BottleTaps is looking for knowledgeable, customer service driven individuals to join us in creating the Bay Area’s newest and best Craft Beer Experience. We prefer candidates with Cicerone, Beer Judge or beer sensory training. However, if you don’t have those but still love beer and want to learn more about it, we will help train you to achieve those certifications. We are now accepting applications for the following positions.

Position Description – Chef

Essential Purpose

To develop, implement, and deliver a well well-crafted culinary program in cohesion with the BottleTaps Beer and Wine programs. To manage back-of-house (BOH) staff on a daily basis and oversee all kitchen and culinary operations.

To provide gracious hospitality and guidance through a memorable dining/drinking experience at BottleTaps for all guests of the taproom.

To manage labor, COGS, sales, and financials of the BOH portion of Bottletaps. To maintain and update menus as needed.

To effectively utilize the tools and resources provided to guide the Bottletaps BOH team on a path of consistent success.

To act as an ambassador of the taproom, to the community of Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley area.

To consistently improve and refine the skillset and knowledge of all resources, equipment, and product pertaining to the position.

Take proper care of specific guest requests and accommodate them to the best of the taprooms ability while understanding restrictions set forth in the service guidebook.

Essential Duties

  • Menu development.
  • Ingredient sourcing.
  • BOH scheduling, labor, and payroll management.
  • Upkeep of current industry trends & product knowledge.
  • Opening and/or closing duties of the restaurant as a whole.
  • Product inventory & purchasing.
  • Hiring and management of staff performance.
  • Staff leadership in the kitchen specifically, and all outlets of the restaurant.
  • Day to day functions with vendors, purveyors, etc.
  • Updating food menus to website
  • Handling of staff concerns or incidents.
  • Direct management of all kitchen staff.
  • Successful and cordial collaboration with FOH staff and management.
  • Executive level reporting to ownership.
  • Daily opening and closing management duties.

Job Knowledge & Education Requirements

  • 5+ years of Chef or Sous Chef experience.
  • Proven leadership traits.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work 50+ hour work weeks, including nights, weekends, holidays.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational & communication skills.
  • A passion for food, beer, wine, and the hospitality industry.
  • Ability to contribute to a wide variety of management tasks & operations beyond the kitchen; including marketing, private party organization, community outreach, staff recognition programs, staff education programs, and much more.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel; proficient with standard POS and CRM systems (specifically Revel is a plus)
  • Ability to pair foods with appropriate fermented beverages.

Extra consideration to those who possess:

  • Prior Gastro-Pub experience.
  • Experience restaurant operations.
  • Previous experience with small plates.
  • Strong beer & wine knowledge. Cicerone or Sommelier preferred.  Cicerone training will be required after hire.
  • Efficiency with Google programs (Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Drive, Sheets).

Skills & Aptitudes

  • Detailed orientated.
  • Personable with strong communication skills.
  • Well-groomed and professionally presentable.
  • Familiarity with most beer styles and ability to describe them.
  • Organized and efficient with all aspects of working operations.
  • High quality professional standards for service and execution of all work-related tasks.
  • Problem solving and team first mentality.
  • Courteous and respectful to all guests and fellow staff members.

Working Conditions

Primarily indoors with some work on outdoor stations and patio during appropriate seasons.

Off-site functions may require outdoor food & beverage service.

Exposure to weather conditions may apply during outdoor service (patio or off-site).

Recognition of kitchen and BOH conditions such as increased temperature, noise, intensity.

Recognition of stations that are off limits and when these areas are and are not accessible; such as the kitchen, bar, wine storage, and more.

Kitchen floors may be exposed to grease or oil thus developing a slippery surface; extra attention to safety and caution is required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Must be able to maintain composure and professional appearance for up to and sometimes exceeding 8 hour shifts.

Ability to stay on feet for entire shift (8+) hours.

Ability to handle hot food plates in an effective and timely manner.

Must be able to move seamlessly within the taproom in cohesion with several other staff members without interrupting or interfering with guest experience.

