Cotton Patch Cafe

About Cotton Patch Cafe

 It all started when our founders opened their first Cotton Patch Cafe in Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1989. They wanted to create a home-style family restaurant and serve up classic Southern recipes made fresh from scratch in a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests would feel welcome, like they were coming home.


Cotton Patch’s recipe for success goes far beyond our menu, chock-full of favorites like hand-battered Chicken Fried Steak, premium salads such as the Strawberry Pecan Salad, hand-rolled Chicken & Dumplings and the decadent Chocolate Dr. Pepper Cake. Each visit is served with a side of authentic Southern hospitality where team members are quick to say howdy and hold open the door for you.


Today, more than 25 years since the first Cotton Patch opened we’ve continued to grow with restaurants located across Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, becoming a hometown member of each of our communities and finding ways to give back to our neighbors.


Job Category:

Food Service


United States

Postal Code:


Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time and Part Time

Area Director

Cotton Patch Cafe - Grapevine, Texas

Posted: 12/7/2018

Area Director
Who YOU are:
• Passionate about coaching and leading teams to deliver operational excellence
• High standards of cleanliness, sanitation, food quality, performance
• Love to inspire and make authentic, from scratch food that customers crave
• Hires and develops “A+” talent
• Strong business acumen; ability to lead multi-million dollar geographically dispersed restaurants

Who WE Are:
• Founded in 1989, 50+ restaurants strong, in 4 states and growing!
• Passionate about our culture, our food, our people
• Excited about our future!

Additional Info


Job Requirements
* 2+ years restaurant management experience
* True passion for food and hospitality
* Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
* Work days, nights, and/or weekends as required; Move about facility and stand for long periods of time.
* Is able to physically participate in a fast-paced environment in day to day front/back of house operations for
periods of up to 12 hours a day
* Must be able to reach, bend, balance and transport various objects weighing up to 30 lbs repeatedly during a
shift. At times it might be necessary to lift up to 50 lbs.
* S/he must be able to safely operate kitchen equipment and have the ability to use knives appropriately.
* Must have a current Management Food Handlers certificate & Alcohol serving certificate
* Must have Valid Drivers License

Additional Information
Cotton Patch Benefits include:
* Competitive salary
* Attainable period bonuses
* Operating Partner opportunities
* 10 week Management training program
* Medical, dental & vision insurance
* Company paid- short term/long term disability & basic life insurance (when signed up for company medical plan)
* Life insurance
* 401K program with company match
* 5 day work week
* No late nights - we close at 9pm Sun - Thurs.
* Paid vacations
* Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas; close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Here at Cotton Patch Cafe we believe that our employees should reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all our guests that visit our establishments. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Employment within our management team is contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screen. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and all applicants are subject to our E-Verify processing.

Job Industries
  • Food & Restaurant

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