High stress environment and staff
Dishwasher/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 January 2019
Cactus Club is a premier restaurant with great food and a great atmosphere, and as a customer I will never stop recommending it to people. As an employee, though, I can't recommend working there. Hectic is a complete understatement about the environment there. Restaurant capacity is over 400, and I've seen it at capacity. Cooking lines are a war zone, sou chefs are on top of their game, but in that high stress situation, can be somewhat abusive to other workers who make a mistake. They sometimes act like one delayed dish is the end of the world. Dish pit was just as bad, backed up and both kitchen and front of house staff yelling at you for whatever it is they need at the time, usually everything at once. Food Prep was the only station that wasn't overwhelming.
50% discount on food, free fountain drinks/coffee
high stress, long hours, overwhelming