Benchmark Server – Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman in San Antonio, Texas
Benchmark’s company culture is central to our management philosophy. The company’s stated purpose is “to provide an entrepreneurial environment where determined people dare to create, share, and build futures.
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:
Signature:The menu is straightforward and beguiling, featuring Andrew’s contemporary interpretations of classic dishes — fresher, brighter versions of traditional cuisine enlivened with unconventional Texas spirit. We seek out the world’s finest ingredients and sometimes look no farther than our own backyard, where the herb garden brings just-picked flavors to your table. Local and organic ingredients change the menu as the seasons peak and wane, but the constants are quality, flavor, artistry in the kitchen and a warm welcome when you walk in the door.
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. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the La Cantera Resort and Spa Culture as well as promoting La Cantera Resort and Spa as both the Destination and Employer of Choice!
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
Cleans tables and/or counters & seats after guests are finished
Explains how various menu items are prepared, describing cooking methods and ingredients
Takes into consideration any special request, dietary issues made by the guest
Performs food preparation duties such as preparing salads, appetizers, cold dishes, portioning desserts and brewing coffee
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.
Associate is held accountable for all duties of this job and 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 one year Fine Dining and Wine experience preferred
At least 6 months POS system experience preferred
Adequate wine, beer and mixed drink knowledge preferred
Must be a United States citizen or possess a valid work permit
Must be at least 21 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.
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
BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner‐advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. In addition to the company’ iconic Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio, the Gemstone Collection is a distinctive luxury portfolio of independent hotels & resorts in highly preferred destinations.
BENCHMARK’S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply‐rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The combined portfolios feature nearly 70 unique and distinctive properties domestically and internationally. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry’ most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory‐making experience.
BENCHMARK’S progressive “Be The Difference” culture and values are a cornerstone to the company’s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers® mark of meeting excellence. www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com