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Careers at Golden Corral Buffet Restaurants

Hourly and Part-Time Restaurant Team

We know the enthusiasm you bring to your job every time you walk through our doors is what makes our company so successful. Whether you are greeting a customer for the first time or the twenty-first time, they feel welcome and invited. Whether you are baking bread or attending to the buffet, all around you is an environment loaded with respect, honesty and pride.

It is this camaraderie and team spirit that makes working at Golden Corral so rewarding. There are plenty of other rewards for full or part-time Co-worker positions at company and franchise restaurant locations across the country which include:

  • Great pay and benefits
  • Flexible schedules
  • Fun, friendly team environment
  • Training aimed at advancement
  • Recognition for achievement

Golden Corral Team Member Positions

  • Baker
  • Buffet Attendant
  • Display Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Guest Experience Attendant
  • Hot Cook
  • Host/Cashier
  • Local Store Marketing Person
  • Line Person
  • Meat Cutter
  • Prep Person
  • ProStart Intern
  • Server
  • Utility Person

Advance and Expert Programs

  • Fast Tracks Coordinator
  • A-Team Member
  • Crew Leader
  • Crew Trainer
  • Local Store Marketing Coordinator

Additional Positions

  • Proficiency in All Positions
  • Certified Assistant Manager
  • Breakfast Lead

Golden Corral utilizes E-Verify in all company-operated restaurants as part of the hiring process.

*Golden Corral franchisees operate as independent business owners. If you apply and are hired for a restaurant team member opportunity with a Golden Corral franchisee, you would be an employee of that Golden Corral franchisee and not an employee of Golden Corral Corporation. Team Member opportunities are available at both company and franchise-operated restaurants, which are specified within individual job postings.

Restaurant Operations Management

At Golden Corral®, we know that successful people are the foundation of our very successful company. We hire managers with the talent, integrity, and passion to promote our Caring Culture. We provide an environment that supports and empowers our people – not only to exceed our guests’ expectations, but also to achieve their professional and personal goals.

With nearly 300 restaurants in more than 40 states, Golden Corral is always in search of excellent leaders for restaurant management opportunities, in both our company and franchise-operated restaurants nationwide.

These are just a few of the traits our most accomplished managers have in common. At Golden Corral, your ability to succeed is limited only by your energy and drive. Unequaled Opportunity at the Best Buffet in the USA!

View the following short video to experience a day in the life of a Golden Corral Manager.

General Manager – Trains, coaches and develops your entire restaurant team. Ensure optimal restaurant performance; overseeing facility, financial and human resources activities to drive a successful operation.

Kitchen Manager – Help ensure total guest satisfaction, quality food production and sound restaurant performance. Oversees the entire kitchen team while managing inventory and food cost controls.

Hospitality Manager – Ensures total guest satisfaction while leading the front-of-the-house service team. Oversees guest interaction, standards for service, restaurant facilities & equipment, and staffing and training.

Franchise Business Consultant – In this multi-unit manager role, you provide support and consultation to Golden Corral franchisees to ensure restaurant operations conditions exist for optimal sales and profits as part of the franchise operations team. As the key Golden Corral liaison for our franchisees, you communicate and/or implement process, training and operational changes to ensure operating standards to uphold Golden Corral’s brand.

Certified Kitchen Assistant Manager – Cross-train in all skill areas within the restaurant, gaining knowledge of operational tasks including ordering, receiving, storage, and menu planning. This entry-level hourly management position requires completion of a 1-year certification program including in-store management skills modules, and a classroom development course. 


At Golden Corral, we believe your learning should begin before you serve the first guest in your restaurant. We make every effort to give every management candidate the opportunity to learn the Golden Corral system. This training is extensive and is a demonstration of our commitment to you and your success.

TIER 1 – Seven weeks in each of nine Skill Position areas, including one week of shadowing a Training Manager
TIER 2 – Six weeks learning the tools, techniques, and systems critical to running a successful Golden Corral as a Hospitality or Kitchen Manager

  • Online learning modules and virtual classroom sessions
  • In-store activities with a Certified Training Manager, including job shadowing and practice in all departments
  • Training manuals with need-to-know information, focusing on the most critical knowledge for store management