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Bartender

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 77002
Industry: All
Employer: House of Blues Foundation Room
Job Tracking ID: 1382781693
Job Description:
House of Blues Foundation Room is an exclusive club for professional and personal entertaining. The Foundation Room offers intimate upscale dining, exotic lounges, bars, and secluded Prayer Rooms perfect for meetings or social gatherings. Our Foundation Room member's range from rock stars to corporate CEO's and it is expected that all members and guest receive highly personal service and the highest level of standards at all times.

Essential Functions:
• Ability to welcome and acknowledge Foundation Room members, Live Nation Executives and VIP's to instill appreciation for their membership and patronage
• Impeccable knowledge in the steps of delivering service for up-scale dining
• Stays current and is knowledgeable on the latest drink trends
• Understands the fundamentals of Mixology and ability to uphold our Beverage Culture
• Deep knowledge of how food, wine, beer, spirits and other beverage work in harmony with food selection
• The ability to suggest wines that will best complement particular foods off the food menu
• Ensure responsible alcohol service per local ordinance alcohol awareness training and House of Blues alcohol policies
• Request proper identification for anyone appearing under 30 years of age

Job Qualifications:

Required:
• Must have a minimum of 2 years experience bartending in a up-scale dining and night life establishment
• The ability to up sell and offer food and drink suggestions to guests
• Articulate vocabulary with the ability to adapt and socialize with current audience
• Exemplary and professional grooming standards
• Flexible schedule and ability to work nights
• Cash handling experience
• Strong working knowledge of all beverages
• Physically able to pass a pour test and a mixology drill (timed)
• Ability to deal with intoxicated guests in a positive and safety minded manner
• Responsible Alcohol Awareness Training Certification or Equivalent
• Must have a flexible schedule
• Must be able to work in multi venues

Preferred:
• 2 years work experience in high volume environment
• Experience in a live music environment


Physical Demands/Working Environment:

• Working environment is fast-paced, often loud and stressful
• Position requires extended periods of prolonged standing and working on your feet
• Must be able to lift or move up to 25 lbs using proper lifting techniques

Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

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Wait Staff

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Host

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Bartender

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Dishwasher

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