Lead Bartender/Barista (wine heavy): Neighborhood Bar and Delicatessen job in Portland
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Are you someone with a great smile that really knows their vino? Do you love bartending, but wish the hours were better? Come join our upbeat and positive team environment!
Elephants Delicatessen offers a fun, lively sensory food experience. Think a New York style high-end delicatessen, but with fresh, local foods from scratch. We are a well-loved neighborhood family restaurant in the John's Landing neighborhood with a big wine crowd. We offer an amazing selection of quality wines at all price points, as well as wood-fired pizza, hot sandwiches, salads, brunch, and more.
We seek a calm and cool self-starter with a passion for beverages: Stumptown espresso, cocktails, beer, and wine. It also helps if you have some good knowledge of sports, food pairings, movies, etc. because our regulars love to chat!
You should be very organized and able to take charge. You’ll be responsible to make sure the other 2 bartenders are supported with everything that they need in order to make sure our customers have the best experience.
There is also potential for you to move into a larger management position and grow your career with this growing, local company.
Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Creating cocktails as well as following recipe schematics for the established drinks
Morning barista shifts – setting up espresso machine, brewing coffee, assisting with cashier ringing
Evening bartender shifts – serving the highest quality cocktails, wine, and beer
Keeping the wine inventory maintained, stocked, and clean
Leading the staff in quality assurance standards
Teaching your team and customers about wine
Up-selling food and beverages- pairing excellent flavor combos; taking bar customers food orders
Working with other bar/baristas to order routine products- liquor, dairy, wine, beer, and citrus/garnish
Daily OLCC logging
Helping unloading the truck, cleaning, etc.
Other Duties as assigned
The ideal candidate:
has a developed wine palate and 2 years wine bar (or wine heavy bar) experience
genuinely loves taking care of customers and regulars
has at least 1 year of lead/management experience
can bring in some unique wines at a great cost to quality ratio
knows how to take care of our guests
Barista experience (but we will train the right candidate)
Sample Schedule (but we are flexible!):
Sunday - OFF
Monday - OFF
Tuesday - 12p-8:30p
Wednesday - 6:30a-1p
Thursday - 6:30a-1p
Friday - 6:30a-1p
Saturday - 12p-8:30p
We provide a competitive wage and benefit package for our employees, which includes:
• Paid vacation
• Kaiser Medical coverage, with alternative care as an
added bonus (acupuncture, chiropractic, massage
therapy, etc. all for a small co-pay)
• Dental, FSA, and 401k with a match.
• Discounts on our yummy, made-from-scratch food
• A fun, energetic environment
• Training and support
• Opportunities for advancement
• The opportunity to make a difference: We value
every employee’s contributions and ideas.