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Violet Hour General Manager
The Violet Hour
1520 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
The Violet Hour hiring Violet Hour General Manager in Chicago, IL

The Violet Hour hiring Violet Hour General Manager in Chicago, IL

The Violet HourMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Feb 27, 2019

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Job Details
TITLE:  General Manager
REPORTS TO:  Operations Manager
FLSA:  Exempt
Position Summary Front-end management that directs and oversees all food and beverage in accordance with standardized policies in order to provide efficient, friendly services and profitable operations. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Work with the CDC/Bar Manager in setting the direction of the business in day to day operations as well as developing and executing a plan to drive sales, manage costs, and grow the business.
  • Manages staffing responsibilities for all FOH staff; servers, server assistants, hosts, food runners, event team; bartenders, barbacks). This includes overseeing hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, and terminating. All schedules must be posted by Thursday.
  • Oversees and manages all FOH managers. This includes hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating and terminating, as well as holding managers responsible for their assigned duties (training plans, steps of service, scheduling, new hires, etc) [All hiring and terminating of managers must be approved by operations manager/People Services.]
  • Works directly with Chef de Cuisine in order to promote a strong and unified leadership dynamic—breaking barriers of separation between FOH and BOH. 
  • Oversees and manages all payroll and payroll related HR functions.
  • Responsible for conducting bi-weekly meetings with all FOH managers to update them on financials, service, new procedures, things to improve on.
  • Meet regularly with Chef de Cuisine to discuss culture, staffing and new ideas for increased team morale and overall financial management. 
  • Responsible for scheduling and executing quarterly individual departmental meetings for team servers, server assistants, host and bartenders. These meetings should cover standards, review of F&B, service guidelines, new ideas for continued growth, as well as give an opportunity to hear from team and implement changes based on their suggestions (when appropriate).
  • Responsible for holding pre-shift meetings within every service and every department OR have another manager holding these in your absence. Pre-shifts must be consistent, informative, and positive.
  • To be fluent in all aspects of the budget and P&L in order to educate all managers on how to meet and exceed all goals set forth by our partnership.
  • Work closely with Chef de Cuisine, Beverage Managers and One Off Team for cohesive strategy on managing marginal and operating costs. 
  • Responsible for, along with the Chef de Cuisine, all repairs and maintenance of the restaurant.
  • Oversee organization, efficiency and policies pertaining to service.
  • Become proficient with the use of all restaurant technology – POS, Payroll, Scheduling Software, Guest Management Software, etc.
  • Work closely with FOH Managers, Bar Manager, PDR Director and Culinary team for cohesion throughout all the services, policies, communication, procedures.
  • Have strong communication with FOH Managers, Bar Manager, PDR Director and Culinary team to communicate any issues, concerns, or ideas.
  • Supervises staff in terms of guest service, cleaning, and repairs to restaurant and grounds.
  • Must be able to balance admin responsibilities with service responsibilities.
  • Enhance and strengthen guest relationships, established and new.
  • Promotes cooperative effort, a team spirit, and good morale and the all-encompassing OOH and Underscore culture among employees.
  • Delivers excellent guest service including personally greeting and seating guests.
  • Work on revising all steps of service, side work, etc with as needed given the demands of the restaurant that also promotes healthy teamwork. 
  • Resolves complaints from guests in a polite, friendly manner always making sure we follow up with them when needed.
  • Make sure the entire space looks, smells, and feels good (lighting, temperature, bathrooms, cleanliness, and seating arrangements).
  • Participates in training about standardized policies (HR, fire, hygiene, health, safety, employee handbook, etc.).
  • Helps with duties of other employees (i.e. server, food runner, etc.) when necessary because of an unexpected absence or extra volume.
  • Responds to guest and community interests to develop marketing and advertising.
  • Has a strong understanding of company background and the philosophy.
  • To be familiar with the food and beverage items on location menus.
  • To have a strong awareness of FOH scheduling to ensure that payroll is monitored through proper allocation of vacation/request offs from the service team, as well as schedule switching. 
  • To work a combination of shifts if needed—opening and closing—as well as the potential of a sixth shift during the weeks of major conferences/conventions such as the NRA, NEOCONN, Radiology, etc. 
  • To flex one’s self through the schedule so that there is as much direct work with all FOH team members - dinner, PDR, etc. - as possible.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all server check outs and restaurant closing duties are performed on a daily basis to standards.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)
  • High school diploma, GED certificate, or demonstration of sufficient reading and math skills to read manuals and prepare computer reports as required; hospitality and restaurant management certification or college degree preferred.
  • Previous restaurant experience required.
  • Previous management experience required.
  • Serve Safe certification required.
  • Illinois Manager Food Sanitation certification required.
  • Illinois Allergen Certification required.
  • Basset Certification required.
  • Willingness to work mornings, evenings and weekends as required.
  • Excellent guest service to treat patrons like family.
  • Strong communication skills to train and motivate employees.
  • Strong time management skills and accuracy to deal with a variety of duties and prepare reports according to schedule.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The work that restaurant managers do is both physically and mentally demanding. They are on their feet for several hours at a time. Managers in this position typically work fifty to sixty hours a week. However, because the restaurant serves the public and are open six days a week, managers may work longer, irregular hours.
The description of the physical demands and the work environment characteristics here represent those that must be met by staff to successfully perform and those staff encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualifying individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires staff to work in close quarters with other staff and/or guests which may result in physical, non-sexual contact with other staff and/or guests.
While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to talk or hear in a loud environment. The staff is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The staff may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific sensory abilities required by this job include sight, taste, smell, and hearing.
While performing the duties of this job, the staff is occasionally exposed to raw meat, moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, hazardous materials, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
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The visual inspiration for the design of the Violet Hour was drawn from the pared down styles of the early 19th century English Georgian and French Directory. The English club and the French salon were the beginning of the modern venue for socializing and drinking. The project not only uses stylistic cues from these precedents but more importantly uses spatial references such as the partitioning of space into several smaller rooms, the use of extra high wing back furniture groupings, and the breaking down of the bar into several separate lengths; all designed to create places of intimacy conducive to the art of conversation. The cocktail takes center stage in each room with the curtained partitions acting to frame the bartenders and with the high mirrored back bar cabinets acting to highlight the numerous specialty liquors and ingredients.