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Career Growth & Development

Cooper’s Hawk is committed to your development, professionally and personally! Whether you want to grow within culinary, wine, hospitality, management or our Restaurant Support Center, our development programs are designed to help you advance in your career and reach your full potential.

Specialty Roles

Cooper’s Hawk offers unique leadership roles within our restaurants that provide the opportunity to broaden your experience. Become a Lead Restaurant Trainer to impact the skills of others in your own restaurant, a Wine Club Facilitator, or perhaps travel the country as a member of our New Restaurant Opening Team.

Education Programs

We provide ongoing leadership development and educational programs to support your career journey. Our Manager-In-Development program offers structured training to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to be successful. Team Members can also upgrade culinary expertise and wine knowledge by enrolling in food and wine training programs that will enhance your individual discovery, boost your confidence, and provide lifelong personal and professional skills.

Driving Development

We are so passionate about developing our Restaurant Team Members that we created Driving Development, a program to reward our General Managers and Executive Kitchen Managers each year for exceptional development of their Team Members. Our top developers earn a luxury vehicle with a 3-year lease with fully paid insurance!


"When we commit to our values, creating Community, it makes Cooper’s Hawk a wonderful place to work and grow a career."

Rick L. General Manager

"In the years I’ve been here, I’ve grown more. I focus on my skills and practice every day. I’m able to grow and be a better chef."

Rowan M. Pastry Chef

"Cooper’s Hawk is people-focused and always has been. If you want something in this company, it’s yours."

Pat R. Director, Operations Development