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SavCo is smiling faces and happy bellies

 

our vision

To be a national leader in the hospitality industry, operating and continuously developing inspiring and caring businesses.

our mission

To nourish the lives of our guests and our employees through generosity, respect, empathy and purposefully positive energy.


what we value


HOSPITALITY IN EVEYTHING WE DO Our Hospitality Promise – We believe in the power and practice of hospitality and that it can transform the world one small act at a time. Our approach to hospitality is deeply rooted in Besa, the ancient Albanian code of honor that guides our dedication to hospitality and insists that anyone we encounter is to be welcomed, honored and well taken care of.As a SavCo team member, you are responsible for upholding our promise; being a hospitality generator - inspiring, creating and sharing hospitality in everything we do. HUSTLE. We thrive on the energy of our busy restaurants. We naturally move a little faster, and we love to get shit done! We demonstrate courage and confidence. We have a passion for creating and sustaining momentum in our restaurants and realize that one of the major ingredients to our success is good old fashion hard work. We know that the tribe must continue to grow in order to be strong, and that we each play a key role in growing our success, our community and our impact. MINDFUL BUSINESS We love giving back to our employees and our community, and that costs money. Profitability and success in our industry comes from a lot of small things working out just right, over a long period of time. We can only create lasting opportunities for passionate hustlers and those that we serve by having successful businesses making real profits. Each of us is responsible for contributing to the bottom-line; making all of the great things we do for our employees and our community possible for the present and for the future.

 

employee spotlight

Our people are our secret ingredient

 
 At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful Business. Our Sava’s Employee Spotlight, Brigid Mooney, embodies all those values!  Brigid has been the Private Dining Coordinator at Sava’s since 2017. She hustles by booking every and any event she can while always remaining hospitable and making sure everyone is taken care of. Her mindful business comes through by consistently making the most of our spaces, providing the guests what will make their event the most memorable, and by never cutting corners! Brigid lives by the quote "How we do anything is how we do everything!". Oh gosh Brigid, we just adore you!  We asked Brigid a few questions so y’all could get to know her better:  1. Favorite thing about working at Sava’s >> “Everyone always says the people and they're so right! Our teams are filled with dynamic, hustlin’, intelligent, hilarious, golden-hearted hospitalitarians!!! But, in the spirit of originality, I will say it's definitely the opportunity to connect with so many different walks of life through my job. I find myself making lasting connections with guests, vendors, and team mates."  2. Interesting fact >> “I'm from Cleveland Heights (right next door to Cleveland)! That may not get a positive reaction here in Ann Arbor but it's something I always have been and always will be super proud of. It takes lots of guts to admit to it!”  3. Spirit Animal >> “A question I've been trying to come up with an answer to for almost 2 years, since I was asked this question during my interview! I will go with Spuds Mackenzie, we both love to hang around swimming pools and party.”  Make sure to say HI to Brigid next time you catch her at Sava’s!

At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful Business. Our Sava’s Employee Spotlight, Brigid Mooney, embodies all those values!

Brigid has been the Private Dining Coordinator at Sava’s since 2017. She hustles by booking every and any event she can while always remaining hospitable and making sure everyone is taken care of. Her mindful business comes through by consistently making the most of our spaces, providing the guests what will make their event the most memorable, and by never cutting corners! Brigid lives by the quote "How we do anything is how we do everything!". Oh gosh Brigid, we just adore you!

We asked Brigid a few questions so y’all could get to know her better:

1. Favorite thing about working at Sava’s >> “Everyone always says the people and they're so right! Our teams are filled with dynamic, hustlin’, intelligent, hilarious, golden-hearted hospitalitarians!!! But, in the spirit of originality, I will say it's definitely the opportunity to connect with so many different walks of life through my job. I find myself making lasting connections with guests, vendors, and team mates."

2. Interesting fact >> “I'm from Cleveland Heights (right next door to Cleveland)! That may not get a positive reaction here in Ann Arbor but it's something I always have been and always will be super proud of. It takes lots of guts to admit to it!”

3. Spirit Animal >> “A question I've been trying to come up with an answer to for almost 2 years, since I was asked this question during my interview! I will go with Spuds Mackenzie, we both love to hang around swimming pools and party.”

