At Maria’s Italian Kitchen, we look for team members who share our family values: Love of Food and Service!
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While needs vary by each of our stores, we are always accepting applications for:
- General Managers
- Kitchen Managers
- Line Cooks
Maria’s Celebrates Success
We value every employee at Maria’s and look forward to meeting the next member of our team, and maybe one day sharing their success story as well! Maybe that person is you!
Peggy Gonzales – General Manager
I was a single mother when I started working at Maria’s. I had lived paycheck to paycheck for most of my adult life. After I had been working for Maria’s for a couple of years I received a bonus check that I was able to put down on a condo. After I was in the condo about five years it doubled in value. I sold it and bought a house, Now I live in a home right down the street from Maria’s!
Jose De Lara – Server
I started working for Maria’s Italian Kitchen in 1985 as a busboy in the Sherman Oaks location. I worked directly with Madelyn, the owner, and watched her business grow. When the earthquake happened in 1994 I lost my apartment, and Madelyn personally helped me get a place to live. What a boss!
Over the years I have worked as a busboy and now server at the Woodland Hills location. This job has helped me save to buy my house in Lancaster and support my family. I have been here so long and have gotten to know so many great customers. I have seen kids grow up before my eyes!
Gigi Gizzella – Server
I have been working at Maria’s since 2000. I have met some wonderful people both staff and customers who inspired me to be a better person. Maria’s was truly like family. I will always remember the good fun times and cherish them till the end of the day.
Don Froehlich – District Manager
Maria’s is not just a place for employment I feel like we are family. For over 20 years I have called Maria’s Home. It has been a great challenge and a joy to be a part of this company and watch us continue to grow.
Jaime Mendez – Kitchen Manager
I have been working for Maria’s since 1989. Throughout these years I’ve been very happy the way Maria’s has treated me. When I need help, Madelyn is always there for me. She helped me buy a house. I now have two houses because of her. From everyone I met and worked with, I have learned a lot and have made me a better person. At Maria’s we work as a team and I am very happy to be a part of this winning team.
Stephen Warren – General Manager
I’d like to take this time to share my experience working with Maria’s Italian Kitchen. Starting from training to holding a GM position with the company, it truly felt like family to me. Being in the Corporate setting for many years in the food service industry Maria’s has proven to be my top rated company to work for. The biggest reason would be for the Owner, Madelyn. Her pursuit of success and true to heart personality is one of a kind. Never too busy to say hello! Even though I’m now off on my own adventure career-wise, Maria’s will always be in my heart!