Chautauqua Institution

  • F&B: Cocktail Server (Heirloom Restaurant)

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/10/2019 12:27 PM)
    # of Openings
    Food & Bev: Restaurant
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    Cocktail Server is a fast-paced serving position, which will service guests on our world renowned porch and Heirloom Restaurant. The successful candidate will be service focused, with strong guest service skills and sense of teamwork to support all levels of staff.


    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

    • Serving with a large section quickly and efficiently
    • Communicating orders clearly with the bar staff and kitchen
    • Delivering drinks and food
    • Closing out guests in a timely fashion
    • Knowledge of cocktails, wine and beer
    • Know and execute proper wine service
    • Knowledge of and abiding by New York State liquor laws
    • Maintain a clean and orderly serving section
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Prior serving experience is a plus, but not necessary
    • Must have professional communication skills to interact with guests, team and front of house leadership.
    • New York State Law requires employees who serve alcoholic beverages to be (18) years of age or older.


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