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Lead Mixologist/Bar Manager

  • Cayman Islands, North & Central America
  • Unspecified Competitive pay and benefits.

The award-winning Brasserie Restaurant on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean is currently accepting applications for the position of Lead Mixologist/Bar Manager. The Brasserie is an 80-seat fine dining restaurant with a fantastic reputation for its farm-to-table cuisine. The owners take sustainability seriously and the restaurant has its own organic garden, fishing boats, chicken coop, apiary and coconut plantation. The successful candidate will report to the Restaurant Manager and mix strong customer service and management skills with a comprehensive library of drink recipes. A minimum two-year commitment is required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Develop an innovative, seasonal cocktail menu, emphasizing local and garden ingredients.

· Keep a fresh and adequate stock of all items needed for the specialty cocktail menu and mise en place for all other drinks, including syrups, reductions, infusions, and fresh juices.

· Assist the Restaurant Manager with ordering and inventory.

· Minimize waste and control costs as much as possible.

· Prep the bar for daily lunch and dinner service.

· Ensure that FOH service staff are properly ordering drinks on the POS.

· Ensure consistency among all drinks prepared at the bar by creating a file of all recipes.

· Train staff on new drinks and share bar knowledge.

· Create cocktails for private events and special occasions such as holidays.

· Work with the Restaurant Manager to develop beverage menus for specialty dinners, tastings, and events.

· Represent the Brasserie in off-site bartending competitions and demonstrations.

· Maintain the immaculate cleanliness, presentation and stock of the entire bar area.

· Be able to recognize when a patron has had enough to drink and inform that person of your decision in a kind and unthreatening tone and offer them something non-alcoholic.

· Make coffees for FOH service when it is necessary and you are available to do so – this will require taking our professional barista training first.

· Present yourself in a well-groomed, professional, hospitable and passionate manner and preserve the good reputation of the restaurant at all times.

· General food and beverage service as needed/required, with concentration of bar area food service.

The successful candidate will:

· Be an experienced craft mixologist, ideally backed with industry certifications.

· Have a minimum of 2 years’ previous work experience in similar environment.

· Possess strong managerial and organizational skills.

· Possess excellent communication skills.

· Have a great attitude with a "can do" approach to instructions and work.

· Be passionate about delivering elevated levels of customer service.

· Be well organized and able to effectively manage their workspace.

· Have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.

· Be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to work under pressure.

· Be able to work cohesively with multicultural co-workers.

· Be able to adjust to new cultures and environments.

· Enjoy weekends off.

· Enjoy a tax-free salary.

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