Little Mama's Italian

Yafo Kitchen

Midwood Smokehouse

Paco's Tacos & Tequila

Mama Ricotta's

Calle Sol Latin Café

FS Food Group

FS Food Group family is an ever evolving and growing line of innovative concepts. Since 1992, we’ve been building a creative culinary community unlike any other, one that puts our people and our guests at the heart of all we do. That philosophy connects all of the FS Food Group concepts , and the amazing team members who embrace it find success all across the organization. We are are happy to provide relocation assistance in our management-level restaurant jobs and a benefits package for a long career in restaurants or other culinary pursuits.

Employment Benefits


50% off meal discount at all FS Food Group concepts: Midwood Smokehouse, Mama Ricotta’s, Paco’s Tacos and Tequila, Little Mama’s Italian, Yafo Kitchen and Calle Sol.

Growth Opportunities

Promotion opportunities are available whether you want to advance in FOH or BOH, we invest in you as much as you invest in us

Get Inspired

Learn from the best chefs and managers in the industry from Charlotte’s largest locally owned restaurant group. Our diverse portfolio means you can learn a whole new cuisine or work within the cuisine you are already the most passionate about.


Cross training available with all positions within our restaurant, new skills means more growth

Work Local

Our restaurants are spread throughout the Carolinas - no matter where you live we can find employment for you close to home or near public transportation

Continuing Education

Training from industry insiders, vendors and visiting professional chefs from other parts of the country. Some we work with: Miguel Vidal from Valentina's, Einat Admony from Balaboosta, Ana Quincoces a Cuban-American celebrity chef, food author Rob Walsh, Enrique Olvera of Pujol, and Sunsanna Trilling an expert on Oaxacan cuisine.

Referral Bonuses

Referral Bonuses across all concepts for all employees

Health Care

Employer paid health care for all management

Earn Vacation

Paid time off for salaried employees, and hourly employees are eligible for vacation after 3 years of service not to exceed 35 hours