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Any specific open positions will be listed. Even if you do not see your desired position at this time, we encourage you to complete an application. We tend to review the application file before we post open positions.

Flying Mango is well established, locally owned and proud to have been featured three times on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. We have a fast-paced working environment. Strong conversational skills are critical for all positions. The kitchen is in full view of our guests. Personal cleanliness is expected. Ideal candidates will be organized, dependable, have common sense, remain calm under pressure and only be content in an incredibly clean workspace.

Our reputation for excellence is based on our exceptional food. Our online reputation on customer review sites is very favorable. Team members should be proud to be a part of seeing those comments continue.

For any position at Flying Mango, we ask for: 

Exceptional manners.

Playing well with others.

Seeing the glass half-full.

Service Bartender & Host Combo

We are currently staffed for this position, but welcome you reading our description for any future needs regarding the dual role of Service Bartender/Host

When acting as host, this key position is the first impression of Flying Mango. Great customer rapport is imperative. Host is key to the flow of the dining rooms.  We are a fast-paced working environment and being attentive to guests’ needs is top priority. Strong conversational skills are critical for engaging with our guests. The HOST MUST be able to handle several things at once.

Because Flying Mango, does not have a separate lounge, our Bartending position would be thought of as more of a ‘service’ bartender position. Guests are not seated directly in front of you, yet you would engage with guests waiting if they wanted a drink. Experienced coffeeshop baristas typically transition well into this position.

Personal cleanliness is expected. Ideal candidate will have an eye for detail, be organized, have common sense, remain calm under pressure and only be content in an incredibly clean workspace. Our online reputation on customer review sites is very favorable. Team member should be proud to be a part of seeing those comments continue. 

Skills:

  • Hospitality Experience NOT required, but a plus.
  • Bartending Experience NOT required, but a plus.  Barista experience is a plus.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 plus years even better.
  • Wine, craft beer, liquor knowledge a plus, or desire to learn more on these topics. 
  • Follow bar recipe specifications, have artful eye for presentation.
  • Cash Drawer management. 
  • Please complete the Online Application found here or stop in to fill out a paper application at the restaurant.

Server

Catering Staff

Line Cook

Flying Mango prefers experienced NIGHT LINE COOKS yet Entry-level position is possible.

Are YOU an experienced cook out there looking for a change of scenery? We have been around forever =stability. We have some employees that have been with us almost 20 years, so we must be okay to work for.

Are you the leader type? Looking to use title of Kitchen Manager or Sous Chef? Talk to us.

Did you used to sauté or work the wheel in a previous life, and it might be fun to work a shift or two? Talk to us.

Intrigued with the restaurant game but have not worked in one? Talk to us. If you have a good artful eye for presentation, know how to use a knife properly, and can handle occasional chaos, we would be willing to train the right candidate.

We are a well-established, stable and locally owned restaurant,  looking to add
one Full-Time OR two Part- Time member(s) to the Kitchen team. Unlike many traditional restaurant kitchens, this fast-paced working environment is totally open to the guests' view. This unique set up supports a culture of conversation with our appreciative guests. 

Personal cleanliness is expected. Ideal candidate will be organized, have common sense, remain calm under pressure and only be content in an incredibly clean workspace.  

Our reputation for excellence is based on our exceptional food. Check out the Press section of this website and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives videos. You should be proud to be a part of seeing positive experiences continue.  

Kitchen Prep and Line experience –PREFERRED. Culinary training - BIG plus. Serve Safe certification - BIG plus.
 Must be able to follow menu specifications. Must 
play well with others. 
 

Smoke-free property.
 Workweek is currently Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Some additional hours may be required on 'off' days for special events. Competitive wage based on experience.
Workers (4-5 days/wk exceeding 27 hrs/wk) receive paid week during Annual Summer Staff Vacation.  

First step is to complete the ONLINE APPLICATION here on the site
You also can apply IN PERSON, Ask for MIKE.  

4345 Hickman Road, Des Moines
 

Compensation: Competitive! based on experience. 

Dishwasher

Flying Mango needs a detailed, clean-working DISHWASHER - the hero of a restaurant family.

Posted 05.23.2024

Our restaurant has been around forever, indicating stability. We have some employees that have been with us almost 20 years, so we must be okay to work for. A previous Dish Employee was with us 17 years! We imagine that to be a record in the Dishwashing world.

We are a well-established, stable and locally owned restaurant, looking to add one OR two Part- Time member(s) to the team. Unlike many traditional restaurant kitchens, this fast-paced working environment is totally open to the guests' view. Our unique set up does mean you will walk through the same spaces as our appreciative guests for aspects of your job.

Personal cleanliness is expected. Ideal candidate will be organized, have common sense, remain calm under pressure and only be content in an incredibly clean workspace.

Our reputation for excellence is based on our exceptional food. Check out the Press section of our website and the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives videos. You should be proud to be a part of seeing positive experiences continue.

No specific hospitality experience  is required. Previous work skills showing cleanliness and organization are important. Must play well with others.

Workweek is currently Wednesday through Saturday evenings. Service begins at 5:00. Dishwasher needs to be clocked in by 5:00, 4:30 - 4:45 is also accepted. Workers (working 4-5 days/wk exceeding 27 hrs/wk) receive paid week during Annual Summer Staff Vacation after a year.

You also can apply IN PERSON and complete a paper application.


Compensation is entirely dependent on your experience and is competitive in the metro. DISHWASHERS ALSO receive tips from online and in house takeout orders, as part of the "Back Of House Kitchen" Team.

Duties:

- Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and pans using dishwasher or by hand

- Maintain cleanliness and organization of the dishwashing area

- Sort and stack clean dishes for easy access by kitchen staff

- Remove dirty pots/pans from the cooks’ line

- Remove bus tubs from server station

- Empty and clean garbage cans in the dish & kitchen

- Sweep and mop dish & kitchen floors when needed

- Break down and clean dish machine on a daily basis

- Clean dish table, over and under shelf

- Keep glass racks and dish racks clean and organized

- Maintain cleanliness of dish room  walls and shelves and cleanliness of overall dish room

- Break down boxes before putting in the dumpster

- Keep dumpster & smoker area clean 

- Maintain a clean uniform throughout the shift

- Follow proper sanitation procedures and health code regulations

- Follow company and equipment standards

- Collaborate with kitchen & dining room staff to ensure efficient workflow and timely service

- Ensure pathways (inside & outside) are clean and safe for guests

- May perform other duties as assigned


Skills:

- Previous experience in a culinary or food service environment would be great, but not required

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain cleanliness standards

- Good communication skills and ability to work well within a team

- Physical stamina to stand for long periods of time and lift heavy objects if necessary

At our restaurant, we value teamwork, cleanliness, and efficiency. As a Dishwasher, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that our kitchen operates smoothly. You will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness in the dishwashing area, and following proper sanitation procedures. This position requires a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. No experience required. If still attending high school, must be 16 years old.

Skills:

Ability to communicate verbally with other kitchen staff in fast-paced environment; ability to frequently use hands and fingers to feel, pull, push, and lift; ability to stand for long periods of time and frequently lift up to 50 lbs; auditory and visual skills; ability to follow instructions and procedures.

POSITION CAN BE FILLED BY ONE PERSON who is Available (currently) WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY evening service for all 4 shifts.

ALTERNATELY,  IF AVAILABLE FOR TWO SHIFTS - AND we can find another 2-shift applicant, we will entertain hiring 2 people to share this position.

As the Dishwasher, you will play a vital role at the restaurant. Starting wage is $15 PLUS tips from Takeout orders.

Catering Staff

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