Barback/Busser

  • Lodge Management Group
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • May 13, 2022
Full time

Job Description



We are looking for a Barback to support our Bartenders and the rest of our staff. You'll assist with bar opening and closing procedures and perform various behind-the-bar tasks, such as restocking the bar and preparing garnishes. If you're interested in kickstarting your career in the hospitality industry, this is a great opportunity to get first-hand experience of how a bar operates. Ultimately, you'll help ensure that our guests receive excellent customer service and enjoy their time at our bar. Note that, to be considered for this role, you should be legally authorized to work in a bar where alcoholic beverages are served and consumed. You should also be available to work in shifts, including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Responsibilities

Tidy up tables, counters and other bar areas

Collect empty glasses and bottles

Restock the bar with straws, coasters and napkins

Prepare mixers, juices and cocktail garnishes

Replenish bar snacks and fruits

Change out beer kegs and replace liquor bottles

Remove trash and wipe down drink spills

Refill ice bins

Clean rags throughout the shift

Assist the Bartenders during rush hours

Requirements

Greet all patrons, staff, neighbors, etc. Make everyone feel welcome; create and maintain a safe and healthy atmosphere

Resume and proven working experience as a barback

Excellent knowledge of mixing, garnishing and serving drinks

Computer literacy

Knowledge of a second language is a plus

Positive attitude and excellent communication skills

Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean

Relevant training certificates (BASSET, Food Handlers)

Follow the LMG, EE* Code of Conduct

Minimum age to serve alcohol

Interest in the hospitality industry; previous entry-level experience in a bar or restaurant is not mandatory, but will be considered a plus

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Team spirit

Basic knowledge of bar menu items and recipes (different types of beers and mixed drinks)

Physical ability to lift beer kegs, hold trays of bottles and glassware and stand during the shift

Flexibility to work during evenings, weekends and public holidays

High school diploma; additional certification in mixology or hospitality is a plus

Benefits

$9/hr + Tips; Paid Weekly

M/D/V/L

401K ILSC