Culture of Long Road

Would you like to join us on the Long Road? We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits.

JOIN THE TEAM

Would you like to join us on the Long Road?

Would you like to join us on the Long Road? We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits. From time to time, we look to grow our team to ensure that we can continue to create great spirits and great experiences at the distillery. Please take a moment to review our current open positions:

Open Positions

CREATING GREAT SPIRITS AND GREAT EXPERIENCES IN GRAND RAPIDS, GRAND HAVEN AND BOYNE CITY.

Grand Haven – Line Cook

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven- Kitchen Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Haven, is adding a Line Cook to our talented, energetic, and creative kitchen team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits, food, and level of service. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with the kitchen’s operations so that they may assist the Executive Chef and Prep Cook in preparing appetizers and entrees, maintaining a clean working environment, and ensuring the highest quality experience for our customers and guests.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Be precise and detail oriented
Ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with prep cooks, wait staff and Chef
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
Ability to work in a fast-paced, hot environment
Flexibility with job duties and shifts, willing to arrive 10 minutes prior to assigned shift
Knowledge of kitchen equipment and safety best practices
Knowledge of cooking procedures
Manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills
Prior experience in related food service positions preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Correctly prepare all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
Prepare food in collaboration with Executive Chef so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is achieved and preserved
Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean equipment used in food preparation
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards.
Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques
Wash dishes and pots and operate dish washing equipment
Empty trash containers as required
Maintain a friendly work environment through constant, positive communication

Grand Rapids – Host

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids -GM
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tip-Out

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery, is adding Servers to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area. As the first line of service at Long Road, our bartenders and servers must be able to educate customers on our spirits, from the milling of the grain, all the way to the glass as part of a proper cocktail.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Positive interpersonal skills required
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Previous service experience strongly desired
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
Ability to clearly communicate orders to bartenders, kitchen staff and server assistants
Desire to learn about craft spirits and cocktails
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Greet guests, take beverage orders directly from guests and from other service staff
Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
Collect payment for drinks and food orders served and balance all receipts
Serve drinks, snacks, and food orders to guests seated in dining area
Clear tables of dishes, utensils and glassware and bring to kitchen for washing
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails, and food menu in order to answer questions or educate guests on LRD process and mission
Participate in regular training’s to learn about LRD spirits, drinks and food
Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed
Ensure chairs and floor area around tables and waiting area are clean
Assist with other duties as needed, particularly during opening and closing shifts
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

Grand Haven -Bartender

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers -Grand Haven- Bar and Tasting Room Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tips

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Bar and Tasting Room Manager of Long Road Distillers is responsible for the daily operations of our Grand Haven location . The Bar and Tasting Room Manager is responsible for ensuring that all staff are providing LRD standards of customer service and that the tasting room is meeting and exceeding established Key Performance Indicators, all while fostering and maintaining a positive work environment that focuses on innovation and growth for the Long Road Brand and its employees.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 1 year cocktail bartending experience desired;
Minimum 3 years customer service experience;
Self-motivated and a self-starter;
Enjoys problem-solving;
Experience working with craft brands ;
Staff management and leadership experience desired;
Passionate about brand building;
Enjoys customers;
Enjoys employees;
Willingness to work long hours, primarily weekends and evenings;
Serve Safe Manager or TIPS Manager training prior to start date (employer supported)
Able to lift and move up to 50lbs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Day to day management of all tasting room financials;
Manage service staff scheduling;
Employee hiring and training;
Maintain appropriate staffing pars throughout busy and not busy times;
Weekly reporting and analysis of GH-tasting room numbers at weekly managers meeting;
Schedule and lead monthly staff meeting;
Lead daily pre-meal with staff;
Ensure all staff have all assets needed to achieve successful communication during shift, ie: printed menus and feature sheets;
Control costs of vendor and store bought supplies, including but not limited to paper goods, linens;
Manage tasting room labor costs;
Manage tasting room costs of goods;
Manage all ordering;
Coordinate prep needs and deliveries with Grand Rapids location;
Create and coordinate systems for training, and implementation of new seasonal cocktail menus with Beverage Manager;
Positively and effectively coach staff to deliver LRD standards of service;
Work as floor supervisor during peak service times;
Handle customer concerns and praise.