Impact of Decision Making

Your decisions directly impact the public image of the BottleTaps.  Poor decisions may result in customer dissatisfaction and loss of revenues due to unprofessional manner, lack of product knowledge, unsafe work practices, or improperly handled customer service.

The following performance attributes are required:

  • Properly handles customer service expectations to ensure they’re met or exceeded.
  • Properly conveys product knowledge.
  • Effectively leads all staff members of the Taproom.
  • Demonstrates leadership by example on a consistent basis.
  • Contributes to strengthening the integrity and reputation of BottleTaps thus directly contributing to the bottom line revenue and profitability of the taproom.

Above mentioned actions can directly affect the work environment of all employees of BottleTaps and their ability to properly deliver their work related tasks and responsibilities, as well as earning an honest living.

Essential Purpose & Duties

Accurately and efficiently cook meats, fish, vegetables, soups and other food products as well as prepare and portion food products prior to cooking. Perform other duties in the areas of food and final plate preparation including plating and garnishing of cooked items and preparing appropriate garnishes for all hot menu item plates.

To consistently improve and refine the skillset and knowledge of all resources, equipment, and product knowledge of the restaurant as a whole.

Properly orchestrate all opening and closing duties pertaining to but not limited to the specific position. Assist as directed in all operational side-work duties.

Have a working knowledge of all resources and tools pertaining to the BOH. Assist in the overall cleanliness of the restaurant and all equipment within.

Assume 100% responsibility for quality of products served. Know and comply consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.

Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period. Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.

Maintain a clean and sanitary work station.

Job Knowledge & Education Requirements
  • Minimum two years of kitchen and cooking experience.
  • Associate degree or higher a plus, with preference in Culinary studies.
  • Knowledge of beer & wine a plus.
  • Food Handlers Certification valid and active required.
  • Familiar with OSHA compliance and basic health regulations of CA.
Skills & Traits
  • Personable with strong communication skills.
  • Detailed orientated.
  • Well-groomed and professionally presentable.
  • Organized and efficient with all aspects of working operations.
  • High quality of standard for service and execution of all work-related tasks.
  • Problem solving and team first mentality.
  • Courteous and respectful to all guests and fellow staff members.
  • Ability to stay on feet for entire shift (5-8) hours.

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Essential Purpose & Duties

To provide gracious hospitality and guidance through a memorable tasting experience at BottleTaps for all guests of the taproom. To cultivate an exquisite and reputable beer/beverage program at BottleTaps. Execute high standards of food & beverage service, adhering to all standards and guidelines set forth by BottleTaps and detailed within the service guidebook and employee handbook.

To effectively utilize the tools and resources provided to execute sales of food & beverage. To consistently improve and refine the skillset and knowledge of all resources, equipment, and product pertaining to the position.

To act as an ambassador of the taproom to the community of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley area. To insure the well-being and safety of any guests consuming alcoholic beverage within the taproom and patio.

Assist in the inventory, accountability, and proper care and use of all beverage equipment and the beverage program. Maintain the proper functioning, maintenance and cleanliness of all bar and beverage program equipment.

Lead FOH staff members in a respectful manner. Assist in the closing duties and late-night operations of the taproom. Effectively act as a beacon of product knowledge pertaining to craft beer, wine, and all beverages served.

Provide proper care and attention to any specific guest requests and accommodate to the best of the taprooms ability.

Job Knowledge & Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or 4 year college degree a plus.
  • BOH or Culinary experience a plus.
  • Food Handlers Certification valid and active required.
  • Familiar with OSHA compliance and basic health regulations of CA.
  • Strong experience with popular and historical craft beer style information and wine is required.
  • TIPS (RBS-Responsible Beverage Service) training required.
  • Cicerone and/or BJCP training highly desired and will be required upon employment
Skills & Aptitudes
  • Personable with strong communication skills. Strong customer service skills necessary.
  • Familiarity with most beer styles and ability to describe them.
  • Guest recognition and remembrance is a plus.
  • Detailed orientated, well-groomed and professionally presentable, organized and efficient.
  • Problem solving and team first mentality. Courteous and respectful to all guests and fellow staff members.
  • Ability to properly move and produce within close quarter conditions in bar station and adjacent areas.
  • Inventory and work within climate controlled wine cellar environment often below 60 degrees Fahrenheit is required.
  • Service and proper care of guests that may become inebriated during their time within BottleTaps may be required.
  • Must be able to carry product that could exceed 50 lbs. such as beer kegs or cases of wine.
  • Ability to stay on feet for entire shift (5-8) hours.
  • Ability to handle drink trays and hot food plates in an effective and timely manner. Ability to open and properly serve beer and wine products.

