Join the District Winery Team

Learn, grow, and thrive at DC’s first winery.

 

Have a passion for wine and want to learn more about it? Enjoy helping make special occasions even more special for people? Or just want to share in the wonderful world of food, wine, and hospitality? From restaurant servers and event staff to tasting bar associates and winery production employees to management and director level roles – there are lots of ways you can join the District Winery team. 

 

District Winery is always accepting applications for talented industry professionals, even if we are not actively hiring for a position. We believe in excellence and quality and know that our success depends on each and every one of our employees. Every role is equally important and at District Winery, we strive to ensure employees feel a sense of pride in their contribution to the guest experience and the company as a whole. 

 

Teamwork, integrity, and positivity are at the heart of working at District Winery. We celebrate success and offer continued support for employee growth and development. District Winery offers competitive wages, healthcare benefits, 401K, commuter benefits, and more. 

Don’t see a role below that’s a perfect fit? We still want to hear from you! Send your resume in PDF format to [email protected].

Current Opportunities

The Event Sales Manager reports to the Director of Sales (DOS) of the company and manages the sales and booking of events, including responding to inquiries, following up with potential clients, meeting clients, converting inquiries into sales, and promoting offers. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of the sales team to meet monthly team and individual financial targets and booking goals
  • Continuously creating a unique venue experience in line with District Winery’s brand
  • Managing clients through the full sales process from qualification, first appointment to post-booking, including but not limited to:
  • Responding to inquiries 
  • Developing new sales prospects and conducting sales calls  
  • Booking client walkthroughs and appointments
  • Building client relationships
  • Conducting on-site walk-through appointments
  • Creating custom proposals
  • Contract negotiations, closing & booking
  • Follow-up and client maintenance until client is introduced to their event manager
  • Attention to upselling client beyond base offerings
  • Collecting deposits and assisting with additional payments as needed
  • Meeting monthly sales goals and accurately tracking projections
  • Attending local networking events, and maintaining presence in the industry 
  • Continuously fostering and growing new and existing client relationships for the purpose of growing accounts year over year
  • Updating, implementing and maintaining all sales collateral and website language in conjunction with the DOS and Marketing Manager
  • Participating in development and implementation of marketing strategies which promote the venue to our key markets and new markets
  • Working closely with the Events Team to ensure successful execution of the client’s vision
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of sales, department and budgetary reports as and when required.
  • Attendance and participation at weekly BEO meetings to provide input/direction to event team and housemen on event logistics.
  • Attend booked events and direct event staff and housemen on set-up and on logistics

 

Who We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Management, Communications, or related degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of experience in event sales for an off premise caterer or private dining venue preferred. 
    • Knowledge of the local market and ability to successfully network within the industry to create awareness and drive revenue to the venue. 
    • Ability to negotiate and close deals consistently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with maximum accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients; must demonstrate professional phone and business etiquette.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible schedule with weekends and nights available.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and outgoing.
  • Ability to establish productive relationships with people at all levels.
  • Ability to thrive independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, competently handling demanding deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate proficient knowledge and use of computer and basic programs (e.g., Google Suite including Google Docs & Spreadsheets). Knowledge of Tripleseat a plus. 

 

How to Apply: Send cover letter, salary requirements and resume to [email protected].

Servers are responsible for positive guest interactions while serving guests in a professional, friendly, efficient manner and play an integral role in ensuring our customers have exceptional dining experiences. At all times, servers are expected to be attentive to guests’ needs, making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed. Servers embrace their role. They know their demeanor, attitude and actions play a large part in creating a pleasant atmosphere and guest experience. Servers represent the restaurant and are to provide a quality experience for guests.

Servers work in close collaboration with colleagues and kitchen and bar staff and must adhere to established health and safety standards. Servers also maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the restaurant which is an integral part of the guests’ experience. Servers must be able to handle guest complaints in a professional, calm and respectful manner. Servers must also be able to respond to ongoing requests and feedback from guests and their supervisors.

