Job Description

As a team member of La Crosse Distilling Company, your job is to fulfill our mission, be part of our vision, and work in support of our philosophy while fulfilling the job responsibilities listed below.  This position is an integral role in meeting the expectations we hold for ourselves, as well as those our guests hold for La Crosse Distillery. Creating an exceptional experience for customers are the expectations of this position.

You will be paid competitively with opportunity for additional benefits.  Your success will be measured through favorable reviews and your ability to meet stated objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Consistently serve beverage and food in accordance with established policies and procedures standards
  • Greet and welcome guests and respond to their requests in a friendly, courteous and timely manner
  • Educate servers & guests in regards to all Distillery products & processes
  • Lead product flight tastings & education for tour guests
  • Create custom craft cocktails for guests utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
  • Attend pre-shift meeting in order to learn function specifics, including bar specs and guest expectations
  • Stay updated on current menu choices, specialties and menu deviations, menu availability
  • Stock bar with beer, liquor and related supplies
  • Perform basic cleaning tasks as needed or directed by supervisor
  • Obtain revenues, accept payment, issue receipts
  • Follow attendance rules
  • Uphold health and safety standards
  • Adhere to grooming and appearance standards
  • Adhere to Distillery policies, laws and requirements pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages
  • Attend all employee meetings and trainings beyond scheduled shifts as required
  • Learn and demonstrate all Distillery standards of service
  • Maintaining proper par levels and freshness of all ingredients behind bar and in storage areas.
  • Stock bar with NAs, liquor, consumables, paper materials and related supplies
  • All other related responsibilities assigned by management

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have valid bartender’s license or obtain license by start date
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in bartending strongly preferred

Other Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work well with others
  • Attention to detail in creating an exceptional customer experience
  • Ability to effectively plan and execute flow of work
  • Ability to demonstrate familiarity with various service techniques, cocktail making procedures and utilization of basic bar tools
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Have basic knowledge of service standards, guest relations, wine, food and beverage preparations
  • Basic level knowledge of spirits, cocktail mixing, wine and beer
  • Basic level of knowledge of market trends
  • Basic level of knowledge of distillation processes

Physical Requirements

  • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity
  • Frequently lift/carry up to 20 lbs

How to Apply

PeopleFirst HR Solutions is proud to partner with La Crosse Distilling Co. in filling this position. Interested parties should submit a resume and salary history to mhelgeson@peoplefirsthrsolutions.com, or send them to PeopleFirst HR Solutions, 600 North 3rd Street, Suite 204, La Crosse, WI 54601. Please specify the position or position(s) that you are applying for as we are recruiting for multiple positions for La Crosse Distilling Co.