Sessions II San Francisco , CA 94129

Posted 2 weeks ago

This position requires exceptional leadership, vision and hands on delivery. Bartenders keeps the bar running smoothly by handling day-to-day operations, managing resources, and creating a safe, fun environment for staff and patrons.Bartenders will both advise and make alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and food-parings for bar and patrons, interacting with customers, taking orders and serving menu options (both food and drink).

The Bartender is a beverage expert, responsible for fostering and developing an exciting, positive, results based environment for Sessions Restaurant, collaborating with all members of a small, exclusive operational team. Must possess strong personal organization, genuine hospitality, and care for staff. Understands and implements traditional and contemporary luxury/lifestyle standards. This is a hands on role.

This person must amplify the talent to take care of guests with discretion and poise and have the capability to share their talent and skill set with on call staff while ensuring consistency and all standards are adhered too. Their leadership and expertise will be instrumental in helping develop and fulfill the short term as well as long range goals for the Summit Skywalker Ranch, including the guest service philosophy and European style of service.

If you have a great passion for international cuisine, wine, food trends and want to change the face of event catering, this position could be for you.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Operate the point-of-sale (POS) system quickly and accurately and uphold strict cash handling procedures.
  • Follow current company policies and procedures. Maintain knowledge of new and existing programs to successfully implement and support company goals.
  • Practice safe food handling procedures at all times.
  • Attend all meetings and seminars (e.g., employee meetings) as directed by the manager.
  • Dress in appropriate attire and maintain clean, professional appearance throughout the shift.
  • Assist in training new employees using updated policies, procedures and techniques.
  • Attend line ups and be aware of posted information and follow through accordingly.
  • Set-up/break-down and continual maintenance of bar, bar storage room, and keg room and check out with manager.

Additional Support opportunities include:

  • Monthly inventory management & ordering for beer, wine, spirits, & all N/A mixers.
  • Print & web draft list maintenance as needed.
  • Weekly (Thursdays) complimentary beer tasting from 12-1:30pm.
  • Rotation of backbar spirits with a focus on small batch, independent producers.
  • Printed pairing recommendations for seasonal menu items for both beer & wine.
  • Regular education both individual & group based for all departments of alcohol general education, serving methods, responsible handling, & pairing practices.
  • Scheduling regular cleaning & maintenance of draft lines & detailed bar areas.
  • Monthly analysis of wine offerings to prioritize changes and highlight seasonal features.


  • Minimum of two years experience as a bartender in a luxury hotel, residence, restaurant
  • Strong beer, wine and food-paring knowledge
  • Strong computer and technical skills to include PMS Systems
  • Candidate must have extensive hands-on food and beverage knowledge and experience including multiple outlets, banquets, (and P&L responsibilities is a plus)
  • Must have a proven track record of motivating managers and associates to meet and exceed goals and to provide the highest quality experience for our guests.
  • Experience in implementing new beverage concepts and food parings
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop growing talent for the company.
  • Proven ability to engage associates at all levels.
  • This individual must be willing to work flexible hours as needed during busy times and high profile events.
  • Must meet standards of appearance.
  • Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple priorities.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to computer terminals. The noise level and temperature is moderate. The employee has the ability to sit, stand and/or walk for up to 10 hours a day. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend or kneel, lift up to 40 lbs. and perform other diverse physical tasks as needed. The Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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