District Winery Job Openings

District Winery is seeking a Restaurant Floor Manager to round out our service team and be a driving force in bringing our guests a top notch dining experience. This position requires a calm demeanor during high paced and intense situations, attentiveness to all aspects of the dining room and bar with the ability to easily communicate and manage a large team. Key Responsibilities
  • Create a positive environment for all team members and guests
  • Manage hourly dining room and bar staff
  • Lead the team in service, ensuring that all standards are adhered to.
  • Actively coach the team throughout service, providing ongoing feedback and development
  • Interact with guests throughout service to monitor satisfaction and ensure a positive and memorable experience
  • Oversee tasting bar operations
  • Maintain beer and liquor inventories
  • Manage all smallwares storage and inventory levels
  • Perform various administrative duties related to managing the restaurant
  • Maintain the facilities to the highest of standards
  • Perform various operational and administrative duties related to restaurant management and upkeep
  • Manage the restaurant's appearance and atmosphere
  • Address any guest issues and work towards positive outcome
  • Perform opening and closing procedures for the restaurant
  • Maintain a safe environment for both guests and staff
Requirements
  • 2+ years of experience in fine dining management
  • Must have a passion for service and hospitality
  • 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: July 2017 How to Apply: Please send resume and personalized cover letter in PDF format to foh.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

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