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Job Code:2019-LB 12TH -005
Location:Laguna Burger (12th Street in Albuquerque)
FT/PT Status:Part Time
Job Responsibilities:

A Bartender greets customers; takes and delivers food/beverage orders; mixes and serves alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages in a manner that ensures guests have an unparalleled experience by providing fast, friendly service and being attentive to Guests needs.



  • Adhere to Fuego’s Core Values, Policies & Procedures.
  • Act as a role model within and outside Fuego.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward customers and co-workers.
  • Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform duties of position. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Strictly adhere to all company, department policies, and state liquor laws regarding consumption and serving of alcoholic beverages.
  • Maintain bank and complete money transactions using a point of sale system without variance (e.g., maintain cash drawer; accept cash/bankcards for payment; count money; return correct change ensure proper identification for certain transactions; issue receipts, document discrepancies,; sign, count, and balance before and after each shift).
  • Maintain appearance and cleanliness of bar/work area such as but not limited to: arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays, sweep, wipe counter/table tops, beer towers, sink areas, reach-in coolers/cupboards, remove trash, mop and clean all restaurant areas including restrooms, wash glasses, utensils and bar equipment.
  • In friendly manner perform duties such as but not limited to: greet customers, take food/beverage orders from serving staff and/or patrons, check identification to verify age requirements of everyone purchasing alcohol, mix ingredients to prepare alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages following recipes, slice/pit fruit for garnishing, and serve beverages including wine and bottled/draft beer.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of products/materials by restocking alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, replace kegs, cut/slice and replenish garnishes, refill ice wells, paper products, glassware, condiments, etc.
  • Maintain knowledgeable with all menu items, garnishes, glassware, beverage prices, beverage recipes and proper measurement (use of a jigger required to ensure pours are within one ounce (1.5 oz.) range).
  • Adhere to applicable tribal, federal, state, and local sanitary regulations regarding the temperature requirements, preparation, maintenance, and storage of food and drink products.
  • Assist with inventory and inventory control.
  • Claim tips received according to laws governing wage reporting.
  • Promote brands/products to increase sales.
  • Assist in training new bartenders.
  • Act with urgency at all times to minimize wait times; maintain a quick and purposeful pace. 
  • Build relationships and loyalty with guests through sincere and meaningful interactions (e.g., learn guests’ names and preferences; connect with them individually and professionally; smile; make eye contact and verbally greet guests; provide fast and friendly beverage service to guests).
  • Be a team player (e.g., work toward team goals and foster a collaborative and positive work environment; put the team first; assist coworkers; treat all coworkers with kindness, courtesy and respect; never engage in negativity; maintain openness to coaching, learning and improving; receptive to change and willingness to embrace challenges with team-spirit).
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of services, amenities, surroundings, providing accurate directions, and information for guest inquiries about promotions and special events.
  • At all times maintain a courteous, positive and professional working relationship with all Fuego personnel and the general public (e.g., coworkers, clients and vendors). 

Education & Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have relevant work experience to include strong knowledge, ability, and skill in mixing a variety of alcoholic beverages.
  • Cash handling skills preferred. 


  • Minimum age of 21.  
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills (able to add, subtract, multiply and divide). 

Licensing & Certification:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain ServSafe Food Handler Certification within 30 days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain New Mexico Alcohol Server Permit upon hire.

Computer Equipment, Software, Machinery: 

  • Must be familiar with proper glassware used for beverages.
  • Must obtain and wear proper footwear for safety and health.
  • Operate Point-of-Sale system (MICROS)
  • Operate/maintain dispensers (e.g., Shake machine, fountain, juice blenders). 

Essential Physical Requirements: 

  • Requires employee to hear, see, sit, stand, talk, walk, and repetitive use hands the majority of the time.
  • Balancing/climbing, bending over, crawling, crouching/stooping, kneeling, reaching overhead, turning twisting, pushing/pulling, lifting, carrying the majority of the time. 

Essential Mental Demands: The job requires reading the majority of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.

Work Environment (inside/outside): 
The job is performed indoors in a restaurant environment.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This position regularly requires long hours and frequent evening, weekend and holiday work.