Working at The Hartland Diner

Because we are looking for someone to join our team here at The Diner we’re going to take a little time to tell you what it will be like to work here.

You will be paid well. We believe in a fair wage for your labor.

You will be treated fairly and with respect. Your work/contribution will always be appreciated and we will let you know that. We have a professional, pleasant workplace. We all work hard and work together. We are serious about the “team approach” to work and life. You will be part of a team here.

We work hard, but we also have fun because we simply do not believe that anyone should have to face a workplace devoid of fun. We would not expect you to work hard if there were never any fun and if you were being treated poorly. We know we would not work hard under those conditions. Hard work and good times comes out in our food and service. It makes everything better.

We are serious about standards. We are trying, every day, to be The Best Diner Experience. That means the “entire package.” From the time someone walks through our front door we want them to like who we are and what we’re doing. That means a sparklingly clean place, friendly, lively table service, great coffee, excellent food that is both beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. We don’t cut corners. We are using high quality, fresh ingredients and cooking everything to order to the customer’s specifications. There are no short cuts and it is worth it in the end.

The Hartland Diner is not your “run of the mill” Diner or kitchen to work in. This is a place full of people who are really into food. We talk about food A LOT. We think about food even more than we talk about it. The whole Diner thing is not just a job or hobby for us. We’re totally into it. We surround ourselves with other people who are also into it.

The position we are looking to fill is between 3 and 5 shifts a week (a minimum of 3 weekdays), 20-35 hours, and we are willing to wait for the right person. The shifts will be a mix of prep work (preparing fresh foods to be used in cooking and assisting the cook on the grill), actually running the grill/cooking people’s food, cleaning (lots of things here need regular cleaning), dishwashing (everyone has to do everything here as needed) and special, crazy projects (like baking cookies and making wraps to sell at The Hartland Farmers’ Market).

We would like to bring someone onboard who has an interest and passion for good food and the Diner business and has the potential to stay with us for the long haul. Kitchen experience is not required; energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail and willingness to learn all are. We don’t expect anyone to walk in here and know how we do things. We will teach/train you so you will succeed, because that is how we succeed.

Spread the word. Bring on the Diner Love.

We Want YOU!

We’re looking for someone to join Team Hartland Diner.  Someone with energy, enthusiasm, an upbeat attitude (and some snark wouldn’t hurt…) to be on the front lines with us in the kitchen prepping, doing some short order cooking, dishes if it comes to that. Everyone here pretty much has to pitch in doing whatever we need when we need it (it’s pretty damn fun). Knowledge of proper food handling is a plus, but we can teach you. Energy, reliability and attention to detail and cleanliness are musts though. Also, weekdays are a must (we start early in the morning, so you might want to consider that). We work hard and have a Damn Good Time here. If you’re interested come on in (on a weekday please) and talk to Nicole. If you know of someone who might fit the bill spread the word!

Vermont 100 Endurance Race!

It’s this weekend people. Get excited! Race begins Saturday (July 19th) at 4am and we will be opening at 4:30am for all those family and crew members and, you know, anyone else who happens to be awake and in the mood for a super early breakfast, or just a coffee and some Diner chit chat. Don’t worry, there will be further reminders and hysteria-buildling as we get closer to Saturday…

Huevos Wrapped!

WrapWitness the beauty, the grandeur, the DELICIOUS. Huevos Wrapped: 2 scrambled eggs, grilled onions and jalapeños, Cabot Cheddar Cheese, our fresh made Salsa and our own Black Bean Burger all rolled up in a crispy, grilled flour tortilla. Olé

Leave Your Dog At Home

It is July in Vermont, again. Funny how that happens, EVERY YEARS…

And we, sadly, feel compelled to remind our Diner patrons that while we LOVE to have you at the Diner as many times a day as you can possibly make it in, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG(S) AT HOME. It is far too hot for dogs to be left in cars anywhere this time of year. Your dog simply does not belong in the car in the summer unless he is going directly from one place to another. There is no shade in our parking lot. There is no grassy area for dogs to be out. There is, frankly, no safe way for any dog to be left in any car during the summer. Your dog will be much happier and safer at home, where he belongs during extreme heat.

And we will be much happier looking out our front windows and not seeing a desperately panting dog trapped inside a car fast becoming an oven…