• Permanent Junior position

  • East London, Eastern Cape

  • Undisclosed basic salary

  • Job 2177626 | Ref KB00COB

  • Posted 08 May 2018 by Kempston Recruitment

About the Position

Prepare, mix and serve drinks and beverages correctly to either customers directly or through serving staff.


  • Matric (Grade 12)


  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years
  • Working knowledge of standard drink recipes
  • Working knowledge of spirits, wine and beer
  • Understanding of classes of alcohol, different glasses, brand names and garnishments
  • Working knowledge of bar equipment
  • Knowledge and education in mixology an advantage
  • Numeracy and cash-handling skills
  • Able to work flexible schedules
  • Able to work in a standing position for long periods
  • Be able to reach and bend and frequently lift up to 15kgs


  • Greet customers and present beverage menus
  • Make recommendations and answer all related inquiries
  • Check identification of customers to verify they are of legal drinking age
  • Take orders from serving staff or directly from customers
  • Record drink orders accurately into register system
  • Prepare and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and tea or coffees in accordance with standard recipes
  • Peel, slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks
  • Mix and garnish cocktails according to standard specs
  • Serve snacks to customers seated at the bar
  • Upsell drink and snack items to customers
  • Respond promptly to requests from customers in a polite and professional fashion
  • Attempt to limit problems related to customers' excessive drinking by following established procedures
  • Process transactions using the POS system
  • Prepare checks for customers
  • Process customer payments
  • Arrange glasses and bottles into attractive and functional displays
  • Ensure clean glasses, bar equipment and working areas
  • Comply with all health, safety and hygiene standards and policies
  • Balance the cash register at the start and close of each shift
  • Monitor inventory
  • Order and restock bar inventory


  • A driver's license would be favourable and working hours will vary so they need to be flexible in this regard
  • Customer service orientation
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team member
  • High energy level
  • Handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Reliability
  • Honesty and integrity

Desired Skills

  • Working knowledge of spirits wine and beer
  • Working knowledge of standard drink recipes
  • Understanding of classes of alcohol different glasses brand names and garnishments
  • Working knowledge of bar equipment
  • Numeracy and cash handling skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Grade 12 / Matric

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