Barback for Jaleo Crystal City
Think Food Group - Arlington, VA

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Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain. Under the direction of famed chef José Andrés, Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.

Assists the bartender in providing exceptional guest service. Runs glasses through the dishwasher, stocks the coolers and liquor bottles. Cleans and sets up station, bar and tables. Serve water and offer refills on beverages. Scrape and stack dirty dishes, and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchen for cleaning. Polish and stack glassware.

Essential Functions
Perform set up duties as requested to include bar, side stations, storage areas and food staging area.
Restock bar and back up coolers with liquor, wine, glassware, beer, ice, water, garnishes and other items as needed.
Polish glass and silver for guest service.
Ensure bar, bar tables, stools and floors are free from debris.
Keep bar and tables clean and clear. Scrape and stack dirty dishes onto service trays making as little noise as possible.
Transport dishes and other tableware to kitchen for cleaning.
Clean up spilled food, drink and broken dishes, and remove empty bottles and trash.
Assist bartenders by offering refills on non-alcoholic beverages when needed.
Perform general cleaning tasks while adhering to health and safety standards.
Perform other duties as requested, such as cleaning unexpected spills and executing special guest requests.

Required Skills

Skills & Knowledge
Must be able to speak clearly and understand basic English to facilitate the communication process.
Knowledge of appropriate table settings and service ware.
General knowledge of menu items and service procedures.
Ability to take direction.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.

Abilities & Working Conditions
This position will spend 100% of the time standing or walking.
Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours in length.
Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space.
Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously.
Must have the ability to bend, squat and lift up to 50 lbs., including, but not limited to, lifting trays of food or food items on a regular and continuing basis.
Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.
Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks.
Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees.
Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment

Required Experience