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Old 05-31-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm in the very early stages of deciding where to apply to graduate programs, and Iowa is on my long-list.

I would support myself at least in part through serving or bartending. I've got a great resume and am experienced in both casual and high-end dining.

Would Iowa City have many options for employment? I know it has a large college population, so I'm sure high-end places are fewer and farther between.

Basically, I'm wondering about both the amount of money one can walk with at the higher-end restaurants in town, and how easy or hard jobs are to find in those restaurants. Money-wise, I'm looking to make $200 or more fairly often. Through my career, I have worked in several cities, and the least I've averaged is about $900 weekly, take-home.

Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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The only 2 that I am aware of in IC that might be considered high end (at least by Iowa standards) are Blackstone and Iowa River Power. I'm sure there are more though. I used to live in Cedar Rapids, so did not eat down in IC too much. What is the availability of jobs, and earning potential, I have no idea. But there is a lot of money in IC, and if you have some high end experience, I would think you could find something that would pay fairly well.

Hopefully, someone else will have more knowledge than I. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:26 PM
 
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There are probably a dozen or so good-to-very-good restaurants in the Iowa City/Coralville area, with apps that run in the $10-20 range, and entrees that run $20-40. A couple steakhouses that'll feature a porterhouse up around $50.

Don't know if you feel like you can make your screed on that price list or not, but it's what this market supports on the high end.

Obviously, far more numerous options a notch lower on the economic totem pole. It is a college town, after all.
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