Wegmans Blue Dalia - Lead Bartender

$500 sign-on bonus

Blue Dalia is a vibrant Mexican restaurant and tequila bar featuring authentic, contemporary Mexican food and craft cocktails prepared with market-fresh ingredients that will be located on the second floor of Wegmans at the Natick Mall.

The job of the Lead Bartender is to provide incredible service by working to promote and sell items by sharing extensive knowledge about our menu and beverage offerings; bartenders practice suggestive selling techniques to assist guests in choosing the perfect items for their meal. In addition, bartenders assist in supporting restaurant operations by demonstrating true hospitality through exceptional people skills, food & beverage knowledge and service techniques. You will also be expected to support the Restaurant operation by demonstrating exceptional people & service skills and training and setting an example to employees on the standards, menu items and practices in our Restaurants.

People (Who We Are)

  • Support, encourage, and respect co-workers
  • Work with supervisor to set and achieve goals for professional development
  • Comply with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws
  • Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors and coworkers to ensure the most efficient operations in the department

Customer (What We Believe)

  • Create a positive and energetic atmosphere while serving guests in a courteous, attentive and efficient manner during their visit
  • Provide guests with a reason to return by building rapport and ensuring the best possible service and experience when preparing drinks to order and collecting payment
  • Train employees on the necessary skills to provide incredible customer service, including bartending, menu knowledge and service standards, using appropriate training materials and ensuring successful completion of certifications
  • Support restaurant management by supervising the work of bar staff as needed
  • Learn and demonstrate a thorough understanding of beverage offerings, become familiar with menu items and talk to guests in a manner that creates interest and enthusiasm, while promoting offerings and utilizing suggestive selling techniques
  • Continuously study menu changes and attend beverage classes whenever possible to continue to grow food and beverage knowledge
  • Follow regulations for checking guest identification to ensure legal drinking age and that no alcohol is served to anyone under 21 years of age
  • Ensure guests are served alcoholic beverages responsibly and monitor consumption accordingly while ensuring they are provided with a positive experience

Product (What We Do)

  • Prepare the dining, bar and event areas for service with exceptional attention to detail; ensuring all areas are clean, organized and well-stocked for efficient operations throughout your shift
  • Learn about special events and general restaurant operations to provide support and perform additional tasks as needed

Work Environment

  • Work includes continuous walking, standing for prolonged periods of time without a break, repetitive hand and arm movements, bending, reaching, frequent lifting and carrying, and occasional heavy lifting, along with continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment. Work includes forceful gripping as well as awkward and forceful postures of the wrist. Work may include frequent stair climbing. Work involves exposure to various work environments, including temperature changes. The average weight range of items lifted is 10-20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of 40 pounds occasionally. May be exposed to various allergens (things that may cause an allergic reaction).

Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen and/or criminal background check. All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a Bartender and or server in a fast casual restaurant
  • Experience in training others
  • Experience working in restaurant service or other industry experience

Preferred Skills
  • Certification of training in liquor, wine, food service and/ or alcohol awareness programs
  • Completion of a reputable bartending course
  • Knowledge of beer, liquor and wine
Full time
Grocery Store, Hospitality, Blue Dalia
Natick, Massachusetts 01760, US