Il Caminetto is on The Hunt for a Bar Manager

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Vancouver, BC | Il Caminetto is seeking a Bar Manager to oversee the bar program for the newest addition to our restaurant group, Il Caminetto. As a storied address in the heart of Whistler’s Village, Il Caminetto has been reimagined by the acclaimed New York-based Rockwell Group into a vibrant, contemporary 160 seat dining room. An understated, nature-inspired interior design speaks to the beauty of the spectacular landscape and plays to the authenticity of the location. The regionally focused menu will meld Italian and local flavours to showcase the best of nearby farms and waters.


The Bar Manager will curate, develop, oversee and manage the bar program, and will work closely with the Wine Director to support the creation and delivery of a unique and elevated beverage guest experience that is in harmony with the kitchen’s food program.

(other duties may be assigned as required)

– Manages the day-to-day bar operations
– Maintains exceptional general bar cleanliness and equipment to optimal specifications
– Serves as an educator, as well as an inspirational, committed and responsible leader to the restaurant’s FOH teams
– Prepares for and inspires staff to deliver a memorable beverage experience nightly
– Designs creative and elevated custom cocktails, while being well versed in classic cocktail culture
– Delivers superior customer service through effective training and education
– Maximizes resources and inventories by managing cost and maintaining and monitoring inventory and budge, ensuring the best use of inventory and allocation of expenses
– Develops a strong rapport with agents and distillers
– Under the direction of the Restaurant Director, initiates and executes special projects as required


– 3+ years of experience managing a premium beverage operation
– A professionally recognized wine and/or spirits certificate
– Experience curating and managing inventory with both fiscal responsibility and award garnering intentions
– Related University degree or a combination of education and experience
– Possesses solid background knowledge of spirits, etc.
– Strong business acumen with a proven ability to provide insightful industry leading, best in class outcomes to perpetuate growth; driving positive results and aligning with business goals in a premium service environment
– Highly committed to a premium level of quality
– Skilled at developing and creating beverage experiences that drive customer satisfaction and loyalty
– Strong problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze current business problems and implement recommended solutions
– A solutions provider committed to a vision of service to create an ultimate guest experience
– Strong verbal and written English communication skills
– Superior conflict resolution skills, with the ability to relate professionally to all levels of staff, management, clientele, suppliers, and partners
– Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills
– Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks
– Comfortable with dealing with media, public speaking, and VIP guests
– It is essential to have the flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays

To apply, please visit We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that we will only be able to respond to those selected for an interview.


4242 Village Stroll | Whistler, BC | V0N 1B4 | Hours: Coming Soon
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James Walt – Executive Chef
Aaron Heath – Pastry Chef
Darin Newton – Restaurant Director
Igor Braunovic – Wine Director

ABOUT Il Caminetto

Whistler’s iconic Il Caminetto continues the delicious storytelling as a food and wine destination restaurant as it prepares for its relaunch in Winter 2017. Toptable Group takes the steady reins from famed restaurateur Umberto Menghi, and will reimagine the storied restaurant’s 200-seat dining room. Situated in the heart of the village, Il Caminetto’s airy space takes its cues from Italian design both modern and traditional.

After 20 years as the Executive Chef of Whistler’s iconic Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, James Walt will take the helm of Il Caminetto while continuing to oversee the food programs of all Whistler venues. An early pioneer of farm-to-table dining, Chef Walt’s seasonally focused menus are known for celebrating the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Under his direction, Il Caminetto’s new menu will meld Italian and local flavours to showcase the best of nearby farms and waters.

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