CELLAR ASSISTANT in Chicago, IL at RPM Italian - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

RPM ITALIAN is hiring CELLAR ASSISTANTS for our DINING ROOM team!
1-2 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Modern Italian in the Heart of Downtown Chicago
Contemporary, elegant dining and elevated service in Chicago’s River North

Caring. Creative. Careers.
Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! 

Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work.  We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best.  And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth.

Is this you?

  • You take care of yourself.  (Energy and stamina.  You’ll need both.)
  • You care for others.  (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)
  • You care about guests.  (Quality.  The bar is high.)

If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Availability Needed: Flexible schedule which may include nights, weekends and holidays

Job Requirements

Maintains the wine cellar (ordering, receiving and storage) and oversees beer and liquor receiving and storage for one or more restaurants.

Essential Functions

  • Order wine and receive wine, beer and liquor deliveries, accurately reading purchase orders and product invoices checking for accuracy, quality and safety
  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain product quality and safety standards
  • Reject any product not meeting quality or safety standards, making note on the invoice
  • Store deliveries following storage and zoning procedures; update and develop new procedures as necessary
  • Inventory supplies and communicate needs to Management
  • Organize and clean cabinets, coolers and other storage areas in and around the cellar; Assist in maintaining general cleanliness of the back of the house
  • Maintain professional relationships with purveyors while upholding the highest ethical standards and complying with all company policies and procedures
  • Attend internal and external wine seminars and tastings
  • Support Sommelier with creation and maintenance of wine training materials, and providing training and education to new and existing employees
  • Proficiency in the use and operation of all necessary tools and equipment, including the POS system
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Get along well with others and be a team player
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed