Commis Chef needed in fine-dining restaurant!

Detailed description

Located in the original carriage house of the historic Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston, Circa 1886 has long reigned as one of Charleston’s finest restaurants - a romantic backdrop for birthday celebrations, a quiet setting to discuss business or entertain friends, a one-of-a-kind venue for rehearsal dinners and bridal events. Take in the charm of Charleston while training at this amazing Restaurant!

Temporary housing provided upon arrival at their sister hotel. Great walking city in the beautiful Charleston.

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Placement Remarks

The candidate will be expected to work 35-40 hours per week. They will be paid time and a half for any time over 40 hours.

Host Company will provide a chef coat. The candidate needs to bring non-slip shoes, chef pants and a back-up chef coat (if you don’t fit in one of the coats we have, it can take some time for one to be ordered).

One “family” meal is provided when in training.

Vacation time is not provided until after the employee has worked 1 year. However, after an employee has worked 90 days they are eligible for Holiday Pay. The property recognizes 6 holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Circa 1886 is closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The employee should fly into Charleston International Airport. We can provide airport transportation if needed or the employee can take Uber, Lift or a Taxi.

The employer will provide 14 days of complimentary room and tax at one of their hotels.

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Local info

Charleston, South Carolina is a historic and beautiful destination with countless national parks and forest dotting the area, any lover of the natural world would find themselves right at home here. That being said, Charleston is a worldly city in its own right as well. With a population of 100 thousand and rising, Charleston is becoming an extremely diverse city with a rich history in the region. Famous for blues and “low country” style, South Carolina is a fabulous destination for any candidate wanting to experience true southern culture with the backdrop of a seaside city. For specific activities to experience in the area please see the list of activities in the “local attractions” section.


Housing options in Charleston are extremely varied, depending on where the candidate would like to live. Apartments outside of downtown can be as cheap as $900 per month for a one bedroom apartment, but in downtown, the average price of a one bedroom apartment downtown is around $1500 per month. It is recommend that candidates bring around $2500 for startup money, because since they do not have credit here in America, candidates will likely have to pay for their first and last months’ rent up front, plus a security deposit of likely a few hundred dollars. Below are a list of links to start your housing search in the area!,SC/

The Jasper Apartments
Cornerstone at King Apartment Homes
61 Vandy
Sterling Campus Center Apartments


Charleston is a very friendly city for those who prefer to walk, with plenty of sidewalks all around the city. Charleston also has plentiful bike trails as well. That being said, if you prefer mass transportation instead, Charleston does have a mass transit system in the form of “Low Country Rapid Transit” which is a bus system that goes all around the city. For specific information about getting around Charleston via mass transit, please see the below link. If you plan to travel around the region outside of Charleston, then you may wish to purchase a used vehicle. The average used car will cost you around $400 months, plus around $100 for car insurance.


Fort Sumter National Monument
Pineapple Fountain Aiken-Rhett House Museum


South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters. On average, between 40 inches (1,000 mm) and 80 inches (2,000 mm) of precipitation falls annually across the state. Tornadoes are very uncommon in the summer unless a tropical cyclone is present. Charleston is located directly on the South Carolina coast, as well, making the city very active in the summer time.

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Circa 1886 Restaurant
Charleston, SC
August 1, 2022
Chef - Commis
15.00 per hour
Once you click the apply button, one of our wonderful career consultants will be notified of your interest in this position and will get back to you within two business days. When you qualify for the placement, the next step will be an introductory call to see if we can meet your expectations.
Job Rotations
Department Position Duration
Orientation Orientation 1 Months
Garde Manger Cook/demi chef 2 Months
Meat/Grill station (hot line) Cook/demi chef 3 Months
Saute station Cook/demi chef 3 Months
Restaurant Supervisor / Chef de partie 3 Months

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