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Beverage Director
Union Square Cafe
101 East 19th Street, New York, NY
Union Square Cafe hiring Beverage Director in New York, NY

Union Square Cafe hiring Beverage Director in New York, NY

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Full Time • Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Oct 4, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Union Square Cafe is looking for a Beverage Director to join their growing team!

Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cuisine draws inspiration from the kitchens and tables of Italy, France, and Northern California. Union Square Cafe—the flagship business that launched Union Square Hospitality Group—has been one of the country’s most beloved restaurants for more than 35 years. In our second home on 19th Street, Union Square Cafe embodies the heartfelt passion and generosity that has been the restaurant’s calling card since we opened in 1985. Designed by Rockwell Group, our new home preserves the restaurant’s signature charm, intimacy, and familiarity in a fresh, contemporary dining environment. Union Square Cafe has won five James Beard Awards and earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant an unprecedented nine times.

Who you are:

The Beverage Director is responsible for ensuring the excellence, creativity, brand promise, and profitability of the bar and beverage programs within the restaurant. You serve as a leader, educator, coach and mentor to the Bar and Service Teams by inspiring and teaching skills that will elevate the core values and mission of USHG. You work with Senior leadership to make decisions that impact the financial health of the business and do so in a way that is aligned with the culture and policies of the company.  

What you’ll do: 

Partner with the management team to lead the service staff in ensuring that USHG provides unparalleled hospitality for every guest: 

  • Endlessly look for opportunities for Beverage to open doors to Hospitality and dialogue between guests and businesses.  

  • Guide teams in discovering ways to ‘find the yes’ for guests in a manner that upholds the integrity of USHG operations.  

  • Build the culture of enlightened hospitality by ensuring excellent standards of service, communication, and education. 

  • Use Beverage to actively drive cover counts and introduce new guests to our brand as well as encouraging existing guests to return. 

  • Consistently looks for internal and external opportunities to build our growing team 

  • Fosters a positive, collaborative work environment for both the service and kitchen teams, ensuring clear communication at all times 

Ensure the excellence and profitability of the Bar Program: 

  • Educate the Service Team on the beer, spirits, cocktail, and non-alcoholic beverage offerings for all beverage within the restaurant in a way that adds quality and value as well as enhancing guest experience while achieving and surpassing financial goals.  

  • Ensure that all end-of-period reports, inventories, and forecasts are completed accurately and on time.  

  • Ensure that all beverage changes are executed properly with necessary communication and with education in mind.  

  • Ensure that all POS systems, inventory systems, beverage lists and any other information related to the selling of beverage are understood by the team and remain accurate and up to date.  

  • Maintain key relationships with other beverage / wine managers and directors across USHG. Show commitment to sharing best practices and learning from a family of professionals. 

  • Perform all due diligence, utilize strategy and exercise exceptional judgment in order to ensure we are getting the best possible product for the most advantageous price possible 

What we need from you: 

  • 3+ years of restaurant beverage management experience 

  • Excellent Beverage knowledge – including beer, wine and spirits  

  • Excellent understanding of beverage inventory and cost management 

  • Excellent knowledge of restaurant service team roles  

  • Strong communication and people management skills 

  • Fluency in the English language 

What you’ll get from us: 

  • Competitive salary with bonus potential 

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance 

  • Paid Time Off to support you with an active life outside of work 

  • Paid Parental Leave 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Spending Options (health care, dependent care, transit & parking) 

  • Employee Assistance Program to support overall mental wellbeing 

  • Exclusive access to primary care, mental health, and other healthcare services through Radish Health 

  • Annual dining credit and 51% dining discount throughout the USHG family of restaurants 

  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future 

  • Access to the USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund 

 

Please note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. This position may be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the restaurant. 

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please e-mail [email protected] for assistance. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion and belonging at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

USHG will make reasonable accommodations under applicable law for qualified individuals to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would create an undue hardship for the Company.

Benefits

USHG is proud to offer all qualified employees a package of employee benefits including; Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Transit Discount program, 401k, Flexible Spending, Direct Deposit, Corporate Fitness Discount programs and an Employee Dining Program.

  • Medical: Each of our PPO plans is designed to help you meet your healthcare needs and manage expenses for you (and your dependents) including the option to use in-network or out-of network providers. Our medical insurance offers three different options to employees with USHG sharing the cost of the premium with enrolled employees.
  • Dental Insurance: USHG offers two dental policies: an in-network plan, and an out-of-network plan. We cover 100% of the cost of the “In Network” Plan for you (an individual plan) or we will apply a set dollar amount per month to the cost of your plan if you choose to add dependants or to go out-of-network using the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan.
  • Vision: USHG offers a supplemental vision insurance program. The in-network plan includes an annual eye exam and a pair of glasses or set of contacts.
  • Transit Program: All employees are eligible to elect to set aside pre-tax dollars each month toward the cost of commuting. You may choose up to the Federal Allowed maximum per month and these elections are deducted pre-tax. As a result you will pay less in taxes each year.
  • 401(k) Plan: USHG offers a voluntary retirement investment plan that allows you to defer a portion of your income and use pre-tax dollars to save for your retirement. All employees who are 21 years of age or older may elect to participate after 12 months of continuous employment.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: All employees who have completed 12 months of continuous, full-time employment may elect to set up Flexible Spending Accounts in January of each year. Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to defer pre-tax income to pay for certain eligible expenses including health care costs not covered by health insurance, transportation to work, and qualified child care expenses. Flexible Spending allows you to increase the income you take home by reducing the amount of taxes you pay for qualified expenses.
  • Direct Deposit: We offer direct deposit of paychecks to your financial institution at no cost to you. You may sign up for direct deposit at any time.
  • Corporate Discount Programs: As a USHG employee, you can get a discounted rate at area gyms and massage services. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to stay healthy and strong!
  • Employee Dining Program: Through this program, we hope to make dining in our restaurants a reality for all our employees. The program starts out as a discount program and adds Dining Dollars over time.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)


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Part of Union Square Hospitality Group

Union Square Cafe—the flagship business that launched Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group—has been one of the country’s most beloved restaurants for more than 30 years. In its new home on 19th Street, Union Square Cafe embodies the heartfelt passion and generosity that has been the restaurant’s calling card since it opened in 1985. Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cuisine draws inspiration from the kitchens and tables of Italy, France, and Northern California. Designed by Rockwell Group, Union Square Cafe’s new home preserves the restaurant’s signature charm, intimacy, and familiarity in a fresh, contemporary dining environment.

Union Square Cafe has won five James Beard Awards and also earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant an unprecedented nine times.

We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K, flex pay, life insurance, employee dining program and paid vacation. USHG provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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