compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience employment type: full-time
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Participate in an environment where your imagination and humor is appreciated, your efficiency is admired and your organization is valued. Engage with a modest and lauded culinary crew who bend boundaries through serving delicious works of art. Do you want to be challenged all the time at work and be inspired by the natural world a step outside of the restaurant? Are you ready to receive and give thoughtful feedback, interacting conscientiously with others? We are looking for a magnanimous fine dining manager to artfully lead our front of house family and cultivate an unsurpassed dining experience.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is an intimate table-on-farm restaurant delighting in food as an experience, a reflection of society and history. We focus on local ingredients, promoting our cuisine as a bridge from the natural world to humanity and cultivating a sense of place within our ecosystem. Past and present are woven together to honor diverse cultures and curate a distinct exploration of dining for our esteemed guests.
Participate in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new staff.
Train and empower staff to achieve our elevated standards of service.
Create FOH staff schedules, report payroll and control staffing to maintain labor costs.
Collaborate with our culinary team to ensure harmony from the kitchen to the table.
Develop continuing education opportunities for staff, working with purveyors and farmers.
Manage Opentable to maximize reservations and accommodate business demand.
Communicate with guests regarding reservations, special events, prices and scheduling.
Maintain inventories of FOH supplies.
Engage in ongoing communication of varied and pertinent information with the owner.
Streamline and enhance operations through the development of efficient policies, operating procedures, and guest-service standards.
Oversee the beverage program ensuring restaurant standards are upheld and cohesion exists between libations and victuals.
Update POS systems (items, stock, and pricing) based on inventory and sales trends.
Complete routine maintenance and general upkeep of the dining room as a whole.
Prepare and hold a pre-shift meeting with staff communicating positively and effectively what is going well, potential areas of improvement and core focuses for the upcoming shifts (i.e. upselling, teamwork, guest satisfaction, etc.).
Organize and complete the set up and breakdown of service or special events (including but not limited to creation of floor plan, menus, employee attendance, cash in/out).
Supervise and guide all employees before, during and after shift.
Strive to exceed guest experience through observing food and beverage service, suggesting improvements where possible.
Engage guests by establishing a welcoming presence during service.
Charisma, tenacity and a fantastic sense of humor
One year fine dining management
Two years in an upscale restaurant environment
A strong knowledge of cuisine, wines and spirits
High emotional intelligence, able to cultivate trusting relationships with diverse individuals
Adaptable, capable of shifting styles to fit the needs of an array of people
Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure in a detail orientated environment
POS system experience (please indicate what system(s) and length of time used)
Impeccable written and oral communication skills
A passion for excellence
Competitive salary commensurate with experience
50% reimbursement of approved continuing education upon successful completion
Immediate Start Date
Full Time, Wednesday – Sunday
Please email cover letter and resume.
We are a small family owned business who value wholesome connection with this land and all of those who visit. We are located 15 minutes from Leesburg, VA and 15 minutes from Frederick, MD with a beautiful view overlooking the Potomac River at Point of Rocks, MD.
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
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