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Cholon Restaurant Concepts
1228 15th Street, Denver, CO
Cholon Restaurant Concepts hiring Bartender in Denver, CO

Cholon Restaurant Concepts hiring Bartender in Denver, CO

Cholon Restaurant ConceptsMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($15.27) plus tips
Expired: Mar 8, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

The long awaited Italian concept created by award winning Chef Lon Symensma. Located in the Sloans Lake neighborhood of Denver, this intimate neighborhood restaurant is destined to become a staple in the Denver dining scene.

The Food:
The cuisine will be based on classic Italian dishes tasted by Chef Lon on his travels thru Italy. Fresh pasta, artisan pizza, anti pasti all using the best ingredients we can source. Of course there will be some unique dishes that only a mind like Chef Lon could come up with.
The Wine:
At Gusto, we seek to highlight small family run vineyards and producers who use organic and sustainable farming practices. We want guests to experience something new, exciting, and delicious.
We have intentionally priced our wines at a level much lower than is typically seen in restaurants
because we believe that every table should have an incredible bottle on it.
This is a small restaurant that is looking to build a tight knit crew of amazing hospitality professionals to create something truly unique in the Denver dining scene. We are looking for servers and bartenders who have a genuine passion for food, wine, and hospitality. Our bartenders will also take tables, they will also play host, they will work as a seamless group of professionals who show hospitality to both our guests and to eachother. This is a very unique opportunity to join one of Denver's most anticipated restaurant openings.


Compensation: $15.87 per hour to start plus shared tips

FOH Tip Share Model (all FOH employees share tips)

Cholon Restaurant Concepts believes in a ‘whole house’ mentality and we expect all departments from the front to the back to support and motivate each other to achieve our goal of guest satisfaction. As a FOH staff, you will interact with all of these departments regularly and should be able to communicate effectively and respectfully with your co-workers.

Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

Employee Assistance Program

Dining Discounts at Cholon Restaurant Concepts restaurants

Paid Family Meals Provided

On Site Educational Classes

Employee Assistance Program and Wellness Program 

RTD Pass


Have a warm, positive, and noticeably appreciative demeanor towards guests and colleagues

Strong food and wine knowledge and eagerness to learn

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks in a given service

Be able to effectively communicate, give and take constructive criticism, and work productively in a team dynamic

Must have a strong focus, heightened attention to detail and precise organizational skills

Cholon Restaurant Concepts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Compensation: Hourly ($30.00 - $55.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance,  Dining Discounts, On Site Educational Classes

Required Skills

Wine Service

Customer Service

Fine Dining Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Compensation: Hourly ($15.87) plus tips

Effective rate $40-$55 will change based on tips for days/hours worked.

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Dining Discounts


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($15.27) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

Required Skills

Wine Knowledge

Cocktail Making

Spirits Knowledge

Wine Service

Bartending Skills


Positive Attitude

Food and Beverage Pairing

Craft Cocktail Knowledge

People Skills

Attention to Detail

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Restaurant Group

Part of ChoLon Restaurant Concepts

ChoLon Restaurant Concepts was co-founded and is operated by Chef Lon Symensma and Christopher Davis-Massey. In 2010, Lon moved from New York to Denver looking for new adventures and he partnered with Christopher, a long-time family friend and lawyer here in Denver, to launch the project that later became ChoLon Modern Asian – the group’s flagship restaurant.

Before his move, Symensma earned two stars from the New York Times during his time helming the kitchen at Buddakan in New York City. He had already honed his skills and passions as an apprentice in France, Italy, and Spain at Michelin-starred restaurants and San Sebastian’s famed Arzak. At age 19 Symensma won a silver medal in the 1996 Culinary Olympics. He went on to spend several years training under Jean-Georges Vongerichten, including helping to open Jean-Georges Shanghai.

ChoLon, which means “big market” and refers to the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon, Vietnam, is Symensma’s homage to Southeast Asia and the years he spent traveling and living in that region. It was through this restaurant that Denver became familiar with Symensma’s keen ability to translate the flavors, textures, colors, and stories of the Far East into dishes that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner any day of the week. (Indeed, Symensma’s soup dumplings have become something of a local icon!) It wasn’t just Denver that took notice of ChoLon either: In 2011, the restaurant was a James Beard finalist for Best New Restaurant in America and landed on Details Magazine’s Top 10 Best New Asian Restaurants in America. The accolades have continued through the years with nods from Food & Wine, Westword, and Eater Denver, as well as being listed in 5280 Magazine’s Top 25 Restaurants eight years since its opening.

In March 2015, the group opened Cho77 Street Food, Symensma’s modern take on Asian street food. Where ChoLon is polished and upscale, Cho77 is more casual, taking its inspiration from Thai food stalls, Vietnamese street carts, and Singaporean hawker centers. Eight months after opening, Eater Denver named Cho77 the Restaurant of the Year. In January 2019, the group moved Cho77 downtown next to LeRoux and ChoLon, where they always imagined it would be.

In December 2018, CRC opened LeRoux European Cuisine, named as a tribute to Chef Xavier LeRoux, one of Symensma’s early CIA mentors. Sourcing heavily from his culinary beginnings and the 10 years he spent working in the restaurant industry before he began experimenting with Asian food, with LeRoux Symensma focuses on Western-European fare and old-world wines, prepared with seasonal, local ingredients.

In November 2019, the group opened ChoLon’s second location in Central Park. Joining the team is Chef Michelle Xiao, who was a dim sum chef at Buddakan when Lon served as Executive Chef. Xiao has over thirty years of dim sum experience and moved to Denver from New York City in 2019. You’ll find her behind the dim sum counter as soon as you walk into ChoLon Central Park, showcasing her unique skills in the form of delicate dumplings.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming projects!

Back of House Staff