Cocktail Server

at Epicurean Hotel

Tampa, FL

Posted on Oct. 12, 2017

Full Time

$17,000.00– $30,000.00 Annually

Cocktail servers will be responsible for the dining experience to include greeting the guests, serving the guest in a gracious and professional manner that represents the highest of standards to ensure exceptional service to all guests that is consistent and continually in accordance to the Bern’s Legacy and the Autograph Collection standards under the franchise of Mainsail Lodging & Development.

Education requirements• High School diploma or higher

Experience requirements• Previous hospitality / serving position preferred

Qualifications• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Ability to use technology, e.g. tablets

Responsibilities• Knowledge of all beverages to include liquors and wines
• Serves guests in an efficient courteous manner following the proper steps of service
• Report to work on time and in proper uniform / approved attire
• Work as part of a team with all team members within the hotel
• Check station assigned for cleanliness of area
• Set up tables with items needed for service such as salt, pepper, cutlery, glassware, dishware
• Have necessary tools to run the shift such as tray, pen, corkscrew, crumber
• Ability to pair wines with meals
• Knowledge of all menu items to include: prep time, preparations, sauces, and accompaniments
• Ability to use descriptors to describe dishes
• Be aware of any specials, soups, drinks, and any items that are running low
• Ability to handle station, or when situations arise, ability to let manager / supervisor know ahead of time so as not to affect the guest experience
• Follow cash handling procedures, and must be able to explain shortages and overages
• Follow the proper steps of service consistently with every table as outlined in training manual
• Upsell items to guests at all interactions
• Bus tables quickly and quietly ensuring no sticky residue is left on the table
• Ability to carry tray
• Detail tables and remove items not in use
• Never solicit tips
• Attend monthly department meetings and daily stand ups
• Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests
• Ability to use POS (point of sale) system
• Follow the procedures addressed in the training manual

Hotel Performance
• Ensure successful performance assisting guests with an exceptional experience to ensure high performing scores on the GSS according to Marriott.

SkillsPhysical Demands
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time
• Ability to walk and bend
• Ability to lift 25 lbs.
• Ability to communicate clearly
• Corrected vision to normal range
• Ability to work long hours as needed

Mental Demands
• Make sound judgments quickly
• Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
• Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
• Manage differing personalities within the office, the hotel, and the community
• Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
• Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
• Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

Work hours• Various shifts

About us:
At Epicurean, our love of food, wine and life’s flavorful experiences is not just our work, it is a passion we live and breathe every day. Our ultimate goal is to share these passions with our guests and to craft for them a unique, unforgettable experience the minute they walk through our doors.

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