(SCOTTSDALE) — FRANCINE, a new Mediterranean fine dining restaurant opening in mid-August in the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square is currently looking for approximately 60 new employees to fill various positions.
Those positions include a Sous Chef, Servers, Sanitizers, Hostess, Bartenders, Cooks, Dishwashers, Bussers, Food Runners and more.
Anchored by the cuisine and inspired design from the South of France, FRANCINE will officially open for dinner on Friday, August 14th at 5:00p.m. Located alongside other notable restaurants like Nobu, Toca Madera and Ocean 44, FRANCINE will also start lunch and brunch service in September.
FRANCINE is the brain child of acclaimed restaurateur Laurent Halasz, who is best known for his successful FIG & OLIVE. Serving alongside Halasz will be FRANCINE’s Executive Chef Brian Archibald, who brings nearly three decades of culinary leadership experience including tenures at The Phoenician, Boulders Resort, JW Marriott Resort and Spa and several other top resorts around the globe.
“We know our opening comes at a good time. There are many people in the culinary world and food industry who have been out of work and we are excited to offer some incredible opportunities. We will be hiring 60 or more new employees for a variety of roles here at FRANCINE,” said Chef Archibald.
Every meal is a celebration at FRANCINE. Guests gather for an expertly-crafted French Mediterranean menu that honors ingredients and serves it in the sophisticated warmth of the plant-filled 5,000 square-foot space. The grand dining room features floor to ceiling windows, unique artwork, a rustic fireplace, and a marble bar.
Among those signature dishes guests can expect to see on the dinner menu Grilled Octopus, Zucchini Carpaccio, Salad Nicoise, Ratatouille Tart, Steak Tartare, Mushroom & Taleggio Pizza, Bone Marrow, Bouillabaisse, Striped Bass, Seared Duck a la Provencal. For lunch and afternoon hours, the menu will also offer a selection of salads, carpaccio, pizza, and informal and shareable dishes.
As a well-known and respected restauranteur, Halasz also brings a wealth of culinary knowledge to the Valley restaurant scene and FRANCINE is Halasz’s most personal project to date.
Halasz, who was raised in the South of France amidst the bounty of simple and soulful cuisine draws inspiration from his birthplace. FRANCINE is a spirited and loving homage to days spent in the sun and amongst gatherings around beautiful meals hosted by his mother Francine Halasz.
“Everything on my mother’s table was fresh, seasonal, and full of flavor, and that is exactly what FRANCINE will offer our guests,” says Halasz. “We are so excited to finally open our doors and bring our new take on classic French Mediterranean cuisine to Scottsdale this August.”
FRANCINE is located at 4712 N Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale AZ 85251.
The restaurant can be reached at (480) 690-6180.