Location: Blenheim, Marlborough
Job type: Part-time
Salary: $20-$25 per hour
Are you an enthusiastic and customer-focused person who takes pleasure in creating unforgettable dining experiences? Do you thrive in a lively and fast-paced environment, providing exceptional service to guests? If you have a genuine passion for food and beverage and aspire to be part of a renowned “farm to plate” dining destination, Harvest Restaurant invites you to join our dedicated team!
Situated within a scenic 16-acre estate surrounded by lush gardens and vineyards, Harvest Restaurant is a highly acclaimed “farm to plate” dining destination. Our unwavering commitment to the “farm to plate” philosophy ensures that guests indulge in the freshest organic produce cultivated directly on our premises.
As a Food and beverage service colleague at Harvest Restaurant, you will be at the forefront of creating extraordinary dining experiences for our esteemed guests. Your key responsibilities will include:
- Serving at the bar and/or restaurant, attending to guests with warmth and genuine hospitality.
- Assisting guests in navigating the menu, making thoughtful recommendations, and ensuring their dining preferences are catered to.
- Taking precise orders and efficiently delivering food and beverages to guests’ tables.
- Assisting guests with inquiries, dietary requirements, or special requests.
- Possessing comprehensive knowledge of food and beverage offerings, including local and international wines and cocktails.
- Maintaining a clean and presentable dining area, ensuring tables are set up meticulously.
- Handling payments with courtesy and providing accurate bills to guests.
- Collaborating seamlessly with kitchen and bar staff to ensure smooth and efficient service.
- Adhering strictly to health and safety guidelines to maintain a safe dining environment.
To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and attributes:
- Previous experience in food and beverage service or a related customer-facing role is advantageous, but we also welcome enthusiastic newcomers to the industry.
- A true passion for providing exceptional customer service and crafting memorable guest experiences.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage effectively with guests and team members.
- A proactive and positive attitude, thriving in a team-oriented environment.
- Flexibility to work various shifts, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
- A keen eye for detail and a commitment to upholding a clean and tidy dining area.
- Knowledge of food, beverage, and wine service and eagerness to learn about local beers, wines, and cocktails.
- Enthusiasm for “farm to plate” cuisine and sustainability.
How to Apply:
Full-time and Part-time Positions, either permanent or fixed term:
We currently offer both full-time and part-time positions, providing flexible options to accommodate diverse schedules.
If you are a self-motivated and service-oriented individual who finds joy in the hospitality industry’s excitement, we would be delighted to receive your application! Please submit your comprehensive resume and a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in the position.
Only applicants who are New Zealand citizens or have the legal right to work in New Zealand will be considered for this position. Your eligibility to work in NZ will be verified during the application process.
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