Grand Rapids – Server

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers -General Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tips

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids, is adding a server to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Positive interpersonal skills required
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
Ability to clearly communicate with manager, bartenders, and kitchen staff
Willingness to learn about craft spirits and cocktails desired
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Greet guests, take beverage orders directly from guests and from other service staff
Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
Collect payment for drinks and food orders served and balance all receipts
Serve drinks, snacks, and food orders to guests seated in dining area
Clear tables of dishes, utensils and glassware and bring to kitchen for washing
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails, and food menu in order to answer questions or educate guests on LRD process and mission
Participate in regular trainings to learn about LRD spirits, drinks and food
Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed
Ensure chairs and floor area around tables and waiting area are clean
Assist with other duties as needed, particularly during opening and closing shifts
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

Grand Haven – Server

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers -Grand Haven- Bar and Tasting Room Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tips

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids, is adding a server to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Positive interpersonal skills required
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
Ability to clearly communicate with manager, bartenders, and kitchen staff
Willingness to learn about craft spirits and cocktails desired
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Greet guests, take beverage orders directly from guests and from other service staff
Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
Collect payment for drinks and food orders served and balance all receipts
Serve drinks, snacks, and food orders to guests seated in dining area
Clear tables of dishes, utensils and glassware and bring to kitchen for washing
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails, and food menu in order to answer questions or educate guests on LRD process and mission
Participate in regular trainings to learn about LRD spirits, drinks and food
Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed
Ensure chairs and floor area around tables and waiting area are clean
Assist with other duties as needed, particularly during opening and closing shifts
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

Grand Haven – Host

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven- Bar and Tasting Room Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tip-Out

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Rapids’ first craft distillery, is adding Servers to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area. As the first line of service at Long Road, our bartenders and servers must be able to educate customers on our spirits, from the milling of the grain, all the way to the glass as part of a proper cocktail.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Positive interpersonal skills required
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Previous service experience strongly desired
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
Ability to clearly communicate orders to bartenders, kitchen staff and server assistants
Desire to learn about craft spirits and cocktails
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 25 pounds or less

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Greet guests, take beverage orders directly from guests and from other service staff
Check identification of guests to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
Collect payment for drinks and food orders served and balance all receipts
Serve drinks, snacks, and food orders to guests seated in dining area
Clear tables of dishes, utensils and glassware and bring to kitchen for washing
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails, and food menu in order to answer questions or educate guests on LRD process and mission
Participate in regular training’s to learn about LRD spirits, drinks and food
Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing as needed
Ensure chairs and floor area around tables and waiting area are clean
Assist with other duties as needed, particularly during opening and closing shifts
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

Grand Haven – Bar Back

Location: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven
Supervisor: Long Road Distillers – Grand Haven- Bar and Tasting Room Manager
Direct Reports: None
Compensation: Hourly + Tip-Out

POSITION OVERVIEW

Long Road Distillers, Grand Haven, is adding a Bar Back/Server Assistant to our talented, energetic, and creative team. We work hard, enjoy what we do, and take pride in our spirits and level of service. We are dedicated to creating an exemplary experience for each and every customer, and need your help to accomplish that. We are looking for a self-starter who will quickly amass an in-depth familiarity with Long Road’s spirits and signature cocktails, as well as the operations of our bar and dining area. As the first line of service at Long Road, our bartenders and servers must be able to educate customers on our spirits, from the milling of the grain, all the way to the glass as part of a proper cocktail.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant Qualifications
Positive interpersonal skills required
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Ability to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while following detailed instructions
Willingness to learn about craft spirits and cocktails strongly desired

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):
Ensure that assigned bar area is fully equipped with tools and products needed for serving guests as needed
Collect and wash/rinse/sanitize/dry/polish empty glasses from the bar and tables
Wipe and clean bar top constantly
Fill ice bins with proper ice prior to each shift and as needed
Assist bartender with preparing simple syrups, fresh juices, etc.
Restock service stands and cocktail stations
Empty trash containers and bring dirty dishes to kitchen for cleaning
Clear tables and re-set to LRD standards
Ensure chairs and floor area around tables and bar is clean
Assist bartender and servers with duties as needed
Maintain a clean working area by sweeping, cleaning, and sanitizing
Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards

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Instagram post 2132730402907972708_1930914612 Sometimes, you just need a classic. Brunch starts at 10am in Grand Rapids every Saturday and Sunday! 🥓🍳👌 **Except this Sunday! We’ll be closed 9/15-9/17 for renovations.
Instagram post 2132039995052228601_1930914612 This weekend’s special in Grand Rapids!
Shrimp&Cabbage Dumplings
Served on a bed of Maitake mushrooms, with a side of our house made spicy orange ginger soy sauce. While supplies last, this weekend only! 🥟
Instagram post 2131469242963412167_1930914612 ANNOUNCEMENT!

