow all cash handling protocols and food safety standards
  • Operate point of sale

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