General Manager – Front of House – Lewisville, TX (Full-time)

Start date: Immediately

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

 ·         Minimum three years’ experience as a Bar/Restaurant GM in a fine dining establishment

·         Proven leadership, successfully managing multiple teams in all positions

·         Financial/business acumen and marketing skills

·         Upholds the highest level of fine dining-level hospitality and customer service, with a desire to ensure that customers are happy with their all aspects of their experience

·         An extremely positive attitude - exudes positive energy

·         Outgoing and able to talk to anyone and everyone, approachable

·         A natural leader, multi-tasker and problem solver

·         Ability to quickly assist with and diffuse customer issues

·         Organized and goal oriented with a meticulous attention to detail

·         Exceptionally polite, well-spoken and articulate in both verbal and written communication

·         Bachelor’s degree, TABC permit, Food Manager

·         21+

Main responsibilities:

·         Oversee all parts of the guest experience, maintaining highest possible level of customer service at all points - greeting at entry, interaction throughout visit, tour experience, cocktail, entertainment, responding to/handling customer reviews or feedback

·         Hire, schedule and manage multiple teams, including all bar staff, tour staff, retail team and event staff

·         Hold regular staff meetings, one-on-ones, goal settings and reviews, as well as regularly reporting to management on staff issues, management requirements, status, hiring needs and suggestions for dismissals

·         Maintain relationships with and schedule partner vendors, including food trucks, music acts and other event-related service providers, keeping all necessary permitting and paperwork updated for vendors and authorities

·         Plan and execute new hire training (new staff) and ongoing staff development (existing staff)

·         Ensure that all merchandise is kept stocked, inventoried, clean and organized, including setup of all retail displays and management of retail gift shop

·         Oversee and carry out all parts of private or public events from start to finish, including but not limited to pre-event permitting and follow-ups, venue layout and map planning, staff scheduling and education/prep, venue and vendor setup, guest greeting, run-of-show, guest sendoff, break-down, clean up and close shop, post-even follow up, write-up and revenue tracking

·         Know and maintain facility (Front of House) layout, capacity, proper set-up, dress code, operational hours and price ranges 

·         Develop seasonal menus aligned to management guidelines

·         Oversee inventory of all tasting hall and merchandise inventory, place orders according to set par levels (will vary by season), track deliveries

·         Ensure compliance to departmental policies and applicable civic regulations regarding food & alcohol service, keeping all permitting, staff training/licenses and physically posted notices up to date

·         Establish departmental objectives, schedules, budgets, policies/procedures with management approval

·         Physical requirements: Must be able to endure various physical movements throughout the work areas, stay on your feet for hours at a time, reach up and down, remain stationary at times throughout work periods and lift up to 50 pounds.

What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you:

 ·         An opportunity to work in a fun and fast-growing team within the distilled spirits industry

·         Direct interaction with hundreds of guests per week

·         The chance to help build a brand one fan at a time

·         Fantastic career development potential, paid time off and available benefits

·         The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic craft spirit/cocktail environment with amazing team spirit

If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@witherspoondistillery.com. Be sure to include “General Manager – Front of House –” in the email subject.

Brewer, Cellarman & Packaging Specialist (Full-Time Employment) - Lewisville, TX

Start Date: Immediately

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

  • Passion for craft whiskey
  • Commercial experience with beer/whiskey brewing, fermentation, CIP, filtration, bottling line technology and operations
  • Understanding of quality controls, assurance measures for beverage packaging and quality control certification
  • Experience with warehousing operations, including forklift operating experience
  • Organized with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Skilled multi-tasker with ability to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously
  • Understanding of packaging procurement and inventory management best practices
  • Ability to train and manage all bottling operations volunteers / workers / contractors
  • 21+

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage all packaging/processing operations for the Distillery in alignment with state and federal regulatory requirements and industry best practices
  • Assist Brewer/Distillers with mash/fermentation/distillation operations
  • Assist with cleaning operations
  • Optimize warehouse storage capacity and organization
  • Meet Quality Controls and improve Quality Assurance measures through TQM best practices
  • Manage packaging supplies procurement and storage to ensure material continuity and lower procurement cost

What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work in a fun and fast-growing team within the distilled spirits industry
  • Direct interaction with hundreds of guests per week
  • The chance to help build a brand one fan at a time
  • Fantastic career development potential, paid time off and available benefits
  • The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic environment with amazing team spirit

If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@witherspoondistillery.com. Be sure to include “Brewer, Cellarman & Packaging Specialist” in the email subject.

