Ema (1215) is looking for a Barback


74 W Illinois St

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compensation: 1 Year ExperienceCoins Icon $16 - $20 / Hour
employment type: full-time
job title: Barback
Job description
Hiring Immediately: Barback!

Ēma is a Mediterranean restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood showcasing Chef CJ Jacobson’s lighter California style of cooking. Ema offers weekday lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu highlights local produce, unique spices and ingredients and is built around mezze, Mediterranean small plates meant for sharing. Signature dishes include Hummus, Charred Eggplant Spread, House-made Labneh and Stracciatella, Green Falafel, Grilled Octopus and Chicken Kefta Kebabs. The bar program features a wine list with selections from the Mediterranean coastline, surrounding islands and California producers, as well as hand-crafted cocktail and Reserve cocktail menu.

Caring. Creative. Careers.

Join the Lettuce Entertain You team! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth. If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

BCBS health insurance & other options including dental
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Restaurant discounts
Opportunities for career growth

Barbacks are responsible for stocking the bar, coolers and storage areas with appropriate items as well as maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards of these areas. Assists the Bartender with side work, glass washing, bussing and restocking. Also assists with Busser, Food Runner and Barista duties as directed.

Essential Functions

Stock/restock appropriate areas of the bar with alcohol, glassware, ice and supplies
Arrange and set-up beverages, mixes, garnishes and supplies, and prepare drink mixes
Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
Safely and effectively transport filled glass racks, ice and cases of liquor, beer and wine
Ability to safely tolerate hands being exposed to liquids frequently, including water, cleaning solutions, alcohol, various juices and other liquids
Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knives and blenders
Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
Ability to multitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Ensure the overall guest experience exceeds expectations and anticipate guests’ needs
Greet guests with a warm, sincere smile
Use tact and good judgement when dealing with guest challenges and respond to guest needs with patience and courtesy
Safely and properly change beer kegs, CO2 tanks and soda dispensers
Manually wash and sanitize glassware using a three compartment sink
Account for and maintain the security of all bar stock and inventory
Ability to recognize an intoxicated guest, refuse to overserve guests and seek out management with any concerns about a guest that appears intoxicated
Understand and respond knowledgeably to questions about the restaurant and menu
Follow all steps of service
Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
Successfully complete alcohol awareness training
Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
Get along well with others and be a team player
Other duties will be assigned as needed

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