Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach, VA

Posted October 8, 2019

Bartender

The Homewood Suites by Hilton, Virginia Beach, a National Hospitality Services managed property is looking for a new smiling faces to join our award winning team! The Homewood Suites by Hilton, Virginia Beach/Norfolk Airport hotel is located six miles from Norfolk International Airport and offers 122 elegant suites, with fully equipped kitchens and separate living rooms.

Job Overview

Bartenders will be responsible to prepare and serve drinks to customers. Bartenders mix and match ingredients in order to create classic and innovative drinks in accordance with customers’ needs and expectations. The purpose of this position is to interact with the hotel guests and ensure they have a great experience at the bar or lounge. Bartenders should maintain positive guest interactions while accurately mixing and serving beverages to guests and servers in a friendly and efficient manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact with customers, take orders for drinks and snacks.

  • Plan and present bar menu.

  • Serve snacks and drinks to the customer.

  • Check identification of the guest to make sure they meet age requirements for purchase of alcohol and tobacco products.

  • Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks.

  • Mix drinks, cocktails and other bar beverages as ordered and in compliance with hotel standard drink recipes.

  • Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages.

  • Service Wine and Beer to guests.

  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays.

  • Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations

  • Ability to Sell or influence others for up selling and suggestive selling.

  • Provide recommendations and suggestions to guest for choosing Drinks and Snacks.

  • Serve customers in a friendly and helpful manner.

  • Keep the bar counter and work area neat and clean at all times.

  • Provide guidance to guests on resort activities, dining options and general resort and Regional information.

  • Determine when a customer has had too much alcohol and if required refusing any further serving on a polite way.

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of food and beverage products, menus and Promotions

  • Handle and move objects, such as glasses and bottles, using hands and arms.

  • Clean up after customers and clean work area.

  • Clear ashtrays (Outside Designated area) as and when required.

  • Wash glassware and utensils after each use.

  • Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning of glass doors and windows, etc. if required.

  • Perform physical activities such as lifting and stooping.

  • Maintain liquor inventory and consumption.

  • Collect payment for drinks served and balance all receipts.

  • Handle an assigned house bank and follow all cash handling procedures as per hotel standard.

  • Prepare inventory or purchase requisitions as needed to replenish supplies.

  • Ensure that the assigned bar area is fully equipped with tools and products needed for Mixing beverages and serving guests.

  • Stay guest focused and nurture an excellent guest experience

  • Comply with all food and beverage regulations

  • Perform Other duties as and when assigned by the hotel management

Required Skills and Experience

  • Previous bartending experience required in a Mid-scale or Luxury property.

  • Graduates bachelor’s degree and/or diploma in hotel or other related field. Computer Knowledge and experience in MS office programs.

  • Good personality and Positive interpersonal skills required. Food Handlers Card

  • Highly energetic and motivated individual

  • Must have strong leadership skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong customer/client focus essential

  • Self-Starter with ability to work independently and as a team

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment

  • Ability to shift and manage multiple priorities

  • Results driven focus and ability to work through to completion in a timely manner

  • Adaptable to change

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products to include, but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook

  • Must be able to work various shifts per week.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach

122 Room Extended Stay

Our Hotel

Located on I-264, we're just 20 minutes from the beach and the airport. From here, you can explore Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia Aquarium, and Virginia Zoo. Enjoy free hot breakfast every morning, or cook your own meals in the privacy of your in-suite kitchen. Be sure to check out our indoor pool and whirlpool for year-round relaxation. 

Free hot breakfast is a delicious start to your day, every day. There's always something new, from hot meals to grab-and-go snacks.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach

5733 Cleveland Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Telephone (757) 552-0080