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Be a part of the best crew in Kansas City La Bodega is looking for motivated people to meet our restaurant, catering and event space needs. We have a big year planned and want to bring in some great professionals. La Bodega is a fun and exciting work environment and the money is excellent. We love our people and look forward to meeting you! Please fill out the application below or send your resume to Kelley Schuberger (Kelley@labodegakc.com) to schedule an interview.

Crossroads 703 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.472.TAPA (8272)
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The main responsibility for this position is to work as a team with the Service staff.  Deliver food to guests in a friendly, professional & knowledgeable manner.  Bus and reset tables for the next diners.

Bussers are restaurant staffers who are responsible for discretely clearing away the empty plates and dishes from tables during the course of a patron’s meal. They are responsible for being unobtrusive in the way they approach diners, so as to not interrupt the meal. They discretely inquire about whether a customer has finished with a beverage, side dish, main course or dessert, and then they carefully move that dish away without allowing food or drinks to spill on the table or on the diners. Bussers may also wipe up spilled food and crumbs, and refill water glasses.

Server Support are restaurant employees who are responsible for transporting food, beverages, condiments and utensils to diners outside of or in coordination with the deliveries made by the waiter or waitress. For example, a runner may be asked to provide extra napkins, deliver a bottle of steak sauce or alert the waitstaff if the table needs additional service. Runners also assist in helping transport ordered food and beverages to the table, at the direction of waitstaff. Their role helps ensure that everyone gets their food delivered hot, and at the same time.

Key Requirements:

  • Friendly demeanor
  • Ability to stand for a long time and move quickly 
  • A dedication to teamwork
La Bodega is looking for GREAT TALENT to join our Team! We are in search of a Mixologist with a solid knowledge of wines!   A successfulLa Bodega bartender must be completely knowledgeable about our Wines and all alcoholic beverages and know how to prepare them in a polished, efficient, and relaxed manner. The employee must be able to deliver a high level of customer service and an upbeat, helpful attitude.  Not only is it important to know our Wine and Coctels, taking our guests on a Tour of Tastes through our menu is a Top Priority!!  They will also be required to have a complete understanding of our inventory, cash flow, and serving techniques.  SOME OF THE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BARTENDER ARE LISTED BELOW… 
  • You will be responsible for all cash flow, open tickets, stocking and rotating procedures, inventory, bar waste (correct pouring techniques) and cleaning of all bar tools including the area around the bar and floor.
  • You must be proficient on the workings of the POS/Micros system.
  • Basic hygiene and appearance guidelines as outlined in the manual must be followed.
  • You need to possess knowledge on all food items and prices including specials as well as all bar items, alcohol prices and bar specials.
  • You will be responsible for making suggestions to customers about food and alcohol pairings.
  • You must greet the customer with a smile, be attentive and courteous to all customers and if possible address the customer by name.
  • Bartenders must keep an organized and clean bar, as it is the focal point of our operation.
  • You must watch for empty glasses or trash on the bar. Must always ask a customer if they would like another drink before removing the glass.
  • You are responsible for all drinks and food served from the bar. You will record all house purchases, manager’s comps, etc. in the POS.
  • You will be responsible for the sanitation and appearance of all equipment in the bar areas.
  • You must follow all health and safety standards of the City, State, and of the establishment. As well as following all standards and regulations as outlined in your employee operations manual.
We are looking for a Host or Hostess to join our team and be the smiling face as the first point of contact for our guests.  This position sets the tone for our guests entire dining experience. Host/Hostess responsibilities include greeting guests, providing accurate wait times and escorting customers to the dining and bar areas. For this role, you should have solid organizational and people skills to make sure our guests have a positive dining experience from the moment they arrive till their departure. You should also be available to work in shifts. Ultimately, you’ll ensure we provide excellent customer service and a pleasant dining experience to our guests. Responsibilities
  • Welcome guests to the venue in a warm friendly manner
  • Provide accurate wait times and monitor waiting lists
  • Manage reservations via Opentable
  • Escort customers to assigned dining or bar areas
  • Provide menus and announce Waiter/Waitress’s name
  • Greet customers upon their departure with a friendly farewell
  • Coordinate with wait staff about available seating options
  • Maintain a clean reception area
  • Cater to guests who require extra attention (e.g. children, elderly)
  • Answer incoming calls and address customers’ queries in a friendly manner
  • Assist wait staff as needed
  • Maintain our Opentable floor chart/reservation/wait list system
Requirements
  • Previous work experience as a Host/Hostess or Waiter/Waitress
  • Understanding of restaurant etiquette
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations following COVID guidelines
  • Experience in managing reservations
  • Demonstrable customer-service skills
  • Excellent communication skills (via phone and in-person)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to monitor the entire dining and bar area
  • Availability to work in shifts as needed
  • Good physical condition to walk and stand during an entire shift
  • High school diploma; hospitality certification is a plus
  • Experience with OpenTable and DoorDash a plus!!!
La Bodega is NOW HIRING for ROCKSTAR Servers to join our family!   We are looking for Experienced Restaurant Servers to take our guests on a tour of Spain through our outstanding array of Tapas, Wines, and Signature Cocktails!  Our Servers are not just order takers, they are experts on all of our offerings!!  YOU will be the face of our restaurant and responsible for our guests dining experience. Server responsibilities include ensuring our tables are clean and tidy when guests arrive, explaining our menu choices, assisting guests with ordering, suggesting Wines or Cocktails, and delivering food and beverages. You need to be quick on your feet (literally and metaphorically) and have a polite and friendly attitude. If you enjoy talking to people and thrive in a fast-paced workplace, we’d like to meet you. Your ultimate goal will be to provide high-quality service that will WOW our guests and help us maintain and attract future guests. Responsibilities
  • Prepare restaurant tables with special attention to sanitation and order
  • Greet/acknowledge guests immediately upon being seated.
  • Present and explain our menus and help guests select food/beverages
  • Accurately take, input, and deliver orders
  • Answer questions or make recommendations according to Lagniappe
  • Effectively communicate & collaborate with other restaurant servers, kitchen, & bar staff
  • Handle complaints or problems with a positive attitude and assistance from Management if necessary
  • Present final checks, accurately settle checks, and leave guests with a friendly farewell
Skills
  • Prior serving experience in a fast paced Upscale environment
  • Attention to detail with cleanliness and safety
  • Patience and a guest-oriented approach
  • Excellent people skills with a friendly can-do attitude
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • High school diploma is a plus but not required       
Job Type Full-time, Part-time, (must commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per week)
We are looking to add to our team at our crossroads location.
Apply online or show up between the hours of 2pm to 4pm Monday through Thursday.
Job Description
  • The Sauté Cook or Line Cook will maintain a well-operated station and assist the chefs. Job duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the recipes with proper cooking, portions, and service
  • Keep a well-organized and clean station
  • Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition
  • Abide by opening, closing, and running side work checklists
  • Keep up with assigned daily prep items
  • Check in delivered product, when needed
  • Assist in execution of special event and holiday menus when necessary
  • Assist in outside events and catering as needed
  • Check and maintain proper health department regulations on a daily basis
 
Required Skills/Qualifications
  • 1+ years experience in a related position
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively
  • Proven track record of good work history and stability Excellent cooking skills
  • Flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
 
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn and hold objects with hands
  • Must be able to work on your feet for at least 10 hours
  • Fast paced movements are required to go from one part of the store to others Must be able to move, pull, carry or lift of up to 50 pounds on occasion and 35 pounds regularly
  • Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch and climb as required


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