The Mexicano

Bartender (FT)

Scottsdale, ArizonaFull-time
About the Job
Corporate - Bar Chef Mixologist

The Mexicano is a high energy, high volume, fast paced show stopping restaurant looking for people who can keep the vibe going!! If you are ready to hit the ground running and help others do the same, this is the job for you!
 
The Bartender serves cocktail lists with tailored alcoholic beverage for any type of operation, creates recipes for new drinks, analyzes and controls COGS.

Identifies spirits to purchase and creates par levels.

Evaluate the bar flows and optimize it for maximum efficiency.

Train and oversees team members, bar management team, and overall bar operations of each location.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Assist with and help create bar training material, specs., checklists, etc.
  • Ensure that all bartenders are trained using the proper training materials, specifications, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure that all training material, policies, and standards are being followed and maintained by the bar team(s).
  • Ensure all bar team members are 100% knowledgeable of all recipes, portions, presentations, garnishes, mixing procedures, proper ingredients, pricing, etc.
  • Assist with the maintenance and updating of all company bar training materials.
  • Interview and participate in the hiring of Bar Managers and Lead Bartenders.
  • Ensure overall drink quality meets the bar standards.
  • Ensure and enforce that all drink recipes, ingredients, and drink presentations meet the company specs.
  • Ensure all beer, liquor, cocktails, and N/A beverages are priced correctly and meet our budgeted costs.
  • Oversee and ensure that all recipes and mixing procedures are followed 100% during drink preparation.
  • Ensure service well drinks are executed with speed and accuracy.
  • Develop and execute new practices to ensure that guests receive their drinks in a timely manner at the proper temperature.
  • Create, train, and roll out new bar menus seasonally.
  • Oversee, develop, and enforce practices that ensure that all drink orders are prepared 100% accurate according to the guest's order.
  • Ensure that all bar mixers and garnishes from vendors are accepted at its highest point of freshness and that our vendors have used proper food handling practices.
  • Create, educate, and execute ideas, policies, and procedures to help reduce pour costs while maintaining and increasing drink quality.
  • Ensure all portions are executed 100% to our recipes and plate specifications.
  • Ensure and enforce that proper drink preparation procedures are being followed to produce consistent, high-quality drinks and to help control costs.
  • Work with the bar managers to ensure the entire bar, coolers, and equipment are maintained, working properly, and cleaned to the highest standard.

Required:
  • Experience with Purchasing, Storing, Sanitation, and Inventory Practices and Procedures.
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful training policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Restaurant Safety and Sanitation.
  • Serv-Safe Certification.
  • Experience with Cost of Goods Sold control.
  • Outstanding skills in leadership, interpersonal communication, and staff development.
  • Exceptional organizational skills to manage an operation with many moving parts.
  • Ability to drive sales and guest service initiatives by motivating team members.
  • Experience in Front of House operations while promoting superior service and guest hospitality.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and ability to problem solve.
  • Able to create unique over the top cocktails.
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Bartender.