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Essential Purpose & Duties

To provide gracious hospitality and guidance through a memorable dining/drinking experience at BottleTaps for all guests of the taproom. To execute high standards of food & beverage service, adhering to all standards and guidelines set forth by BottleTaps and detailed within the service guidebook and employee handbook.

To effectively utilize the tools and resources provided to execute sales of food & beverage.

To act as an ambassador of the taproom, to the community of Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley area.

To consistently improve and refine the skillset and knowledge of all resources, equipment, and product pertaining to the position.

Lead FOH staff members in a respectful manner, while securing all food & beverage orders in timely fashion.

Take proper care of specific guest requests and accommodate them to the best of the taprooms ability.

Properly orchestrate all opening and closing duties pertaining but not limited to the specific position. Assist in all operational side-work duties as directed

Job Knowledge & Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates or 4 year college degree a plus.
  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server and/or BJCP training highly desired and will be required upon employment.
  • BOH or Culinary experience recommended. Culinary degree a major plus.
  • Food Handlers Certification valid and active required.
  • Familiar with OSHA compliance and basic health regulations of CA.
Skills & Traits
  • Detailed orientated
  • Personable with strong communication skills.
  • Well-groomed and professionally presentable.
  • Familiarity with most beer styles and ability to describe them.
  • Organized and efficient with all aspects of working operations.
  • High quality professional standards for service and execution of all work related tasks.
  • Problem solving and team first mentality.
  • Courteous and respectful to all guests and fellow staff members.
  • Ability to stay on feet for entire shift (5-8) hours.
  • Ability to open and property serve beer and wine products.
  • Ability to handle drink trays and hot food plates in an effective and timely manner.

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BottleTaps is the newest addition to the Tri-Valley restaurant and bar scene. We opened in December 2017 BottleTaps is featuring over 100 hand-selected craft beers, wine, mead, cider, Kombucha and an exceptional menu of contemporary small plates to complement our beer list. We are locally owned and operated, located in a brand new building and plaza, with built-in clientele of several hundred newly occupied high-end condos and town-homes. We are seeking a Shift Manager to oversee staff and operations of the restaurant, when the Ownership is not present. Bartending shifts can be provided to supplement shifts if needed.

We are currently hiring for the position of Shift Manager.

Position Description – Shift Manager
Essential Purpose & Duties

To provide gracious hospitality and guidance through a memorable dining/drinking experience at BottleTaps for all guests of the taproom.

To manage labor, sales and to maintain and improve upon all service standards, SOPs, and general operations of the restaurant on a daily basis.

To effectively utilize the tools and resources provided to guide the BottleTaps team on a path of consistent success.

To act as an ambassador of the taproom, to the community of Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley area.

To consistently improve and refine the skillset and knowledge of all resources, equipment, and product pertaining to the position.

Take proper care of specific guest requests and accommodate them to the best of the taprooms ability while understanding restrictions set forth in the service guidebook.

To effectively manage all front-of-house (FOH) staff on a daily basis to insure financial and service goals are met.

Job Knowledge & Education Requirements
  • 2-5+ years of restaurant management experience or equivalent.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proven leadership traits.
  • Flexible schedule with ability to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays if needed.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational & communication skills.
  • A passion for food, beer, wine, and the hospitality industry.
  • Ability to contribute to a wide variety of management tasks & operations beyond the Taproom; including marketing, private party organization, community outreach, staff recognition programs, staff education programs, a plus.

Application Form

If you are interested in becoming part of the new Craft Beer Experience at BottleTaps, please download and fill out the following application and return it along with your resume to info@bottletaps.com for any of the positions listed.

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