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Experienced Barbacks

Washington, DC

City Winery

City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our guests who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and elevated dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the heart of a large city.

Position Summary:

Bartback duties are to focus on interaction with CW guests, fellow workers and CW management in a professional service industry manner. Duties also include knowledge of liquor, wine and beer that are available daily at CW and maximizing beverage sales. With guidance of the CW Beverage Director and Bar Manager, if applicable, create seasonal cocktails and collaborating with fellow bar staff on the creation and recreation of these cocktails. Bartenders are to set an example of top quality service while assuming full responsibility for the day to day bar maintenance, cleanliness and organization.

Overview of Responsibilities:

Tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Enforce Federal, State and City laws and ordinances in the handling and provision of alcoholic beverages
  • Handling of money and cards for payment for services
  • Serving wine, beer and liquor in proper proportions and glassware and charging proper prices for beverages
  • Serving of food from the proper menus, providing quality control and charging the proper prices for food
  • Maintain daily inventories behind bars at beginning of shift and at the end
  • Maintain cleanliness of work areas including bar, floor, shelves, taps, coolers, and storage areas
  • Maintain an organized workspace, keeping and storing things in their proper places
  • Ensure that work areas are properly supplied with glassware, garnishes, silverware, napkins, pens, paper, and other appropriate supplies
  • Attend Tastings, meetings and encourage staff education as well
  • Create CW signature cocktails for the different seasons and help train and educate staff with the preparation of these cocktails to ensure inventory movement
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by Management and the Beverage Director

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Have an extensive knowledge of wine and beer and cocktail making
  • Have an approachable presentation of knowledge and ability to execute professional service
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, results- oriented, restaurant environment
  • Ability to maintain positive guest experience and exceed guest expectations
  • Have the ability to take initiative, follow-through on request until completion, and utilize a keen attention to detail
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