Employee Guidelines
& Job Descriptions
The Cherry Hut Restaurant

Why Work at The Cherry Hut?
We offer flexible scheduling, complimentary break time meals, great wages, and a friendly work environment.

No experience necessary, training will be provided for all positions! 

Established in 1922, The Cherry Hut Restaurant strives to promote a positive and healthy working environment for its staff.

General Guidelines for all Employees:

  • The Cherry Hut strictly prohibits the on-premise possession, use, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, other than those taken in accordance with a doctor's prescription.
  • While on Cherry Hut property, all employees will practice self- discipline in addition to being respectful to customers, the management team, and each other.
  • Profanity and foul language will not be tolerated.
  • Sexual innuendo of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Be able to perform in a rule oriented and structured work environment.
  • Will come to work clean. (i.e.: showered with clean clothes)
  • Employees are expected to adhere to the posted work schedule and report promptly for their shift. Call-ins will not be tolerated.
  • Cell phones & Texting are allowed on break time only.
  • Personal belongings will remain in your locker or car.
  • Smoking is strongly discouraged, however, if you must smoke it is limited to break time only and only in specified outside areas. *See below for Michigan smoking law information.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced and sometimes hectic environment.
  • Function well as part of a team.
  • On longer shifts, a half-hour unpaid break will be offered on which you may choose items off of our employee menu at no cost to you. Otherwise, you should eat before or after your shift. Consumption of food while in work areas is prohibited.
  • No shorts, tank tops, or sandals will be worn. No short, revealing, tight, ripped, or excessively stained clothing will be worn. Clothing with offensive slogans will not be tolerated.

Kitchen Staff:

1. Practice EXCELLENT food sanitation skills. (temperature danger zones, cross contamination, sanitization, etc.)
2. Able to quickly and efficiently make and plate menu items.
3. Prep different menu ingredients.
4. Plate menu items in an attractive fashion.
5. Set up, tear down, and sanitize work areas.
6. Wash and sanitize pots, pans, and utensils.
7. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: Must be 14 years of age or older. Able to perform for extended periods of time in a fast paced and sometimes hot working environment.

Dress Code = See top of page. Hat or hairnets required. Plastic gloves required when applicable.

Shifts available: Mornings, Afternoons, Nights

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Bakery Staff:

1. Practice EXCELLENT food sanitation skills. (food temperature danger zones, cross contamination, proper sanitization, etc.)
2. Set up, tear down, and sanitize work areas.
3. Able to quickly and efficiently produce pies and baked goods from standardized recipes.
4. Wash and sanitize bakery pans and utensils.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: Must be 18 years of age or older. Able to perform for extended periods of time in a fast paced and sometimes hot working environment.

Dress Code = See top of page. Hat or hair net required.

Shifts available: Early Mornings, Mornings, Afternoons

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Wait Staff:

1. To efficiently serve food to guests.
2. Must be organized, personable, and able to maintain a 3-5 table station.
3. Set up, tear down, and sanitize work areas.
4. Put away dishes.
5. Keep dining rooms and server station clean and orderly.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: Must be 16 years of age or older. Able to move quickly between kitchen and tables for extended periods of time in a sometimes hectic work environment.

Dress Code = A uniform and apron are provided which you will keep clean, ironed, and laundered. No visible tattoos. No tongue rings, nose rings, or eyebrow rings. No excessive: jewelry, ear piercings, make-up, or perfume. Nails shall be kept at a short length with either neutral or no nail color. Hair will be pulled back, tight, and away from the face.

Shifts available: Mornings, Afternoons, Nights

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Dish Room:

1.Quickly and efficiently clear dishes from trays, sort and pre-rinse dishes, and run dishes through automatic dishwasher.
2. Put away dishes.
3. Taking out trash.
4. Miscellaneous cleaning duties.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: Must be 14 years of age or older. Must be able to work in a fast paced warm/hot working environment for extended periods of time.

Dress Code = See top of page

Shifts available: Mornings, Afternoons, Nights

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Front of the House:

1. Able to supply EXCELLENT customer service.
2. Possess a positive and caring demeanor.
3. Comfortable working in a public and sometimes hectic environment.
4. Able to meet or exceed the demands of customers and promote a positive guest experience.
5. Miscellaneous cleaning duties.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Expectations: Must be 14 years of age or older. Must be able to move quickly for extended periods of time.

Dress Code = No Jeans or T-Shirts. Normal attire would be: khakis, slacks, or dress pants with a polo or dress shirt. No visible tattoos. No tongue rings, nose rings, or eyebrow rings. No excessive: jewelry, ear piercings, make- up, or perfume. Nails shall be kept at a short length with either neutral or no nail color.  Hair will be pulled back, tight, and away from the face.

Shifts available: Mornings, Afternoons, Nights

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*Michigan residents and visitors are protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in all restaurants, bars and businesses (including hotels and motels), thanks to Public Act 188 of 2009, Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law. Clean air is fundamental to good health.

There is no specific distance requirement that people are required to be from a food service establishment to be able to smoke. However it is recommended that smoking not be allowed at entrances or other areas that may allow smoke to infiltrate the establishment. There may be local regulations that require a particular distance smokers can be from businesses that are not licensed as food service establishments.



The Cherry Hut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cherry Hut Products
1046 Michigan Ave
Benzonia, MI 49616
Tel: 231 882-4431