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Benchmark Banquet Bartender in Woodinville, Washington

Come be a part of something bigger!

Benchmark | Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs

  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses)

  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)

  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn’t love to get away)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)

  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)

  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few

  • Many more, please inquire for more details

Willows Lodge is the gathering place of choice for meetings, corporate retreats and special occasions all year round. The amenities of our luxury Woodinville lodge and the high level of service from our experienced staff allow us to devote special attention to each occasion.

Simply gorgeous venues - indoors and out. Located on five acres of flourishing gardens by the Sammamish River, Willows Lodge is the setting for some of the most beautiful weddings in Washington State. Inspired, award-winning food and wine. Willows weddings are catered by one of the Northwest's finest restaurants.

What you will have an opportunity to do:

We are looking for a highly motivated Banquet Bartender to join our team! This individual will help to direct the set up and preparation of banquet rooms for banquet functions, serve as the bartender as well as clear and tear down banquet rooms at the end of the function. This individual will serve beverages and/or food to the guests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner, resulting in guest satisfaction. Also, to prepare beverages for other servers to supply to guests, and act as cashier for the banquet beverage bar.

If you have experience with high volume bartending at banquet events, enjoy making meaningful connections, figuring out what it takes and stepping it up to win the day is what you do, and you love it, we want you! This is a tremendous opportunity for a driven person to grow and learn at a world-class property!

Your role:

  • Maintains proper and adequate set-up of the bar on a daily basis. This includes requisitioning and stocking of all beer, wine, spirits, paper products, straws and stirrers, condiments and produce based on projections from the daily functions sheet.

  • Responsible for maintaining stock, cutting, and storing of all fresh fruit and vegetable garnishes, juices and other perishables daily to insure product quality.

  • Greets guests in a courteous and friendly manner, promotes and documents orders for drinks. Mixes, garnishes and presents drinks suing standard ingredient recipes and practicing prudent portion control.

  • Inputs orders into a register at the point of sale and creates a check for each guest and personnel guests, including those served by other beverage servers, to maintain accountability of all beverages served.

  • Receives cash from guests, makes any change needed, verifies validity of charges, records charges, and insures vouchers are properly executed, in order to balance all moneys.

  • Locks up and stores all beverages, food and other equipment items, deposits cash drops and secures bank.

  • Performs set up and breakdown of banquet rooms with tables, chairs, etc.

  • Serves guests according to the specific group contract.

  • Writes order on check or memorizes it.

  • Serves courses from kitchen and service bars.

  • Observes guests to respond to any additional requests and to determine when meal has been completed.

  • Ladles soup, tosses salads, portions pies and desserts, brews coffee, and performs other services as determined by establishment's size and practices.

  • Busses tables.

  • Clears and resets counters or tables at conclusion of each course.

  • Complete set up for the following shift.

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established by Benchmark from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position. Employees with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

    What are we looking for?

  • Someone with 2-4 years of bartending experience, preferably Banquet service

  • Someone with experience in a 4-star, 5-star venue

  • Someone with knowledge of wine, beer, cocktails, and spirits

  • Someone who is able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Someone with a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

  • Someone with excellent communication skills

  • Someone with current certification/license to be a bartender

    Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.