Hood Famous Cafe + Bar (Chinatown-International District) is looking for a friendly, passionate, and engaging Lead Bartender to join our team and oversee our new bar program. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of spirits and cocktails, previous bar and food service experience, polished serving skills, and is highly organized and communicative.
Our bar program features seasonal craft cocktails highlighting Filipino and Asia-Pacific ingredients with a digestif-forward, dessert-pairing focus using house-made syrups, shrubs, liqueurs and bitters. We also have limited beer and wine offerings, as well as non-alcoholic drinks, alongside a small plate bar food menu.
In addition to serving drinks and interacting with customers, other responsibilities include assisting beverage director with cocktail menu development and admin, supervising and training new bartenders, spirits ordering, and inventory management. Familiarity with Filipino cuisine and the Chinatown-International District neighborhood is a plus.
To be considered for this position you must
Be extremely punctual
Listen and communicate effectively in a team environment
Have excellent organizational and decent math skills
Must be 21+ years or older
Must hold current MAST & Food Handler’s permits
Class 12 mixologist permit preferred
2 years bartending experience preferred
Flexible schedule and ability to work weekends
Ability to stand on your feet for 5+ hours (with breaks)
Deliver exceptional service
Possess strong communication skills to be able to:
Make appropriate menu suggestions
Take orders, operate POS and cash handling procedures accurately
Demonstrate knowledge of relevant products and services
Drinks and Food Prep
Prepare drinks in accordance with customers needs
Stock and take inventory of ingredients
Assist with creating in-house ingredients (syrups, shrubs, liqueurs, etc)
Wash glasses and other dishes throughout shift
Maintain a clean and safe environment: wipe down surfaces, sweep, etc
Follow health, safety, and sanitation guidelines
Follow opening and closing procedures
Other duties as assigned
Share Hood Famous Bakeshop’s history and recent/upcoming news
Educate customers on ingredients and flavor profiles
Hourly; base pay $14 per hour (DOE based on experience). Average pay $16-$22 per hour with tips.
Health, vision, and dental insurance for full-time employees
Monthly in-store food and beverage credit and discounts on merchandise
We pride ourselves on being a fun and easy-going workplace, but at times this job, like any in a growing small business, can be unpredictable and sometimes stressful. We are looking for someone who can adapt well to different situations. Good time management skills and positive attitudes, while working independently and alongside a team, are a must.
Position open until filled
Hood Famous Cafe + Bar
504 5th Avenue S, Suite 107A
Seattle, WA 98104
Hood Famous Bakeshop is a small Seattle bakery with a big heart and a big appetite! We specialize in desserts featuring Filipino and Asian-Pacific flavors and are best known for our cheesecakes including our flagship ube cheesecake. We sell our desserts in our bakeshop, wholesale in grocery stores, and cater events.
Follow us at @hoodfamousbakeshop
Hood Famous Bakeshop is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.