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Lead Barista - Spa Bar

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022

Come be a part of something bigger!

Benchmark | Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home.  Here are just some of the great benefits we offer:

  • Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs
  • Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses) 
  • 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future)
  • Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn't love to get away)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you)
  • Employee family events (bring the kids!)
  • Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few
  • Many more, please inquire for more details

This is a seasonal position that starts at $12/hour plus tips. The Quenche Lead Barista will serve and make handcrafted cold-pressed juices, mood-enhancing Lotus Wei elixirs, boosting breakfast entrees, and perfectly portioned lunches for guests. This is an integral component of the team that creates distinctively different and authentic experiences for our guests. They will be responsible for greeting guests, taking orders, serving food and beverages. They will use the freedom to go beyond to turn guest interactions into memorable experiences. Our team strives to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times.

What you will have an opportunity to do:

Essential Functions:

  • Enthusiastically welcome our guests into the restaurant

  • Mixes ingredients to prepare cocktails and other beverages according to recipe

  • Checks identification to verify age requirements for alcohol purchase/consumption

  • Share your knowledge and recommendations of the food & beverage menus to our guests

  • Utilize the freedom to go beyond and take initiative to resolve guest complaints and create loyalty

  • Create memorable experiences with your welcoming personality by genuinely relating to guests and associates

  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all Resort and Spa amenities as well as any special events

  • Communicate with culinary team regarding meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs and special requests

  • Multi-task with an impeccable eye for detail to ensure accuracy and efficiency

  • Ensures proper handling, cleaning and sanitation of equipment, glass and silverware

  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Education:

  • At least one year Barista experience preferred

  • At least one year Hospitality experience preferred

  • At least six months experience with POS systems preferred

  • At least one year Bartending experience preferred

  • At least one year of customer service experience required

  • TABC & FH required

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age  

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English  

  • Must be able to work well under pressure 

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written  

  • Must be highly detailed orientated  

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment  

  • Must have excellent listening skills  

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills  

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor  

  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment  

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays  

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates  

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner  

  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests 

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand on feet throughout the shift, with intermittent periods of walking and stair climbing. 

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs at shoulder height  

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 50 lbs;  

  • Must be able to bend, squat, push and pull frequently;  

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, squeezing, overhead reaching and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently. 

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free Meals

  • Gym Membership Discounts

  • Six Flags Discounts

  • Shoes for Crews Program

  • Benchmark Associate Room Rates (for family and friends as well!)

  • Golf Course Discounts

  • F&B Discounts

  • Free Parking

  • Spa Discount

  • Benchmark Perks

  • 401K

  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates)

  • Medical Benefits (Full-Time Associates)

  • Sick Pay (Full-Time Associates)

What are we looking for?

Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 673551520-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Benchmark La Cantera Resort & Spa
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent