District Winery Job Openings

The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and maintaining District Winery’s restaurant and catering food programs. The Chef de Cuisine must ensure that all goals are met (e.g., catering client events and restaurant related) while complying with state and federal health requirements. In addition, the Chef de Cuisine is responsible for the hiring, training and management of all back of house personnel, always trying to ensure optimal staff utilization. The Chef de Cuisine will have full responsibility for the ongoing performance of back of house operations. 

Responsibilities

  • Create dynamic restaurant and catering menus while keeping food and labor costs in line with P&L targets
    • Develop and implement a constantly updating menu of seasonally appropriate dishes for the restaurant, and conduct staff tastings
    • Develop cocktail, family style, and plated catering menus while working with event team and upper management for suggestions and needs
    • Maintain recipe files for all restaurant and catering dishes
    • Track and audit food and labor costs
  • Manage hiring process, training, scheduling, termination, and all other day-to-day operations of back of house staff 
  • Manage all back of house staff, making sure they comply with management protocols
    • Provide culinary leadership to staff
    • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
    • Oversee portion control and food presentation
    • Keep track of and manage average time from order to delivery during restaurant service
    • Oversee food purchases and inventory control
    • Expedite and manage back of house staff during key events
  • Inform front of house managers of any menu changes in a timely manner
  • Ensure that food business operates as per upper management’s vision and standards
  • Responsible for maintaining back of house compliance with Department of Health standards. 
    • Conduct regular food safety walkthroughs
  • Communicate regularly with Event Director / Event Manager on upcoming events
    • Meet with private event clients during the sales phase if deemed necessary by Event Sales Director
    • 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
  • Oversee all food related inventory including food, plates, equipment, smallwares, etc.
  • Responsible for emergency facility maintenance of kitchen equipment

Other Information

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
Start Date: May 2017
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@districtwinery.com

District Winery is seeking a full-time marketing manager for our urban winery. We are looking for a smart, energetic person to help market District Winery wines, restaurant, and private events via traditional and new media channels.

Responsibilities

  • Work with co-founders and executive team to generate marketing and sales strategies
  • Develop and manage ongoing promotions for restaurant and winery
  • Generate online ad campaigns, group-targeted newsletters, and collateral that support marketing efforts
  • Manage and develop strategy for all social media accounts including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and LinkedIn
  • Manage company loyalty program
  • Coordinate and attend off-site marketing sponsorship and community events
  • Work with PR company to ensure consistent brand messaging and press coverage
  • Coordinate with freelance graphic designer to create collateral materials
  • Generate monthly metric based reports displaying marketing performance
  • Build and manage online wine retail sales including a District Winery Wine Club
  • Submit wines for reviews and competitions
  • Make regular updates to website
  • Manage donation requests

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business or marketing
  • 5+ years experience in marketing
  • Experience in wine or hospitality related industry
  • Must be proficient with MailChimp, including building newsletters and list management (groups, segmentation)
  • Experience maintaining content on Wordpress
  • Strong understanding of current Social Media platforms
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, Facebook advertising, and Google AdWords
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Excellent follow through skills and ability to work with minimal supervision

Other Information

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits
Start Date: May 2017
How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@districtwinery.com