AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES A NEW RESTAURANT COMING TO EPCOT -- Adjacent to Mission: SPACE will be a new restaurant that will invite guests to travel high above the earth for an unforgettable dining experience.

Space 220 Restaurant Now Hiring for Key Front of House Positions at EPCOT

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In space, no one can hear you cook. When we last checked in on the status of Space 220, which is arguably the most highly-anticipated restaurant (supposedly) opening this year, we found out that the planned Executive Chef, Theo Schoenegger, had abandoned ship. With just weeks before the restaurant’s expected Winter opening date, it appears Disney is scrambling to have the restaurant fully staffed, according to new job listings.

Here’s a look at the current job listings for the upcoming restaurant:

With the absence of the “Executive Chef” position listing, we can only assume that the position has once again been filled. That means they can now focus on hiring for other key roles, like Sous Chef, Restaurant Manager, and Front of House.

Here’s the fun blurb used in each listing to describe the restaurant’s overall concept and mission:

Mission Control invites you to join the crew at Space 220 for an expedition like no other. The planets have aligned for you to be a part of the latest cutting-edge and out-of-this-world restaurant. Help ensure a smooth departure as guests blast off to enter the International Space Station suspended 220 miles above the Earth’s surface and assist in delivering an unmatched intergalactic dining experience. With stellar views and gourmet menu offerings, Space 220 is truly “The Height of Dining.”

Patina Restaurant Group will still operate the new restaurant, and they’ve developed a menu that features internationally-inspired cuisine, more than 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines, and a wide selection of craft beer to be housed in their very own “Space Cellar”. Much like the International Space Station (ISS), the restaurant will also be manned by an international crew.

Currently, these are all the listings posted for the restaurant. Given the current timeline for the project, things should be progressing at lightspeed.

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Steven in NJ
Steven in NJ
10 months ago

I’m going to Orlando in April 2020. Would love to have a meal at Space 220 but with ADR 180 days out, booked at World Showcase for my meals and IF Space 220 opened by then, would like to visit but I’m sure they won’t let you go in without a reservation first. Oh well….

Bob
Bob
10 months ago
Reply to  Steven in NJ

Last-minute reservations during your trip are not unheard of, so it’s worth checking because spots open up all the time. You could still get in most Disney restaurants without a reservation, but you just have to be willing to wait a lot longer in some cases. So if you choose the latter strategy, don’t show up too hungry.

Brian
Brian
10 months ago
Reply to  Steven in NJ

When they open up resos for Space 220 just try and grab one then. You can always cancel your current reservation that you have in world showcase at that point. Sometimes when plans are still fluid I grab a couple extra reservations and then cancel one later on.

Emma
Emma
10 months ago

The new job openings also state it is planning to launch in February 2020. I’ve lost hope it will be open in time for our trip over New Years. :(

Megan
Megan
10 months ago

Does applying through the Patina Group mean your working underneath them? Or employed by Disney?

Nicol Alexandru
Nicol Alexandru
9 months ago

Looking to apply for server position