District Winery Job Openings

District Winery is seeking a talented salesperson to join its sales team and effectively maintain and grow event bookings. District Winery will host social and corporate events, and requires a personable but determined manager to maximize available inventory, grow average event budget and proactively seek new clients. Key Responsibilities
  • Working as part of the sales team to meet monthly booking goals
  • Managing corporate and social inquiries
  • Taking clients through the full sales process from qualification, first appointment to post-booking, including but not limited to:
    • Responding to inquiries and booking appointments
    • Building client relationships
    • Generating custom proposals
    • Conducting on-site walk-through appointments
    • Contract Negotiations, closing & booking
    • Follow-up and client maintenance until client is introduced to their event manager
  • Driving corporate bookings through proactive outreach, outside sales calls, networking and relationship building
  • Meeting monthly sales goals and accurately tracking projections
  • Updating, implementing and maintaining all sales collateral and website language in conjunction with the rest of the sales team
Requirements
  • 5+ years experience in event sales
  • Extremely personable
  • Strong knowledge of the DC/VA/MD corporate, government and association markets
  • Well organized and a self-starter
  • Flexible availability, as noted above, is required to accommodate client needs
  • Pre-opening experience is a plus
Other Information
  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
  • Start Date: August 2017
  • How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to sales.jobs@districtwinery.com
District Winery is seeking a Event Manager to coordinate and execute weddings, social events, corporate events, fundraisers, and more. The Event Manager will ensure client management and the events themselves run smoothly and efficiently, following the sales process and through each event's completion. This position requires a calm demeanor during high paced and intense situations, attentiveness to all aspects of an event, and the ability to easily communicate and manage a large team. Key Responsibilities
  • Create and implement event execution procedures as per Co-Founders' vision and standards
  • Act as main point of contact for private event clients immediately following booking, throughout planning process and through the event.
  • Manage client relationship and respond quickly and efficiently to client questions and concerns via email and phone; Anticipate potential client questions, issues and conflicts and proactively troubleshoot
  • Oversee event schedule from a high level, ensuring adherence to all deadlines including but not limited to: walk-through schedule, menu selections, vendor introductions, tasting schedule, etc.
  • Proactively engage with guests to ensure a positive experience
  • Manage event staff, setup and breakdown of the space for events
  • Interface with back of house staff to ensure proper delivery & coordination of food service
  • Manage all event forms, seating charts, and other administrative documents for events
  • Liaise with external vendors leading up to and throughout the event
  • Help train staff on their food and wine knowledge
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Management, Communications, or related degree from an accredited university
  • 5+ years of experience in event and/or catering management
  • Must have a passion for weddings and be able to manage multiple weddings in a weekend
  • Flexible schedule with weekends and nights available
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and outgoing
  • Ability to establish productive relationships with people at all levels
  • A positive and adaptable approach to problem solving
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Must demonstrate proficient knowledge and use of computer and basic programs (e.g., Google Suite including Google Docs & Spreadsheets)
  • Detail oriented and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask in fast-paced environment, competently handling demanding deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients; must demonstrate professional phone and business etiquette
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and appreciation of wine strongly preferred
Other Information
  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
  • Start Date: August 2017
  • How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to jobs@districtwinery.com

District Winery is looking for motivated professionals to join the team at our new restaurant and winery in the Navy Yard.

We are excited to be a part of the neighborhood and are looking forward to serving Modern American fare in a relaxed yet refined setting, alongside a strong wine list and craft cocktails. Ideal candidates should have solid fine dining experience, be creative, and be interested in a serious commitment to a growing company. 


Server

Provide service to dining room tables for food & beverage
Guide guests through the dining experience, including providing food & beverage suggestions, offering tastings and flights of our wines, and providing exemplary knowledge of all our offerings
Complete all opening, closing and running sidework, including but not limited to: setting tables, re-stocking service station, linen folding, polishing glassware
Running food from kitchen to guests in dining room and bar area
Delivering drinks from service bar area to dining room guests
Bussing and pre-bussing of tables as necessary, keeping tables clean and clear of excess clutter
Optimize guests’ comfort level and controlling the flow of service
Service is casual, yet polished. Every table should leave knowing that we make all of our own wine and that we sell them at retail prices to go
Constantly keep an eye on teammates and provide assistance when needed

Bartender

Work with management to create unique house cocktails based on restaurant guidelines
Assist with putting away beverage orders
Adhere to all requirements for servers
Maintain a clean, organized, and stocked bar at all times
Verbally acknowledge every guest at the bar within 30 seconds
Assist all staff by being a source of knowledge for all beverages
Accurately record all wastes, shift drinks, comps and tastes for each service
Communicate with runners, bussers and management throughout service on items needed
Create regulars by getting to know bar guests and their habits
Responsible for closing down the restaurant each night, which includes but is not limited to cleaning all floors and floor mats, sealing and wiping down all bottles, organizing end of day financials, etc.
Working with management to provide periodical spirits training to staff
Adhere to DCW standardized recipes for house cocktails and batch items

Runner

Work with chef to expedite food from kitchen to guests in the dining room and bar areas
Bussing and pre-bussing of guests at tables and bar
Deliver food to guests and announcing the name of the dish clearly and cleanly
Maintaining expo station, including garnish upkeep, torchons, plate wipes
Set up and break down coffee station.
Assist servers in cleaning and resetting of tables when guests leave
Assist staff in closing down restaurant by cleaning floors, bar mats, taking out trash, putting away cut fruit, etc.

