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Bar Manager (Big Sur, CA)

Solstice at The Village, Big Sur

46840 Hwy 1
compensation: DOE - Depending upon employment structure
employment type: full-time
job title: Bar Manager
Solstice at The Village, Big Sur will offer wood fired California cuisine that reflects the unique terroir of the Big Sur Coast through an emphasis of regionally harvested organic produce and sustainably harvested seafood. Solstice aims to strike a balance between elegant refinement and the joyful, grounded roots of Big Sur, and heavily values sourcing responsibly and delivering intentionally. Grounded in the belief that passionate hospitality exists alongside exceptional service, the team at Solstice warmly invites every guest to come as they are and welcomes them into our home.

Applicants with no fine-dining experience need not apply. We are seeking to hire an expert-level bar professional who is creative, self-starting and passionately hospitable, to establish and evolve a unique and intentional bar program. The right qualified candidate will be a heavily experienced bar technician and "bar chef," with the acumen to develop an exceptionally distinctive and bounty-driven bar identity.

Long-term full-time commitment and relocation strongly preferred. HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES POSSIBLE - for those who choose to relocate or agree to temporary contract agreement.

THE JOB: BAR MANAGER/LEAD BARTENDER
-Work closely with a management team of vetted professionals coming from backgrounds in multiple Michelin Star establishments such as The French Laundry, Coi and Aster.
-Create and maintain an exceptional on-brand cocktail program, every service, from season to season.
-Design and prepare all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the bar and dining room with precision, efficiency and alacrity while surpassing guest expectations with unparalleled service.
-Accurately prepare and document all cocktail recipes, mixes, batches and house-made bar ingredients
-Thoroughly train and mentor the bar staff and assist in spirit/mixology education of the dining room staff.
-Continuously seek new and innovative ways to elevate, improve and develop the unique identity of Solstice's bar program through research and self-study

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Expert-level, passionate knowledge of spirits and vintage/classic and modern mixology techniques, methods and trends
-Experience developing and operating a high-end and distinctive cocktail program
-Fine-dining service etiquette and professionalism
-Highly organized and thorough in development and execution
-Reliable, loyal, trustworthy and consistent.
-Humble and eager to serve our team as a mentor
-In-depth knowledge of implementing standards to achieve a desired pour cost
-Thorough inventory and product cost management, ordering and managing supply needs
-Discover, create and maintain relationships with suppliers implementing organic practices
-Current Food Handler's Certificate - Management Cert preferred but not required. We can facilitate acquiring this.
-Current RBS Certificate.
-Ability to stand for long periods of time.
-Ability to lift up to 50lbs.

The Village is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to considering all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

post id: 7757425582

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