Bar Manager - Kindred

  • Full-time

Company Description

 Located on the main floor of the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District, Kindred Food + Drink is your new go-to spot for whatever you’re craving. Serving fresh Italian American- inspired classics that will make your mouth water.

What's in it for you:

  • Gratuity sharing
  • Paid Vacation, Personal, and Sick Days
  • Health, Dental and Visions benefits with Enhanced Mental Health Coverage
  • Discounted gym membership and Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Life & Disability Insurance
  • Management Uniform/ Clothing Reimbursement
  • Monthly dining allowance for all O&B locations
  • 50% Dining Discount for all O&B locations
  • RRSP Matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Description

The Bar Manager will oversee the bar program by creating and maintaining bar standards while driving sales through creative and innovative promotions and building relationships with suppliers and vendors. In addition, the Bar Manager is accountable for the day to day operations of the restaurant bar including staffing, cost controls, staff training, budgeting, administration and active floor management during service.

The Day to Day:

  • Manage the overall bar and beverage program for the restaurant including cocktails, beers, garnishing and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Create and maintain service and operational standards for the bar, making use of best practices and efficiencies where possible
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of cocktail lists including new and innovative products and combinations while keeping in mind costing and speed requirements
  • Liaison and build relationships with beverage related suppliers to source new products, new promotions and improved pricing
  • Communicate the vision to all team members and leads by example. Reinforce the O&B values daily and inspires the team with his/her exciting vision for the future
  • Build and maintain relationships with guests, team members and senior management alike
  • Demonstrate high personal integrity, business ethics and takes every opportunity to promote the venue
  • Use conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Strive for maximum efficiency and continual improvement of staff productivity
  • Additional duties as assigned or required


  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or Hospitality as asset
  • Experience in a high volume, fast paced hospitality environment.
  • WSET Intermediate Wine Certificate or comparable an asset
  • Experience working in both a fine dining and casual restaurant bar environment is preferred
  • Extensive beverage knowledge including traditional cocktails and new, on-trend beverages
  • Experience with new restaurant or bar openings and bar set-up is preferred
  • A passion for beverage, food and service is a must!
  • Must possess superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate extreme organization in a fast paced environment while acting as a team player
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Additional Information

Oliver & Bonacini's Diversity Commitment 

At Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, we are committed to treating every employee with dignity and respect. We strive to be fair and just, and create working environments where our employees can be at their best.