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Banquet Bartender
Brand: Thompson Hotel
Req#: 520403
Updated: 12/31/2019
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Thompson Hotel (221 Tingey St SE, DC)
Category: Beverage
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Banquet Bartender at the Thompson Hotel in Washington, D.C.!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Manhatta and Porchlight to name a few!

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities:

  • Banquet bartenders prepare and serve beverages that are both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. When preparing drinks, banquet bartenders follow recipes and procedures for crafting specialty beverages
  • Banquet bartenders engage their customers and create a positive experience for guests. Maintaining a friendly attitude, banquet bartenders attend all their customers in an efficient and prompt manner
  • Stocking beer and wine, washing utensils and tools, and wiping surfaces, banquet bartenders maintain the bar area and make sure that all products, drinks, and cups are readily accessible and available for use during an event
  • Banquet bartenders keep an eye out for potentially unsafe situations and ensure that no alcohol is consumed by minors. Banquet bartenders check IDs and respond appropriately when guests violate state laws or regulations.
  • Handling a high amount of customers each night, banquet bartenders collect payments from customers, process credit card transactions, and accurately manage cash transactions.
  • Communicate with banquet supervisor as well as other servers and event organizers
  • Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, beverage storage and other closeout tasks

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Warmth and friendliness, a passion for food and service, and a strong desire to pursue more knowledge and growth
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with teammates and guests
  • Able to understand guests’ needs
  • Able to clearly communicate food and beverage knowledge to teammates and guests
  • Detailed knowledge of the food offerings including ingredients, sources, preparation methods, possible limitations, and allergens
  • Ability to visually identify items and ingredients
  • Detailed knowledge of the beverage offerings including ingredients, sources, preparation methods, limitations, and allergens
  • Understanding of bar setup and equipment, ability to make specialty and classic cocktails
  • Perform job functions with precision, speed, and accuracy
  • Prioritize the minute details of service appropriately, and adapt to constantly changing priorities
  • Maintain composure and remain calm under pressure, resolve problems using good judgment
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment
  • Maintain complete knowledge of proper use and  maintenance of equipment
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