We are seeking an experienced and passionate Lead Bartender to join our team at our restaurant. The Lead Bartender will be responsible for managing the bar, creating and serving a variety of craft cocktails, beer, and wine, and ensuring that guests have a memorable experience. The ideal candidate will have previous bartending experience, excellent customer service skills, and a passion for creating unique and flavorful drinks.
- Manage the bar area, including stocking supplies, maintaining cleanliness, and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations
- Create and serve a variety of craft cocktails, beer, and wine.
- Provide exceptional customer service, engaging with guests, and making recommendations based on their preferences
- Train and mentor other bartenders and barbacks, ensuring that they adhere to company policies and procedures
- Manage cash and credit card transactions, including processing payments and making change, and closing out shifts
- Assist ordering manager to help maintain inventory levels and track usage to ensure that supplies are always readily available
- This position will allow you to be involved in the menu creation by collaborating with the kitchen and management staff to develop cocktail and food pairings that enhance the dining experience
- Minimum of 2 years of bartending experience; experience in a leadership role preferred but not required, we will train the right, motivated candidates
- Excellent customer service skills, with the ability to engage with guests and make recommendations
- Extensive knowledge of craft cocktails, beer, and wine
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to train and mentor other bartenders and barbacks
- Knowledge of cash handling procedures and experience with POS systems
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and prioritize tasks effectively
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
This position also offers the opportunity to get more invested in the restaurant and company by taking a lead role in event management. Additional commission incentives included.
The Thirsty Scholar is a team-first environment that takes a lot of pride in our staff culture and positive energy. If you enjoy collaboration and are passionate about creating unique and memorable drinking experiences, with a commitment to exceptional customer service, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our team as Lead Bartender.
As a bartender, you will be expected to be a contributing member of a cohesive team that supports each other’s success in a fast-paced environment. You will create a memorable guest experience by anticipating guests needs and providing efficient service.
- Do all that it takes to create a positive and memorable guest experience.
- Practice responsible service of alcohol.
- Make great food and beverage recommendations and answer all menu related questions.
- Serve delicious items in an efficient manner.
- Be a contributing member of a cohesive team that supports each other’s success in a fast-paced environment.
- Ensure guest satisfaction by checking in with each table regularly and anticipating guest needs.
- Seek job knowledge and training.
- Resolve issues to the best of your abilities.
- Ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment.
- Ability to listen, understand, and respond to team member and guest requests in a loud environment.
- Skill and coordination at using hands to write, pour and carry several drinks, plates, and trays at the same time.
PERKS OF THE JOB:
- Great pay.
- Flexible schedule.
- Huge Growth Opportunities both within the restaurant and in our company.
- Discounted dining at our sister restaurants.