Make sure to say HI to Brigid next time you catch her at Sava’s!

meet brigid

private dining coordinator, sava's

 At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful Business. Our Aventura Employee Spotlight, Teddy Keilman, embodies all those values!  Teddy has been a lead server/bartender at Aventura for the past year. He is also a member of the SavCo Employee Experience Council (a group of representatives across our company who meet to discuss how they and their coworkers can improve the employee experience). Teddy is so invested in this company! He is constantly coaching his piers, creating spectacular guest experiences, and is all around such a friendly, thoughtful, detail-oriented, genuine person, not to mention, a fabulous team player!  We asked Teddy a few questions so y’all could get to know him better:  1. Favorite thing about working at Aventura >> “It doesn’t even feel like work! My coworkers are the best. We have such a great community here, it’s basically like family!”  2. Interesting fact >> He’s a HUGE fantasy novel fan! Think Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.  3. Spirit Animal >> “An eagle because they are majestic old creatures with great vision. Plus, who wouldn’t want to fly?!”  Make sure to say HI to Teddy next time you catch him at Aventura!

At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful Business. Our Aventura Employee Spotlight, Teddy Keilman, embodies all those values!

Teddy has been a lead server/bartender at Aventura for the past year. He is also a member of the SavCo Employee Experience Council (a group of representatives across our company who meet to discuss how they and their coworkers can improve the employee experience). Teddy is so invested in this company! He is constantly coaching his piers, creating spectacular guest experiences, and is all around such a friendly, thoughtful, detail-oriented, genuine person, not to mention, a fabulous team player!

We asked Teddy a few questions so y’all could get to know him better:

1. Favorite thing about working at Aventura >> “It doesn’t even feel like work! My coworkers are the best. We have such a great community here, it’s basically like family!”

2. Interesting fact >> He’s a HUGE fantasy novel fan! Think Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

3. Spirit Animal >> “An eagle because they are majestic old creatures with great vision. Plus, who wouldn’t want to fly?!”

Make sure to say HI to Teddy next time you catch him at Aventura!

meet teddy

lead server, aventura

 At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful business. Our first SavCo Employee Spotlight, Kristen Mitchell, embodies all those values!  Kristen is our Lead Reservationist and fashionista behind the phones here at SavCo since 2015! Whether it's her careful management of graduation weekend reservations or of our various (and sometimes totally random) needs here at the SavCo HQ, Kristen is all hospitality all the time. Mindful business in action, she never makes an inefficient move or thoughtless decision. And who else do you know, committed enough to fashion, that hustles out of bed every morning at 5AM to come to work dressed to the absolute NINES?? You're the trifecta, Kristen!   We asked Kristen a few questions so y’all could get to know her better:  1. Favorite thing about working at SavCo >> “Working for a strong woman who supports strong women!”  2. Interesting fact >> “I am the Queen of thrifting!” An unbelievable understatement… you should see this girl’s fierce outfits.  3. Spirit Animal >> “A shark. They are beautiful and tenacious. They're also strong and powerful; but only when they need to be (they're a behind the scenes kind of creature), and that's what makes them so boss.”  Make sure to say HI to Kristen next time you make a reservation over the phone at one of our amazing SavCo restaurants!

At SavCo Hospitality, we value Hustle., Hospitality in Everything We Do, and Mindful business. Our first SavCo Employee Spotlight, Kristen Mitchell, embodies all those values!

Kristen is our Lead Reservationist and fashionista behind the phones here at SavCo since 2015! Whether it's her careful management of graduation weekend reservations or of our various (and sometimes totally random) needs here at the SavCo HQ, Kristen is all hospitality all the time. Mindful business in action, she never makes an inefficient move or thoughtless decision. And who else do you know, committed enough to fashion, that hustles out of bed every morning at 5AM to come to work dressed to the absolute NINES?? You're the trifecta, Kristen!

We asked Kristen a few questions so y’all could get to know her better:

1. Favorite thing about working at SavCo >> “Working for a strong woman who supports strong women!”

2. Interesting fact >> “I am the Queen of thrifting!” An unbelievable understatement… you should see this girl’s fierce outfits.

3. Spirit Animal >> “A shark. They are beautiful and tenacious. They're also strong and powerful; but only when they need to be (they're a behind the scenes kind of creature), and that's what makes them so boss.”

