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City Hall Bistro Bar Back, The Adolphus - Dallas, TX

Posted September 30, 2019

Since opening its doors in 1912, The Adolphus has served as an icon of Dallas and an integral part of the City’s history and culture. Situated on the original site of City Hall, the hotel was modeled after a beaux arts German castle. In its recent restoration and renovation, the hotel’s storied past is both celebrated and reimagined. There is a sense of discovery at every turn.

The Bar Backs are responsible for backing up bartenders. Ensures the bar is properly stocked for service with fresh ice, towels, glassware, liquor, beer, and wine, ect. The Bar Back must be able to multitask in order to carry out the duties throughout the shift and ensuring the peak hours of operation run smoothly. Provide timely, accurate and friendly service while supporting bartenders and attending to guest needs.

We seek to hire the best. Leaders of high character and humility with genuine passion and aptitude for hospitality. People who choose to be in hospitality because they have an open and generous nature and seek to make guests happy. We are a group of people who are proud of the work we do. Caring leaders, perfectionist chefs, intelligent creatives, generous hosts, meticulous operators, inspiring teachers, tireless doers, and all-around devotees of hospitality. We create value by empowering the team. We encourage our teams to stretch their thinking, move beyond their comfort zone and achieve their full potential. By providing a platform of support service, like the best in technology, finance resources, talent development, marketing and communication support, we allow them to focus on the heart of their business – hospitality and people. We are passionate about people and attract, develop and retain the best in hospitality.  We thoughtfully seek out and groom talent, both within our company and outside, by promoting from within, developing a culture of growth and learning and partnering with the local community.

At Makeready  http://makereadyexperience.com/ we create independent hotel, restaurant and retail brands. Each of our brands has a distinct point of view but they all share a common purpose: to inspire deeper connections with the world around them – city by city, person by person. Every Makeready experience embraces local culture, honors past and present, and invites curious guests to delve into the detail of their surroundings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with opening and closing duties, such as restocking the bar with garnishes, straws, and napkins, ensuring that Bartenders have clean towels, glassware, etc.
  • Ensures bar is well-stocked with ice, clean glassware, liquor, wine and beer.
  • Checks taps and appliances to confirm that they are working properly, making minor repairs or changing out kegs, if needed.
  • Keeps the bar clean by wiping down surfaces, sweeping and mopping, removing soiled glassware, scrubbing coolers and storage areas, and emptying trash receptacles.
  • Learns about menu items and memorizes cocktail recipes to assists guest during peak hours and provides support to bartenders.
  • Greets guests immediately and provides excellent customer service to create an inviting atmosphere
  • Accurately processes transactions through the POS.
  • Responds appropriately to customer concerns.
  • Follows alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and deals with intoxicated guests.
  • Follows health, safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Build guest loyalty and enhance selling skills through the use of available training materials.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • 1 year experience in restaurant required
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as with other team members
  • Able to work unsupervised for extensive periods, and to demonstrate good judgment when dealing with customers and peers

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old to handle alcohol
  • TABC and Food Handler Certification required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.