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Lead Beverage Attendant

Centerplate - Vancouver Convention Centre
Job Address: 
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Job Type: 
Part Time
Job Status: 
Job Level: 
Job Description: 

Centerplate is the Official Supplier of Food and Beverage Services to the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Do you want to work at our waterfront location with breathtaking views?

Do you want to experience how we service our high-quality food and beverage at some of the largest events in the city?

Imagine the experience you will gain working at some of the most prestigious events with international clientele for hundreds or even several thousand people? Experiences working with Centerplate at the Vancouver Convention Centre are unique and exceptional. We have amazing people we are proud to say, we love working here!

More great news! You also receive:

  • Health and dental benefits on our group plans (for qualifying hours and after wait period)
  • Access to the best equipment
  • Coaching and training from some of the most talented and experienced managers in the industry
  • Opportunities for skills and career development
  • Excellent starting pay and ongoing pay for performance
  • A three-course meal option with your break
  • A fresh, clean uniform provided with every shift

We are currently seeking highly motivated, service-oriented individuals to join the Banqueting Department in the position of Lead Beverage Attendant. The hours vary depending on event demand.

General Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Director of Banquets and Banquet Managers, the Lead Beverage Attendant will:
  • Assist the Managers and Captains in bar service, training and supervision of employees.
  • Ensure adherence to all policies and procedures, including cash handling and liquor control procedures.
  • Lead the Bartenders and Servers in following Company and local policies and procedures.
  • Assist with orders and receiving product for the department; Conduct weekly inventory.
  • Monitor staffing levels in order to ensure labor cost is managed effectively.
  • Act as liaison with Clients during and prior to bar events.
  • Work with Managers on creating and developing an operational plan for each event for all Bartenders.
  • Assist Managers in overseeing proper, complete set-up and stocking of all bars prior to an event including, ensuring bars are placed in appropriate locations according to event requirements.
  • Assist in ensuring proper procedures are followed for all bars when reporting requisitions, transfers, bar sheets.
  • Control and supervise any additional supplies being taken to bars from bar cage or liquor room area.
  • Communicate with Beverage employees before each event so that everyone is operating with the same information regarding hours, pricing, type of payment (cash, hosted or ticket), etc.
  • Ensure that all bars and supplies such as alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, mixers, cups, and utensils are returned, accounted for and stored properly.
  • Ensure proper requisitions are completed for all products returned to the beverage/liquor room and complete any other relevant documentation as required.
  • Complete and submit all consumption sheets accurately and neatly for all bars.
  • Follow up after closing each event to ensure all areas, including bars, are properly cleaned.
  • Ensure bar equipment is operational and stored correctly.
  • Prepare Cashier accessories and monitor Cashiers.
  • Program credit card devices.
  • Notify Managers of any changes to employees’ scheduled time.
  • Ensure all areas are locked at closing time.
  • Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required from time to time.

Job Requirements

  • Previous alcohol/beverage experience and knowledge of applicable laws and regulations.
  • Must have knowledge of cash register operation; utilize cash register log.
  • Serving it Right Certification and age 19 years or older to serve alcohol.
  • Experience in leading and directing the activities of employees and training.
  • Knowledge of beer, wine, and spirits and familiarity with standard drink recipes.
  • Must be familiar with all related beverage equipment.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients; proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding English.
  • Exceptional focus on service excellence and ability to connect easily with guests.
  • Strong team orientation and ability to work with a variety of departments to accomplish assigned tasks, as well as ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work well in a high-volume, fast paced environment.
  • College Diploma or higher in Hospitality/Hotel Management preferred.
  • Bartending course and 2 years experience in similar operation is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand for long periods and walk long distances throughout our large facility during each shift.
  • Must be able to lift and balance up to 25Lbs in weight regularly and able to lift up to 50Lbs on occasion.
  • Must be able to exert well-paced mobility throughout entire shift, be able to perform repetitive motions and be able to stoop, kneel or crouch as needed.
  • Must be able to go from warm to cold climates (workstation to coolers).
  • Push and pull properly loaded liquor carts, Roll Bars and glassware’s long distances.
  • Must have knowledge and training on the proper use of a pallet jack.

Shifts And Hours:
Scheduling flexibility is required to meet operational needs. Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays. Overtime may be required.

Competitive based on experience
Application Process: 

At the Vancouver Convention Centre, preparing first-class food and beverages for our guests is a key part of who we are. If you believe you have the skills, experience and service excellence focus we are looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the apply Now button below, stating the position you are applying for in the email subject. Please note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Sunday January 28, 2018
Post Date:
Saturday January 13, 2018


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