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Hyatt Banquet Bartender in KANSAS CITY, Missouri

Description:

Serenely located within the historic Kansas City Club building, this premier Kansas City destination seamlessly combines the old-world charm of a historic social club with modern luxury and elegance. Drawing on over 100 years of history as the premier social meeting place, The Hotel Kansas City provides a truly unique setting for memorable events, as well as inventive dining and nightlife.

In addition to the hotel's 144 guest rooms are the Town Company, a three-meal restaurant; Nighthawk, a live music cellar cocktail bar; and a lobby lounge and bar that will bring locals and guests together for impromptu mingling. For the event minded guests, there will be 20,000 feet of meeting space that includes impressive historic ballrooms and a 3,000 square foot rooftop event patio.

Job Overview

A Banquet Bartender is responsible for preparing beverages and serving beverages and/or food to guests.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Greeting guests and respond to guest inquiries and requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner.

  • Mixing and garnishing beverages according to recipe and portion control standards.

  • Presenting and serving beverages to guests.

  • Checking guests for proper identification and serve alcoholic beverages to guests in accordance with federal, state, local and company laws and regulations.

  • Accurately total, process and collect payments from guests.

  • Using Point of Sale (POS) system to ring in items, handling money, processing credit and debit cards and making change if applicable.

  • Stocking and maintaining the bar with beer, wine, spirits, paper products, straws, stirrers, condiments, glassware, ice and produce.

  • Cutting, storing and ensuring product quality of all beverage-related perishables.

  • Responding professionally to inebriated guests.

  • Maintaining a professional appearance.

  • Keeping coolers clean and organized.

  • Maintaining cleanliness of the bar area.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Food & Beverage and Banquet Manager.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency required.

  • Must obtain Kansas City Liquor License.

Experience:

  • Working knowledge of alcohol service controls and procedures.

  • Previous beverage experience preferred.

Interaction/Skill Set:

  • Must be able to find positive solutions for challenging service standards.

  • Must possess knowledge of banquet etiquette.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently to understand diagrams, and to communicate with guests to explain and service.

  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Service oriented style.

Work Environment

  • Constant standing and walking on a variety of surfaces (tile, carpet, rubber mats etc.)

  • Occasional crouching or bending at the knees in order to lift trays, clean and stock shelves.

  • Frequent stooping or bending at the waist to load carts and tray while serving food and beverages.

  • Constant twisting of knees, waist and neck to monitor banquet room activity, maneuver through crowds and serve guests.

  • Constant balancing when carrying trays and glassware.

  • Frequent reaching to stock supplies and carry trays.

  • Frequent grasping or handling food to serve food and set up banquet tables.

  • Frequent pushing and pulling carts, tables, glass and china carts.

  • Frequent lifting and carrying to set up tables, food trays and ice buckets between 25-50lbs/

  • Ability to work as part of a team.

  • Uses close, distant, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and adjusts vision focus.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, 401K with Matching, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Meal, Discounted Parking, Referral Bonuses

  • Free room nights, Discounted room nights and Friends and Family discounts

  • Unlimited growth potential with Hyatt. Ability to relocate for advancement opportunities in the future

  • Proven sales/volume which leads to increased tips/ability to increase wages

  • Teaching hotel where you can learn from some of the best in the business

Primary Location: US-MO-Kansas City

Organization: Hotel Kansas City

Pay Basis: Hourly

Job Level: Part-time

Job: Banquets

Req ID: KAN002129

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.

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