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Lead Bartender - Restaurant Operations - San Manuel Casino

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Lead Bartender - Restaurant Operations


San Manuel Casino


Highland, California 92346
United States

Date Posted:

Mar 14, 2021

Ending Date:

Oct 17, 2021

Type of Position:

Full Time


Food and Beverage

Job Description

The Lead Bartender is a guide for all bartenders. They assist in the creative process of the bar?s product and menu development, and provide training and assistance to other venue team members. The Lead Bartender ensures San Manuel guests have a high quality bar experience through a combination of impeccable service skills and keen knowledge of craft cocktails and spirits.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities


1. Responsible for setting up workstations within bar and breaking down all stations at end of shift.  Produces kitchen made items including syrups, cut fruit, and house-made mixers.  Completes closing checklists.

2. Provides training to all bartenders on proper execution of drink recipes, including technique and speed in preparation of cocktails/drinks.  Oversees Bartenders to ensure proper guest service standards are upheld.  Monitors and maintains cleanliness of facility and confirms all appropriate side work duties are being performed.  Promotes image of San Manuel Casino by displaying impeccable manners, diplomacy and tact towards guests.  Promotes and provides exemplary bar service to San Manuel guests, using proper serving techniques according to Department policies and procedures.

3. Responsible for inventory, ordering and stocking of all wine, liquor and beer.  Maintains an inventory of glassware and promptly communicates any shortages to management.

4. Actively develops new drink recipes.

5. Performs other duties as assigned to support efficient operation of Department.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a bartender, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience within a fine dining/ upscale food and beverage environment.
  • Must possess a desire to exceed guest expectations.
  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to coworkers and guests; basic mathematical skills are also required.



  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Must obtain and maintain a current Food Handler?s Card with9in 90 days of employment.
  • Must obtain and maintain T.I.P.S Certification.


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.



As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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San Manuel Casino
777 San Manuel Boulevard
Highland, CA 92346

Why you’ll want to work on our Team:
After 35 years, longtime San Manuel employees still love their jobs

San Manuel Casino  is located in Highlands, CA, just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and a short drive from LA-Ontario International Airport. The gaming facility is operated by the San Manuel Entertainment Authority, an economic instrumentality of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The casino floor contains over 4,800 of the latest and most innovative slot machines in a state-of-the-art facility. It features over 130 Vegas-style poker and blackjack tables, an exclusive high-limit room, and a designated Poker room.

It will open the first phase of its $550 million expansion on July 24 including a new high limit room, restaurant and expanded gaming space. A 17-story hotel will open later this year and an events center early next year. The gaming floor will be expanded to more than 6,500 slot machines from 5,000 and 40 more table games will be added, bringing the total number of tables to 135.

Food & beverage venues include Big Mo’ Cafe, Tutu's Food Court with fast-food options around the clock, Rock & Brews with a wide selection of craft burgers and craft beer from around the world, as well as legendary comedian George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen, which provides an authentic Mexican dining experience. Guests can dance the night away with DJ's at Bar Bar Bar, listen to Rock'n Roll tribute bands on stage at Rock & Brews, or enjoy Latin music at George Lopez's Chingon Tequila Lounge.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry. At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be. Apply today to join our team!