Soon to open distillery seeking employees
November 13, 2021
Tattersall Distillery’s second home at 1777 Paulson Road River Falls is nearing completion and they are searching for people to fill a variety of hourly positions within their expansive facility, which will serve as an event center, distillery and restaurant all in one.
Tattersall Co-Founder and Chief Officer Jon Kreidler said that these openings span across all three sectors of their business: production, restaurant, and event center. Open front of house positions includes retail shop workers, hosts, servers, banquet servers, and bartenders. In total, Kreidler said that there are around 50 positions open positions in the front of house. For the back of house, they are looking for line cooks, prep cooks, dishwashers, custodial workers, warehousemen, bottlers, and a distiller. Why should someone apply for one of these positions?
“It’s going to be a really fun high-paced atmosphere. We’re really innovative, very creative, we give our people a lot of leeway in what they do, it should be an exciting place to work,” answered Kreidler.
Early on, Tattersall will only be open Wednesday through Sunday, making it an ideal spot for college students interested in serving or bartending. The new facility will have eight different bars, a large menu, and several unique spaces for hosting events and large groups. Becoming a banquet server could be an ideal option for someone who may not be able to work during the week, or a professional who wants to make some extra cash.
“The banquets are hit or miss to begin, but once we get up and running and more into the wedding season that should be pretty consistent Friday Saturday, and you can go in there and work a wedding, make really good money, but you’re not tying up your week,” said Kreidler.
Experience is not required for the majority of the openings at Tattersall Distillery, and in sometimes a lack of it is even preferred.
“It’s more the attitude, experience helps, but, you know a lot of times, especially historically with bartenders, we like to hire people who don’t have experience, so we don’t have to retrain them or get them out of bad habits, we can train them fresh from the beginning,” said Kreidler.
Ultimately, Tattersall wants employees that are willing to work hard, care about what they are doing, and are curious about the industry. Advancement opportunities exist for those who fulfill these expectations, including younger Tattersall employees, considering that two of the managers at their Minneapolis location are in their mid-20s.
“We bring them in, and if they are capable we move them through the ranks pretty quick,” said Kreidler.
Additional information about open positions, along with applications for those positions, can be found online at https://www.tattersalldistilling.com/river-falls/. More details about the amenities of Tattersall’s new location will be revealed in the coming weeks, and they aim to open in mid-to-late November.