Server - Food & Beverage

The University Club of Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Food Service, Server
Full Time
Job DescriptionPosition OverviewServers must possess the ability to work effectively under pressure and maintain excellent service standards with his/her tables. They must have excellent listening skills and an eagerness to provide excellent service. Servers must be flexible in meeting the varying scheduling needs of the Club and may be required to work additional hours than scheduled, if necessary. Servers must be neat and well-groomed in accordance to clubs team member standards. Our Servers are team players who work effectively with coworkers and other departments to support and maintain a level of excellence in food and beverage service for the members and guests. It is the Servers responsibility to provide a warm, friendly environment creating a world class dining experience for our members and guests.This position requires a highly self-motivated individual who can work with minimal supervision and interact with members at a high-level.Qualifications should include a minimum of 1 to 3 years high-profile service operation working in Ala Carte service.Essential Duties and Responsibilities To arrive well-groomed and on-time and dressed in the appropriate uniform. Review the dining reservation list a long with your section assignment. Set up for events, carry trays, serve guests and clean up at the event's conclusion. Set up can include room set-up of tables and chairs and other furnishings for the event, dressing tables, arranging table placement and putting up buffets. Review and set up your section ensuring all dishes, silverware and glasses meet the standards of the club. Attend pre-shift meeting for updates and specials for the day or evening. Possess complete knowledge of the menus and be able to answer any menu questions from members/guests graciously and with respect. Gracefully present, open, and serve bottles of wine in a professional manner. Know and abide by all Club policies and applicable state and local laws when serving alcohol to members and their guests. Communicate any issues with food service or dining issues to the Banquet Management, Chef, and/or Food and Beverage Director in a timely manner. Follow Club procedures for handling and storing food products in a safe and sanitary manner. Assist in the opening and closing duties for each shift and occasional dining set-ups (buffets, displays, etc.). Must treat all Members, Guests, and Team Members with respect. Will be required to bill member charges through the use of Jonas and point of sale system. Servers must adhere to health and safety standards at all times, even when closing down at the end of the event, which may include breaking down the table set up and taking tablecloths and items to the laundry.Minimum Requirements/Qualifications/Skills Two years Server experience in a full-service restaurant, upscale restaurant, city club, or country club preferred. Banquet service is a plus. Bartending experience is a plus. Ability to adapt to different situations. Ability to work with all staff members as a team. Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. as needed. Flexible availability including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to read menu items. Good communication is important, as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job. Must be able to clearly communicate Member needs to other Team Members and Management. Minimum Age 21. Ability to Stand 6-8 Hours at a time. A positive attitude while on the job is also essential.Work EnvironmentThis position typically operates in an indoor restaurant setting, but an employee may also be required to work on a patio or for an outdoor event, with exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally native wildlife. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. Outdoor environments may require walking on variable terrain while carrying items and navigating typical event obstacles, including, but not limited to, groups of people, table set ups and decorations, plants and the natural landscape.Job Type: Part-timePay: $18.00 per hourHours per week:20-25Company DescriptionThe University Club is the perfect meeting spot for members, the ideal location for business and social entertaining and a convenient base for out-of-towners.Voted one of the top twenty distinguished City Clubs in America and Distinguished Emerald Clubs of the World, The University Club of Washington, DC has established itself as a city club destination of choice. The hallmarks of our Club are, as they have always been, elegance and tradition, health and sociability, and a celebration of intellectual pursuits. The University Club's motto remains today what is was in 1904: "Enter all ye who have a degree of good fellowship and learning". Conveniently situated in an enclave of cultural, scientific, and diplomatic institutions a few blocks north of the White House200 Reciprocal Clubs around the worldWorld-class cuisine o Contemporary American cuisine in the elegant William Howard Taft Room with live weekend musical entertainmento Miss Laurence Room for semi-private diningo Helen's Cocktail Lounge with nightly complimentary tasting of international cheeseso Pershing Grille - traditional American cuisine in a classic Club settingo Lively Founders Pub with pool table, popcorn machine and 3 large television screenso Sports Lounge for casual dining60 well-appointed overnight accommodationsValet ParkingKeefer-Memorial Library- reading room and wireless internet use24-hour Business CenterSuperior recreational facilities with a 3,000 square foot fitness center and 4personal trainers2 International Squash Courts with 3 Squash ProfessionalsExercise Studio offering Pilates, yoga & spinning classes, among othersOlympic sized indoor poolSage Day Spa - full service spa with an array of treatmentsLocker and Laundry ServiceExtensive meeting and private event/catering venues for up for 275 guestsIntellectually lively and exceptionally welcoming environmentPremier international and diplomatic club in Washington DC, where lifelong friends are routinely made with those serving in the diplomatic communityDiverse Clubs-Within-The-Club programsHoliday and family activitiesUniversity Club Foundation - supporting the Club Library, employee scholarships, arts acquisitions and community outreach programs

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