About ElementKitchen & Cocktail

Element Kitchen & Cocktail offers an elevated version of the traditional sports bar with a carefully curated menu created by focused on seasonal and local foods and celebrates the best of Colorado’s beer and spirits.

Chef John Tesar, a four-time James Beard nominee and two-time “Top Chef” contestant, is the culinary consultant and mastermind behind the menu and all back-of-house operations. His critically acclaimed Dallas restaurant, Knife, has reinvented the steakhouse experience, leading him to great success in the Dallas food scene. Chef Tesar’s vision for the menu has a creative and more sustainable approach to traditional bar food by having a focus on seasonal and local ingredients and a healthier take on preparations.

Job Description

The Bartender is responsible for serving every customer who approaches efficiently, while adhering to established procedure for the preparation, service and close out of each transaction. Additionally, the Bartender must service server’s the service well with the same accuracy and mannerisms. Bartenders are responsible for presenting themselves as a positive reflection of the venue while marketing to potential customers.

Role & Responsibilities

Focus is on, but not limited to the following:

  • Acts as an ambassador of the venue, marketing the venue and all products offered to the targeted customer base.
  • Actively markets the venue through available social media outlets.
  • Is aware of the impact individual behavior will have on the venue presents oneself as a public relations steward always.
  • Collects customer information for the venue database, while constantly striving to increase the size of your personal clientele.
  • Constantly provides customers with accurate information about the venue and property as well as the entertainment offered in each.
  • Meets marketing requirements established by management.
  • Prepares all products per established venue recipes, focusing on proper portion size control.
  • Welcomes all customers to the venue professionally and courteously, per the established venue sequence of service.
  • Works with a sense of urgency to anticipate customer needs. Work with the same degree of urgency to assist other team members when the opportunity arises.
  • Follows established cash handling procedures to close out all transactions, ensuring closing bank balances with opening bank and POS reconciliation.
  • Offers a sincere thank you and farewell to each customer as they leave the bar, using the customer’s name when possible.
  • Works with a high level of professionalism towards all customers, ensuring they will return to the venue.
  • Communicates with management and service staff immediately to rectify all customer needs and requests.
  • Communicates and work with all support staff to ensure bar is properly stocked and prepared for operations.
  • Communicates and work with all support staff to ensure inventory is maintained at established par levels.
  • Maintains a clean and visually appealing bar always.
  • Cleans and maintains all bar equipment to keep in proper working condition, informing management any time equipment needs repair or replacement.
  • Performs all opening and closing duties as assigned.
  • Adheres to all established policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Follows all health and safety regulations.

Desired Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years bartending experience in a high volume, service focused venue.
  • A minimum of one-year experience marketing hospitality venues.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of social media marketing.
  • Collect customer information for the venue database, while constantly striving to increase the size of your personal clientele.
  • All staff members must be self-motivated, constantly striving to improve their already extensive knowledge of spirits, wine, beer and any other product they serve.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must exhibit a focused attention to detail, while working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Successful Bartender’s will be professional and courteous always.
  • Must be able to lift and carry heavy trays and equipment in addition to handle delicate objects, such as glassware, without damaging.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment as outlined by the Health Department.
  • Must be fluent in the English language, both written and oral. Multilingual skills are a plus.
  • Must possess all required work cards
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Work Environment

Must be able to work inside assigned bar area in the venue. Must be able to stand for entire shift. Must be able to lift 75 pounds and manually push up to 250 pounds. Must be able to bend, pull, and carry bar stock to refrigerators and cabinets. Must be able to use hand motion when cleaning and wiping bar counters. Must be able to operate: POS registers, two and six wheel carts, juice, soda and liquor guns, cutting boards, coffee and frozen drink machines, ice machines, shot glasses, mixers, pourers, blenders, beer keg/soda/wine/juice hook-ups, and knives. Must be able to listen and respond to visual and aural cues. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.