Bartender

Savannah, GA

Job Summary

Provide timely, accurate and friendly service while preparing the highest quality beverages for our guests. Each bartender’s primary objective is to show our guests such a marvelous time, they will want to return.

Activities & Responsibilities

Primary

o Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of The Gaslight Group.

o Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with the restaurant’s standard drink recipes.

o Accept guest payment, process credit card charges, and make change if necessary.

o Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.

o Clean and sterilize glasses, utensils, and bar equipment.

o Balance cash receipts.

o Record drink orders accurately and immediately after having received them into the register system.

o Attempt to limit problems and liability related to guests’ excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading guests to stop drinking, or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated guests.

o Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws.

o Present drink menus, make recommendations, and answer questions regarding beverages.

o Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from guests seated at the bar.

o Clean bars, work areas, and tables.

o Reset tables in bar area.

o Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks.

o Serve snacks or food items to guests seated at the bar.

o Slice and pit fruit, and prepare other garnishes for drinks.

o Ask guests who become loud and obnoxious to leave, or physically remove them.

o Arrange and maintain bottles and glasses in an attractive and functional manner to support efficient drink preparation, promotion of beverages, and attractive displays.

o Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the bar including counters, sinks, utensils, shelves and storage areas.

o Recognize and learn the names of regular guests

o Assist the restocking and replenishment of bar inventory and supplies.

o Report all equipment problems and bar maintenance issues to the restaurant manager.

o Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.

o Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.

o Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.

o Provide guests with information about local areas, including giving directions.

Minimum Qualifications

o Be 21 years of age or older

o Able to understand and speak using the predominant language(s) of guests

o Knowledge of service and food and beverage, generally involving at least three years of front-of-the-house operations and/or assistant management positions.

o Excellent basic mathematical skills

o Able to handle money and operate a point-of-sale system

o Able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)

o Able to safely lift and easily maneuver trays of food and containers weighing up to 50 pounds

o Stamina to work 50 to 60 hours per week