We're Hiring!

April 5, 2014

We are currently searching for an experienced and dynamic General Manager to lead the team at our Enoteca La Storia wine bar and Donostia tapas restaurant in Los Gatos. This is a position with long-term growth potential.

As a General Manager, you will be responsible for effectively leading and managing all aspects of both venues (located in same shopping center) and for delivering results that contribute to the overall success of the businesses by achieving performance objectives in areas which include, but are not limited to: driving sales and profitability, maintaining guest and employee satisfaction and ensuring that company standards are met.

Job Description


Reports to: Owner/Director of Operations

Summary of Position: Oversee and coordinate the planning, organizing, training and leadership necessary to achieve stated objectives in sales, costs, employee retention, guest service and satisfaction, food quality, cleanliness and sanitation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Understand completely all policies, procedures, standards, specifications, guidelines and training programs.

Ensure that all guests feel welcome and are given responsive, friendly and courteous service at all times.

Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.

Achieve company objectives in sales, service, quality, appearance of facility and sanitation and cleanliness through training of employees and creating a positive, productive working environment.

Control cash and other receipts by adhering to cash handling and reconciliation procedures in accordance with restaurant policies and procedures.

Make employment and termination decisions.

Fill in where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations. Continually strive to develop your staff in all areas of managerial and professional development.

Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and timely manner.

Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and kept in excellent working condition through personal inspection and by following the restaurant's preventive maintenance programs.

Ensure that all products are received in correct unit count and condition and deliveries are performed in accordance with the restaurant's receiving policies and procedures.

Oversee and ensure that restaurant policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and completed on a timely basis.

Schedule labor as required by anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.

Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.

Fully understand and comply with all federal, state, county and municipal regulations that pertain to health, safety and labor requirements of the restaurant, employees and guests.

Develop, plan and carry out restaurant marketing, advertising and promotional activities and campaigns.


Have knowledge of service and food and beverage, generally involving at least three years of front-of-the-house operations and/or assistant management positions.

Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system.

Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to five hours).

Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.

Must have the stamina to work 50-60 hours per week.

Must be available to work weekends.