Food With Love from the Crown of the Continent
Two Sisters Cafe is a family owned café featuring hand made food, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, situated next to the spectacular “Backbone of the World”, Glacier National Park. Come and join our team for a summer filled with beauty, adventure, new life long friends, and great memories. Get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
4 miles north of St Mary on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park, northwest Montana.
About Two Sisters Cafe
Two Sisters Cafe is a full-service restaurant that specializes in handmade Food With Love. We offer a unique and world-famous dining experience in our eclectic, eccentric cafe setting during the summer season (June 1 - Sept 30). We offer a more diverse, non-corporate setting for the adventurous at heart!
The Employee Experience
Two Sisters Café offers a unique experience to seasonal employees just outside of Glacier National Park along the Crown of the Continent in northwest Montana. Located in a remote, incredibly beautiful area on the western edge of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, our staff has the opportunity to explore some of the last untouched wilderness in the lower 48 states.
In addition to endless hiking options (over 600 miles of hiking trails in Glacier National Park alone), fishing, whitewater rafting, camping, horseback riding, outdoor and wildlife photography, unparalleled star gazing and northern light watching are just some of the activities available. Local cultural opportunities include the local North American Indian Days in Browning, the capital of the Blackfeet Nation, which is one of the largest powwows in the United States, weekly shows by Indigenous dancers and storytellers at the Park visitor center, two local museums featuring Plains Indians culture, and local artwork and crafts available to purchase.
We love to encourage diversity and include a limited number of foreign students on our staff placed through our hiring partner, CIEE. You'll make lifelong friends and meet people from all over the United States and the world!
The ideal candidate for employment at Two Sisters Café is a high energy, enthusiastic team player with a keen desire to enjoy the outdoors. Two Sisters Café is a very busy restaurant, so an excellent work ethic and the ability to work in a sometimes stressful environment are a must. While restaurant experience is always an advantage, we do offer some positions for those new to the industry. We always look for an interest in food and trends within the industry as we prepare the vast majority of our menu by hand. A desire to learn classic preparation techniques or to excel in customer service are always traits we seek in our staff. We maintain stringent quality standards and take tremendous pride in our food, so candidates must be willing and able to maintain those standards of both preparation and service.
Room and Board
Our employee housing consists of log cabins housing 2 – 5 employees, with kitchenettes and shower bathrooms in each cabin. We are in a small, wooded compound surrounded by abundant wildlife and incredible views located just a short walk from the restaurant. Housing is $5.00 per day for first-year employees. We also offer shift meal discounts ranging from 50% -100%, we offer a 25% employee discount in the café during non-working hours.
Two Sisters employees live in a small wooded compound, with a common employee campfire area. Because of our excellent relationship with local activity companies, our staff enjoys discounts with white water rafting companies and local excursion boat trips. In addition, we try our utmost to provide consecutive days off with an opportunity to have one extended weekend per season to enjoy a back country trip, a trip to see one of the many regional music festivals, or a long weekend in town!
Getting Here and Getting Around
All transportation assistance is by arrangement only, with a minimum of two weeks notice. Employees are responsible for travel to East Glacier (train), Great Falls, or Kalispell (airports), and are responsible for expenses to get to Babb.
While there is an excellent shuttle system inside Glacier National Park, there is no local public transportation. For this reason, we recommend that employees come by car. If, however, you do not have a car, we can help with transportation to and from town, and there are usually plenty of other staff members willing to help with rides. If you are a bike rider, we are located 4 miles to either of the nearest two villages.
Some restrictions apply, so contact Two Sisters Café when you have secured your travel plans.
If you love being outdoors in one of the most beautiful places on earth, this is the place for you! Surrounded by incredible vistas, you will have the opportunity to hike and camp on over 600 miles of trails, whitewater raft on the scenic Flathead River, fish the most incredible lakes and streams you’ve ever seen, see more wildlife than you can imagine, and more. There’s biking up the Going To The Sun Highway, canoeing or swimming in Lower St Mary Lake (adjacent to the Cafe), wildlife and nature photography, and the list goes on.
The most successful candidates will be able to work for the entire season from June 1 through Sept 30, but we do fill many positions on staggered starting dates.
The baker's assistant is a split position, with time divided between prep shifts and baking shifts, depending on the baking load. The baker's assistant will be responsible for helping to execute the dessert menu, baking smaller projects independently, as well as maintaining proper rotation and quality control on baked goods inventory. Professional baking experience is not required, as we are willing to train into this position. In addition to baking duties, the baker's assistant will be required to perform as a prep cook (see prep cook job profile). The baker's assistant wages begin at $11.00/hr. with an adjusted portion of the baker's tip out.
The dishwasher is responsible for gathering, washing, and putting away all dishes, service items, and cooking items, as well as hauling trash, cleaning bathrooms, and maintaining a clean working area. In addition, dishwashers must be able to lift 50 lbs easily, and will be required to assist in stocking orders and other miscellaneous cleaning assignments. The dishwasher wages begin at $10.00/hr., plus a share of the tip pool.
Host / Bussers will be responsible for greeting and seating customers, helping with clearing and cleaning tables, placing and filing to go orders, running the retail cash register, maintaining a clean working area, and cleaning their work area at the end of the shift. Host / Busser positions begin at $10.00/hr plus a share of the tip pool.
Line cooks are responsible for executing the menu to our standards and should be able to read tickets, fry, grill meats to temperature, work a flat top or plancha grill, sauté, and plate. Duties include maintaining fresh inventory, keeping a clean work environment, and cleaning stations and line at the end of the day. Experienced line cook wages start at $12.00/ hr., and every employee (except for the bakers) receives a share of the tip pool.
Prep cooks are responsible for general preparation of raw ingredients according to our recipes, as well as plating various desserts, salads, soups, and specials. Duties include daily execution of the prep list, stocking and proper rotation of ingredients (both raw and prepared), as well as maintaining a clean work environment and cleaning the work area at the end of each shift. Prep cook wages start at $11.00/hr., and every employee (except for the baking team) receives a share of the tip pool.
Servers are responsible for the bulk of customer interaction. In addition to direct customer service (taking orders, bringing food, etc.), servers are responsible for handling cash, seating and preparing bar orders (as needed), as well as maintaining a clean dining room, stocking service items, and cleaning the dining room at the end of the day. Server wages begin at $8.50/hr., plus tips. Servers will tip out 30% of their tips (including charge tips, which are paid out daily with no administrative fees) to the general tip pool.
How to Apply
Please email your resume with specific dates and locations of previous employment along with contact names and phone numbers for each work reference, as well as your dates of availability. Applicants MUST be able to work through the Labor Day weekend, and the most successful candidates will be able to work though the end of September. There is also an online application at our website, twosistersofmontana.com. In addition, please email or include a photo (casual is just fine) so we can place a face with your name!