Bartender Wanted for craft cocktail bar Friday: 3pm – 10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday-Thursday: Private & public events

Start date: Immediately

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

  • Customer Service
    • Upholds the highest level of customer service
    • Driven by a desire to ensure that customers are happy throughout their visit and beyond
  • Communication skills
    • An extremely positive attitude - exudes positive energy
    • Outgoing and able to talk to anyone and everyone, approachable
    • Well spoken, polite and articulate
  • Work experience and background
    • Experience in high demand bar or restaurant
    • Background in/knowledge of distilling, spirits, craft and pre-prohibition era cocktails
    • Desire to learn/experience in creating your own bitters, sodas/syrups, cordials, liqueurs and creative craft cocktails
    • Knowledge of/passion for local spirits, beer, wine or the food scene in DFW a plus!
  • Other requirements
    • A natural multi-tasker and efficient problem solver
    • Able to perform tasks well while attending to/connecting with guests
    • Energetic and driven
    • Organized with a meticulous attention to detail
    • Must always maintain a clean well/work area at all times
    • Candidate must be 21+

Main responsibilities:

  • Assist in overseeing all parts of the guest experience – greeting at entry, interaction throughout visit, points of service regarding bar and lounge area
    • Table and bar food service – superior knowledge of upscale points of service and product knowledge a MUST!
    • Interact with customers and answer questions about the distillery and our products
    • Publicly represent Witherspoon Distillery in a wholesome, friendly and approachable manner both at work and in personal life
    • Assistance in retail area and tours
  • Assist in setup/ break down and general cleaning of bar and facility for private or public events from start to finish, including but not limited to venue and vendor setup, guest greeting, all points of service, guest sendoff, break-down, clean up and closing duties

What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a fun and fast-growing team within the distilled spirits industry
  • A higher than average hourly pay + tips!
  • Direct interaction with hundreds of guests per week
  • The chance to help build a brand one fan at a time
  • Fantastic career development potential
  • The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic environment with amazing team spirit

Please submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration.

  • Include availability with your resume.
  • Please review this site to get to know more about us before the interview: www.witherspoondistillery.com

If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@witherspoondistillery.com. Be sure to include “Bartender” in the email subject.

Distillery Tour Guide (Part-Time Employment) - Lewisville, TX

Start date: Immediately

The ideal candidate should possess the following profile:

  • Well spoken, clear English
  • Always on time or early to appointments/work
  • Comfortable with public speaking and interacting with large groups
  • Possessing a hearty sense of humor/comedy/entertainment
  • Some knowledge of the spirits industry and a willingness to both learn from the team as well as independently research
  • A passion for alcoholic beverages and their production, with at least a background in homebrewing
  • A willingness to pitch in in other areas of the distillery as needed
  • Conservative attire (distillery shirts provided)
  • Must be over 21 years of age 

Main responsibilities:

  • Welcome visitors to the distillery
  • Guide visitors through a one-hour distillery tour
  • Answer questions from visitors on the fly
  • Guide visitors through a full tasting of Witherspoon products
  • Assist bar and distillery staff as needed
  • Help to clean, stock and shut down distillery after tours
  • Publicly represent the Witherspoon Distillery family in a wholesome, friendly, and approachable manner.
  • Current schedule can include Friday afternoons, full Saturdays, some holidays (scheduled in advance) and occasional private parties 

What Witherspoon Distillery can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work in a fast-growing and exciting young company
  • Direct interaction with 150-200 people each week
  • The chance to help build a brand one fan at a time
  • Fantastic career development potential
  • The chance to join a driven and enthusiastic environment with amazing team spirit

If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to info@witherspoondistillery.com. Be sure to include “Distillery Tour Guide” in the email subject.