Make sure to say HI to Kristen next time you make a reservation over the phone at one of our amazing SavCo restaurants!

meet kristen

lead reservationist, savco hospitality

 Meet Maddie!! One of our fabulous hosts!  Maddie started working at Sava’s back in January and hasn’t looked back since! She was nominated for our July Employee Spotlight by Sava’s GM, Melanie. Mel says that “Maddie has shown extreme ownership and dedication with her work, and is looking to grow here” – you go girl!  Maddie loves working at Sava’s because she’s passionate about cooking and hospitality! She also loves that at SavCo Hospitality, “we treat every guest like they’re special and valued, because they are! The atmosphere we create here from the hospitality, to the decor, to the staff is so positive and unique. I also admire all the management staff and Sava herself for their constant hustle and high expectations. This place wouldn’t be the same without their empathy and attention to detail.” – oh my, we’re blushing.  Let’s learn some fun info about Maddie:  Maddie’s favorite thing about Ann Arbor is that there’s always something going on, especially in the summer! There’s always a hike to be taken, lakes to swim in, live music to see, or a festival or museum to visit!  If she could have dinner with one person (living or dead), it would be C. S. Lewis. According to Maddie, “I admire his writing, his faith, his creativity, and I envy his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien!”  Interesting fact about Maddie: She has skydived, backpacked through the Colorado mountains, and summitted four “fourteeners” (peaks above 14,000 feet in elevation) in one day! Woah… goals.  Lastly, we had to ask Maddie what her spirit animal is… her answer: “A peacock!! Their beautiful colors inspire my art and they are symbols of rebirth, which I connect with because I feel like I’m constantly remaking myself!” So beautiful and inspiring!

Meet Maddie!! One of our fabulous hosts!

Maddie started working at Sava’s back in January and hasn’t looked back since! She was nominated for our July Employee Spotlight by Sava’s GM, Melanie. Mel says that “Maddie has shown extreme ownership and dedication with her work, and is looking to grow here” – you go girl!

Maddie loves working at Sava’s because she’s passionate about cooking and hospitality! She also loves that at SavCo Hospitality, “we treat every guest like they’re special and valued, because they are! The atmosphere we create here from the hospitality, to the decor, to the staff is so positive and unique. I also admire all the management staff and Sava herself for their constant hustle and high expectations. This place wouldn’t be the same without their empathy and attention to detail.” – oh my, we’re blushing.

Let’s learn some fun info about Maddie:

Maddie’s favorite thing about Ann Arbor is that there’s always something going on, especially in the summer! There’s always a hike to be taken, lakes to swim in, live music to see, or a festival or museum to visit!

If she could have dinner with one person (living or dead), it would be C. S. Lewis. According to Maddie, “I admire his writing, his faith, his creativity, and I envy his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien!”

Interesting fact about Maddie: She has skydived, backpacked through the Colorado mountains, and summitted four “fourteeners” (peaks above 14,000 feet in elevation) in one day! Woah… goals.

Lastly, we had to ask Maddie what her spirit animal is… her answer: “A peacock!! Their beautiful colors inspire my art and they are symbols of rebirth, which I connect with because I feel like I’m constantly remaking myself!” So beautiful and inspiring!

meet maddie

host, sava's

 Oh hey, Seth!!  Lead server at Aventura for the past year!!  According to our GM, Seth was nominated for our employee spotlight because: “He loves being at Aventura and is very professional in everything that he does. Seth is super eager to learn and grow here.”  Seth’s favorite thing about working at Aventura is… “The diverse, smart, and charming group of co-workers, first and foremost, who make it fun to come to work. Second, is the ability to immerse myself in a whole world of cool Spanish food and wine culture, right here in Michigan.”  His favorite thing about Ann Arbor is… “The Michigan and State Theatres!! Where else in Michigan could I go to a free screening of a Hong Sangsoo masterpiece (Korean Cinema Now), see world-premiere experimental films with director Q+As (Cinetopia), and laugh my butt off with Mike Birbiglia...all in the span of a season?!”  Wanna know something extra cool about Seth? Well… he’s the drummer for a theatrical rock band called Not Blood Paint! They’re incognito now, but you can check out their Instagram (@notbloodpaint), past videos on YouTube, and music on Spotify/iTunes/Bandcamp.  Lastly, according to Seth, his spirit animal is… “Any Cephalopod: My body changes color with emotion, I can squeeze into any space, and I’ve got my hands in a little bit of everything.”  Make sure to say “Hi!” to Seth next time you see him around Aventura!

Oh hey, Seth!!

Lead server at Aventura for the past year!!

According to our GM, Seth was nominated for our employee spotlight because: “He loves being at Aventura and is very professional in everything that he does. Seth is super eager to learn and grow here.”

Seth’s favorite thing about working at Aventura is… “The diverse, smart, and charming group of co-workers, first and foremost, who make it fun to come to work. Second, is the ability to immerse myself in a whole world of cool Spanish food and wine culture, right here in Michigan.”

His favorite thing about Ann Arbor is… “The Michigan and State Theatres!! Where else in Michigan could I go to a free screening of a Hong Sangsoo masterpiece (Korean Cinema Now), see world-premiere experimental films with director Q+As (Cinetopia), and laugh my butt off with Mike Birbiglia...all in the span of a season?!”

