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Cocktail Server at Tao Group

Full Time | Hourly
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Tao Group Hospitality is coming to the Lower East Side! We are now hiring for the modern Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana, rooftop lounge The Highlight Room, piano lounge Silver Lining, lobby cafe and bar The Fix and nightclub Loosie’s.

Actively takes orders, conducts full and complete beverage/food service, and monitors guests’ lounge/bar experience. Interacts with the lounge/bar guests, fellow team members, and supervisors in a polite and courteous manner to ensure gracious hospitality.


  • Anticipate and accommodate all needs of the guests.
  • Provides professional and exceptional service.
  • Presents menus, answers questions, and makes suggestions for all beverage and food items.
  • Inform guests of all food and beverage specials, with prices.
  • Required to solicit any allergy or dietary restrictions from each guest.
  • Accurately enters all orders into the POS system.
  • Ensures the delivery of all food and beverage to the guests.
  • Maintain general cleanliness of assigned stations and the entire venue.
  • Follow supervisor’s instructions, communicate with and support co-workers, and be a team player.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of all food and beverage menus and the company.
  • Serves all alcoholic beverages in accordance with all state regulations and alcohol awareness training standards.
  • Follows all company procedures when providing bottle service.
  • Follows proper cash/payment card procedures.
  • Complies with Department of Health and company sanitation standards.
  • Accurately completes all end-of-shift financial procedures.
  • Communicates the needs of the guests to Front-of-House and Heart-of-House support staff, managers, and chefs.
  • Properly sets-up cocktail lounge/bar and side stations, performs side-work and other opening/closing procedures as directed by management, including:
    • Ensures all lounge furniture is clean and free of debris
    • Sets tables with proper settings
    • Stocks side-stations with prescribed supplies
    • Performs opening & closing side-work as prescribed
    • Reports all breakage, and damage of equipment or furniture immediately to management.
  • Attends and participates in daily pre-service meetings.
  • Attends and participates in any training sessions or departmental meetings.
  • Learn by listening, observing other team members, and sharing knowledge while leading by example.
  • Portrays a positive and professional attitude.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Tao Group Hospitality, its partners, and supporting hotel environments
  • Works as part of a team and provides help and support to all team members.
  • Assist and/ or complete additional tasks as assigned


  • Tao Group Hospitality in-venue cocktail server training, Alcohol Awareness Certification, Food Handling Certificate.


  • Previous hospitality experience.
  • Previous cocktail and/or floor server experience.
  • Experience in a high-volume restaurant/nightclub/lounge.


The work environment characteristics and/or physical demands described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions

  • Ability to write and verbally communicate
  • Must have good positive energy throughout the day
  • Must be able to print legibly for team members, management, and guests to read
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to move quickly
  • Must be able to push and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in an environment that is subject to varying levels of noise, crowds, and smoke, the severity of which depends upon the guest volume
  • May work extended hours irregular shifts, evening and/or weekend shifts, and holiday work may be required
  • Exposure to cleaning materials
  • Exposure to hot kitchen elements or cleaning materials.
  • May work extended hours irregular shifts, evening and/or weekend shifts, and holiday work may be required
  • Office, Casino, Nightclub, Bar, Lounge, and/or Restaurant working environment
  • Maintain a professional, neat, and well-groomed appearance adhering to Company standards
  • Must be effective as part of a team; ability to interact with internal and external customers, managers, and co-workers in a professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentialityAbility to handle a fast-paced, busy, and somewhat stressful environment
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