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490 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
Cotogna hiring Bartender in San Francisco, CA

Cotogna hiring Bartender in San Francisco, CA

CotognaMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 22, 2020

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2 years

Job Details

Cotogna is an award-winning chef-driven Italian influenced restaurant with a focus on product and guest hospitality. Cotogna is one of our three unique operations, from a flagship Three Starred Michelin restaurant to more casual, volume-based concepts, all unified in a commitment to exemplary hospitality, creativity, and a desire to innovate and continually reinvent. QPA, is a Values-Driven company that is committed to creating rewarding experiences for our employees with growth opportunities for advancement. 

Cotogna is seeking a career-minded Bartender who is highly motivated and passionate about hospitality.

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a comparable restaurant
  • Italian food & wine knowledge preferred but not required
  • Experience with seasonal & daily changing menus
  • Organization, cleanliness & time-management skills
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal & written communication skills as well as a strong work ethic
  • Reliable, organized, efficient, courteous, professional & a team player
  • Heightened sense of awareness & great attention to detail
  • “A can do” attitude that looks for solutions
  • Strong sense of teamwork & seeks to drive results through collaboration
  • Provide an excellent guest experience that builds long term customer relationships
  • Must have weekend availability
  • Must have knowledge, passion & experience with wine, spirits & beer
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds & stand for 7-8 hours at a time
  • Previous fine-dining & high volume restaurant experience is preferred but not required, along with a willingness to learn.
  • Experience with classic cocktails and spirits & is eager to bring their knowledge to the Cotogna team
  • Experienced in detailed cocktail preparation
  • Well versed in maintaining a clean & well organized bar as well as being presentable, personable & naturally hospitable


As a valued member of our team, you will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage 
  • 401 K with matching employer contributions 
  • Commuter tax deferred benefits 
  • Employee discount at our QPA family of restaurants
  • Complimentary participation in our community sponsored agriculture (CSA) program with Fresh Run Farm
  • Relais & Chateaux discount at participating hotels and restaurants 
  • Sponsorship of continuing education classes and professional training opportunities in food and beverage
  • Paid family meals provided


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous restaurant experience required; management experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of corporate training program required.


  • Ability to traverse all parts of the restaurant quickly and safely
  • Prolonged periods of time standing up
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds at time


The company reserves the right to revise and change job duties as the need arises.


I , _____________________ have read and understand the physical requirements of this position and agree that I am able to perform or meet these duties and responsibilities with or without an accommodation.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Compensation details

Medical, Dental and vision coverage paid in full, buy up plans available. 401 , commuter benefits, family meal and assistance with continued education

Required Skills

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge


National/International Compliance Expertise


Regional Expertise - Italy

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Tips Certified

Wine Sales Proficiency

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Upscale Casual

Part of Chef Michael Tusk

Cotogna is a celebration of rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas.

Located in San Francisco's historic Jackson Square, Cotogna ('quince' in Italian) is a casual, lively venue and a compliment to the adjoining Quince Restaurant, Chef Michael Tusk’s celebrated fine dining establishment.

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