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Experienced Bartender

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Requirements:

  • 1+ years of Bar, Tavern, or Lounge Bar-tending Experience Preferred

  • A working knowledge of bar related beverages, spirits, wine and beer

  • A working knowledge of the most common cocktails, mixed drinks and specialty drinks

  • Drive to Succeed

  • Great Communication Skills

  • High Energy

  • Positive Attitude

  • Problem Solver

Bar Back

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We are looking for an observant, efficient Bar Back who can work with other staff members to ensure that our customers receive prompt, seamless service.

 

The Bar Back will assist in cleaning the bar, preparing garnishes, ensuring the bar is well stocked with napkins, straws, glassware, garnishes, and all other necessities, and taking on other duties to support the Bartender and ensure that the bar operates smoothly.

 

You should be knowledgeable about menu items, attentive, and focused on providing the best possible service in a fast-paced environment.

 

To be a successful Bar Back, you should be passionate about working as part of a team to deliver excellent drinks and service to customers. You should be efficient, reliable, and perceptive with excellent communication and time management skills.

Bar Back Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with opening and closing duties, such restocking the bar with garnishes, straws, and napkins, ensuring that Bartenders have clean towels, glassware, etc.

  • Ensuring bar is well-stocked with ice, liquor, wine, and beer.

  • Checking taps and appliances to confirm that they are working properly, making minor repairs or changing out kegs, if needed.

  • Keeping the bar clean by wiping down surfaces, sweeping and mopping, removing soiled glassware, scrubbing coolers and storage areas, and emptying trash receptacles.

  • Learning about menu items and memorizing cocktail recipes.

  • Speaking to customers, answering questions, handling complaints.

  • Maintain records and report levels of usage to assist in reordering process and ensuring that delivered items are stored properly.

 

Bar Back Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • More experience, education, training, or certifications may be preferred.

  • Minimum age to serve alcohol.

  • Courteous, friendly personality and professional appearance.

  • Knowledge of menu items, including beers, wines, cocktails, and liquors.

  • Strong problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to handle tense situations with coworkers and customers calmly and rationally.

  • Observant and thorough.

  • Responsible, punctual.

  • Ability to meet physical and scheduling demands of the position, including, walking, standing, or lifting heavy items for extended periods and working nights, weekends, and holidays.

Server

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Responsibilities

  • Prepare restaurant tables with special attention to sanitation and order

  • Attend to customers upon entrance

  • Present restaurant menus and help customers select food/beverages

  • Take/Serve orders and answer questions or make recommendations for other products

  • Collaborate with other restaurant servers and kitchen/bar staff

  • Deal with complaints or problems with a positive attitude

  • Issue bills and accept payment

  • Promote dedication from customers

  • Follow and maintain Bistro 1521 restaurant policies and service standard. 

 

Requirements

  • Proven restaurant serving or waitering experience

  • Customer-oriented approach and patience

  • Problem solving and decision making skills

  • Hands on experience in cashier duties

  • Excellent people skills

  • Responsible and trustworthy

  • Attention to detail, cleanliness and safety

  • High school diploma; food safety training will be considered a plus;

Host/Hostess

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A Host/Hostess presents a positive first impression of the establishment’s friendliness, excellent service and high standards. The Host/Hostess also greet Guests upon arrival, inform Guests of their wait time, monitor a waiting list, enter Guest names into the computer system, show Guests to their table and bid Guests farewell as they leave.

A Host/Hostess must be able to carry natural conversation with Guests without sounding scripted or intrusive.

 

Additionally, the Host cares for our Guests by refilling beverages and performs light housekeeping duties such as cleaning glasses and menus and ensures restrooms are clean, stocked and orderly. As a member of an energetic team, the Host/Hostess may also need to answer the phones and fill to-go orders when needed. Availability must include nights and weekends.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet incoming and departing Guests warmly with a genuine smile and eye contact; escort them to assigned dining area; present menus; announce waiter's name

  • Use visual cues to seat Guests in either the bar or dining area depending on their preference

  • Inform Guest of current promotion and who will be serving them to ensure a smooth handoff to the service staff

  • Answer incoming calls to the restaurant and provide appropriate service

  • Manage the flow of Guests into the Dining and Bar areas, provide accurate wait times to incoming Guests if appropriate

  • Tend to special Guest needs and requests

  • Observant to Guests’ needs throughout dining experience to ensure they receive high quality service (i.e. notice a drink refill is needed while seating another Guest and ensuring the drink is refilled prior to getting back to the door).

  • Protect establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety and alcohol control policies

  • Help dining room staff by setting and clearing tables; replenishing water; serving beverages

  • Issue dining charges by verifying orders; calculating taxes; totaling bill for to-go orders

  • Receive payments by validating credit charges; approving checks; accepting currency; calculating and issuing change for ToGo orders

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

 

 

Requirements:

  • Must be able to read menus

  • Must be able to articulate clear greetings and farewells to Guests, as well as being able to understand requests for assistance

  • Must be able to clearly communicate Guests’ needs to Servers, Bussers, Managers, etc.

  • Must be able to hear well in a loud environment in order to answer telephone and respond to Guest requests

  • Must be able to walk and stand during entire shift

  • Must be able to reach, bend, stoop and wipe

  • Must be able to articulate clear greetings and farewells to Guests

  • Must be able to understand requests for assistance

  • A desire to help out where needed and work as part of a team

  • Passion for providing extraordinary service

  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • An appetite for learning (and great food)

  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts

  • 6 months experience in a full-service restaurant preferred

  • Must be upbeat, outgoing and positive

  • Must be able to assist Guests and possess great Guest relations skills

  • Ability to work positively in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to stand/walk and stay focused and alert for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work effectively within a team

  • Ability to effectively communicate on the telephone.

 

 

Host/Hostess top skills & proficiencies:

  • Customer Service

  • People Skills

  • Professionalism

  • High Energy

  • Multitask

  • Thoroughness

  • Planning

  • Basic Math

  • Teamwork

  • Attention to Detail

  • Verbal Communication

  • Organized

  • Flexible

900 N GLEBE RD, SUITE #100

ARLINGTON, VA 22203

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