BROOKFIELD, WI — With guests returning to its newly reopened restaurants, and more reopening dates on the horizon, The Bartolotta Restaurants has announced it is hiring nearly 80 employees to fill front and back-of-house positions at its Bacchus, Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s Brookfield, Harbor House, and Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993 locations.
The restaurant and catering organization, family owned and operated by Chef Paul
Bartolotta, has posted full and part-time positions for bussers, hosts, servers, line cooks,
pastry cooks, dishwashers, bartenders, and more.
Chef Bartolotta is committed to rehiring staff that were temporarily let go during the pandemic-related shutdown, as well as looking to add new talent to the team.
“This has been a difficult year for our community and our family of employees, but with
perseverance we are preparing to welcome many of them back along with some new
faces,” Bartolotta said in a news release. “We have made significant investments in our health protocols while enhancing our level of service, and with every reopening, we are trying to
do our part to give our employees and Milwaukee’s economy a boost. “We are so grateful to be able to be put people back to work, and we are looking forward to seeing employees and guests join us in this new, exciting era.”
Ristorante Bartolotta dal 1993, Harbor House, and Mr. B’s– A Bartolotta Steakhouse in
Brookfield have been open for several weeks, and reopening dates for Bartolotta’s Lake
Park Bistro and Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant will be announced soon.
As the reopening plan proceeds, The Bartolotta Restaurants will continue to enforce its
heightened sanitation and safety standards, including:
- Face masks for staff members and guests
- Reservations required (reservations will be held for 15 minutes) and temperature checks upon entry
- Touchless payment options and QR codes to view menus on smartphones• Rearranged dining rooms that offer distance and privacy between tables; as well as custom-made safety partitions where applicable.
- UV-C technology that actively seeks and destroys microorganisms in the air and on hard surfaces.
- Meticulously and deliberately cleaned tables within every new reservation.
All open positions will be posted online and those interested must apply online at bartolottas.com/careers.
In September, Bartolotta Restaurant Group LLC announced a temporary mass layoffs made in March was extended to go beyond the initial 6 months. The number of impacted employees was 268.
According to WARN, Bartolotta Restaurant Group, LLC (“Bartolotta”) executed a series of layoffs on March 16, March 20, and on April 6, as a result of “unforeseeable business circumstances caused by the pandemic.”