compensation: Based on Experience + Excellent Benefits Package employment type: full-time job title: Bartender
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Chef Andrew Carmellini is seeking a BARTENDER for The Portrait Bar in the The Fifth Avenue Hotel
Led by Bar Director and longtime industry veteran Darryl Chan, The Portrait Bar is an urbane, wood-paneled retreat where guests can enjoy sophisticated cocktails and snack on elevated bar fare by a carved stone fireplace. You never know who’ll you’ll run into at The Portrait Bar. In this rich, intimate space, inspired by Italian villas, dark wood paneling holds an exceptional art collection which is more than just a collection of portraits—paintings, photographs, drawings—it is a collection of lives and stories.
Chan’s cocktail list is a mix of modern and classic variations that evoke a sense of place. The menu is inspired by our collective travels and offers a fun but centered taste of the world. Some highlights include Cebu Island, a modern take on a beautiful day at the beach in the form of a clear cocktail with distinct flavors of coconut and calamansi, while Torino brings together everything that we love most about Italian aperitivo culture, breathing this feeling in the essence of a highball.
Ideal candidates possess:
*A minimum of 2 years of experience in Fine Dining Establishments
*Warm and gracious service approach, and the ability to create stellar guest experiences
*High level functioning and poised demeanor in busy environments
*Strong knowledge of spirits and craft cocktails, with an emphasis on European and American ingredients
*Familiarity with progressive, trend-setting & contemporary distillates and liqueurs
*Experience in bar organization & prep
*Ability to assume full responsibility for menu content and deliver excellent service
*Previous experience with POS and inventory systems
*The ability to lift 25+ pounds
*Comfortable speaking in front of a large group
*Open availability and career driven
We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits day of hire for full time employees, as well as a 401(k), Paid Time Off, Employee Dining Discount, BRI Commuter Benefits and Referral Reward Program.
Since first partnering in 2009, chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom have opened a national portfolio of restaurants and culinary services at preeminent hotels, live music venues and major metropolitan sports arenas and airports across New York City, Baltimore, Detroit and Nashville including Locanda Verde, The Dutch, Joe’s Pub and The Library at The Public, Lafayette, Bar Primi, Leuca, Westlight, Mister Dips, Rec Pier Chop House, The Cannon Room, San Morello, Evening Bar, The Brakeman, Penny Red's, Carne Mare, The Dutch Nashville and Carne Mare Nashville. The team actively runs food and beverage operations in four hotels, including The Greenwich Hotel, The William Vale, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore and the Shinola Hotel. Known for delivering quality experiences and pertinent culinary culture, each place is a distinctly owned, handcrafted labor of love. They've received widespread critical acclaim, recognition on countless “Best of” lists, a Michelin star, and two coveted James Beard Foundation awards. To learn more, visit nhgnyc.com or AndrewCarmellini.com. The pay rate for the position is $15.00 per hour plus tips, less tip credit.
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