Required Years of Experience
The Sovereign is Seeking a General Manager for its Spring Reopening!
Located in the vibrant Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., The Sovereign features 50 draft beers and more than 300 bottles meticulously curated by Beer Director Greg Engert. From Trappist Monastic producers whose brewing history dates back hundreds of years to an up-and-coming new generation of Belgian brewers, as well as international and domestic producers of exceptional Belgian-style ales, The Sovereign offers an expansive breadth of selections that illuminate the flavor-driven, craft-brewed complexity that is the trademark of the best Belgian beers. Just as The Sovereign champions brewers who use simple, true recipes and let technique and patience yield complex flavors, so too does our culinary team. The culinary program focuses on rustic, ingredient-driven Belgian and French dishes, such as Dutch-style mussels, braises and stews such as Lapin a la Kriek (Rabbit braised in Cherry Beer), Flammkuchen and Tartes Flambé and other classic regional dishes serve as the core of our seasonally changing menu.
Competitive candidates will have management experience at establishments with high standards and thoughtful food and beverage programs, and a strong knowledge of, and interest in, craft beer. They will have experience in managing costs, hiring and training employees, providing excellent service, and thinking on their feet. But we want more than just experience. We are seeking a highly motivated hospitality pro with an ownership mentality, who generates enthusiasm among team members, and exudes an infectious sense of hospitality. Our ideal candidate is curious, driven, and excited to get back to the work of making people happy after this challenging period.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer fantastic benefits including:
- medical, dental, and vision insurance,
- health savings account
- paid vacation,
- paid parental leave,
- dining credit for enjoyment at all of NRG’s restaurants,
- ongoing enrichment opportunities to keep learning, and
- closure on most major holidays.
About Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Neighborhood Restaurant Group is a collaborative of independent brands and businesses dedicated to enhancing the communities in which we live and work. The company includes: Birch & Barley, Bluejacket Brewery, B-Side, Buzz Bakeshop, ChurchKey, Columbia Firehouse, Evening Star Café, Hazel, Iron Gate, Owen’s Ordinary, Planet Wine Shop, Red Apron, Rustico, The Partisan, The Sovereign, The Grand Delancey, Slice Joint, The Roost, Cameo, Shelter, and HiFi Taco. Learn more about all our unique concepts at www.neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com
We’re committed to offering exceptional experiences in our restaurants, but we’re equally committed to giving back to the community. In 2011 we founded Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the food system in our region. Simply by working at Neighborhood Restaurant Group, you provide support to this fantastic organization’s programs, and we offer opportunities throughout the year to support Arcadia more actively through fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, field trips, and collaboration. Learn more at www.arcadiafood.org
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The Sovereign – the latest project from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group – is a forthcoming Belgian bar and bistro committed to celebrating the rustic cuisine and fabled brewing culture of Belgium.
We are now hiring for all positions: Servers, Bartenders, Support (Food Runners and Bussers), Hosts, Cooks.
The two-story bar and bistro will open in late 2015. We are looking for professional service staff to deliver our home-grown style of hospitality. If you are a hospitality professional that possesses the following traits, we want to meet you:
- Previous experience in casual to fine-dining settings
- A passion for food, beverage (especially beer!), and knowledge
- The ability to multitask while demonstrating grace under pressure
- The ability to anticipate and exceed varying guests needs
- A positive, upbeat attitude and the desire to provide excellent hospitality
- Focus and direction to thrive in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment
- A team-player mentality
- Learning about and educating guests on our extensive craft beer, wine, and liquor program
- Learning about and educating guests on how to properly pair food with beverage
- Precise order taking and correctly sending information to the kitchen
- Constant communication with management, kitchen, bar, and fellow floor staff regarding guest likes, dislikes, needs, potential issues, etc.
- Providing guests with a true dining experience rather than a just another meal
- Desire to be part of an environment foundered on growth, education, and development
- Open availability, to fully invest yourself in the development of an exciting new concept, and be invested in as well
Located in the vibrant Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., The Sovereign will feature 50 drafts and more than 200 bottles meticulously curated by Beer Director Greg Engert. From Trappist Monastic producers whose brewing history dates back hundreds of years to an up-and-coming new generation of Belgian brewers, as well as international and domestic producers of exceptional Belgian-style ales, The Sovereign will offer an expansive breadth of selections that illuminate the flavor-driven, craft-brewed complexity that is the trademark of the best Belgian beers.
Just as The Sovereign will champion brewers who use simple, true recipes and let technique and patience yield complex flavors, so too will our culinary team. Executive Chef Peter Smith will focus on rustic, ingredient-driven Belgian dishes, while also drawing on French, German and Dutch cooking traditions. Dutch-style mussels, braises and stews such as Lapin a la Kriek (Rabbit braised in Cherry Beer), Flammkuchen and Tartes Flambé and other classic regional dishes will serve as the core of Smith’s seasonally changing menu.
Interviews are being scheduled now. Please forward your resume, references, and schedule availability, and we will contact you to set up an appointment in the coming days. Please, no walk-ins, telephone calls, or submissions from those who are not possessing the qualities we seek.