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
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.
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