Bartender - Summit Mall

Fairlawn, OH

Basic Purpose of Position:


Responsible for the preparation and service of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and menu items to guests, courteously and efficiently in accordance with company standards. Assists in the maintenance of the bar area equipment via opening and closing checklists. Directs, implements and maintains a philosophy congruent with FoodFirst Global Restaurant’s culture, which services as a guide to all staff members.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Strives to create an operation that values FoodFirst Global Restaurant standards of Guest Service. Ensures that every point of contact with the Guest meets or exceeds expectations and creates a lasting impression to drive repeat business
  • Creates and contributes to a high-energy environment that promotes maximum engagement and enjoyment for the Team and the Guest
  • Communicates in an impactful and meaningful way with management and team members and fosters an open and respectful work environment 
  • Models and executes FoodFirst Global Restaurant practices throughout the entire operation creating a high-energy environment for the team and guest alike 
  • Demonstrates competence and confidence in making sound effective decisions that benefit the guest and team
  • Meets minimum age requirement for the service of alcoholic beverages
  • Ensures prompt, friendly service according to company guidelines
  • Facilitates a professional and ethical manner that is beyond reproach
  • Ensures compliance when determining potentially intoxicated guests per FoodFirst Global Restaurant standards and procedures
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies and procedures and service standards
  • Ensure proper documentation for all accidents and incidents per FoodFirst Global Restaurant policies and procedures
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of all alcoholic menu items, liquor brands, beers, non-alcoholic selections, and daily specials 
  • Maintain complete knowledge of designated glassware and garnishes for each drink
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated patrons and driving while under the influence 
  • Maintain complete knowledge of bar setups, hours of operation, drink prices and menu items 
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of all liquor inventories available
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of property layouts, table/seat/station numbers, proper table setups, room capacity, hours of operation, price ranges and dress codes
  • Greet guests and take orders utilizing suggestive selling and upselling techniques
  • Prepare guest checks and process credit cards while adhering to all cash handling and credit card procedures 
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of wine coolers, beer coolers, bar tops and equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of bars on an on going basis 
  • Follow weekly deep cleaning schedule
  • Assist in barback duties when assigned
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of preventative maintenance policies and procedures 
  • Facilitate and maintain a complete knowledge of computer systems and FoodFirst Global Restaurant policies and procedures 
  • Ensure food and drink quality and presentation
  • Use all chemicals in accordance with OSHA regulations and facility requirements 
  • Corrects unsafe practices or conditions
  • Promptly and properly completes all daily paperwork and assignments
  • Ensure all open/closing duties are completed
  • Monitor guest situations and if necessary document the incident 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Secondary Job Functions:

  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of wine coolers, beer coolers, bar tops and equipment
  • Maintain cleanliness of bars on an on going basis 
  • Follow weekly deep cleaning schedule
  • Assist in barback duties when assigned
  • Maintain a complete knowledge of preventative maintenance policies and procedures
  • Facilitate and maintain a complete knowledge of computer systems and FoodFirst Global Restaurant policies and procedures 
  • Ensure food and drink quality and presentation
  • Use all chemicals in accordance with OSHA regulations and facility requirements
  • Corrects unsafe practices or conditions 
  • Promptly and properly completes all daily paperwork and assignments 
  • Ensure all open/closing duties are completed
  • Monitor guest situations and if necessary document the incident
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Position Requirements:

(Education, Knowledge, Training, Experience, Licenses, Certifications)

High-school degree, or one to two years experience and/or training (mixtology, liquor and food service); or equivalent combination of education and experience.    


Language Skills:   


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed by uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a general knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of products, and POS system.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Amount of time spent on the job in the following physical activities:

  • Stand:_______________________________________________2/3
  • Walk:___________________________________________1/3 to 2/3
  • Sit:_____________________________________________under 1/3
  • Use hands to finger,handle or feel:_____________________under 1/3
  • Reach with hands and arms:__________________________1/3 to 2/3
  • Climb or balance:__________________________________under 1/3
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl:_________________________1/3 to 2/3
  • Talk or hear:_______________________________________over 2/3
  • Taste or smell:_____________________________________1/3 to 2/3

The employee will be expected to lift up to 100 pounds


The employee will be expected to have the following vision requirements:

  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
  • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
  • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

The employee must be able to maintain a strong pace, and travel as necessary.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.