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Property Name
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
Job Title
California-San Diego
Company Name
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
La Jolla
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
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A Premier Hotel Management & Investment Company with Strategic Vision and Strong Core Values

Since 1987, Pacific Hospitality Group has maintained a strategic vision and strong core values as guiding principles for business success. With luxury hotel properties from Napa Valley to Southern California, PHG's growing portfolio of hotel and resort investments reinforces the company's cohesive vision and ensuing success.

PHG manages, develops, finances, and owns hotels and resorts located in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Louisiana. We currently own and manage 11 hotels and resorts, representing over 2,676 rooms and 203,650 square feet of premier indoor meeting and event space.

Job Description

Position Summary:

Provides customers with prompt service, quality beverages and food products.  Maintains clean and comfortable store environment.  Takes accurate telephone and face-to-face orders from customers, enters orders in POS system, makes food recommendations and upsells food and beverage items to maximize profitability.


Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  1. Helps guests select food and beverages by providing information about available selections.  Describes all menu items, methods of preparation and prices as needed.  Maintains knowledge of all menu items.  Upsells food and beverage items to maximize profitability.
  2. Enters orders to POS system and records guests' choices,  special dietary needs and special requests. 
  3. Prepares quality products including coffee and non-coffee beverages with the use of an espresso machine, blenders and other equipment assisting in beverage preparation. Prepares food items according to recipes.  Ensures guests are served quickly, courteously, and efficiently.
  4. Operates a cash register and receives payment from customers in cash, credit card, or room accounts.  Accurately counts and provides change to customers as required.    Balances all payment methods with accuracy to sales report. Turns in all tickets, credit card vouchers and monies collected throughout the shift.
  5. Follows all standard food handling, sanitation, TIPS and health department guidelines.
  6. Must wear non-slip, oil-resistant shoes.  Follows all safety policies and procedures.  Reports potential safety issues to manager whenever observed and takes immediate action to resolve in emergency situations.  OSHA laws require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing work duties that have the potential of risk to your health or safety.  Team members will be trained in the proper use and care of assigned PPE if applicable.  The hotel provides the required PPE.  Team member has responsibility to report defective, damaged or lost PPE or equipment that does not fit properly to their Manager.  Maintains strict compliance with hotel's Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) program and familiarizes self with current MSDS.
  7. Reporting to work as scheduled (on time and on regular basis) is an essential function of the job.


Other Responsibilities/Supportive Functions:

  1. Ensures minors and intoxicated persons are not served alcoholic beverages. Notifies management of any problems resulting from guest complaints, intoxication or disruptive behavior
  2. Completes all assigned cleaning duties, keep all storage areas cleaned and organized. Assists in the cleaning and organization of the service work stations during and after the shift
  3. Completes side work before, during and after shift. 
  4. Provide guests  a high level dining experience, while maintaining a professional distance and staying alert to their needs.
  5. Notifies management of unsafe conditions, needed maintenance of any equipment and any accidents.
  6. Resolves guest complaints within scope of authority; otherwise refers the matter to management.  Notifies supervisor and/or Security of all unusual events, circumstances, missing items, or alleged theft.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Team Members may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments and to make reasonable accommodations as needed.


Qualifications (relevant experience, education, and training):

  1. One year food service or Barista experience, preferably in a hotel/resort environment.
  2. Possess a basic knowledge of food and coffee preparation, service standards of comparable hotel, guest relations and etiquette.
  3. Must have a general knowledge of coffee beverages, wine, beer, liquors, waters and drinks served.
  4. Requires ability to serve needs of guests through verbal face-to-face and telephone interactions.  Contacts sometimes contain confidential/sensitive information so requires ability to use discretion.  Must demonstrate positive attitude and professional demeanor. Requires strong communication and interpersonal skills and commitment to a high level of guest satisfaction.
  5. Completes required training as scheduled.
  6. Requires ability to perform basic math skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  7. Requires ability to learn and use telephone, POS and other computer systems and equipment used at the hotel.
  8. Strong attention to detail.  Must be able to remain organized and handle multiple tasks and work under pressure of serving multiple guests at once. 
  9. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English to understand instructions, safety rules, and communicate with guests. 
  10. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, team members may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.  Work schedules will include working on holidays, weekends and alternate shifts. 
  11. Must be at least 18 years of age.  Must complete TIPS® (Training for Intervention Procedures) alcohol awareness certification as scheduled upon employment.  Must have a valid current Food Handlers Card or willingness and ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.  Requires valid Drivers' license in good standing with clean driving record if required to drive golf cart for deliveries.
  12. Must know all applicable health standards. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, ordinances and regulations and company policy regarding serving alcohol to minors and intoxicated patrons.
  13. Must maintain a clean appearance and professional demeanor.

Special Skills & Abilities/Mental and Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of the job the team member regularly stands and walks for sustained periods of time.  Works at a quick pace, maneuvering between activities occurring simultaneously. The team member regularly grasps objects such as plateware and glassware. The team member frequently feels the temperature of objects such as extremely hot glassware and plateware. The team member regularly reaches by extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction while serving and performing other essential functions of the job. The team member occasionally stoops, kneels and crouches. The team member frequently talks when communicating with guests and kitchen staff.  The team member frequently needs to hear voices while taking orders and interacting with guests.  The team member is frequently alerted of a coworker's presence from behind to avoid accidents.  Many aromas and smells are present in the kitchen and dining areas. Balance is frequently required to prevent falling when walking, standing, moving or carrying plates, beverages and food items. The team member occasionally pushes and pulls carts and furniture. Lifting is regularly required to prepare dining areas, serve food and beverages. Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move items such as plates, coffee trays, glassware, trashcans, and dishes. The team member is required to have close visual acuity to perform the job. The team member is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and t

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