Paul Bunyan Restaurant, Bakery and Gift – MINOCQUA, WI

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Company Description and Location: 

Paul Bunyan’s has been serving customers every summer for more than 50 years! A unique combination of restaurant, gift shop and bakery, our locations in Minocqua and Wisconsin Dells have become well-known destinations in the Midwest. It’s where great friends and family join to make great memories. Spend your summer working at the Minocqua location in the Northwoods area of Wisconsin know for its vast forest and lakes. Working at Paul Bunyan’s will offer many fun opportunities to interact with locals, tourist, international students as well as a large and lively summer staff that keeps J-1 students returning year after year.

The Minocqua Area – Nature’s Original Waterpark. It’s called that because it is located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin’s Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers, and streams. Enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking trails, and more. The Northwoods is a recreational haven and scenic destination filled with popular attractions that range from a beautiful wildlife park where you can see nature up close to the largest waterpark in the area right at the hotel. Golfing, shopping, dining, and entertainment are all located close by. 


Weekly working hours: avg. 40h per week

Start Date/End Date: May 15th – June 15th / September 15th


  • Upper Intermediate English level is required;
  • Only female; 
  • Busser: Assist servers with all food service, clear dirty tables & re-set, help clean restaurant each night/ $8.50 + tips;
  • Dishwasher:  Clean, wash, & stock restaurant supplies, maintain clean work area. Wash pots & pans by hand in hot water, use dishwashing machine for glasses, dishes, & cutlery. Must be able to work in fast-paced environment and follow directions Additional tasks or duties as requested will include removing trash, etc / $8.50; 
  • Gift Shop Attendant:  Responsible for selling items, familiarity with the restaurant and its history, be able to answer customer questions easily. Ability to handle multiple things at once. Friendly demeanor and appearance a must. Some cleaning; sweeping, dusting, empty garbage. Restocking shelves and ability to lift up to 20 lbs. (11 kg) / $8.50;
  • Kitchen: Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware, store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage, assist cooks and kitchen staff with various tasks as needed, and provide cooks with needed items / $9.00 and up ( based on performance); 
  • Possibility for overtime and bonus based on job performance and job completion;
  • Meal plans are available and discount;
  • If a second job is available/obtained, Paul Bunyan must remain priority job;
  • Uniform shirt is provided at cost of $7.50;
  • Students must bring dark blue jeans with no rips, tears, frays or minimal decoration, dark color belt and dark color comfortable shoes;

Housing and Transportation:

  • Housing is provided at cost of $75 per week;
  • Housing deposit of $150 which is refundable needs to be paid upon arrival;
  • Housing cost will be deducted from paycheck;
  • Transportation: Housing and work site will be approximately 1-3 miles away. Paul Bunyan’s offers bike rentals for students;
Работна позиција:Kitchen, Busser, Cashier, Gift Shop Attendant
Плата:$8.50 +
Локација на работа:Minocqua, WI

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