Responsibilities

  • Assist guests in selecting food and beverages by presenting menu, suggesting courses, explaining specials, identifying appropriate wines and answering food preparation questions
  • Have an expert understanding of the restaurant’s offerings, ingredients, preparation techniques and available substitutions.
  • Have an expert understanding of the restaurant’s wines
  • Identify special dietary needs and allergies and communicate to kitchen staff
  • Place orders exactly to customer specifications using POS system
  • Serve the needs of multiple guests and tables at the same time
  • Control flow of service and deliver food courses to guests in the proper order
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Observe proper serving etiquette and techniques
  • Maintain service pace by removing courses as completed, replenishing utensils, refilling water glasses, and being alert to patron spills or other special needs
  • Address guest concerns promptly, politely and positively
  • Issue bill and collect payment from guest
  • Contribute to restaurant growth and success by up-selling and creating goodwill with guests
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested by management, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Prepare restaurant and outside dining areas by setting tables, candles, napkins, service plates, glassware and utensils
  • Roll silverware, Polish glassware, set up stations, and prepare for the next shift
  • Execute opening and closing procedures as directed
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service of outside dining areas
  • Other duties as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or server experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Aloha POS preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Bartenders are responsible for positive guest interactions while serving guests in a professional, friendly, efficient manner and play an integral role in ensuring our customers have exceptional experiences. At all times, bartenders are expected to be attentive to guests’ needs, making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed. Bartenders embrace their role. They know their demeanor, attitude and actions play a large part in creating a pleasant atmosphere and guest experience. Bartenders represent the restaurant and are to provide a quality experience for guests.

Bartenders work in close collaboration with colleagues and must adhere to established health and safety standards. Bartenders also maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the bar which is an integral part of the guests’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Assist guests in selecting beverages by presenting menu, making recommendations, explaining specials, identifying appropriate wines and answering questions
  • Have an expert understanding of cocktail recipes and ingredients and be able to mix those drinks correctly.
  • Have an expert understanding of the restaurant’s wines
  • Have an expert understanding of the restaurant’s offerings, ingredients, preparation techniques and available substitutions.
  • Mix beverages using an extensive range of ingredients including liquor, bitters, soda, water, sugar, and fruits
  • Prepare garnishes
  • Place orders using POS system
  • Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
  • Place food orders for bar patrons
  • Serve the needs of multiple guests at the same time
  • Maintain service pace by removing glassware and being alert to patron spills or other special needs
  • Address service bar tickets in an efficient and timely manner
  • Control flow of service to guests and monitor guests’ alcohol consumption
  • Develop new drink recipes
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Observe proper serving etiquette and techniques
  • Organize the bar to streamline drink preparation and service
  • Address guest concerns promptly, politely and positively
  • Issue bill and collect payment from guest
  • Handle cash and be responsible for accurately opening and closing the cash drawer
  • Contribute to restaurant growth by up-selling and creating goodwill with guests
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Maintain a clean work and bar area by removing trash, cleaning tables, and washing glasses, utensils, and equipment
  • Roll silverware, Polish glassware, set up stations, and prepare for the next shift
  • Execute opening and closing procedures as directed
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service of outside dining areas
  • Other duties as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or server experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Aloha POS preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Hosts are responsible for greeting guests, taking reservations, answering questions, managing wait times, and escorting guests to the dining and bar areas. Lead hosts also participate in the training and mentoring of new hires to the host position. At all times, hosts are expected to be attentive to guests’ needs, making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed. Hosts know their demeanor and actions represent the restaurant and are to provide a quality experience for guests. Hosts work in close collaboration with colleagues and must adhere to established health and safety standards. Hosts help maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the restaurant and restrooms which is an integral part of the guests’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Greet customers as soon as they enter the restaurant
  • Manage the flow of guests in the restaurant and bar area when seating guests to ensure even workloads for waitstaff
  • Provide guests with accurate wait time estimates during busy periods
  • Maintain a neat, organized front-of-house environment
  • Assist with opening/closing tasks and side work as needed, including polishing glassware and silverware and folding napkins
  • Have a high level understanding of the food and beverage menus
  • Answer phones and schedule small party reservations
  • Direct large party reservations to the Manager on duty
  • Retrieve voicemails and respond or forward message to appropriate person for response
  • Perform light housekeeping duties such as cleaning windows and restrooms
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Address guest concerns promptly, politely and positively
  • Contribute to restaurant growth by creating goodwill with guests
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist restaurant management team with Menu Edits
  • Assist with training and mentoring of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service of outside dining areas
  • Other duties as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or server experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Aloha POS preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Event Servers/Bartenders are responsible for positive guest interactions while serving guests in a professional, friendly, efficient manner and play an integral role in ensuring our customers have exceptional experiences. At all times, event staff are expected to be attentive to guests’ needs, making them feel welcome, comfortable, important and relaxed. Staff embrace their role. They know their demeanor, attitude and actions play a large part in creating a pleasant atmosphere and guest experience.

