Bar Manager

Position:             Bar Manager, Yaletown Steakhouse
Reports to:        Restaurant Director, Yaletown Steakhouse

Toptable Group is seeking a Bar Manager to oversee the bar program for the newest addition to our restaurant group located in Yaletown. Designed by the internationally renowned and award-winning Rockwell Group in New York, this elegant and modern steakhouse breaks the old-school mold and highlights a vibrant see-and-be-seen destination restaurant. Anchored by an open show kitchen and a Grillworks Infierno as the centre piece the menu will feature premium cuts of beef, sustainable seafood, and seasonal produce — all locally sourced. The convivial atmosphere flows from the airy dining room sections to the bar and lounge and through to a communal table.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Bar Manager will curate, develop, oversee and manage the bar program, and will work closely with the Wine Director to support the creation and delivery of a unique and elevated beverage guest experience that is in harmony with the kitchen’s food program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(other duties may be assigned as required)

  • Manages the day-to-day bar operations
  • Maintains exceptional general bar cleanliness and equipment to optimal specifications
  • Serves as an educator, as well as an inspirational, committed and responsible leader to the restaurant’s FOH teams
  • Prepares for and inspires staff to deliver a memorable beverage experience nightly
  • Designs creative and elevated custom cocktails, while being well versed in classic cocktail culture
  • Delivers superior customer service through effective training and education
  • Maximizes resources and inventories by managing cost and maintaining and monitoring inventory and budge, ensuring the best use of inventory and allocation of expenses
  • Develops a strong rapport with agents and distillers
  • Under the direction of the Restaurant Director, initiates and executes special projects as required

 REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years of experience managing a premium beverage operation
  • A professionally recognized wine and/or spirits certificate
  • Experience curating and managing inventory with both fiscal responsibility and award garnering intentions
  • Related University degree or a combination of education and experience
  • Possesses solid background knowledge of spirits, etc.
  • Strong business acumen with a proven ability to provide insightful industry leading, best in class outcomes to perpetuate growth; driving positive results and aligning with business goals in a premium service environment
  • Highly committed to a premium level of quality
  • Skilled at developing and creating beverage experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions
  • A solutions provider committed to a vision of service to create an ultimate guest experience
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Superior conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Comfortable with dealing with media, public speaking, and VIP guests
  • It is essential to have the flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays
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