[Free Template] Interview Template for Restaurateurs

Employee turnover is a thorn in the side of many restaurant owners and operators. 

Compared to other industries, hospitality will likely never see “low” turnover rates; the nature of the job lends itself to somewhat consistent turnover. And that’s okay, when it’s predictable — maybe you’re hiring more employees for the holiday craze or summer rush, or maybe you employee a lot of college students, who roll in and out of town on a regular basis.


The real problem is when you can’t hold on to good talent for an extended period of time. Or, alternatively, when it seems like you’re constantly asking people to leave — as if you’re a magnet for employees who are unreliable or untrainable, or simply a poor culture fit.

There are a lot ways to reduce turnover, but it starts with hiring the right people. And we all know that’s easier said than done.

That’s why we put together an easy-to-follow interview template, specifically for restaurant professionals looking to hire employees who are:

  • Skilled
  • Reliable
  • Likely to stick around

Spoiler alert: it’s all about asking the right questions and being able to read their responses. Our template breaks it down for you, so you can see exactly which questions to ask, the “correct” responses to look for — and red flags that you want to keep an eye on. (It’s not always what you think!)

Download our free template here and take the guesswork out of your restaurant employee interviews.

See how Kickfin increases employee retention by keeping your people happy and safe. Send tips directly to your employees’ bank accounts, 24/7/365. No waiting, no detours.

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