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 Bartender - ME Dubai 

 

 

“Whatever story you choose, you are the star” 

 

At Meliá Hotels International, you have the power to create your future. For us, the most important thing is your talent: We share the passion that makes you put your heart into everything you do, day after day. We are by your side to help you go beyond your limits, to celebrate every victory with you. Because together, we are the stars of our own stories. 

 

ME by Meliá is a collection of hotels in which culture, lifestyle and The ME People community come together to create an inimitable personality. Each hotel is connected to the destination, becoming the social epicenter of the city and attracting the best of the local cultural scene. Music, art, design, fashion and gastronomy make up the ME scene to provide visitors with an experience beyond accommodation. If you radiate energy and have a personal style that captivates others, if you like to follow the latest trends and live for the moment; if you love music, culture and new technologies… Then you connect with the ME by Meliá brand.

 

The ME Dubai, designed by the legendary architect Zaha Hadid, is a luxury lifestyle hotel, situated in the heart of Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai. The hotel will consist of 93 rooms and suites, across 19 floors, including the suite ME, as well as 98 serviced apartments, with 15 restaurants.

 

Job Summary: The role of a bartender goes beyond the ability to pour a beer well or to create classic and innovative drinks in accordance with customers’ needs and expectations. Bartenders should maintain positive guest interactions in a friendly and efficient manner and ensure they have a great experience at the BAR or lounge.

 

What will I be doing?

 

  • To prepare and serve beverage orders according to recipes and service standards.
  • To be fully knowledgeable about all bar products and cocktail recipes.
  • To be able to up sell each time with each customer.
  • To provide high standard of quality and efficient / friendly service.
  • To prepare mise‑en‑place and perform side duties.
  • To collect all general requisitions and food and beverage requisitions.
  • To strictly adhere to opening and closing procedures established for the outlet and check beverage stock.
  • To have a thorough understanding and knowledge of all beverage items and prepare garnishes for each cocktail accordingly.
  • To ensure that the bar counter and surrounding area is kept clean and organized at all times.
  • To monitor operating supplies and reduce spoilage and wastage.
  • To handle guest enquiries in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • To establish a rapport with guests maintaining good customer relationship.
  • To perform cashiering functions and to ensure that the outlet cashiering procedures are strictly adhered to.
  • To ensure proper presentation display of premium liquors on every shelves with proper defined quantities are followed.
  • To have ready garnishes for all cocktails upon opening of the bar.
  • To coach and train new recruits through on‑the‑job‑training.
  • To perform any assigned duties within the F&B department according to business demand.
  • To assist in the training of the employees ensuring that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency.
  • To assist in carrying out monthly, quarterly, bi‑yearly, yearly inventory of operating equipment.
  • To assist the manager in updating the promotions on the boards.
  • To be able to do end of shift closing.
  • To report for duty punctually wearing the correct uniform and name tag. To maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene and adhere to the hotel and department grooming standards.
  • To provide friendly, courteous and professional service at all times.
  • To maintain good working relationships with your colleagues and all other departments.
  • To be aware of the hotel’s Employee Handbook and have an understanding of and adhere to the hotel’s rules and regulations and in particular, the policies and procedures relating to Fire, Hygiene, Health and Safety.
  • To comply with UAE legislation as required.
  • To respond to any changes in the department as dictated by the needs of the hotel.
  • To be flexible and extend job duties to carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the job capability as assigned, including redeployment to alternative departments/areas if required, to meet business demands and guest service needs.
  • To attend training and meetings as and when required.


What are we looking for?

 

  • Between one and three years’ hands-on experience in hotels or high-end bars in a similar role.
  • Individual must have excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills in English and other languages are highly valued.
  • Individual must possess strong leadership skills, be able to motivate and influence others.
  • Individual must be able to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and be able to work in a changing environment.

 

What will it be like to work for Meliá Hotels International? 

 

Meliá Hotels International is unique among the 20 largest international hotel groups in having an origin in leisure and the ideal size to combine exceptional hospitality with management that is efficient and close to its stakeholders. All of this, along with our Spanish warmth and passion, makes us distinct and different. 

 

At Meliá Hotels International you are the protagonist. The combination of your talent and your passion with our desire to grow by your side has no limits. Together, we will step forward with the strength of a great company. Together, we’ll turn the future into an amazing story. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, religion, age or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company.