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Bartender
Kumiko
630 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Kumiko hiring Bartender in Chicago, IL

Kumiko hiring Bartender in Chicago, IL

KumikoMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($14.00) plus tips
Expired: Jul 21, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Kumiko is in search of a bartender to join our growing team! The ideal candidate is experienced, warm, and thoughtful with an eye for detail. Please reach us with your resume and a short cover letter. We look foward to hearing from you!

Job Summary

The Bartender is one of the most important positions at Kumiko. You are responsible for welcoming people to the bar, and providing them with excellent service and drinks. Whether the guest is sipping on cocktails, spiritfrees, or sake, your role is to act as a guide when needed and make the ordering process easy for the guest. You are accommodating and never make anyone feel ashamed or anxious, be them a guest or a coworker. You are organized, efficient, and are able to prioritize so that each necessary task is completed in a timely and proper manner. As a member of the Kumiko team, you are a cultural ambassador to our culture and values.
This position will start training on service bar before taking on a guest-facing role.


Key Accountabilities

  • Speaks with guests to confirm and establish any allergies or dietary commitments prior to serving any food or drinks.
  • Orchestrates an intricate omakase-style tasting menu at the bar, providing custom pairings to chefs tasting menu.
  • Communicates any necessary information to the kitchen as needed, with check-ins throughout the course of the tasting menu.
  • Fires dishes as needed so that no one is waiting more than 3 minutes between courses and conversely does not have too many items on the table.
  • Inspects bar and bar stations to ensure cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Maintains an immaculate bar.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of menu offerings and classic cocktails.
  • Fulfils beverage orders in a precise and elegant fashion, adhering to the training and recipes provided.
  • Supports the service bartender and the servers by taking care of beverage orders for the floor, as time allows. Supports the servers and runs drinks as time allows.
  • Maintains contact with kitchen staff, management, serving staff, and customers to ensure that dining details are handled properly and customers' concerns are addressed.
  • Promptly reports any defective product or equipment
  • Rings in all drink and food orders in the POS system, collects payment for drinks and/or food served, balances all receipts and follows proper cash handling procedures.
  • Closes each check, graciously offering the bill, thanking the guest for spending their time with us, offering salutations when they leave and walks guests to the door.
  • Cleans and resets tables, making sure they are detailed and ready to welcome the next guest.
  • Performs side work and checkout duties with detail and care.
  • Keeps uniform clean, professional, and up to Kumiko standards and maintains exemplary personal hygiene.
  • Seeks out ways to assist all teammates to help in any way possible (prep, cleaning, service, etc.).
  • Treats all property with respect and care.

*Kumiko reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.


Job Qualifications

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • The ability to memorize complex cocktail and spiritfree builds.
  • The ability to stay calm and work efficiently under pressure.
  • The ability to prioritize job duties and manage time effectively.
  • The physical ability to maintain proper balance and walk with purpose, while carrying dishes and trays of glassware, demonstrating energy and stamina throughout the entire shift.

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Time management
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Able to use the POS and scheduling systems

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($14.00) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dining Discounts, Daily Staff Meal, On-going educational opportunities


Required Skills

Beer Knowledge

Cocktail Making

Glassware Knowledge

Spirits Knowledge

Wine Knowledge

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Kumiko is a Japanese cocktail bar located in Chicago's River West neighborhood.

At Kumiko, there is a special consideration for every detail of the experience. There is an aura of elegance served alongside immaculate technique and searing creativity.

Kumiko serves little luxuries, encouraging enjoyment over excess. Above all, Kumiko is a safe space, where people will be treated with kindness and respect.

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