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Restaurant Manager

Job Overview

Participate in an environment where your imagination and humor is appreciated, your efficiency is admired and your organization is valued. Engage with a modest and lauded culinary crew who bend boundaries through serving delicious works of art. Do you want to be challenged all the time at work and be inspired by the natural world a step outside of the restaurant? Are you ready to receive and give thoughtful feedback, interacting conscientiously with others? We are looking for a magnanimous fine dining manager to artfully lead our front of house family and cultivate an unsurpassed dining experience.

Our Story

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is an intimate table-on-farm restaurant delighting in food as an experience, a reflection of society and history. We focus on local ingredients, promoting our cuisine as a bridge from the natural world to humanity and cultivating a sense of place within our ecosystem. Past and present are woven together to honor diverse cultures and curate a distinct exploration of dining for our esteemed guests. 


Position Description 

  • Participate in the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new staff.

  • Train and empower staff to achieve our elevated standards of service.

  • Create FOH staff schedules, report payroll and control staffing to maintain labor costs.

  • Collaborate with our culinary team to ensure harmony from the kitchen to the table.

  • Develop continuing education opportunities for staff, working with purveyors and farmers.

  • Manage Opentable to maximize reservations and accommodate business demand.

  • Communicate with guests regarding reservations, special events, prices and scheduling.

  • Maintain inventories of FOH supplies.

  • Engage in ongoing communication of varied and pertinent information with the owner.

  • Streamline and enhance operations through the development of efficient policies, operating procedures, and guest-service standards.

  • Oversee the beverage program ensuring restaurant standards are upheld and cohesion exists between libations and victuals. 

  • Update POS systems (items, stock, and pricing) based on inventory and sales trends.

  • Complete routine maintenance and general upkeep of the dining room as a whole.

  • Prepare and hold a pre-shift meeting with staff communicating positively and effectively what is going well, potential areas of improvement and core focuses for the upcoming shifts (i.e. upselling, teamwork, guest satisfaction, etc.).

  • Organize and complete the set up and breakdown of service or special events (including but not limited to creation of floor plan, menus, employee attendance, cash in/out).

  • Supervise and guide all employees before, during and after shift.

  • Strive to exceed guest experience through observing food and beverage service, suggesting improvements where possible. 

  • Engage guests by establishing a welcoming presence during service.

Essential Requirements 

  • Charisma, tenacity and a fantastic sense of humor 

  • One year fine dining management 

  • Two years in an upscale restaurant environment

  • A strong knowledge of cuisine, wines and spirits

  • High emotional intelligence, able to cultivate trusting relationships with diverse individuals

  • Adaptable, capable of shifting styles to fit the needs of an array of people

  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure in a detail orientated environment

  • POS system experience (please indicate what system(s) and length of time used)

  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills 

  • A passion for excellence


Compensation 

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance

  • Shift meals 

  • 50% reimbursement of approved continuing education upon successful completion 

Schedule 

  • Immediate Start Date

  • Full Time, Wednesday – Sunday  

  • Holidays 

Please send a cover letter and your resume to JadeRogersBilland@gmail.com

We are a small family owned business who value wholesome connection with this land and all of those who visit.  We are located 15 minutes from Leesburg, VA and 15 minutes from Frederick, MD with a beautiful view overlooking the Potomac River at Point of Rocks, MD.

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 

Bartender

Job Overview

Participate in an environment where your imagination and humor is appreciated, your efficiency is admired and your organization is valued. Engage with a modest and lauded culinary crew who bend boundaries through serving delicious works of art. Do you want to be challenged all the time at work and be inspired by fresh ingredients a few steps outside of the bar? Are you ready to receive and give thoughtful feedback, interacting conscientiously with others? We’re looking for a bartender to take our bar program to the next level. 

We expect the cocktails you create and the wine and beer you pair to resonate with the epic fare we provide. We encourage artistry and innovation alongside self-motivation and humility. Feel free to forage on the nearly 40 acre property for ingredients and speak with the on-site farmers to learn about the flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables being grown for climate resilience and playful inspiration. 

Our Story

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is an intimate table-on-farm restaurant delighting in food as experience, a reflection of society and history. We focus on local ingredients, promoting food as a bridge from the natural world to humanity and cultivating a sense of place within our ecosystem. We weave together past and present to honor diverse cultures and curate a distinct exploration of dining. 

Essential Responsibilities

Service (70%)

  • Prepare cocktails, beers, wines and non-alcoholic beverages for brunch and dinner service.

  • Tableside beverage presentation, including detailed and storied descriptions.

  • Memorize an ever-changing menu with ease and grace.  

  • Maintain a neat and stocked barspace before, during and after service.

  • Communicate beverage ingredients, preparation and descriptions to front of house staff.

  • Assist servers, run food and help to facilitate exceptional service as needed.

  • Edit and print beverage menus prior to service.


General Operations (30%) 

  • Participate in selection of wine pairings to complement 9 course tasting menus.

  • Design and implement a weekly bar menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients.

  • Meld bartending style with inherent culinary concepts to create coherence between libation and victuals.

  • Complete bar logging and inventory on a weekly basis.

  • Work with Owner and General Manager in planning beverage needs for special events.

  • Coordinate with Farm Managers regarding fresh ingredients for harvest.

Our Hiring Process and Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • We will begin scheduling in-person one-hour interviews on March 10th .  

  • If you are invited for an interview, provide three references. During the interview we will ask you to present a wine or craft beer pairing for a dish and a cocktail centered around one ingredient.

  • We will reflect upon the interview and check references.

  • If all requirements are met, you will be selected for a stage.

  • We would like the selected candidate to start immediately.

Essential Requirements 

  • A fantastic sense of humor 

  • A minimum of one year experience tending bar, and two years in the restaurant industry 

  • Able to work Wednesdays-Sundays

  • High emotional intelligence, able to cultivate deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals

  • Flexibility and adaptability, ability to shift styles to fit the needs of an array of people

  • Familiarity with old world wines, local wines and local craft beer/liquor

  • POS system experience (please indicate what system(s) and length of time used)

  • RSVP certification (within 30 days of hire) 

  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills 

  • A penchant for puns and a love of continuous learning 

  • A passion for good fellowship and spirits

Preferred Qualifications

  • All of the above plus:

  • 3 year craft bartending experience

  • 5 year service industry experience

  • Sommelier, Cicerone, BarSmarts Advanced and/or equivalent 

Compensation 

  • Competitive wages commensurate with experience

  • Shift meals 

  • 50% reimbursement of approved continuing education upon successful completion 

Please send a cover letter and your resume to JadeRogersBilland@gmail.com

We are a small family owned business who value wholesome connection with this land and all of those who visit. We are located 15 minutes from Leesburg, VA and 15 minutes from Frederick, MD with a beautiful view overlooking the Potomac River at Point of Rocks, MD.


The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 






Experienced Servers

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm is looking for team members who will be an integral part of our dining experience.  We seek your restaurant knowledge and commitment to fine dining.  Must be dependable, trustworthy and personable people who enjoy working with others.  We are open Thursday - Sunday therefore the candidate must have open availability during these times.  

A true earth to table restaurant serving local, organic, seasonal cuisine.

Please respond if you are serious about joining our incredible, dedicated team.  Please include a resume and send to info@patowmackfarm.com

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