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Drink Enthusiast (Verbena Bartender)-M11

at PM Hotel Group

Posted: 7/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6ed6469a-33b4-4877-a0dc-387f7f9536b9
Keywords: hotel

Job Description

Opening in Summer of 2020 the Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown is on the search for Enthusiasts. This new project features a locally chef inspired restaurant and cocktail bar called Verbena, under the direction of Rick Singleton - Scenic Capital and Chef Nic Yanes.  Are you creative, innovative, service driven, and take pride in local surroundings? Curating a positive stay experience for our guests and providing a thoughtfully local product is what we are all about! 

Job Summary

To serve beverages and/or food to the guests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner, resulting in guest satisfaction. Also, to prepare beverages for other servers to supply to guests.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

• Maintain proper and adequate set-up of the bar on a daily basis. This includes requisitioning and stocking of all beer, wine, spirits, paper products, straws and stirrers, condiments and produce based on projections from the daily functions sheet

• Responsible for maintaining stock, cutting, and storing of all fresh fruit and vegetable garnishes, juices and other perishables daily to ensure product quality.

• Greet guests in a courteous and friendly manner, and promotes and documents orders for drinks. Mix, garnish and present drinks using standard ingredient recipes and practicing prudent portion control.

• Abide by all state, federal and corporate requirements pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages. Ensure proper liquor controls are in place.

• Input orders into a register at the point of sale and create a check for each guest, including those served by other beverage servers, to maintain accountability of all beverages served.

• Receive cash from guests, make any change needed, verify validity of charges, record charges, and ensure vouchers are properly executed, in order to balance all monies. Comply with all PM Hotel Group policies and procedures regarding cash handling.

• Lock up and store all beverage, food and other equipment items; deposit cash drops and secure bank.

• Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

• Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.

Abilities Required

• Must have the ability to communicate in English. Self-starting personality with an even disposition. Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. Can communicate well with guests. Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co- workers with their job duties and be a team player. Must have detailed knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service of various alcoholic beverages. Basic mathematical skills necessary to operate a cash register, make change, total guest checks, count total bank, prepare cash drops, total all other charges, and understand portion sizes. Sufficient manual dexterity in hands in order to use a knife to make garnish, pick up glassware and bottles, scoop ice, mix drinks, and reach overhead to retrieve stock. Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items. Ability to operate point of sale procedures to pre-check an order and close out a check. Ability to stand and work in confined spaces for long periods of time. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.

Customer Satisfaction:

Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with Verbena Restaurant staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. Every Verbena Restaurant associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day.


Work Habits:

In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance. You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job, and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.




Safety & Security:

The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to PM Hotel Group. Every PM Hotel Group associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.



This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate’s supervisor.


Furthermore, this description is subject to change, at the sole discretion of the Company, and in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; each associate remains, at all times, an “at will” associate