Busser

Assist servers and bartenders with pre bussing and bussing dirty plates and glasses
Pour water for guests and keep water bottles filled
Deliver food to guests and announcing the name of the dish clearly and cleanly
Keep service stations stocked with glassware, share plates and silverware
Keep bar stocked of items as needed throughout service, such as ice, fruit, sodas, flatware, linens
Polish flatware and glassware throughout service
Clear and reset tables
Assist staff in closing down restaurant by cleaning floors, bar mats, taking out trash, putting away cut fruit, etc.

How to Apply: Please send your resume to foh.jobs@districtwinery.com

The Catering Sous Chef reports to the Chef de Cuisine and is responsible for aiding in planning, implementing, directing and maintaining food programs and back of house operations for our premiere wedding and corporate event venue. The Catering Sous Chef must ensure that all goals are met while complying with local and federal health requirements.  In addition, the Catering Sous Chef is responsible for the training and management of back of house event personnel, always trying to ensure optimal staff utilization.

Responsibilities

  • Work with owners and executive staff to maintain a high standard of food and service and to ensure that food business operates as per upper management’s vision and standards
  • Oversee day-to-day kitchen operations for all aspects of food production
    • Assist with the development of menus while working with event team and upper management for suggestions and needs
    • Conduct on-going staff tastings
    • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
    • Maintain recipe files
    • Oversee food purchases and inventory control
  • Manage back of house personnel, including full-time and freelance cooks, ensuring they comply with management protocols
    • Provide culinary leadership to staff
    • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
    • Oversee portion control and food presentation
    • Expedite and manage back of house staff during key events
  • Communicate regularly with Event Managers on upcoming events
    • Meet with private event clients during the sales phase if deemed necessary by Director of Sales
    • Conduct food tastings for private event clients
    • Review upcoming events to ensure menu and timeline are accurate
    • Coordinate menu changes as needed (allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.)
    • Ensure excellent and consistent customer experience for events
  • Responsible for maintaining back of house compliance with Department of Health standards. 
    • Conduct regular food safety walkthroughs

Requirements

  • At least 5 years professional fine dining kitchen experience 
  • Extensive experience with wedding and corporate catering
  • Excellent management and delegation skills
  • Positive and constructive attitude during service and able to maintain composure and lead through example
  • Must be able to provide examples and explanations of how administrative duties (scheduling, prep sheets, order sheets) are built and maintained
  • Keep a clean and orderly kitchen
  • Hold Washington DC Food Manager’s License

Other Information

  • Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
  • Start Date: July 2017
  • How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to boh.jobs@districtwinery.com
     
Job Description District Winery is seeking smart and friendly people who have a passion for wine to work in our winery tasting bar as wine sales associates and winery tour guides. Responsibilities
  • Greet and welcome guests and provide excellent customer service
  • Confidently pour wines and educate customers in all aspects of District Winery
  • Sell tours, tastings and retail wine by the glass, bottle and case
  • Collect email addresses from guests for marketing purposes
  • Stock supplies, keep tasting bar tidy, maintain displays and upkeep general cleanliness
  • Answer phone and help direct guests
  • Work off-site tasting events in and around the DC metro area
  • Tour guides will give groups guided tours of the winery, along with a curated wine tasting
Requirements
  • 1 or more years sales experience in a retail wine shop or winery
  • Strong wine knowledge; familiarity with wine production a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge, enthusiasm and a passion for wine tasting and wine production
  • Relaxed, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and lift 30+ pounds safely
  • Must be available nights, weekends, and some holidays
Other Information Compensation: Hourly plus tips Start Date: August 2017 How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format to foh.jobs@districtwinery.com

District Winery is looking for motivated culinary professionals to join our team. These positions will help with all aspects of food production for a busy restaurant and event venue. Our boutique urban winery is set in the heart of The Yards, a bustling community in DC's Navy Yard along the Anacostia River.  We function as a restaurant and private event venue, featuring full-service weddings with wine crafted on-site, exquisite cuisine, and the beautiful winery as a backdrop.

Requirements

  • Cooks (Restaurant Prep and Service, Full-time Catering, and Freelance Catering)
  • Experience in fine dining restaurant or high end catering
  • Strong knife skills a must (this includes owning your own knives)
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow recipes
  • Flawless track record with attendance
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Food handler's safety certified a plus
  • Neat, quick and efficient worker
  • Highly independent

Porters

  • Attention to detail
  • Flawless track record with attendance
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Food handler's safety certified a plus
  • Neat, quick and efficient worker
  • Highly independent

Other Information

Compensation: Competitive hourly wages based on experience
Start Date: August 2017
How to Apply: Please send resume to boh.jobs@districtwinery.com
 

Job Description District Winery is looking for seasonal harvest help for the upcoming 2017 vintage. Located in Washington, DC, District Winery is the premier urban winery focused on quality. This is a very unique opportunity to get hands on experience with a wide range of styles from multiple and distinct AVA's. Previous experience is a plus, but not required. Housing not provided. Responsibilities
  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment
  • Grape sorting and processing
  • Punch downs and pump overs
  • Additions
  • Racking/wine and juice movements
  • Analysis
Requirements
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work long and flexible hours
  • Able to lift and carry 50+ pounds
  • Able to safely climb ladders, equipment, etc.
Other Information Compensation: Hourly Start Date: September 2017 How to Apply: Please send resume and cover letter in PDF format to winery.jobs@districtwinery.com