Looking Ahead to a Great Season!

Mar 28, 2023

By Al Zehnder, CEO of Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

I think we’re in for a robust 2023 Michigan tourism season. From our own experience, speaking with some of my hospitality colleagues, attending trade shows and reading various trade association newsletters and websites; if the first quarter of this year is any indication, 2023 is shaping up to be a robust Michigan tourism season.

I read just the other day that 2023 is poised to be the hottest Great Lakes cruise season ever. Lodging advanced bookings are up and the golf industry anticipates another strong season. In addition, Michigan has a national reputation as a great destination for everything outdoors. With strong customer demand, pressure continues on an already competitive and challenging hiring climate.

A healthy tourism season will provide employment opportunities across the sector. Whether you’re looking for a summer job or a career, never has there been more competition and opportunity for great people. I try to attend as many of our new employee orientations as possible and communicate that we are always looking to attract, train and retain great people. We continue to hire as we get closer to our summer season and have openings in nearly each department and division. If you need job specific training, we provide that as well.

If you or someone you know want to join a growing company in an exciting industry, consider Zehnder’s. Check us out online at www.zehnders.com/join-our-team/.

Zehnder’s has an opportunity just waiting for you! You have my name on it!

Al Zehnder, CEO

Open Positions:


3rd Shift Housekeeping

Department: Restaurant Housekeeping Position: 3rd Shift Housekeeping Reports To: Housekeeping Supervisor Function: Cleanliness of kitchen and production areas. Work Performed: • Sweeps and mops all kitchen and production areas used that day. • Polishes stainless steel equipment. • Cleans walls. • Cleans ceilings and vents. • Cleans and stocks handwashing ...

Grill Helper

Department: Food and Beverage - Main Kitchen Position: Grill Helper Reports to: Kitchen Supervisor/Kitchen Manager Function: Responsible for assisting the first and second cooks in supplying an uninterrupted flow of condiments, food products, and cooked menu items from raw to a prepared state - ready to serve to guests in ...

Guest Services Office Clerk

Department: Guest Services OfficeStatus: Full Time Job Description:• Answer incoming calls• Greet and direct walk-in guests• Completes projects as needed from all divisions• Works with Zehnder's Rewards Program.• Maintains Zehnder's customer service standards• Assist with Special Events as needed• Takes dining, event and to-go dinner reservations Requirements:• Advanced computer and ...
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Hot/Cold Line Server

Department: Food and Beverage–Main KitchenJob Title: Hot/Cold Line Server Function: The uninterrupted flow of finished food products from the kitchen production areas to the dining rooms. This food is to be prepared and dished in accordance to Zehnder’s standards in quantity/quality as established by Zehnder’s Restaurant. Job Duties:• The preparation ...

Waterpark Cook

Job Title: Cook Department: Waterpark Cook Status: 20-30 hrs. Shifts: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - Close, 4:00 p.m. - Close Wage: $13/Hr                            Job Description: • Review of the special ...

Grill Fryer

Job Title Fryers: Main Kitchen Department: Food & Beverage Shifts: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. -Close, 4:00 p.m. - Close Job Description: • The daily set up of the fryer area; including turning on the deep fat fryers to proper temperature, making sure ...
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Dining Room Host/Hostess

Job Title: Dining Room Host/Hostess Department: Food & Beverage – Main Floor Dining Rooms Status: Part Time 20-30hrs Shifts: 11:00am – 4:00pm, 12:00pm – 9:00pm, 4:00pm - close Wage: $10.00/hour Job Duties: • Greets the customer entering the Dining Room and seats them at their table • Assists in the ...
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Drumstick Mascot

Job Title: Mascot (Drumstick) Department: Sales & Marketing Status: Part-Time 10-20 hrs Shifts: 9:00 am- 12:00pm 3:30pm – 7:30pm 4:00pm – 8:00pm Job Description: • Perform non-verbal animation in established costume by greeting guests of all ages • Assist staff in maintaining a safe and fun environment • Entertain Zehnder’s ...


Job Title: Dishworker – Main Kitchen Department: Food & Beverage Shifts: 10am–7pm, 11am-8pm, 2-C, 5-Close Job Duties: • The daily set up of the machines in the work area and cleaning of the previous day’s dirty dishes • Heating of soup cups, plates, odds and, other necessities for the opening ...

Splash Village Housekeeper

Job Title: Housekeeper Department: Splash Village Housekeeping Status: (20-30hrs) Shift: 10:00am – 4:00pm Job Duties: • Makes up each guest room which has been occupied to a completely clean, neat, attractive, and fresh smelling room • Cleans rooms by conventional methods using: Vacuum cleaner, Dusting cloths and Cleaning cloths • ...
Waterpark Server

Waterpark Server

Job Title: Server Department: Elf Hollow Café Status: Part-Time – 20-30hrs Job Duties: • Provide quality service to guests • Knowledgeable about the working of “Splash Village” • Participate in “Add-On-Sales” program • Directly participate in and oversee the “guest’s experience” • Maintain area’s sanitation in accordance with Michigan Department ...

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