Server – SweetFire Kitchen

Benchmark La Cantera Resort & Spa
September 6, 2021
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


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To be the “benchmark” by which all others are judged takes passion, courage, and dedication. We invite you to explore our extraordinary offering of unique opportunities, all with a common goal of providing an unforgettable journey.

Job Description Summary:

The Server is responsible for ensuring the standards of service in assigned food and beverage outlets. S/he will take orders, deliver food, drinks and other items to guests. The Server will act as a liaison between the kitchen and guests. S/he will assist with maintaining the Resort standards.The Server shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times.

Job Description:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Adheres to the steps of service using the service standards manual

  • Takes guests orders using seat numbers and appropriate order taking sheets

  • Enters orders accurately into POS systems

  • Familiarizes him/herself with all menus including three meal periods, lounge menu, wine and beverage lists

  • Resets dining room according to meal period and table needs

  • Performs food & beverage preparation duties such as preparing condiments, brewing coffee and ensuring work stations are stocked

  • Follows all proper bookkeeping and cash handling procedures

  • Ensures all opening, on-going and closing side work is complete and signed off by a manager on duty

  • Serves food and beverages to guests

  • Informs and promotes guests of daily/nightly specials

  • Checks guests’ identification to ensure minimum age requirement for consumption of alcoholic beverages

  • Removes dishes, glasses, silverware or other item from tables and countertops and takes them to the kitchen for proper sanitation

  • Offers creative selling of products to guests

  • Answers questions and/or makes recommendations on menus items

  • Explains how various menu items are prepared, describing cooking methods and ingredients

  • Takes into consideration any special request, dietary issues made by the guest

  • Provides general resort information for guests

  • Offers warm and sincere welcome/farewell for all guests of La Cantera Resort and Spa

  • including use of guest name & good eye contact with each guest

  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all resort amenities as well as any special events

  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information

  • Up sells other resort services and amenities to guests

  • Describes and recommends wine pairings to guests

  • Brings wine selections to tables with appropriate glasses and pours the wine for guests

  • Ensures final quality check on food and beverage prior to serving guests

  • Monitors assigned tables for customer satisfaction, quality and additional service

  • Accurately prepares guest bills and provides in a timely manner and ensures accurate payment is received

  • Accurately reports tips & shift times in the appropriate location at the end of each shift

  • Addresses any guest issue promptly and with concern

  • Provides assistance to restaurant staff as needed

  • Attends monthly mandatory department meetings and appropriate resort and division meetings

  • Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons). Reports all safety incidents to on-duty supervisor.

  • Acts with responsibility towards all company property, supplies and equipment.

  • Maintains a professional appearance. Follows all La Cantera Resort and Spa dress code standards.

  • Remains alert, courteous and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Prior hospitality experience preferred

  • At least one year high volume restaurant serving experience preferred

  • At least 6 months POS system experience preferred

  • Adequate wine, beer and mixed drink knowledge preferred

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written

  • Must possesses excellent communication skills

  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Must be able to work under pressure

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment

  • Must have excellent listening skills

  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and associates

  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner

  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to stand and walk throughout the shift

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs at shoulder height;

  • Must be able to occasionally push/pull up to 75 lbs

  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, overhead reaching, and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently; and squeezing occasionally

Benefits and Perks:

  • Free Meals

  • Gym Membership Discounts

  • Six Flags Discounts

  • Shoes for Crews Program

  • Benchmark Associate Room Rates (for family and friends as well!)

  • Golf Course Discounts

  • F&B Discounts

  • Free Parking

  • Spa Discount

  • Benchmark Perks

  • 401K

  • Paid Time Off (Full-Time Associates)

  • Medical Benefits (Full-Time Associates)

  • Sick Pay (Full-Time Associates)

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