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Servers - Bartender

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 02116
Industry: All
Employer: Brasserie Jo
Job Tracking ID: 1381834500
Job Description:
Boston's first Brasserie, Brasserie Jo is seeking talented servers and a bartender to join their team!

Server Responsibilities:
The SERVER will provide exceptional service and hospitality to restaurant patrons in accordance with Brasserie JO standards throughout entire visit. Anticipates and reacts to guests' needs and expectations. Demonstrates knowledge of menu items and wine list. Ability to upsell.


Server Requirements:

Excellent ability to communicate with guests. Previous upscale dining serving experience is required. Knowledge of Micros preferred. TIPS certified.



Bartender:

Serve our famous Martinis, beers on tap from around the world, and large selection of fine wines!


The BARTENDER is responsible for sales and providing exceptional service to guests in bar area. Includes opening duties of bar, preparation of bar area for coming day, manage inventory, restocking as necessary. Provide information on food preparation and beverage service to guests; some upselling. Maintain a clean, safe work environment.


Job Requirements:


TIPS certification required. Knowledge of wines and spirits. Prior upscale bartending experience and exceptional customer service skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask. Ability to work as part of a team.


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

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

The most important factor to consider when hiring a cook is experience. Preferably, experience in the style of food you will be serving. Cooking candidates should express an enthusiasm for the food you plan to serve. If a cook is professionally trained, be sure that they can handle the speed of a busy kitchen as well as produce delicious dishes. Food safety, such as a Serve Safe certification is also a plus. While cooks don’t need to be as personable as the wait staff or hostess, they should be someone who can work as part of team and be reasonably polite.

Wait Staff

If you are expecting a high paced, quick turnover rate each day, you need someone who can move fast. However, if the view of your restaurant is quiet, intimate, and slow-paced, such as fine dining, then you need someone who is comfortable that type of atmosphere. When interviewing for wait staff positions, ask each candidate what their strengths are. A server should be knowledgeable of the type of food you serve, as well as have a basic familiarity of wine and mixed drinks.

Host

The general job of a restaurant host is to meet, greet, and seat customers. Therefore it is an excellent entry-level job for someone without a lot of restaurant experience (or any). The host should be friendly and courteous, and also know how to handle rushes, waiting lines. A host should be an organized person who is comfortable multi-tasking.

Bartender

This position is often tops on the front-of-the house job ladder. To be a great bartender (and that is the only type you should hire) a person must have a wide knowledge of mixed drinks, be friendly to both customers and staff and be a good listener. Great bartenders can give quality, attentive service to their own customers, while still getting the staff their drinks. Honesty is another important requirement. The bartender handles a lot of cash each shift and you need to be able to trust that he or she will not siphon any off the top.

Dishwasher

This is usually an entry-level position in the business. While dishwashing isn't the most desirable job in a restaurant, it is one of the most important. It's always a good idea to be a little nicer to your dishwashers-- give them a free meal or a tip after a particularly busy night to keep them from walking off in the middle of a shift. Because, if they walk, there is a good chance the owner may have to finish the job! If an employee can stick out a few months in the dish pit, then they are worth bringing up through the ranks, since nothing else will help build character the way dishwashing does.

Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

Often, the first promotion a dishwasher gets is to busboy. This position is ideal for a high school student. The busboy is a gopher of sorts. His main job is to bus the dining room tables, however he can be conscripted by the cooks to fetch ingredients that are running low, or by wait staff to help make desserts or salads. The bartender may have a busser restock his coolers, if he doesn't have his own bar-back. Bussing positions are an excellent way to gain exposure to all parts of the restaurant business, and a good transition to either a front of the house or back of the house position.