Event Staff work in close collaboration with colleagues and kitchen staff and must adhere to established health and safety standards. They also maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the restaurant which is an integral part of the guests’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Set up, move, flip, and break down tables, chairs, bars and other event items in accordance with event floorplans to ready the space before, during and after each event. Assist with post-event cleanup, including furniture breakdown, garbage removal, and other closing list tasks
  • Assist guests in selecting food by presenting menu (if plated) or offering preselected items, identifying and explaining event wines, and answering food preparation questions
  • Assist guests in beverage selections, making recommendations, explaining tasting profiles, and answering questions
  • Have an expert understanding of the event wines
  • Mix beverages using an extensive range of ingredients including liquor, bitters, soda, water, sugar, and fruits
  • Prepare garnishes
  • Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
  • Serve the needs of multiple guests at the same time
  • Maintain and organize bar areas by removing glassware and being alert to patron spills or other special needs
  • Have an expert understanding of the event’s offerings, ingredients, preparation techniques and available substitutions
  • Identify special dietary needs and allergies and communicate to captains & expo
  • Serve the needs of multiple guests and assigned tables simultaneously and assist other team members with their duties as well, if needed
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Observe and adhere to proper serving etiquette and techniques for the events team
  • Maintain service pace by removing or delivering courses as completed, replenishing utensils (if necessary), refilling water & wine glasses, and being alert to patron spills or other special needs
  • Address guest concerns promptly, politely and positively and alert captains and management team of any/all issues
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested by management, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to cleaning, sanitizing, grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Prepare event space by setting up tables,chairs, bars, shelving and other collateral, setting tables, candles, napkins, service plates, glassware and utensils
  • Fold napkins & polish eventware, set up stations, and prepare for the next shift
  • Execute opening and closing procedures as directed
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service
  • Other duties as required
  • Cross-training in other areas of business as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or server experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Aloha POS preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English
  • Flexibility and adaptability

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Event Bussers contribute to the overall experience by cleaning, clearing and setting tables for guests, stocking supplies, and resetting event areas. Event Bussers represent the team and are to help provide a quality experience for guests. Event Bussers work in close collaboration with other staff and must adhere to established health and safety standards. Event Bussers also maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the event space which is an integral part of the guests’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Clear used items from guests spaces and clean tables between customers to ensure a hygienic dining environment
  • Set up, move, flip, and break down tables, chairs, bars and other event items in accordance with event floorplans to ready the space before, during and after each event. Assist with post-event cleanup, including furniture breakdown, garbage removal, and other closing list tasks.
  • Support staff members and assist team members where needed
  • Serve water & wines to guests upon arrival
  • Greet guests upon arrival for events and direct guest traffic through event spaces
  • Deliver used dishes and utensils to the kitchen for cleaning
  • Return all DW decor items to storage
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Prepare event space by setting tables, candles, napkins, service plates, glassware and utensils
  • Fold napkins and polish all eventware, set up stations, and prepare for the next shift
  • Execute opening and closing procedures as directed
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service of outside dining areas
  • Other duties as required
  • Cross-training in other areas of business as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or busser experience preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English
  • Flexibility and adaptability

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Bussers contribute to the diners’ overall restaurant experience by cleaning, clearing and setting tables for guests, stocking supplies, and bringing guests' needs to the attention of the servers. Bussers represent the restaurant and are to help provide a quality experience for guests. Bussers work in close collaboration with restaurant staff and must adhere to established health and safety standards. Bussers also maintain the cleanliness, presentation and ambiance of the restaurant which is an integral part of the guests’ experience.

