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Experience the Role of a Lifetime! Or a Lunchtime.

It takes a lot of amazing people to make our incredible dining experience happen. Check out these opportunities and find your place on our team.

From Hosts to Servers, you’ll be all about making people feel special.

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With a variety of kitchen and support roles, you’ll work “behind the scenes” to make our amazing dining experience come to life.

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Are you a born leader? Check out our exciting manager roles and help us keep the whole show running smoothly.

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At Chili’s headquarters, our number one priority is to make the lives of our restaurant teams the very best they can be.

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What Kind of a ChiliHead are You?

Are you best suited for a Front of House, Heart of House or Management role? Take this simple quiz to find out.

Career Potential as Satisfying as Our Food

To create our amazing food, we start with the right ingredients and put them together with great care and a lot of love. Hmm. That’s actually how we’ll help you put together an incredible career, too!

We give you the tools and training needed to turn your restaurant job into a career. So, no matter where you start, there are plenty of places to go.

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Hourly Team Member

Average Pay: $10 – $20 per hour

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You bring your passion, dedication, teamwork and spirit to the table. We’ll help you make the most of it and prepare you for your “next”. You’ll get:

  • One-to-one mentoring and coaching
  • Ongoing training
  • Skill development in hospitality, teamwork, salesmanship and a whole lot more

Certified Shift Leader

Average Salary: $38,000 – $48,000

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This first-of-its-kind program will help you turn your leadership skills into a management role. After you master two hourly roles, the Certified Shift Leader program will help you prepare for the next level by providing:

  • Restaurant Manager Apprenticeship through the Department of Labor
  • Certified restaurant manager credential from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
  • A wealth of opportunities to hone your business and people skills


Average Salary: $50,000 – $75,000

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After a minimum of six months as a Certified Shift Leader, you may be ready for your next big move up. As you continue to develop your leadership skills, you may enjoy such growth options as:

  • Development through the EMERGE program to bring out the best leader in you
  • Mentoring opportunities through the RISE program
  • Online manager development training modules
  • On-the-job skill training in schedule writing, budgeting, data analysis and more

General Manager

Average Salary: $75,000 – $125,000

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When you have established your reputation for excellence and have demonstrated the ability to develop others, we’ll help you grow into a General Manager role where you may continue your development through:

  • Possible participation in the LEAD development program designed to further hone your leadership skills
  • Franklin Covey 4 Essentials of Roles of Leadership
  • Ongoing training on operational systems, people management, marketing, accounting, and more

College Without the Cost

Looking for higher education that actually translates into a better career? Best You EDU™ is a free, online education program available to part-time and full-time Team Members. No out-of-pocket costs or textbook fees. Take classes anywhere, anytime through the program’s flexible, online learning environment. Achieve your educational goals through a variety of different programs and have our support every step of the day.  

  • Certificates and Associates Degrees
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • GED
  • Foundational Education
  • Spanish
  • Tutoring
  • Citizenship Prep

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Empowering Female Leadership.

Women Taking the Lead is an inclusive career development program that offers a wide selection of development initiatives tailored for women in the restaurant industry, including:

  • Facilitated experiences, including workshops, guest speakers, panel discussions and more
  • Mentoring opportunities to enhance leadership abilities
  • Access to resources through our partnership with the Women’s Foodservice Forum

This ChiliHead took some time off after high school, but that didn’t stop her from going after her dreams.

Meet ChiliHead, Sabrina, an important part of the team at our restaurant in Hamilton, Ohio. There’s no one like Sabrina and there’s nothing like the way she’s approaching higher education. She once that that she had to put her dreams on hold but all that changed after she learned about our no-cost education program.

“I had taken a gap year after high school and was looking into starting school again,” says Sabrina. Today, she’s working towards her associate’s degree at one of the most innovative schools around. It’s called Best You EDU™ and is only available through Chili’s parent company, Brinker International.

What is Best You EDU™? It’s a whole lot like a traditional university, only without all the tuition fees, fraternities, sororities, football teams and other things that, frankly, just get in the way of getting your degree. Amirite?

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Sabrina first heard about the program through her Director of Operations. Sabrina recalls, “I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but after thinking about it, I thought applying couldn’t hurt.”

Applying was quick and easy and before she knew it, she received an acceptance email and was immediately contacted by an academic advisor. Sabrina says, “My advisor explained everything I had to do, and kept in contact with me throughout the entire enrollment process. That made me so much more excited for school.”

What’s it like going to Best You EDU™? “The school website is easy to navigate,” says Sabrina. “They make sure you’re ready when the semester starts. My classes are all online, and I can easily get in contact with my professor if I have any issues.”

Sabrina also adds, “I’ve just had an amazing experience with this program. I’ve been so invested into school, and that’s something I never thought I’d be able to say. I’m able to maintain a steady work schedule and do school at the same time.”

On top of everything else, Sabrina says, “My parents couldn’t be prouder of the progress I’ve made, and that just gives me the biggest smile.”

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