Bartender job in Chicago, IL | Summer House - Chicago

Bartender
Summer House - ChicagoChicago, IL30+ days ago
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Summer House presents an escape to the warmth and laid-back vibes of the West Coast. The California-inspired menu highlights simple, market-driven ingredients with a focus on local & sustainable farming. With a focus on communal dining, a variety of menu items ranging from surfer-style tacos to fresh vegetable plates and salads are meant to be shared. Summer House’s curated and extensive wine list that focuses on the California’s distinct regional varietals and independent vintners. Other offerings include summer-inspired craft cocktails and zero-proof cocktails along with a selection of draft and bottled beers.

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  • BCBS health insurance & other options including dental

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Restaurant discounts

  • Opportunities for career growth





Bartenders
are responsible for preparing beverages for guests according to recipe, as well as serving food for guests that dine in the bar area. Assists with Busser, Food Runner and Barista duties as directed. A friendly, accommodating demeanor, as well as an ability to multitask, are essential for success in this position.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare and serve beverages to guests according to recipes and contracts

  • Stock/restock appropriate areas of the bar with alcohol, glassware, ice and supplies

  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends

  • Effectively service a full bar top, cocktail station, and dining room orders

  • Safely and effectively transport food or beverages to a table of three in a single trip

  • Ability to safely tolerate hands being exposed to liquids frequently, including water, cleaning solutions, alcohol, various juices and other liquids

  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knives and blenders

  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction

  • Ability to multitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment

  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels

  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces



Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the overall guest experience exceeds expectations and anticipate guests’ needs

  • Greet guests with a warm, sincere smile

  • Use tact and good judgement when dealing with guest challenges and respond to guest needs with patience and courtesy

  • Safely and properly change beer kegs, CO2 tanks and soda dispensers

  • Manually wash and sanitize glassware using a three compartment sink

  • Account for and maintain the security of all bar stock and inventory

  • Responsible for the security and reconciliation of the bar cash drawer

  • Ability to recognize an intoxicated guest, refuse to overserve guests and seek out management with any concerns about a guest that appears intoxicated

  • Accurately record and account for all items ordered, process payments, and account for and balance all sales/receipts in compliance with restaurant policies and procedures

  • Understand and respond knowledgeably to questions about the restaurant and menu

  • Use sales techniques and present and encourage current promotions to guests

  • Follow all steps of service

  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions

  • Proficiency in the use and operation of all necessary tools and equipment, including the POS system and Frequent Diner, Gift Card and Credit Card terminals

  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures

  • Successfully complete alcohol awareness training

  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook

  • Get along well with others and be a team player

  • Other duties will be assigned as needed



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