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IHG Bartender in London, United Kingdom


Job Number R164521

Hotel Brand: Crowne Plaza

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - London - London


Want to Join Leaf and Cane as a Bartender!

London's Newest Basement Bar are Recruiting – Bartender (40 Hour Full Time Contract)

Imagine a basement bar in down town Havana, sealed shut & mothballed when the larger than life, extroverted owner fled the impending revolution. Its decadent interior lost to dust and the external subterranean rum cellars left for the tropical foliage to over grow.

Now reopened, its art deco Batista era elegance although faded, has been re-discovered and renewed. It vibrates once more with the rhythm of Latin America, though it embraces its new British owners influence. Look no Further you’ve found us at Leaf and Cane.

At the heart of our Bars are of course of people who through their vibrancy and energy bring our vision to life. We are now seeking a team of diverse and dynamic individuals that will capture the very essence of Leaf and Cane , why not join our team as Bartender.

The Bartender Role:

Our Latin American Basement bar is legendary; as a Bartender, you will become part of an exceptional bar team that will provide an extensive drinks service.

Your exceptional knowledge of the latest trends in the London bar scene will help you create an environment where you will not only delight our guest but also excite and surprise them to create the ultimate bar experience in City of London, that is anything but Exceptional!

You will, of course, be passionate about service, with an exceptional working knowledge of bar operations and order of service; along with a deep appreciation of quality wines, Rum and other spirits in order to guide and make recommendations to guests based on their preferences.

The bar team will also create and mix a range of signature cocktails in addition to mixing and blending of all the classics you’ll add a touch of personality and theatre to their experience.

Finally, and most importantly, you will be a host, making our guests feel welcome whilst they visit Leaf and Cane and our energetic and vibrant city location; so, you will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a busy high volume, high energy environment and can manage multiple tasks and guest with ease.

Do you have what it takes to be a Bartender at Leaf and Cane:

‘Leaf and Cane People’ are at the heart of everything we do ; vivid, dynamic and engaging.

Prior experience as a Bartender is always is essential to join the Leaf and Cane Team, with expert knowledge of Wines and Rum, being a huge bonus, you will have however an uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only preempt needs but foresee desires. In addition to this you will also need to engage and connect with a wide range of guests from different backgrounds.

  • Ideally you will have gained previous experience in a similar ‘Lifestyle’, destination cocktail bar or similar busy city bar.

  • Be a confident mixologist with a proven knowledge of spirits, well versed in both classic and contemporary cocktails with a good understanding of the latest trends in the London bar scene.

  • Highly social, motivated and pro-active; acting with professionalism and positivity in all interactions

  • Prior experience and cigar knowledge would be an advantage.

  • You will need to have a flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work shifts, including weekends and nights as our bars will operate late night licence. Shifts can finish as late as 3:30am.

Benefits of working as Leaf and Cane Bartender:

  • up to £9.38 Per Hour (Plus Generous Service Charge making salary up to £14.00 Per Hour)

  • 40 Hour Contract (Full Time)

  • 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays, this increases up to a maximum of 33 days

  • Fitness Club Membership

  • Excellent employee recognition programmes

  • Discounted international room rates for yourself, family and friends

  • Refer a friend bonus

  • Vast range of learning and development programmes

  • Opportunities for promotion and transfer across the group

  • Meals whilst on duty

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Most importantly, we’ll give you the room to be yourself .

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Bartender , then please click ‘ apply ’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

You must meet the legal requirements to work in the UK.

  • Major Brad D. Anderson

    United States Army

    Major (Ret) Brad Anderson is the Human Resources Manager at IHG Army Hotels – Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired out of the U.S. Army after 23 years of service with combat tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

    Brad enlisted in the U.S. Army in August 1992, and was assigned as an infantryman at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served six years in 9th Infantry Regiment and 25th Infantry Division. In 1999, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., where he completed Drill Sergeant School and then served with the Infantry Training Brigade. He was next assigned to Officer Candidate School in 2003 and earned his commission as a second lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. Major Anderson’s previous assignments as an officer include Camp Casey, South Korea, where he served as a postal platoon leader; Iraq, where he served as deputy plans and operations officer, III Corps; Fort Benning, where he served with 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander; Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., where he served with 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), as battalion and group human resources officer and Fort Lee where he served his final assignment as the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) commander.

    Brad’s professional military education includes the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Drill Sergeant School, Pathfinder Course, and Rappel Master School. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Wash.

    Brad’s military awards and decorations include a Joint Service Achievement Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, and 4 Army Good Conduct Medals. He has also been awarded a variety of unit and service medals & ribbons, in addition to earning the Expert Infantryman Badge.

    On his first day of military retirement (October 1st, 2015) we proudly welcomed Brad to the IHG family. It was then, that Brad began his career with us as the HR Manager of the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Benning, a role he continues to thrive in today.

  • Michael Bayerl

    United States Air Force

    “My experience with IHG has been nothing short of awesome and I have learned so much.  Soon I will be the GM of the World’s Largest Holiday Inn Express (currently the IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee) with 1,000 rooms.”

    Senior Master Sergeant (Ret.) Michael Bayerl joined the U.S. Air Force in 1979. Throughout 20 years of active duty, he served as an Air Force Services Specialist and Inspector General for Services-Air Mobility Command. From the moment he started with the USAF Michael was immersed with hospitality experience, starting out in Food in Beverage before working his way through the ranks and functioning in virtually every position available within military restaurants & hotels.

    In 2002, Michael took on a General Manager position at an Air Force Inn, and since that time, he has managed hotel complexes with over 2000+ rooms, on 3 different properties. Michael found his way to IHG when he intentionally took on a role with Army Lodging, knowing that the hotel would soon be privatized into an IHG hotel.

    Today, Michael is the General Manager at IHG Army Hotels on Fort Lee (soon to be re-branded as the World’s largest Holiday Inn Express).

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