• Job Opportunities at Mercado Restaurant - 7 Positions

  • Posted on: 3 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Mercado, a new Mexican restaurant situated at Westlands, Nairobi invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:

    Bartender

     

    Duties for the Bartender Job

    • Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant patrons
    • Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks
    • Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations
    • Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails
    • Plan and present bar menu
    • Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies
    • Stay guest focused and provide excellent guest experience
    • Comply with all food and beverage regulations

    Bartender Job Requirements

    • Resume and proven working experience as a bartender
    • Excellent knowledge of in mixing, garnishing and serving drinks
    • Computer literacy and knowledge of POS system
    • Positive attitude and excellent communication skills
    • Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean
    • Relevant training

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    Stewards

     

    Duties for the Stewards Job

    • Keep working area clean throughout the day
    • Clean dry goods store, cold room, freezer room and shelves
    • Ensure sink is always clean with clean dish rack
    • Ensure the kitchen Colleagues have the dishes/silverware required and guests have clean dishes
    • Remove all rubbish and dispose and clean dump hatch
    • Sort, stack dishes, and load/unload dishwasher
    • Sort, stack and store all cleaned items in an organized and safe manner
    • Ensure all breakages and chipped items are removed from circulation and inventoried
    • Ensure floors are dry and clean at all times
    • Follow department policies, procedures and service standards
    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment

    Stewards Job Requirements

    • A Minimum of two years working experience in a high ranking restaurant or hotel
    • Exceptional communication skills and great customer service skills
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Exceptional ability to multi task.
    • Good personal grooming and presentation
    • A positive attitude and team player

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    Waiters

     

    Duties for the Waiters Job

    • Show customers to their seats and present menu options
    • Advise on the best food and drink choices for each customer and answer questions
    • Take orders and deliver them to the table accurately
    • Attend to the tables and guarantee compliance to cleanliness standards
    • Check the quality of the final servings and resolve any issues
    • Accept payments
    • Work with other staff as a team
    • Work diligently to achieve outstanding service quality

    Waiters Job Requirements

    • Proven work experience as a waiter
    • Ability to build relationships with colleagues and customers and ensure mutual satisfaction
    • Customer-oriented and planning skills
    • Working knowledge of cash register and any POS system
    • Outstanding people skills
    • Patient and friendly with demonstrated experience in problem solving
    • Good physical condition
    • Food safety training will be a plus

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    Sous Chef

     

    Duties for the Sous Chef Job

    • Leads kitchen team in chef’s absence
    • Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
    • Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients
    • Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
    • Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
    • Hires and trains new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
    • Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimises waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
    • Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards
    • Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities
    • Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
    • Assists head chef with menu creation
    • Coordinates with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing

    Sous Chef Job Qualifications

    • Formal Culinary Training,
    • Previous Restaurant Experience,
    • Extensive Food and Beverage Knowledge,
    • Restaurant Industry Knowledge,
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and knowledge of restaurant regulations,
    • Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills,
    • Exceptional Customer-Service Skills

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    Restaurant Chef de Partie

     

    Duties for the Chef de Partie Job

    • To ensure that all stocks are kept under optimum conditions
    • To ensure that all misen place is always fresh and prepared on time
    • To ensure that all dishes are being prepared to the correct recipe and the correct quantity
    • To ensure that all dishes reach the passe correctly garnished, the correct portion and size and presented on the correct serving dish in the prescribed manner
    • To ensure that your section is being kept clean and tidy at all times
    • To ensure that your junior chefs and trainees receive the right training and optimum guidance
    • To ensure that any anticipated shortages are communicated promptly to the sous chef or the head chef
    • To ensure that no horseplay is allowed in your section and that all staff under you are treated fairly and with courtesy
    • To deputise in the sous chef’s absence and take charge of the kitchen when asked to do so
    • To attend training courses and seminars when required to do so

    Chef de Partie Job Requirements

    • Previous experience in the culinary field required(2 years)
    • Diploma Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset
    • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
    • Highly responsible & reliable
    • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
    • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

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    Commis Chef

     

    Duties for the Commis Chef Job

    • To assist and monitor food stocks and stock movement.
    • To understand daily departmental costs and how they influence profit and loss results.
    • To ensure minimum kitchen wastage.
    • To learn and record skills and recipes from your Chef de Parties/Sous Chefs.
    • To follow the cleaning schedules for the kitchen and clean the section and other areas as directed.
    • To ensure stock is controlled and rotated. Accept and store deliveries.
    • To ensure that misen place is completed in your section.
    • To report any maintenance issues to the Head Chef immediately.
    • To comply with all Mercado policies and procedures to ensure that all-statutory regulations are observed.
    • To comply with the conditions of the Mercado food and personal hygiene policies.
    • To be flexible and willing to help other departments at busy times if required.
    • To assist the Senior Chef on duty with storage, preparation and cooking of all food items, whilst adhering to all Health and Food Safety standards

    Commis Chef Job Requirements

    • Previous experience in the culinary field required(2 years)
    • Diploma Certification in a Culinary discipline an asset
    • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
    • Highly responsible & reliable
    • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
    • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

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    Restaurant Supervisor

     

    Duties for the Restaurant Supervisor Job

    • Supervising the floor during meal periods to ensure that all standards and steps of service are met through all guests interactions.
    • Ensuring that checklists, requisitions and proper opening and closing functions are being completed each shift.
    • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to provide clear direction to the staff.
    • Observe performance and encourage improvement where necessary.
    • Organize and conduct pre-shift and departmental meetings communicating pertinent information to the staff, such as house count and menu changes.
    • Communicate with guests and employees using a positive and clear speaking voice, listen to and understand requests, respond with appropriate actions and provide accurate information.
    • First point of contact for customer complaints. These should be resolved amicably
      Interact positively with customers promoting hotel facilities and services. Resolve problems to the satisfaction of involved parties.
    • Answer telephones in a clear voice, coordinate and document reservations.
    • Organize special events in the restaurant such as receptions.
    • Give guidance toward improvement and make necessary adjustments for consistency.
    • Solicit feedback from guests concerning the service and food & beverage offerings in all outlets.
    • Any other duties as requested by superiors

    Restaurant Supervisor Job Requirements

    • Proven work experience as a supervisor
    • Ability to build relationships with colleagues and customers and ensure mutual satisfaction
    • Customer-oriented and planning skills
    • Working knowledge of cash register and any POS system
    • Outstanding people skills
    • Patient and friendly with demonstrated experience in problem solving
    • Good physical condition
    • Food safety training will be a plus

    Method of Application

    Kindly email your cover letter and CV to admin@mercado.co.ke

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