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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 EVERYTHING 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

 
Say hello to Senait – our latest Sava's Employee Spotlight! She was nominated for living and breathing our “Hospitality In Everything We Do” value!⁣ ⁣ Senait is line and prep cook here at Sava's and has been with us for 9 months so far! She is such a team player and is always looking out for the restaurant, our guests, and her teammates. Senait is always ready to help out in pantry, on prep, or take charge in the expo window, recognizing that her input will always positively impact the team and the guest. We consistently see Senait engaging with her teammates, spreading her big smile, and bridging the gaps that can sometimes exist between front and back of house. We absolutely love having Senait on our team because she genuinely cares about each person who comes to our restaurant and wants them to have the best experience she can provide⁣ ⁣ A few random tidbits about Senait:⁣ ⁣ She’s a computer science major at The University of Michigan is a huge programming nerd! Her words... not ours. ⁣ Ann Arbor is her hometown! Senait loves that it’s a big small town, and because of that, can go downtown at any time and run into a familiar face.⁣ Her spirit animal is Michelle Obama and now we want Senait to be our spirit animal! ⁣

Say hello to Senait – our latest Sava's Employee Spotlight! She was nominated for living and breathing our “Hospitality In Everything We Do” value!⁣

Senait is line and prep cook here at Sava's and has been with us for 9 months so far! She is such a team player and is always looking out for the restaurant, our guests, and her teammates. Senait is always ready to help out in pantry, on prep, or take charge in the expo window, recognizing that her input will always positively impact the team and the guest. We consistently see Senait engaging with her teammates, spreading her big smile, and bridging the gaps that can sometimes exist between front and back of house. We absolutely love having Senait on our team because she genuinely cares about each person who comes to our restaurant and wants them to have the best experience she can provide⁣

A few random tidbits about Senait:⁣

She’s a computer science major at The University of Michigan is a huge programming nerd! Her words... not ours.

Ann Arbor is her hometown! Senait loves that it’s a big small town, and because of that, can go downtown at any time and run into a familiar face.⁣
Her spirit animal is Michelle Obama and now we want Senait to be our spirit animal! ⁣

meet senait

line cook, 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!

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

Meet Maggie – the quintessential Hospitalitarian! What’s a Hospitalitarian you ask? Here at SavCo, we see it as a person who is authentically generous, welcoming, and passionate about taking care of others. Whether Maggie is in one of our dining rooms or holding our company orientation, her presence fills the room with warmth and kindness. She makes people feel recognized and valued through her attention to detail in every interaction and every aspect of the guest and employee experience. She'll remember your name, your favorite dish, and find any way to go above and beyond to make people feel good. Plus, she teaches others how to do it too! No wonder she’s our company trainer and oversees our greatest assets… our people! Lastly, Maggie is a USHG alum, bringing that New York signature hospitality right here to Ann Arbor. We’re so grateful for you Maggie!   Here's a few random tidbits about Maggie:⁣   Officially, she's our Training & HR Manager and has been with us just over 2.5 years! Maggie's favorite thing about working at SavCo is: “All the incredibly bright, passionate, talented people that I get to work with. I feel honored to work for a company with so many lady leaders. I love that SavCo is the kind of place where we dream big and push the envelope – we do not place limits on ourselves and what we can achieve.”  Maggie is originally from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY, a lake person much like many Michiganders, and enjoys running outside, cooking, puzzles, and miniature things! Her spirit animal is a fox, but not a cunning fox, a bushy-tailed, frolicking through the meadow-type fox. She’s an organized person who is energetic and playful at times, but also a quiet observer. Maggie’s partner is the one who bestowed this spirit animal on her when they first started dating because he said she was a bit inconspicuous.

Meet Maggie – the quintessential Hospitalitarian! What’s a Hospitalitarian you ask? Here at SavCo, we see it as a person who is authentically generous, welcoming, and passionate about taking care of others. Whether Maggie is in one of our dining rooms or holding our company orientation, her presence fills the room with warmth and kindness. She makes people feel recognized and valued through her attention to detail in every interaction and every aspect of the guest and employee experience. She'll remember your name, your favorite dish, and find any way to go above and beyond to make people feel good. Plus, she teaches others how to do it too! No wonder she’s our company trainer and oversees our greatest assets… our people! Lastly, Maggie is a USHG alum, bringing that New York signature hospitality right here to Ann Arbor. We’re so grateful for you Maggie!


Here's a few random tidbits about Maggie:⁣


Officially, she's our Training & HR Manager and has been with us just over 2.5 years! Maggie's favorite thing about working at SavCo is: “All the incredibly bright, passionate, talented people that I get to work with. I feel honored to work for a company with so many lady leaders. I love that SavCo is the kind of place where we dream big and push the envelope – we do not place limits on ourselves and what we can achieve.”

Maggie is originally from the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY, a lake person much like many Michiganders, and enjoys running outside, cooking, puzzles, and miniature things! Her spirit animal is a fox, but not a cunning fox, a bushy-tailed, frolicking through the meadow-type fox. She’s an organized person who is energetic and playful at times, but also a quiet observer. Maggie’s partner is the one who bestowed this spirit animal on her when they first started dating because he said she was a bit inconspicuous.

meet maggie

training & HR manager, savco hospitality

Meet Grant – our latest Aventura Employee Spotlight! He was nominated for truly exemplifying our “Hospitality In Everything We Do” value!⁣ ⁣ Grant is line cook at Aventura who specializes in the cold line (charcutería, quesos, pintxos, oh my!) and has been with us for 8 months now! He shows amazing hospitality through his beautiful work on making our meat and cheese boards look perfect. Grant loves taking the extra time and steps to make the best product he can so our guest have the greatest experience possible. He shows hospitality towards his co-workers as well and has a 'guest first mentality' when fulfilling the requests. Grant always has a positive attitude, strives to help create things in the kitchen (example: our new happy hour small bites menu!) and really loves and cares about our guests and Aventura!⁣ ⁣ A few random tidbits about Grant:⁣ ⁣ He actually went to school to study music business, but his love of food led him to restaurants – we are so grateful for this! Music is still his second passion and hopes to one day integrate it into his career 🎶⁣ ⁣ Grant’s spirit animal is a labrador – “Their friendliness, loyalty, work ethic, playfulness, empathy, and willingness to learn is something I can relate to.”

Meet Grant – our latest Aventura Employee Spotlight! He was nominated for truly exemplifying our “Hospitality In Everything We Do” value!⁣

Grant is line cook at Aventura who specializes in the cold line (charcutería, quesos, pintxos, oh my!) and has been with us for 8 months now! He shows amazing hospitality through his beautiful work on making our meat and cheese boards look perfect. Grant loves taking the extra time and steps to make the best product he can so our guest have the greatest experience possible. He shows hospitality towards his co-workers as well and has a 'guest first mentality' when fulfilling the requests. Grant always has a positive attitude, strives to help create things in the kitchen (example: our new happy hour small bites menu!) and really loves and cares about our guests and Aventura!⁣

A few random tidbits about Grant:⁣

He actually went to school to study music business, but his love of food led him to restaurants – we are so grateful for this! Music is still his second passion and hopes to one day integrate it into his career 🎶⁣

Grant’s spirit animal is a labrador – “Their friendliness, loyalty, work ethic, playfulness, empathy, and willingness to learn is something I can relate to.”

meet grant

line cook, 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.