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70 Pine Street, New York, NY
SAGA hiring Captain in New York, NY

SAGA hiring Captain in New York, NY

SAGAMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Feb 2, 2020

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3 years

Job Details

SAGA is the second restaurant from the team behind Crown Shy: Chef James Kent, longtime chef de cuisine at Eleven Madison Park, and Jeff Katz, managing director of Del Posto. 

At SAGA, we serve an 8-course tasting menu that highlights the best produce we can source from the Hudson Valley, with ideas and inspirations from our mentors, food memories from our childhoods, and the enormous breadth of cuisine we eat in New York City.

Our wine list showcases regions from the old and new world, encompassing traditional and modern styles of winemaking, with a focus on artisanal growers. 

One floor above SAGA is Overstory, a cocktail bar with a wraparound terrace. An abbreviated food menu is available at Overstory.

The CAPTAIN will be responsible for guiding and enhancing service from the initial greet through the guests’ departure, ensuring a thoughtful and engaged service and willingness for guests’ return. They are also tasked with leading their team through a detail-focused service and creating calm in high-pressure situations. Commitment to company standards and values is a must. 

  • Have a warm, positive, and noticeably appreciative demeanor towards guests and colleagues
  • Must demonstrate strong food, wine, and spirits knowledge and eagerness to continue education
  • Be comfortable using a digital point of sales system. 
  • Be able to effectively communicate, give and take constructive criticism, and productively lead in a small team dynamic.
  • Must be able to easily adapt and improvise in order to personalize service for each guest
  • Must have a strong work ethic, heightened attention to detail, precise organizational skills and a passion for the hospitality industry
  • Have full schedule availability, including weekends and holidays

  • The Captain is responsible for but is not limited to the following tasks
    • Coordinating polished and personalized service for each table with the assistance of the Sommelier and Front Server
    • Engaging in thoughtful yet concise conversation with the guest
    • Managing and maintaining a multiple-table section following the required steps of service 
    • Learning and maintaining menu and beverage knowledge
    • Maintaining warm and professional composure with colleagues and guests
    • Comfortably explaining 70 Pine building information

  • The Captain should
    • Be able to stand for extended periods of time [5+ hours]
    • Be able to lift and carry 50 pounds steadily 
    • Be comfortable bending, sitting, walking extended distances including up and down flights of stairs, and moving. 
    • Be comfortable with heights, elevators and small spaces.

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package [medical, vision, dental]
  • Pre-Tax Deductions for Commuters
  • Employee Dining Discount Program
  • Gym Discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Provide a work environment where you and your guests will want to return
  • Provide opportunities for growth within the Hospitality industry

SAGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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New American

Fine Dining

Part of J2K

SAGA is a contemporary fine dining restaurant perched on the 63rd floor of a landmark Art Deco tower in New York’s Financial District.