Full job details
Take orders, prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to guests courteously and efficiently according to hotel specifications. Maintain stock, supplies and cleanliness of bar and equipment.
· Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies, service procedures and standards.
· Ensure that standards are maintained at a superior level on a daily basis.
· Maintain complete knowledge of service requirements for assigned function:
Liquor brands, beers and non-alcoholic beverages ordered
Particular characteristics/description of wines/champagnes ordered
Prices for specified bar selections
Designated glassware, ingredients, preparation method and garnishes required
Group name, type of function and expected attendance
Scheduled hours of service
Location of bar in function room
Order of service
· Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated persons and drunk driving.
· Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment only as intended.
· Maintain complete knowledge and comply with all departmental policies and service procedures.
· Complete opening side duties:
Check quality and set up designated bar stock and supplies by using checklist
Requisition all necessary supplies
Transport supplies from storeroom to bar set-up area
Stock glassware and paper supplies.
Check cleanliness and condition of bar unit (C02 lines, soda tanks, soda guns, drain, etc.).
Check condition and cleanliness of blender, shaker and other tools.
Check temperature of refrigeration units.
· Transport bar unit with all supplies and equipment to assigned function area and set up in specified location in accordance with departmental standards.
· Ensure security of all bar supplies in function area.
· Greet guests and take their orders, utilizing suggestive/upselling techniques.
· Prepare all drink orders for guests according to specified recipes.
· Provide club service for designated beverages.
· Serve drinks to guests in accordance with departmental standards.
· Collect drink tickets where specified.
· Issue, open and serve wine/champagne bottles; collect payment/tickets where specified.
· Anticipate guests' needs, respond promptly and acknowledge guests even when busy.
· Maintain positive guest relations.
· Be familiar with all hotel services/features and local attractions/activities to respond accurately to any guest inquiry.
· Handle guest complaints following the six step procedures and ensuring guest satisfaction.
· Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of bartop, tables and service areas.
· Replace ashtrays with 2 butts with clean ashtray by using capping method.
· Remove soiled wares from bartop and tables and place in designated area.
· Anticipate and communicate replenishment needs promptly, ensuring no shortages throughout scheduled function time.
· Ensure proper authorization for additional payments as required prior to replenishing.
· Clearly communicate last call at designated closing time to guests, Captain and Waiters.
· Transport bar unit with all supplies and equipment from function area to designated area and breakdown the bar in accordance with departmental procedures.
· Prepare consumption report promptly according to specified procedures.
· Present guest check and process payment. Adhere to all cash handling and credit policies/procedures.
· Legibly document designated items on the spill sheet.
· Ensure maximum usage of all supplies to attain budgeted beverage cost and to prevent waste.
· Use all chemicals in accordance with OSHA regulations and hotel requirements.
· Complete closing side duties:
Properly store all reusable goods in designated areas.
Empty and drain ice bin; clean sink.
Wipe clean all surfaces of bar; clean all bar equipment and tools.
Wipe down all bottles and surfaces.
Secure all liquors, beers, wines, coolers, cabinets and storage areas.
Complete all closing reports in the P.O.S. system.
· Count bank at end of shift; complete designated cashier reports and drop receipts; secure bank.
· All other duties as required.
· Experience: Minimum of 21 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages. Minimum one year experience as a Bartender or Barback.
· Education: High school diploma.
· General Skills: Must be able to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy; prioritize, organize and follow-up; be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgment; follow directions thoroughly; understand a guest’s service needs; work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team; work with minimal supervision; maintain confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data.
· Technical Skills: Ability to understand guests' service needs; ability to access and input information into P.O.S. system; ability to be well organized, maintain concentration and think clearly when preparing drinks and providing service to guests within any given period of time; ability to focus on details; ability to exercise good judgments in determining potentially intoxicated guests; ability to maintain good coordination while preparing and serving orders quickly; ability to exert strong physical effort in transporting cases of liquor and beer kegs from storeroom to assigned workstation and transporting bar to/from assigned function room; ability to endure abundant physical movements throughout the work areas; ability to perform job functions with minimal supervision; ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team.
· Language: Required to speak, read and write English, with fluency in other languages preferred.
· Physical Requirements: Must be able to exert physical effort in transporting _____ pounds, endure various physical movements throughout the work areas, reach up and down, remain stationary at times throughout work periods, and satisfactorily communicate with guests and co-workers to their understanding.
· Licenses & Certifications: Certification in alcohol awareness program; certification of previous training in liquor, wine and food service.