Balkan Bar Manager

Banff Hospitality Collective

Banff, AB

We're seeking an Bar Manager to join us at the Balkan! Eat. Drink. Opa! The Balkan Greek Restaurant is the embodiment of Greek philosophy of philoxenia (Greek friendship). Our Yia Yia (Grandma) lived to be 103 years old for a reason - the fresh and healthy diet of Greece. We source the best ingredients to honour the traditions of the Mediterranean. Want to know more? Check us out here:

Bar Manager

The Bar Manager contributes to the success of Banff Hospitality Collective by overseeing the operations of the bar and is responsible for managing inventory based on demand and cost targets. Maintaining stock, avoiding extra carrying costs, and ensuring the bar is run in a smooth manner with focused priority on safety, drink quality, hospitality, and leadership are the primary responsibilities of the position.

We Love Perks! This Position Includes:

Live, work and play in Banff National Park!
Competitive salary and bonuses
50% off food and bottles of wine for yourself and a guest at all BHC venues
Extended health benefits completely paid for by BHC

What You’ll Do:

Oversee and manage all areas of the bar and use your discretion to create and uphold bar procedures and policies, ensuring alignment with company standards and legislation
Sharing your knowledge is a must! You'll be training and coaching bartenders, and building server product knowledge.
Manage inventory volumes to business levels, and ensure ordering, receiving, storing, and processing invoices are completed in a timely manner.
Creates, trains and maintains a drinks menu that is well-suited to the food menu, that evolves seasonally and with trends, that ensure a good guest experience and maximizes sales.
Enforce sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of the bar area.
Ensure compliance with operational standards, company policies, federal/provincial /local laws, and ordinances.
Maintain professional restaurant image, including bar cleanliness, proper uniforms, and appearance standards.
Deeply understand, and have a strong commitment to, brand, constantly delivering and getting others to deliver the brand promise.
Lead by example. Working alongside the bartenders, focusing on hospitality and positivity.

What You Have:

An intense passion for spirits and drinks.
Connecting with people and building trusting relationships comes easy to you
Understanding of the importance of communication and workplace culture
Collaborative working style and team focus
Excellent communication skills
Willing to take a step back to look at things from other perspectives and be open to a different way
Ability to work with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
We understand you want to get outside as much as possible, but you’ll need to have flexibility in your schedule for us.
At least 1 year of bartending experience
Supervisory or management experience is considered an asset
Alberta ProServe certification is required

We're a people-centric company and we would love to get to know you beyond your resume, fast track your application and INTERVIEW NOW! Visit to get your application rolling!


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No special apps needed- Don’t worry if you stumble, we’re not social media influencer quality on camera and don’t expect you to be either!
We want to get to know you so please be yourself and have fun

Banff Hospitality Collective is: Balkan Restaurant | Chuck's Steakhouse | High Rollers | Magpie & Stump | Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar | The Bear Street Tavern | The Bison Restaurant + Terrace | The Eddie Burger Bar | The Maple Leaf Grill and Lounge | Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant | Hello Sunshine | New Italian Concept Coming Winter 2022 | New Dinning Room Concept Coming Spring 2022 | Are you ready to join us at Banff’s most iconic and popular downtown restaurants?

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We can provide Working Holiday candidates with proof of a valid job offer to apply for IEC Visas.

Banff Hospitality Collective

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