We’ve been nominated as best distillery in the nation in FOUR different categories! We need your help!

You can vote once a day at the link in our profile. It only takes a few seconds, and every vote really does count. It’s a tight race this year!

If you’re in Grand Rapids tonight, swing by for Burgers and Boilermakers! A burger, endless fries, 9oz beer, and a shot all for only $15!
Instagram post 2130841592188332939_1930914612 Guild Night tonight Grand Rapids! Not a member yet? Ask your bartender or server about becoming a member. You won’t regret it!
Instagram post 2129888793916895837_1930914612 Rainy day lunch plans, covered in Grand Haven! Come check out our food offerings at our newest location on Washington!
Instagram post 2129264501067939060_1930914612 Tonight, all MICHIGIN drinks & everything from “The U.P.” section are $2 off! 
Cheers to our great state!

Our summer menu is a nostalgic trip around our great state. The design of the menu highlights some great icons and elements that are uniquely Michigan, created by our friend @alexbrooke. She truly helped our vision come to life with her illustrations! Go check out her work and swing by our Grand Rapids location today to experience our summer menu before it’s gone!
Instagram post 2126462085331308822_1930914612 You already know what it is. (But just in case you don’t, our Grand Rapids location has Burgers and Boilermaker Night TONIGHT! $15 Burger, Endless Fries, LRD Lager & a shot!)
Instagram post 2125050269292047155_1930914612 A photo of a cocktail to remind you to click the link in our profile and to vote in all four categories for us to be named Best Distillery in the nation! 📷-
Tioga
Aquavit, pickled beets, bee pollen, fennel, barrel aged maple syrup, lime, star anise
Instagram post 2123018751086560751_1930914612 There’s nothing quite like the Sunday of a three day weekend! We’re taking advantage of the holiday with brunch! Join us in the morning in Grand Rapids?

Reminder, our holiday hours are:

Grand Rapids
Friday & Saturday
Normal Hours 
CLOSED MONDAY

Grand Haven
Saturday 11a-11p
Sunday 11a-11p (kitchen closes at 10p)
Monday 11a-9p

Boyne City
Saturday 11a-9p
Sunday 11a-7p
Monday 11a-4p
Instagram post 2122054420509388232_1930914612 When we said fully loaded, we meant LOADED. 
Fully Loaded Chips. créme fraiche, spring onion, house smoked bacon, cheddar seasoning, roasted tomato aioli, tomato. 
HOLIDAY HOURS:
Grand Rapids
Friday & Saturday
Normal Hours 
CLOSED MONDAY

Grand Haven
Saturday 11a-11p
Sunday 11a-11p (kitchen closes at 10p)
Monday 11a-9p

Boyne City
Saturday 11a-9p
Sunday 11a-7p
Monday 11a-4p
Instagram post 2120709544756853953_1930914612 VOTE VOTE VOTE! We’re not talking politics, we’re talking @10best by @usatoday! Check out the link in our profile and vote once a day in all four categories! Help us secure our spot as best distillery in all four categories 🥇
Instagram post 2119718267538065121_1930914612 Headed up north for Labor Day? Check out our tasting room in Boyne City! $5 gets you a sample of four spirits & and you get to keep the shot glass!
Instagram post 2119103215940233327_1930914612 We need your votes!! We’ve been nominated for @10best in FOUR categories this year! Winners are selected by public vote, and that’s where you come in! 
Head to the link in our profile and vote for Long Road Distillers in these four categories:

Best Craft Brandy Distillery
Best Craft Gin Distillery
Best Craft Vodka Distillery
Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery

You can vote once a day from now until Monday September 23rd!
Instagram post 2117709039281438425_1930914612 Have you been to our Boyne City location? It’s your one stop shop for all your cocktail making needs. Come taste our award winning spirits and check out our cocktail supplies to bring some of Long Road home with you!
Instagram post 2115651316935237845_1930914612 Grand Haven or Grand Rapids, we’re a whole lot more than just drinks! Come check out our food menu next time you’re in!
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