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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 98112
Industry: All
Employer: Seattle Yacht Club
Job Tracking ID: 1380026794
Job Description:
Founded in 1892, Seattle Yacht Club is one of our country's most active and long-established yacht clubs. With facilities ranging from the historic mainstation on Portage Bay, to ten outstations located along the shores of Washington and British Columbia.

While the history of the club is tied to the tradition of pleasure boating and yachting, the mainstation is a vital social center for club members. Members enjoy formal dining in the Ward Room and a very active casual dining area in the Marine Room, as well as banquets throughout the mainstation. The club is open for food and beverage services seven day a week.

Servers & Bussers

Busser:
The Bussers main responsibility is to assist the Maître' d as well as the servers, through table settings, refilling condiments and clearing tables all in an efficient, professional and friendly manner. One may also be asked to assist with beverage orders, delivery of meals and with the setup or break down of tables both before and after meal service.

Server:
The Servers are expected to greet members and their guests upon entering the dining area, seating, taking meal orders and overall accommodating their needs through friendly yet professional service. It is the servers' main responsibility to ensure member satisfaction by exceeding the standards in place.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of two years' experience in the restaurant/hospitality industry
• Strong organizational and communication skills; both written and verbal.
• Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends.
• Must have a valid King County Food Handler's Permit and a Class 12 Mixologist Permit.
• Ability to carry service trays up to 30 pounds


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

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

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Bartender

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Dishwasher

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Busboy (also referred to as a Busser)

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