Bar Tender

  • Mekiko Cantina
  • Kapolei, Hawaii
  • Jul 31, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description


As Hawaii s first Fresh Mexican Restaurant, Mekiko Cantina, our passion brings tastes of Mexico to our local and visiting guests. Mekiko Cantina is a 4th generation "start-up" Mexican Restaurant with a vision for growth.

If you are excited about our mission and passionate about our values, we seek experienced bartenders for our Kapolei, Oahu restaurant. Preferably, you are a current Oahu or Hawaii resident and have 3 or more years of bar experience locally.

Primary Responsibilities:

Provide the highest level of quality and service for our guests. Prepare beverages for guests.

Essential Duties:

  • Welcoming customers, reading and listening to people to determine beverage preferences, making recommendations, and taking drink orders.
  • Inform customers about new beverages and specials.
  • Selecting and mixing ingredients, garnishing glasses, and serving beverages to customers.
  • Checking identification to ensure customers are the legal age to purchase alcohol.
  • Taking inventory and ordering supplies to ensure bar and tables are well-stocked.
  • Adhering to all food safety and quality regulations.
  • Handling cash, credit, and debit card transactions, ensuring charges are accurate, and returning correct change to patrons, balancing the cash register.
  • Maintaining a clean work and dining area by removing trash, cleaning tables, and washing glasses, utensils, and equipment.
  • Developing new cocktail recipes.
  • Regular Attendance is essential for satisfactory performance in this position.

Other Duties:

  • Supports and works productively with peers in other areas.
  • Performs housekeeping and other related duties as required.
  • Any other tasks assigned by management.

Working Conditions:

Indoors, air-conditioned.

Mental, Physical,and Communication Demands:

Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
Communication - Ability to communicate by speaking, effectively and clearly with guests, coworkers, and management. Ability to actively listen and understand the comments and questions of others.
Response to direction - Receive and follow directions from supervisors; follow direction of computer-generated tickets.
Requires considerable walking and standing for the majority of duties, frequent kneeling, bending, stretching, lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds supplies,
Requires oral and verbal communication with co-workers and supervisors to coordinate efforts, request needed help or supplies, and read and understand labels on cleaning solutions and other duties.
Requires following simple, on-the-job assignments as instructed by authorized personnel.

  • Additional education, training, certificates, or experience may be required.
  • Meets state minimum age to serve alcohol.
  • High school diploma desired.

Work Hours: Normally 40 hours on a rotating schedule or shifts, including Saturday, Sundays, and holidays.

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoy doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • High-stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

COVID-19 considerations:
Mekiko adheres to all local and State requirements pertaining to COVID-19 prevention.