Bartender

Albany, NY
Part Time
Toro Table LLC
Experienced

Summary: The bartender mixes and serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to guests at the bar and guests in the dining room through the wait staff. The bartender is a service oriented sales person with knowledge of spirits, beer and wine, food and food pairings and who uses that knowledge to guide the guest to an enjoyable experience.

Job Duties:

  • Greets guest within 30 seconds of guest approaching the bar
  • Knows and follows all standard recipes for drinks, knows wine varietals, and beer styles and can explain their distinctions, properties and prices
  • Pours consistent and proper measures of alcohol and wine pours in appropriate clean glassware
  • Has complete knowledge of all menu items and their preparations. Serves all products adhering to company service standards
  • Studies and stays current of all bar trends and recipes
  • Participates in developing specialty cocktails and menus that fit the current season
  • Follows alcohol awareness procedures to prevent over service to the guest
  • Collect proper payment for all food and beverage served at the bar following proper accounting procedures
  • Ensures that all beverages appear on the check by filling orders only after they have been ordered through the computer at the bar or through a server POS
  • Efficiently transfers bar tabs to the correct server/table for guest convenience and follows up with communication to the server to avoid lost charges 
  • Answers the phone and assists guest when the manager or host is unavailable
  • Takes to-go orders, fills orders when possible and collects payment
  • Educates servers and other front of the house employees about all alcoholic beverages
  • Cleans, sanitizes and maintains bar and all bar tools and equipment
  • Maintains bar stock and rotation of all bar product
  • Is conscious of waste. Cuts fruit and opens juices and other perishable product only as needed
  • Sets-up and breaks down bar according to established guidelines with consideration of the following shift
  • Communicates to supervisor all significant matters and assist in proper corrective action
  • Maintains a respectful and cooperative working relationship with all other employees
  • Maintains a polished, professional appearance
  • Presents a positive and supportive image of the company
  • Side duties include cleaning, stocking and maintaining all aspects of the bar as well as other duties specified by the manager

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have at least 3 years of bartending experience
  • Outgoing, pleasant personality, and a desire to please guests
  • Willingness to learn and share that learning with other staff members
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds and stand for 8 hours
  • Ability to work in a team environment 
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