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Location: Memphis, TN
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Job Overview:
The purpose of this position is to interact with our guests and ensure they have a great experience when dining at our restaurant. Bartenders are responsible for positive guest interactions while serving guests in a friendly and efficient manner. At all times, you are expected to be attentive to our guest needs and making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed. Bartenders are expected to provide timely, accurate and friendly service while preparing the highest quality beverages for our guests.  Bartenders are also expected to have some basic cooking knowledge and precise menu spec and preparation knowledge.
General Responsibilities:
Prepares the bar itself and tables in the bar area, restocking napkins, making sure the condiments are refilled, performing all other preparation tasks and side work.
Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with our restaurant’s standard drink recipes.
Learn the names and personally recognize our regular and return guests.
Record all orders accurately and immediately after receipt into the POS system.
Staying updated on current menu choices, specialties and menu deviations, knowing if the kitchen staff is running out of any items…etc.
Handle the table booking messages, direct customers to their tables, presenting menus, suggesting dishes, assisting in drink selection, informing customers about food preparation details, communicating specific customer needs to the cooks.
Maintaining proper dining experience, delivering items, fulfilling customer needs, offering desserts and drinks, removing courses, replenishing utensils, refilling glasses.
Prepare mixed drinks for service bar and for your customer’s as needed.
Properly open and pour wine at the table side.
Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the bar including counters, sinks, utensils, shelves, refrigeration, floors, tables, and all storage areas.
Report all equipment problems and bar maintenance issues to the Management.
Assist in the restocking and replenishment of bar inventory and supplies based on the pars provided by Management.
Obtaining revenues, issuing receipts, accepting payments, returning the change.
Performing basic cleaning tasks as needed or directed by supervisor.
Filling in for absent staff as needed.
Assisting with special events as needed.
Greet all guests and owners warmly with an appropriate greeting and in a timely manner.
Adhere to grooming and appearance standards consistently.
Understands and can communicate products and services available at the restaurant.
Must have some familiarity with basic cooking skills.
Perform other duties as assigned by the manager on duty.


High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Have a working knowledge of beer, wine, and liquor along with common drink recipes.
Previous serving/bar experience required.
Excellent oral communication skills required.
Positive interpersonal skills required.
Must speak English fluently and be able to write in basic English.
TABC Certification
Physical Requirements:
Ability to speak and hear.
Close and distance vision.
Identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent walking with some standing at times.
Will walk for long periods of time, possibly extended distances.
Frequently lifts/carries up to 25 lbs.
Occasionally lifts/carries up to 50 lbs.
Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual.
dexterity and fine motor skills.
Able to reach hands and arms in any direction and kneel and stoop repeatedly.
Working Conditions:
May be indoor or outdoor setting depending on outlet.
Varied weather conditions are expected.
Will work near moving or mechanical parts.
May work near toxic/caustic chemicals and with fumes or airborne particles.
Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business dictates.

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