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Restaurant Bartender

    • Job Tracking ID: Bartender
    • Job Location: Wayzata, MN
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: January 02, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

ninetwentyfive at The Hotel Landing is actively searching for professional, friendly, and fast-paced Bartender. This is a Part Time position. Expected regular shifts will vary.

Located only 20 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, Wayzata is becoming a trendy food scene for this small town community with a highly seasonal influx of tourists.

Managed by Hay Creek Hotels, this luxury 92 guest room & suites boutique hotel, includes an upscale 2 level restaurant/bar, seasonal patio, state of the art meeting facilities, ballroom and health spa. This is a brand new property with room for advancement!

Job Summary:

  • Greet, direct, seat, and serve guests in accordance with company service standards.
  • Be knowledgeable about all beverage options offered, regularly making recommendations to guests.
  • Craft, mix, and pour all beverage items in accordance to Food and Beverage standards.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with menu items, promotions offered, hotel offerings, and related materials.
  • Complete designated side work efficiently and thoroughly. Clean and maintain all working areas and equipment.
  • Assist in resolving any complaints, and communicate disgruntled customers to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Reconciliation cash, accurately charge credit cards, and make appropriate cash deposits at end of shift. Complete all transactions using the Point of Sale system.
  • Organize and maintain consistent liquor inventory. Communicate inventory needs to appropriate manager.
  • Participate in development of, and be knowledgeable of all wine and beer lists offered.
  • Participate in development of, and be knowledgeable of all specialty cocktail menus.
  • Ability to make pairing suggestions.
  • Open and serve bottled wine in accordance to HCH service standards.
  • Able to pour glass wine, beer, and mixed drinks in accordance with HCH service standards.
  • Understand and practice safe serving practices, such as cutting a customer off, suggesting food items, spacing out drinks, calling driving assistance, etc.
  • Ability to obtain proper certification for state liquor requirements.
  • Complete proper set up for temporary or banquet bars.
  • Prepare garnishes and mix drink ingredients prior to shift.
  • Adhere to all pouring guidelines and recipes.
  • Operate efficiently and calmly throughout peak service times and high stress situations.
  • Inquire throughout the course of the meal if the food, service, and dining atmosphere are to his/her satisfaction.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with menu items and related materials.
  • Clean and maintain all working areas and equipment.
  • Complete designated side work efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Use the suggestive selling method for building check averages.
  • Assist in resolving any complaints, and communicate disgruntled customers to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Undertake all reasonable tasks requested by supervisors.
  • Represent a positive working liaison with all other members of the kitchen and front of house staff.
  • To prepare and present bills to customers for payment using the point of sales system (POS).
  • Obtain settlement from customers, either cash, credit or room charge, and settle bills using the POS system.
  • Practice guest safety and ensure correct billing to room when processing room charges.
  • Complete all listed opening, side-work, and closing checklists, cleaning checklists, and duties related to shift.
  • Reconciliation cash, accurately charge credit cards, and make appropriate cash deposits at end of shift.
  • Close out and check out with manager once shift is complete.
  • Consciously assist in all company promotions when required.
  • Practice cleanliness and safety in all dining areas, liquor and wine storage areas.
  • Participate in daily staff meetings and department training meetings.
  • Understand and communicate daily specials and specialty menus to guests.
  • Deliver food consistent with expectations of proper timing of food courses.
  • Assist in training new employees and helping others.
  • Assist team members as needed to promote a positive teamwork environment.
  • Practice conscious knowledge of food allergies and safety, communicate effectively to guests with allergies, let manager know before ordering for guest.

Experience and Skills:

Required Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must feel comfortable with technology. Working knowledge of a Point of Sale system preferred
  • 1 year serving experience in a high-volume restaurant, fine dining preferred.
  • 1 year bartending experience in a high-volume restaurant, fine dining preferred.
  • Alcohol service training certificate a plus (will train if needed).
  • Ability to work in a constructive, team working environment with a positive, upbeat and customer-focused attitude
  • Ability to operate smoothly under pressure and stress
  • Flexibility to work nights or mornings, weekends, holidays, and busy seasonal days (i.e. town festivals).

Hotel Specific Essential Functions:

  • Ability to remain standing for 8 hours (or 100% of shift).
  • Ability to walk for up to 90% of shift.
  • Ability to frequently (or occasionally) move and lift up to 80 lbs.
  • Ability to walk the property and grounds or on occasion.
  • Ability to move up and down stairs regularly throughout entirely of shift.
  • Ability to bend frequently and repetitively during a shift.
  • Ability to carry service trays on shoulder up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use repetitive manual dexterity.
  • Ability to move quickly based on guest needs.
  • Ability to frequently communicate and exchange accurate information effectively.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English.

Technology and Equipment:

  • Automatic dishwasher
  • Point of Sale System
  • Soda Dispensing Guns
  • Beer taps
  • Time Keeping System
  • Multi-line Phone System
  • CB Radio
  • Credit Card Processing

Hay Creek Hotels ensures all candidates are able to apply for employment. If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing an online application, please contact the local Human Resource office at the hotel in which you are applying.