Beverage Bartender
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Indio, CA

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Bartenders are expected to deliver truly great service, and to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for our guests. Bartenders should be knowledgeable and familiar with all menu items, drink preparations, ingredients, and garnishes and be able to make recommendations to guests as well as offer suggestions and up sell where possible to maximize sales. Bartenders must work well as a team, maintain confidentiality and adhere to company policies and gaming regulations. Bartenders must ensure safe drinking standards are being met by recognizing the signs of intoxication, following safe alcoholic service practices, policies, and guidelines, and communicating with patrons and management to ensure everyone is having a great experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Greets, and makes welcome, each guest seated in assigned station. Takes initial drink order within 3 minutes of guest being seated.
Maintains current and accurate information regarding drink menus (i.e., pronunciation, preparation techniques, seasonings, garnishes and presentation).Suggests items to guests based on expressed guest preference. Up-sells appetizers, beverages, desserts in accordance with restaurant/bar service standards.
Correctly enters food and beverage orders into the POS system to ensure accurate preparation of product.
Delivers prepared beverage to the appropriate guest within three minutes of completed production of order.
Returns to table/counter within three minutes of order delivery to ascertain guest level of satisfaction.
Itemizes, totals, and presents check for payment to correct customers.
Assists and over see bar backs, as necessary, in bussing, cleaning, re-stocking and garnish preparation.
Operates a cash register/POS system, ringing proper amount into the register and giving the guest or server the correct change; accounts for all cash, charge and complimentary sales according to established procedure; maintains integrity of all financial controls and responsibilities.
Maintains cleanliness of designated areas as directed in accordance with established health and safety standards.
Completes assigned side work as directed.
Provides personalized service and uses guests' names and preferences.
Recognizes Red, Black & Blue players and ensures they receive the appropriate service.
Knows and promotes current casino events and programs and can give guests directions to all casino areas.
Responsible for bar set-ups as outlined by the beverage manager or designates.
Maintains cleanliness of beverage storeroom, walk in, liquor cages, ice caddies and other areas as assigned.
Follows set standards of bartending and cashiering as outlined by the beverage manager.
Is aware of all fire and safety rules established in the department and company.
Responsible for reporting any theft, suspicious activity, or other behavior that goes against company regulations and standards or places the company, it's employees, owners, guests, or equipment at risk.
Needs to be flexible with work schedule and willing to help out in other beverage department outlets as needed..
This position is not limited to those duties listed in the job description.Duties and responsibilities can be changed, expanded, reduced or deleted to meet business needs of the company.

JOBREQUIREMENTS:
Must be 21 years of age.
High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
Previous bartending experience in a high volume, sophisticated restaurant/bar preferred.
Read, write, speak and understand English fluently.
Excellent customer service/communication skills.
Available to work required schedule which may include weekends, late nights, early morning,
holidays and overtime as needed
Must be physically mobile with reasonable accommodation.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. (Glass racks, coffee urns, bins of flatware, supplies to restock service stations).
Must be able to lift trays with food (35 lbs.) above shoulder level.
Must be able to pull or push 100 lbs. (Tables and chairs as required to provide appropriate seating arrangements for customers).
Must be able to reach above and below the shoulder, grip small items (i.e., flatware, plates, cups, glasses), bend, stoop and twist while carrying restaurant stock to and from supply areas; able to reach across tables; able to stand and walk for up to 6 hours; able to use hand motions when cleaning and wiping counters and table tops.
Able to tolerate second-hand smoke, noise, bright lights
Able to work at a fast pace in an often crowded/noisy environment.
Must be able to maintain a neat, professional, well groomed appearance and uphold company appearance/dress standards.
2 years previous bartending experience at upscale/high volume resort/casino beverage operation preferred.
Proficient in making all manner of drinks to include classics, traditional, contemporary, shots, as well as moderate experience/knowledge in wine, ports, cordials, and other spirits and alcoholic beverages.
Valid food handlers card.

Work Environment:
Employees working the Casino or Bowling Center may be exposed to second-hand smoke and moderate levels of noise.

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