Barback ($15/hr + Tips) at WREN - The Watermark Hotel
Tysons, Virginia /
The Watermark Hotel – Food & Beverage /
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group is a subsidiary of the largest private real estate company in the Washington, D.C. area, and has been in operation for over 130 years. The Hospitality Group operates a portfolio of more than 20 business class hotels with top brands from Intercontinental Hotel Groups, Marriott International, Hilton, and Best Western Hotels: along with The Watermark Hotel, The Hay-Adams Hotel, and Perch Putt. These properties are operated by a team of more than 1,000 enthusiastic hospitality professionals!
Wren’s story begins with its name. Meaning “love” in Japanese, it is a nod to the country and culture that plays a significant role in our concept's spirit. When referring to the bird, “wren” evokes a friendly, bubbly energy that perfectly captures the establishment’s warmth and effervescence. Inspired by the Japanese concept of izakaya, Wren is a space for guests to comfortably gather and connect while sharing good food, drink, and companionship.
Chef Yo Matsuzaki draws upon locally-grown ingredients to present guests with sophisticated but approachable cuisine that fuses Japanese street food with modern American elements. From perfectly shucked oysters and expertly-cut sashimi to dishes such as baby beet salad with yuzu pistachio vinaigrette or grilled “Mishima” wagyu steak, the menu celebrates the best of both cultures. To complete the experience, bartenders serve meticulously curated cocktails and locally crafted beer and wine that, for anyone interested, can be expertly paired with the cuisine. From start to finish, whether dropping in for happy hour, lingering over a long, romantic dinner, or topping off an evening at the theater with a nightcap, Wren is a unique destination that offers exceptional dining without pretense and a true gathering place for all.
This position is responsible for assisting the bartender and serving beverages to guests in a friendly, courteous, and professional manner. Adheres to all health regulations and local liquor laws. According to function specifications, sets up, maintains, and takes down bar after service/event has concluded. Ensures exceptional guest service and creates an inviting bar atmosphere. Follows B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group and brand standards of quality to ensure guest satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Guest Service/Point of Sale: Greets all guests in a courteous and friendly manner. Accurately and quickly takes, prepares and delivers beverage orders according to standards. Responds to guests needs and provides the highest level of quality service. Effectively operates micros operating system and cash register. Follows all B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group and brand cash handling/POS procedures to ensure accurate closing of all guest checks.
Bartender Duties: Dispenses appropriate levels of alcohol; prepares drinks to recipe and B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group /brand standards. Responsible for proper use of all equipment and adheres to cost controls to reduce expenses and waste. Consistently checks guests’ identification and monitors guest’s consumption of alcoholic beverages to ensure compliance with state and local liquor laws. Assists other associates as needed to ensure guest needs are met.
Bussing/Cleaning: Responsible for disposal of garbage, picking up trays, re-stocking barware, and clearing/wiping down bar. Transfers dirty glassware to the dish room, and polishes clean glassware.
Paperwork: Completes all required paperwork accurately and in a timely manner. Completes beginning and end of shift inventory, and other responsibilities as needed.
Safety/Risk Management: Maintains a clean and safe work area, and handles all beverage/food in compliance with B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group / brand, local, state and federal regulations. Responsible for maintaining sanitation and cleanliness of the bar and storeroom. Follow all B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group /brand procedures for guest/associate incidents. Knowledgeable of hotel emergency procedures.
Self /Workload Management: Produces required volume of work by planning, organizing and prioritizing work duties. Adheres to B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group /brand grooming and appearance standards, and general work rules and department procedures. Attends all required department and hotel meetings and adheres to B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group attendance policy.
Miscellaneous/Other Duties: Completes all required side work, and takes initiative to jump in wherever necessary. Works as a team player and actively contributes to the success of the guest experience.
B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring diverse professionals.
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