Responsibilities

  • Clear table as guests complete their meals and clean tables between customers to ensure a hygienic dining environment
  • Replace silverware, glassware and linens so that each customer has what they need for their meal
  • Serve water to guests and refill water bottles as needed
  • Stock serving stations with napkins, utensils, trays, condiments, and salt and pepper
  • Deliver used dishes and utensils to the kitchen for cleaning
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety, cleanliness, safe food handling and alcoholic beverages
  • Maintain service pace by removing courses as completed, replenishing utensils, refilling water glasses, and being alert to patron spills or other special needs
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Prepare restaurant and outside dining areas by setting tables, candles, napkins, service plates, glassware and utensils
  • Roll silverware and fold napkins, polish glassware, set up stations, and prepare for the next shift
  • Execute opening and closing procedures as directed
  • Be comfortable with extreme weather during service of outside dining areas
  • Other duties as required

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior customer service or server experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Aloha POS preferred
  • Food and wine knowledge preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Collaboration and dedication to team goals required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Strong desire to interact with customers in a service setting
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficient in English

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [email protected]

Line cooks and prep cooks are responsible for preparing food to the exact chef’s specifications, setting up stations for menu items and assisting the executive and sous chefs with their daily tasks. They work in close collaboration with kitchen staff and must adhere to established health and safety standards. They also help maintain the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen.

Line Cook Responsibilities

  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including washing, peeling, cutting, portioning, chopping, and storing food
  • Weigh, measure, mix and prepare food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards and food preparation checklist
  • Set-up stations with par stocks of menu items, and prepare the dishes designated for that station
  • Operate kitchen equipment and use kitchen tools
  • Understand portions sizes, cooking methods, ingredients, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures
  • Portion food products prior to cooking according to standard portions sizes and recipe specifications
  • Stock and put away inventory
  • Ensure that food comes out simultaneously, in high quality, and in a timely fashion
  • Comply with food handling and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Assist with shift changeover to ensure orders are filled before leaving
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work station area
  • Follow the opening and closing checklists for kitchen stations
  • Assist with kitchen inventory and food storage
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and training sessions
  • Attend professional training sessions as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Prep Cook Responsibilities

  • Wash and peel vegetables and fruits
  • Cut and portion different types of meat, fish and chicken according to specifications
  • Stock and put away inventory
  • Properly label and store ingredients while keeping the walkins organized
  • Set up workstations and ingredients, so that food can be prepared according to recipes
  • Comply with food handling and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Assist with shift changeover to ensure orders are filled before leaving
  • Clean and sanitize working surfaces, tools, utensils and working area
  • Operate kitchen equipment and use kitchen tools
  • Understand cooking methods, ingredients, quality standards, kitchen rules and policies
  • Follow the opening and checklist for kitchen stations
  • Attend all scheduled employee meetings and training sessions
  • Attend professional training sessions as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent stamina, energy and focus required
  • Team attitude with ability to work well with others and dedication to team success
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior kitchen experience preferred
  • Anticipation of team needs and sense of urgency preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy
  • Strong work ethic
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand, walk and carry for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficiency in English preferred

How to Apply
Please send resume to [email protected]

Dishwasher/Porters are responsible for washing dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and pan and cleaning all food preparation and other kitchen areas and equipment. They are also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the BOH and FOH spaces in accordance with new standards to meet the challenges of COVID-19. These roles work in close collaboration with management and must adhere to established health and safety standards.

Responsibilities

  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and pan, by hand or using dishwashing machine using extra care to not break the dishes.
  • Load and unload washing machines
  • Maintain kitchen work areas and equipment and utensils in a clean, orderly condition.
  • Clean all food preparation areas and equipment Place clean dishes, glassware and utensils in racks or in storage areas
  • Remove trash, recycling and used linens and place in designated areas
  • Sweep and scrub floors and mats
  • Clean and sanitize garbage cans and receptacles
  • Clean dish storage
  • Clean up broken dishes and glassware and spills immediately
  • Perform open, closing and side work
  • Abide by sanitation, health and company guidelines concerning safety and cleanliness
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested, including pre-shift meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff
  • Adhere to grooming, conduct and uniform standards
  • Other duties as required
  • Cleaning the common areas and bathrooms as needed

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent stamina, energy and focus required
  • Team attitude with ability to work well with others and dedication to team success
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Prior kitchen experience preferred
  • Anticipation of team needs and sense of urgency preferred
  • Adaptability and ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to work quickly and with great accuracy
  • Strong work ethic
  • Highly organized and systematic in work
  • Ability to stand, walk and carry for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and lift at least 25-50 pounds
  • Proficiency in English preferred

How to Apply
Please send resume to [email protected]