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For over sixty years, Stafford’s has provided premier waterfront dining and historic lodging throughout northern Michigan. Guests enjoy attentive service, fine dining and elegant accommodations overlooking Lake Michigan, Little Traverse Bay and Crooked River, in relaxed, historic settings.


Stafford’s Perry Hotel is located in the heart of Petoskey’s Gaslight District, and is perfect for romantic getaways and gracious but modern business travel.


Just two miles north in Bay View is our flagship property, Stafford’s Bay View Inn. The Bay View Inn brings you the grace and romance of a bygone era set against exquisite views of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.


Stafford’s Pier Restaurant celebrates the maritime heritage of beautiful Harbor Springs and offers true waterfront dining. Literally. It was built on the original pilings over the harbor. The Pier’s Pointer Room overlooks the historic Harbor Springs yacht basin and offers visitors a superb choice of fine cuisine. The Wheelhouse Lounge offers a casual watering hole and Dudley’s Deck is Harbor Spring’s most popular dining al fresco.


Originally built as a grist mill, Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant in Charlevoix was converted to a dining establishment in the mid 1950s. It was designed by the famed local architect Earl Young, known for his curvaceous roof-lines and flowing architecture. The Weathervane Restaurant offers signature and regional cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and is Charlevoix’s only true waterfront dining, nestled along the busy Pine River Channel in downtown Charlevoix.


Stafford’s Crooked River Lodge & Suites is nestled in Alanson on the picturesque Crooked River. This family friendly hotel was established in 2004, features an indoor pool and hot tub and is within arms reach of skiing, snowmobiling, recreational and river activities. Your up north adventure starts here!


We invite you to explore each of Stafford’s unique properties, where yesterday and today come together.





Their team will be hiring staff as interns, part-time, and full-time employees!

Stafford's Hospitality is looking to fill these positions with current students and alumni: 

  • Restaurant Management

  • Hotel Management

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Culinary Arts

  • Facilities Management

  • Accounting

  • Public Relations

  • General Business Management

  • Computer Information Systems


Are you going to be their newest teammate?

You can start the process by submitting a completed application on the careers page of their website (see below).




Internship Positions are Open!

Hospitality Restaurant Management/Food & Beverage Internships 

Available at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant, Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Stafford’s Bay View Inn 


As a Restaurant Manager Intern, you will learn a lot about Stafford’s Hospitality and the hospitality industry throughout your summer internship. 

Food & Beverage Management Job Responsibilities

  • The intern is required to work shifts in all food & beverage departments as necessary

  • It is the responsibility of the intern to bring a positive attitude and willingness to learn

  • The intern will gain valuable experience in the following departments:

    • Dining Room Supervision

    • Host/Bartending Functions

    • Food Service and Event Planning

    • Kitchen/Culinary in all outlets (if applicable)

  • Attend weekly food & beverage meetings

  • Help plan and learn appropriate staffing levels

  • Help supervise and make hands-on decisions

  • Oversee special requests from guests and proper follow-through

  • Handle guest complaints as appropriate

  • Work M.O.D. shifts as necessary once trained

  • Other duties as assigned

Hotel/Front Desk Management Internships 

Available at Stafford’s Bay View Inn & Stafford’s Perry Hotel 

Hotel/Front Desk Management Job Responsibilities

  • Spend time assisting the housekeeping department in cleaning guest rooms and becoming familiar with the guest rooms and hotel property

  • While at the Front Desk (or any other Stafford’s Department) the #1 priority is guest services

  • Assist with checking guests in and out of the hotel

  • Take lodging reservations, along with answering any other questions about our other two lodging facilities

  • Assist with the concierge or guest service-related inquiries such as guest room supplies, making dining reservations, directions to local establishments, etc.

  • Assist Food and Beverage Department as needed (including our other two locations)

  • Handle guest requests and demands as appropriate

  • Other duties as assigned

Culinary Internships 

Available at Stafford’s Hospitality with our Corporate Executive Chef

Culinary Job Responsibilities

  • Understand and practice proper food handling techniques and sanitation practices at all times

  • Learn and comply with the specific supervisor’s and properties’ uniform, attendance, and management policies and practices

  • Your mise en place is your own responsibility no-one else’s.  Properly prepared, in proper quantity, and of proper quality, handled, labeled, dated, and properly stored by you

  • Possess fundamental culinary knife skills, knowledge of basic preparation and cooking techniques, proper use of kitchen equipment, and/or an aptitude and willingness to learn

  • This is a learning opportunity; be prepared to perform different jobs that include a variety of tasks in a variety of environments, with the goal of not only learning different skills but also gaining a better understanding of the interaction of many different properties

  • Be willing to be relocated in different roles and at different properties during your employment

  • Be prepared to perform any task that is required of you by that properties culinary supervisor or superiors to the best of your ability

  • Various job roles will change throughout the internship to focus on commissary production, a la carte line preparation and production, banquet preparation and production and buffet preparation, production and service, as well as administrative roles of the Chef

  • Other duties as assigned

Contact Information 
Stafford’s Hospitality 
PO Box 657, Petoskey, MI 49770 



Drew Smith, Internship Coordinator