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Launching in January 2017, Bayou & Bottle is poised to take its rightful place as a lobby bar hot spot and will serve as a critical component of the Four Seasons’ massive multi-million-dollar renovation that will transform the storied property into “Houston’s Living Room.”
This downtown Houston concept will be a lively American bar destination complete with vintage bar wear, exquisite whiskey flights, vibrant classic artwork and over seventy varieties of bourbon for luxurious consumption.American novelist Mark Twain once mused that “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” For the esteemed visitors to Bayou & Bottle, a healthy amount of good whiskey will soon be on the agenda. The menu offerings at the forthcoming concept might just supply enough of the spirit to have made even Mark Twain envious.
Over the past eighteen years, Richard Sandoval has emerged as one of the world’s leading executive chefs and restaurateurs.His restaurant group – Richard Sandoval Restaurants – (RSR) has successfully launched and operated over forty different concepts around the world, including his original venture Pampano in New York City with legendary opera star Placido Domingo, Masa 14 in Washington, D.C. and Pata Negra in Chicago. With a track record conceptualizing and operating uniquely innovative concepts around the world, Sandoval has expanded his presence by entering the world of television where he has evolved into a popular television food personality. Bayou & Bottle will mark Richard Sandoval’s first foray into Texas.
The role of the Bar Manager involves:
Train, evaluate, lead, motivate, coach, and discipline all employees, supervisors and assistant managers to ensure that established cultural and core standards are met.
The ability to be visible in the operation, provide recognition, promote good public relations, and handle complaints, concerns or special requests for guests, clients, and group contacts.
Describe and ensure quality of all food items, ingredients, and preparation methods, as well as provide expert knowledge of wine and spirits in an elegantly appointed environment dedicated to an attentive and distinctive experience for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The ability to work closely with the Bar General Manager and Assistant General Manager to meet departmental goals.
Take an active role to meet the financial goals of the bar to meet the financial goals of the bar.
Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling.
Maintain the concept and position of the bar in the community.
Maintain knowledge of competition and industry trends.
Observe physical condition of facilities and equipment in the outlet and make recommendations for corrections and improvements as needed.
Work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors.
Work with the Bar General manager to constantly develop wine/cocktail knowledge and service.
Oversee the bar schedule to ensure proper coverage across for all bars and events
Maintain wine list, receive communication provided by Purchaser, update wine lists and keep all in good conditions
Spot check weekly inventories of all Liquor, Beer, and perishables stored in all bar locations following all Restaurant inventory procedures
Work with Bar team to ensure beverage needs outside of normal par levels are met
Ensure proper beverage training sessions and tastings are occurring
Oversee cost models and pricing structure of beverage program
Maintain the specialty cocktail program to bar standards and maintain the recipe book for cocktails
Oversee all service and bartender training
Some Benefits Four Season Hotel Houston employees enjoy:
Competitive Salary & Wages
Excellent Training and Development opportunities
Complimentary accommodation at other Four Seasons Hotels
Complimentary Dry Cleaning for Employee Uniforms
Complimentary Employee Meals
Monthly Metro Discount
401k Retirement Plans