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Publican Anker
Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
Bar Assistant at Publican Anker
Bar Assistant at Publican Anker

Bar Assistant

Publican AnkerMore Info

Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired on Jan 28, 2017


1 year

Job Details

TITLE: Bar Assistant
REPORTS TO: Front of House Management
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary- A bar assistant is responsible for supporting bartenders in executing guest service in accordance with One Off Hospitality standards, along with maintenance and upkeep of the bar area with respect to cleanliness, stocking and organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
♣ Greet guests in a warm and friendly manner.
♣ Provide water service.
♣ Clear plate ware, flatware and glassware from guests and carry to dish area, bar area or otherwise designated areas for soiled equipment. Replenish all of the aforementioned for guests when necessary.
♣ Assist in preparing and serving coffee, tea and other beverages if necessary.
♣ Attend to any guest requests and relay to servers, bartenders and managers when needed.
♣ Hand wash and polish beer, wine and spirits glassware.
♣ Handle all dining equipment with care and respect.
♣ Have a strong understanding of all food and beverage menus.
♣ Assist with receiving beverage deliveries and stocking in the designated areas before, during and after service.
♣ Change out kegs and gas tanks when needed.
♣ Provide guest checks and settle final payment if needed.
♣ Always maintain a positive, and team-oriented, demeanor.
♣ Assist in housekeeping tasks when asked and follow direction.
♣ Maintain an awareness of all product knowledge information and information on history of the restaurant.
♣ Adhere to all Company policies, procedures and practices including health & safety, and loss prevention.
♣ Any other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills)
♣ High School Diploma or GED graduate.
♣ Ability to handle stress under pressure.
♣ Ability to accurately exchange currency with the customers
♣ Ability to learn and use company computer to input data
♣ Ability to provide quality guest service.
♣ Willingness to maintain a clean, healthy, and safe working environment.
♣ Ability to coordinate multiple activities with attention to detail.
♣ Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

Physical Demands and Work Environment
♣ Ability to freely access all areas of the restaurant including dining room floor, outside cafe, kitchen, prep area, washrooms, etc.
♣ Ability to move quick and carefully in narrow and confined spaces.
♣ Ability to be flexible with job demands and open minded when being asked to complete tasks.
♣ Ability to operate and use all equipment necessary to run the restaurant.
♣ Ability to move or handle equipment throughout the restaurant generally weighing 0-50 pounds.
♣ Ability to change kegs and gas tanks when needed.
♣ Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates.

The description of the physical demands and the work environment characteristics here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform and those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires employees to work in close quarters with other employees and/or guests which may result in physical, non-sexual contact with other employees and/or guests.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to sit; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Tasting and smelling abilities are required occasionally to distinguish with a degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of flavors and/or odors.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, and hot liquids. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Compensation details

Hourly + tips, OOH dining discount, Health insurance contribution for full time staff

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

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Wine Knowledge

Customer service

Experience in a High Volume Environment

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Publican Anker

Upscale Casual

Part of One Off Hospitality Group

Publican Anker is an homage to the early 20th century saloons and breweries that once comprised Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Our mission is to capture the spirit of those timeless establishments and translate it to guests in a way that feels storied and modern all at once.

With a menu focused on light, clean and rustic fare, Anker will serve as the perfect respite from the chaos of North, Milwaukee and Damen; a place where friends, coworkers and loved ones can gather for a quick bite, a special occasion or a full-on dining experience.

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