Last Thursday, a staggering number of employees who work at TAG, Troy Guard's restaurant on Larimer Square, walked off the floor (and line), or handed in their two-week notices after news broke that Guard and Leigh Sullivan, his wife (soon to be ex-wife) and business partner had split up. Sullivan, for her part, washed her hands of TAG as well as TAG|RAW BAR, the second space that the two opened this spring in the subterranean Larimer Square Walkway. The walkout, which left Guard scrambling to fill positions at TAG, resulted in a one-night closure of TAG|RAW BAR. And it left TAG with a lot of job vacancies, which are now posted on denver.craigslist.org.
Coincidentally, we've been getting a flood of e-mails from unemployed local chefs, servers and bartenders asking us to let them know if we hear of restaurant-related job opportunities. As it turns out, TAG is hiring a general manager, sous chef, bartender/cocktail artist, hostess, catering and events manager and service staff -- but the application process isn't as simple as submitting a resume: Each position also requires you to answer a series of questions, one of which asks you to name your favorite restaurant, and why. When I interviewed Guard for my weekly Chef and Tell chat, I asked him which Denver restaurant was his favorite. His answer? Wazee Supper Club.
Herewith, the job announcements.