Wanna know something extra cool about Seth? Well… he’s the drummer for a theatrical rock band called Not Blood Paint! They’re incognito now, but you can check out their Instagram (@notbloodpaint), past videos on YouTube, and music on Spotify/iTunes/Bandcamp.

Lastly, according to Seth, his spirit animal is… “Any Cephalopod: My body changes color with emotion, I can squeeze into any space, and I’ve got my hands in a little bit of everything.”

Make sure to say “Hi!” to Seth next time you see him around Aventura!

meet seth

lead server, aventura

 Do y’all know Jules?!  She’s one of our Savco Hospitality rockstars who was nominated for our September Employee Spotlight. According to Sava’s GM, “Jules has conquered the FOH and now BOH at Sava’s! She’s an all around team player and the best coach.”  Jules began as the chef at Aventura when we first opened and was there for about 1.5 years. She then switched over to Babo and worked in various roles there for over 2 years. Finally, about 1.5 years ago, Jules moved to Sava's where she had her first taste of the restaurant biz, but this time as a Floor Manager. Jules’ next step at SavCo is Managing Partner for our newest restaurant, Dixboro House, opening in Spring 2019!!  After working for almost all of the SavCo businesses, Jules’ favorite thing about working here is: “The amount of opportunity to constantly learn and grow paired with the company's drive to constantly improve. This creates a really creative and supportive environment where every individual has a place to thrive. It's so inspiring to work with individuals who are so in love and dedicated to their trade but also so willing to teach and share their passion and ideas.”  Jules loves to be outdoors – it’s the perfect antidote to the crazy rush of the restaurant business. When she’s not hustlin’ around Sava’s, Jules likes to go hiking with her lady and handsome pup, Maple!  Lastly, according to Jules, her spirit animal is, without a doubt, a baby bear. She says: “I can be cute and cuddly, but I also feel like the strength and respect of the bear pushes me for constant improvement and makes me ready for any challenge I have to take on. Plus, who doesn't love honey?”

Do y’all know Jules?!

She’s one of our Savco Hospitality rockstars who was nominated for our September Employee Spotlight. According to Sava’s GM, “Jules has conquered the FOH and now BOH at Sava’s! She’s an all around team player and the best coach.”

Jules began as the chef at Aventura when we first opened and was there for about 1.5 years. She then switched over to Babo and worked in various roles there for over 2 years. Finally, about 1.5 years ago, Jules moved to Sava's where she had her first taste of the restaurant biz, but this time as a Floor Manager. Jules’ next step at SavCo is Managing Partner for our newest restaurant, Dixboro House, opening in Spring 2019!!

After working for almost all of the SavCo businesses, Jules’ favorite thing about working here is: “The amount of opportunity to constantly learn and grow paired with the company's drive to constantly improve. This creates a really creative and supportive environment where every individual has a place to thrive. It's so inspiring to work with individuals who are so in love and dedicated to their trade but also so willing to teach and share their passion and ideas.”

Jules loves to be outdoors – it’s the perfect antidote to the crazy rush of the restaurant business. When she’s not hustlin’ around Sava’s, Jules likes to go hiking with her lady and handsome pup, Maple!

Lastly, according to Jules, her spirit animal is, without a doubt, a baby bear. She says: “I can be cute and cuddly, but I also feel like the strength and respect of the bear pushes me for constant improvement and makes me ready for any challenge I have to take on. Plus, who doesn't love honey?”

meet jules

managing partner, dixboro house

 

 
 
 

perks you'll enjoy

You can't always pick your family, but you can pick where you work

 
 


irresistible culture

At SavCo, we thrive in dynamic work environments built on teamwork and positive energy with amazing colleagues.


health benefits

We offer employer-sponsored medical insurance, and dental and vision insurance to full-time employees. And a fast-paced work environment counts as cardio, right?


flexible schedule

We're open to working around your schedule and offer both full-time and part-time positions. Between our multiple locations, we can offer day time or evenings shifts.


paid time off

Full-time employees can take advantage of paid time off after six months of working with us. You'll get a new bank of paid personal time to use each year!


food & beverage

Enjoy discounts at all of our restaurants! Also, whenever a new menu comes out, we offer tastings and additional training.


training & education

We coach you how to harness and develop your internal hospitalitarian, equipping you with the tools that ensure positive contributions throughout your life.

 

Open Positions


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Always Hiring

We're always looking for talented people to join our team!
 Email us at careers@SavCoHospitality.com if you think you'd be a good fit.