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Head Barman

Bartending skills, able to make and prepare

Job Overview

Category : Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Experience(s) : 2-5 Year
Location : Nairobi
Job Type: Entry Level
Job Kind : Permanent
Highest Educational Level : Diploma/Certificate in Food & Beverage Service
Salary :

Client Overview

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Already Taken”. We’ll be opening a thoroughly refreshingly unique independent hotel in Nairobi next year. If you love hospitality but want a little more adventure in your life we might just be the place for you, whatever your specialist skills and experience. We’re looking for people who thrive on stimulating new challenges and who will be encouraged to be themselves, rather than being treated as cogs in a machine. And if you’ve never worked in the hospitality industry, no matter, as an injection of fresh perspectives from newcomers will help to keep us apart from the mainstream hotel herd. If this sounds like it might be your thing, please send us your resume and tell us a little about who you are. We look forward to creating something rather special with an entirely special collection of individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Utilizes Barmen to aid in item purchasing. This includes but is not limited to: beer, wine, champagne, spirits, dry ingredients, produce when necessary, bitters; coordinates with other locations when necessary.
  • Collaborates with other One Off managers to plug a product they may be excited about to use for buying power.
  • Coordinates with Barman in executing quarterly inventory to be sent to corporate.
  • Receives, stocks and organizes all orders and tracks invoices.
  • Collect and enter product invoices, make adjustments (communicating all adjustments with Storeman in order to maintain desired profit margins.
  • In conjunction with management team, effectively update beverage menus, POS system and communicate to team members.
  • Create and maintain a bar recipe book that details information on all bar products (spirits, beer, bitters, juices, etc.) to team members to refer to & new teams to train.
  • Guides, teaches, motivates team members to follow recipes.
  • Maintains bar, a universal well and inventory of supplies, as well as a clean and organized bar and storage areas.
  • Supervise structure and execution of side work by all bar team members, encouraging healthy communication & organization.
  • Conduct tastings and coordinate larger scale continued education opportunities for team members, while working alongside Beverage coordinator to facilitate tastings.
  • Maintains liquor room and monitors bar supplies to ensure minimum waste.
  • Communicates and coordinates promotions and team member trips with team in conjunction with Beverage staff
  • Stay educated on industry trends and offerings from other local establishments.
  • Resolves complaints from guests in a polite, friendly manner always making sure we follow up with them when needed, while always informing General Manager of issues if not present.
  • Have strong communication with Beverage Staff, FOH and Supervisors to communicate any issues, concerns, or ideas.
  • Participate in training about standardized policies (fire, hygiene, health, safety, employee handbook, etc.) and confers weekly with owner management about restaurant operations.
  • Perform Opening and/or Closing Supervisor duties as needed.


  • High school diploma, or demonstration of sufficient reading and math skills to read manuals, prepare costing, and prepare computer reports as required.
  • Serve Safe Certification required.
  • Bartending skills, able to make, prepare, study, and discuss cocktails.
  • Ability to handle stress under pressure.
  • Ability to learn and use Toast to input data.
  • Previous management experience preferred.