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Schram Vineyards is looking to add several new Tasting Associates to our team this busy season!  If you love working with people, being surrounded by wine in a beautiful atmosphere, and can work in a fast-paced multi-faceted environment, we’d love to meet you! Clink on the button to apply.

Please note the majority of our hiring is done in the spring but may hire year-round depending on availability. Our high season is May-October. 


This position performs dishwashing activities for the culinary department with primary responsibility for maintaining the cleanliness and organization of kitchen work areas, storerooms, and equipment; including china, glassware, and flatware; washing dishes in the dish room; and transporting food, china, and equipment between storage and work areas. 


Roles and Responsibilities

This role is a Private Event Specialist for Schram Enterprises.  Schram Enterprises consists of three locations including Schram Vineyards in Waconia, Schram Haus Brewery in Chaska, and AxeBridge Wine Co in Minneapolis.  The Events Coordinator will be responsible for all customer relations in the process of booking private events at all three of Schram Enterprises locations and coordinating or delegating day of event processes. 

  • Responsible for all client communications with event inquiries and bookings to include email, phone and in-person

  • Book private events from 10 to 350 people

  • Cross-sell our three locations private event spaces

  • Up-sell add-on wine experiences and help coordinate details with other managers and tasting associates

  • Conduct tours with potential customers and sell spaces and/or coordinate tours with other on-site representatives

  • Create BEOs for private events

  • Work closely with GMS and leads at all three locations to ensure all event set-up, day of coordination is done to completion and event success when not able to be on-site

  • Manage schedule to be on-site at one location for private events or delegate role to another on-site rep

  • Coordinate with in-house chefs and caterers on catering need for events

  • Ensure all invoices are sent and paid in a timely manner

  • Ensure contracts are sent out and signed

  • Work with day of staff to ensure event set-up and tear down done to completion

  • Work closely with GMs, Event Manager, and Chefs on event needs with regards to food, staffing needs and other public events happening at locations

  • Work closely with marketing team to ensure we are marketing spaces in creative ways to help bring in business

  • Work with vendors needed for private events and maintain relationships

  • Coordinate AV needs, tents, or other event needs

  • Provide feedback to team on space needs, table and seating, lighting, etc. to help maintain spaces. 

  • Provide feedback on ways to improve events, pricing spaces, etc. 

  • Do market research of other venues to ensure we are competitive in our offerings and pricing

Be willing to seek out business in creative ways during slower months by working with marketing team, making calls, or finding ways to utilize space


  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Be a friendly but assertive communicator

  • Ability to reply quickly and efficiently to customers and private event requests (within 24 hours)

  • Must be highly organized

  • Ability to communicate cross-functionally with other team members effectively

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service

  • Attention to detail and ability to multitask

  • Ability to jump in and troubleshoot or solve issues that come up.  Be a creative thinker! 

  • Disciplined to be able to work from home and balance time with on-site needs. 

  • Outgoing and inviting personality

  • Strong time management skills 

  • Ability to flex schedule to accommodate back office and on-site presence 

  • Ability to maintain a pleasant disposition even when working with difficult or high-maintenance customers

  • Maintain a polished and professional appearance

  • Represent the Schram brand and live out our core values

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • US Work Authorization

  • High School Diploma

  • College diploma or relevant work experience

  • Must be 21+ years of age

  • Wine and food knowledge

  • 3-5 years events and/or service experience

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Available to work some weekday hours balanced with some weeknights and weekends

  • Reliable transportation

Preferred Skillsls

  • Google Docs, Spreadsheets

  • Event Management software

  • Social Media skills and knowledge

  • Canva

  • Knowledge of Square, Tock, and other booking and POS software


  • Assists the Executive Chef and Chef Management Team in planning, developing, and implementing menus and developing recipe cards for menu items.

  • Preps, cooks, bakes, and/or directs the preparation of food to ensure quality, portion, and presentation to the approved standards, recipes, and procedures.

  • Cultivates, maintains and trains others with superior knowledge in food and beverage, trends and compatibility, and industry demographics.

  • Supervises culinary, dishwashing, and other kitchen personnel and coordinates their assignments to ensure economical, timely, and quality food production. 

  • Reviews menus and analyzes recipes to determine food, labor, and overhead costs.

  • Conducts daily, weekly, and monthly inventories as required for controls and financial reports.

  • Assists in purchasing, preparation, and delivery of all food and non-food items as necessary to ensure quality standards and guest expectations are met and/or exceeded.

  • Works with the Executive Chef and Chef Management Team to develop, set and execute the strategic direction and goals for the Culinary Department.


  • Prepare and cook all food items to company specifications

  • Plates prepared foods based on the chef's guidance

  • Responsible for the setup, operation, break down, and cleaning of all kitchen equipment

  • Assist with washing dishes, sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning and maintaining equipment, sanitizing utensils, etc. as needed

  • Uphold our restaurant kitchen sanitation and food service safety standards

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to learn restaurant menus and recipes 

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Comfortable standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 30 lbs. and continuously bend, reach and twist

  • Ability to make decisions and work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong attention-to-detail and a willingness to learn 

  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts preferred

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