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Lead Bartender

Posted September 22, 2022

Graduate Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
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About This Job

Graduate Hotels® is seeking a Lead Bartender to join Graduate Palo Alto and its brilliant team of hospitality enthusiasts. 

Graduate Hotels creates authentic, spirited spaces that connect travelers, students and locals alike. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their communities.   

We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.   

Graduate Hotels is proud to be Great Place to Work-Certified™, proving that our associates feel our commitment to cultivate a culture of inspirational and supportive leadership. 

Job Duties And Responsibilities 

  • Ensures bar is set up with appropriate levels of liquor, juices, crushes, additives, soda, etc.  
  • Ensures that the bar, glasses and cutlery is clean and sanitized  
  • Ensures guests are of legal age to consume alcohol  
  • Prepares drink orders according to bar standards and guest preferences  
  • Presents bar bill and takes payment  
  • Ensures guests are engaged and satisfied  
  • Monitors guests for overconsumption of alcohol and takes steps as necessary  
  • Locks up and store all beverage, food and other equipment items, deposits cash drops and secures bank.  
  • Other duties as assigned  

Education And Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Safe Serving certification required 

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Knowledge of alcohol serving practices and standards  
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally  
  • Team player  
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests  
  • Detail-oriented  

About Graduate Hotels®

Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country.  Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community.  Launched in 2014, there are 35 hotels across the U.S. and U.K. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit

  • Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Graduate Palo Alto

488 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

100 Room Hotel

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Location Description

Graduate Palo Alto, California, formerly Hotel President is a six-story building located on University Avenue, in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. Completed in 1929, the iconic Hotel President was named to honor then-President Herbert Hoover, who was one of the first students to enroll at Stanford University. The building is undergoing a historic renovation to convert to Graduate Palo Alto, part of the Graduate Hotels® collection, and open in fall 2022.