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Banquet Bartender

Department: Food + Beverage

Reports to: Banquet Captain & Banquet Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Summary:

Banquet Bartenders will be responsible for ensuring exceptional service to all guests that is consistent and continually in accordance with the Epicurean Hotels service standards and standards of Mainsail Lodging & Development.  Bartenders will be responsible for making alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by the recipe and delivering high quality food and drinks in a clean and friendly environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains proper and adequate set-up of the bar daily. This includes requisitioning and stocking of all beer, wine, spirits, paper products, straws and stirrers, condiments and produce based on projections from the daily functions sheet.
  • Responsible for maintaining stock, cutting, and storing of all fresh fruit and vegetable garnishes, juices, and other perishables daily to ensure product quality.
  • Greets guests in a courteous and friendly manner, promotes and documents orders for drinks. Mixes, garnishes, and presents drinks suing standard ingredient recipes and practicing prudent portion control.
  • Attends monthly departmental meetings.
  • Inputs orders into a register at the point of sale and creates a check for each guest and personnel guests, including those served by other beverage servers, to maintain accountability of all beverages served.
  • Practice “Teamwork” and “Clean as you Go” policies.
  • Receives cash from guests, makes any change needed, verifies validity of charges, records charges, and ensures vouchers are properly executed, to balance all moneys.
  • Locks up and stores all beverages, food and other equipment items, deposits cash drops and secures bank.
  • All Bartenders must successfully complete T.I.P.S. Training.
  • Responsible for sanitation in and around the bar area.
  • Read and understand all particulars of Banquet Event Orders, including start time and beverage requirements.
  • After function, remove inventory and all beverage equipment to proper storage.
  • Retrieve and store bar glassware to proper storage.
  • Work effectively and efficiently with the banquet team.
  • Expediently communicate any challenges, guest complaints or requests to the Banquet Captain.
  • Respond to the Banquet Captain’s instructions and directions.
  • Observe all safety procedures during the execution of assigned duties.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude towards guests, co-workers, and management
  • Arrive at scheduled start time in appropriate uniform and ready to work.
  • Uniform must be neat and pressed.
  • Keeps workstation always clean.
  • Ability to set-up Banquet Function Bar set-ups.
  • Collect all necessary equipment, beverages, etc. to set up designated area.
  • Polish all glassware and prepare needed bar fruit.
  • Provide beverage service to guests in a professional and courteous manner consistent with established standards and levels of excellence.
  • Report to Banquet Captain before ending work shift.
  • Other duties as assigned.

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor

  • Performs general cleaning tasks using standard cleaning products as assigned by your supervisor to adhere to health standards.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested eg., special guest requests.
  • Must adhere to all State, Federal and Corporate liquor regulations pertaining to serving   alcoholic beverages to minors and intoxicated guests to ensure all laws are being followed.
  • Other duties as assigned such as assisting security with disorderly guests.

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma or higher
  • Previous hospitality experience required
  • Minimum 2-year bartending experience in high volume bar or restaurant preferable in the Southwest, Florida area
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to use technology e.g. tablets, iPads

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to transport up to 125 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work stand and work in confined spaces for long periods of time.

Mental Demands:

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the office, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary
  • Ability to operate a keyboard and point of sale procedures to pre-check an order and close out a check.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service of various alcoholic beverages.
  • Prior bartending experience required.

Career Information

Date Posted:
August 10, 2021

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