Sonny’s BBQ Careers
Now hiring for Front and Back of House & Management roles!
We’ve been smokin’ up authentic Southern barbecue at Sonny’s since ‘68. When you join our crew, you’re diving into a rich BBQ legacy while enjoying some savory benefits, a heaping side of flexibility, and a clear path to stoke your career’s fire.
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Become a Pitmaster
Ready to fan the flames of your BBQ career? We’re on the hunt for passionate BBQ buffs who know their way around a smoker. Having that Certified Sonny’s Pitmaster® title is about more than grillin’ - it’s a rite of passage. Our Pitmaster Training (P.I.T.) Academy provides hands-on learning through written and practical tests and smoky head-to-head competitions.
Roles & Positions
Sonny’s Crew Lineup
Find your perfect fit.
Front of House
Our servers don’t just serve. They help make memories that keep our guests cravin’ more. Our servers are experts at the basics—great service, pre-bussing, stocking service areas—but most importantly, they create an authentic experience slathered in Southern hospitality.
Not all our locations have bars, but for those that do, our bartenders keep the good times flowin’. Whether it’s mixin’ drinks, servin’ food to guests seated at the bar, or keepin’ the bar fully stocked with liquor, mixers, beer, and other supplies, our bartenders add a little extra pep to the party.
The good times in our restaurants start and end with our hosts. Whether it’s greetin’ and seatin’ guests, keepin’ a neat and clean foyer and dining area, or invitin’ guests to return as they leave, our hosts make sure guests feel a true Southern-style welcome.
Cashiers are our go-to folks. From greetin’ guests at the front register and drive-thru and accounting for transactions to preparin’ and fulfillin’ take-out orders and answerin’ the phone, our cashiers add to the energy of the shift and bring an extra helpin’ of Southern hospitality.
Back of House
Our Prep Pros are the unsung heroes behind every smoky bite. They handle, label, rotate, and store our food with care and precision, ensuring that every plate we serve has that signature Sonny's quality our guests have come to love and crave.
Our Cooks know that BBQ is an art. They dive deep into our tried-and-true recipes, ensuring every serving is dished out generously with minimum waste. They're the heart and soul behind the smoky delights that keep our guests comin’ back for more.
Dish Machine Operator
More than just operators, they’re our kitchen’s backbone. Making sure every dish shines and is ready for the next round of BBQ goodness. Beyond the dishes, they keep our spaces spick and span, ensuring the heart of Sonny’s – our kitchen – stays as warm and inviting as our dining room.
Holdin' down the fort where BBQ meets hospitality! As our Front of House Manager, you set the stage for those memorable Sonny's visits, ensuring every guest gets a generous serving of our Southern charm.
The heart of Sonny's operation! As our Back of House Manager, you're the mastermind behind the scenes, ensuring every rub, marinade, and sizzle culminates into the mouthwatering BBQ our guests crave.
The Business Side of Sonny’s BBQ
Here at Sonny's, our corporate team is the backbone of our smokin’ success, fueling the passion that makes us a BBQ favorite. In our Winter Park, FL, corporate office, you’ll find more than just a job – you’ll discover a place where innovation meets tradition, and your work directly supports our in-restaurant crew in delivering the genuine Southern hospitality our customers love. Join us to make a real impact, grow your career, and help continue our legacy of heartwarming service and mouthwatering BBQ since 1968.
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