Server - Charlie Palmer Restaurant
Job Title: 
Server - Charlie Palmer Restaurant
Property Name:
Knickerbocker
Location: 
New York-New York City
Company Name: 
Management  Position? 
No
Entry Level Position? 
No
Work Permit Needed? 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
 
Corporate Overview
Highgate is a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate's portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues.

The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition.

Highgate also has the creativity and bandwidth to develop bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive out performance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry's most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas and Seattle.
Job Description
Responsibilities

 

  • Learn and focus on the Sequence of Service and restaurant standards.
  • Full knowledge of all food and beverage offerings.
  • Review any changes to menu and/or specials.
  • Greet and seats guests when needed.
  • Bus tables as necessary.
  • Independent cashier.
  • Prepare and/or delivers guest’s beverage order.
  • Promptly deliver guest’s food and beverage order ensuring quality and accuracy.
  • Attend to guest during their entire experience.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of restaurant and lounge area.
  • Complete all required side work.
  • May be required to be responsible to work with cash and turn in balanced.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Provide information and explain all marketing promotions.
  • Provide courteous service and be cordial to all team members and guests.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Comply with hotel standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient hotel operations.
  • Maximize efforts towards productivity, identify problem areas and assist in implementing solutions.
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary.
  • Must be able to understand and apply complex information, data, etc. from various sources to meet appropriate objectives.
  • Must be able to show initiative, including anticipating guest and operational needs.
  • Maintain a friendly and warm demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Responsible for maintaining a consistent, regular attendance record.
  • Must be able to cross-train in other areas of the hotel.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Attend all required hotel meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as directed by management.
  • Employee must at all times be attentive, friendly, helpful and courteous to all guests, managers and fellow employees.
  • Process guests checks, collect cash, process credit cards and room charges to standards.
  • Perform opening and closing side work according to standards to ensure guests are served promptly and efficiently.
  • Welcome guests, take their orders, relay to bartender and kitchen, process order, deliver order to guest and receive payment for order
  • Have knowledge of which garnishes accompany each drink and food dish.
  • Serve guests with all food and beverage requirements in a warm, friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  • Ensure the lounge/restaurant areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Be familiar with the computer/P.O.S system.
  • Carry out cashiering functions by closing checks via credit card and room charge.
  • Follow all state liquor laws.
  • Assist in maintaining cost controls.
  • Follow prescribed procedures in serving alcohol with care to avoid problems with intoxicated guests, and when necessary, report to management.
  • Complete requisitions to maintain par levels as needed.
  • Stock and clean china, silver, and glassware.
  • Follow all cash handling policies, and prepare closing report for night audit.
  • Prepare all garnishes.
  • Assist in cleaning of tables and all restaurant/lounge area as needed.
  • Ensure overall guest satisfaction.
Job Requirements
Qualifications

 

  • Will be responsible to make own change.
  • No supervisory authority.
  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required.
  • Must be able to stand for longer than 8 hours.
  • Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Previous bartending experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends, holidays & special events as needed.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Excellent oral communications skills.
  • Excellent hygiene habits.
  • Must possess reasonable ability to communicate in English.
  • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.