bar back resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Looking for a fast pace and challenging professional work environment to keep and improve skills as well as judgement in the hospitality and culinary industry. Currently enrolled at Johnson and Wales University to obtain my bachelor’s in science in Baking and Pastry Arts and would like to experience real events I will encounter throughout my career as either a Pastry Chef or a Baker.

  • Bennison Bakery – Evanston, Illinois
  • Bakers Assistant (Internship)
  • Prepare or maintain inventory or production records.
  • Roll, knead, cut, or shape dough to form sweet rolls, pie crusts, tarts, cookies, or other products.
  • Decorate baked goods, such as cakes or pastries.
  • Apply glazes, icings, or other toppings to baked goods, using spatulas or brushes.
  • Adapt the quantity of ingredients to match the number of items to be baked.
  • Measure or weigh flour or other ingredients to prepare batters, doughs, fillings, or icings, using scales or graduated containers.
  • Observe color of products being baked, and adjust oven temperatures, humidity, or conveyor speeds accordingly.
  • Set time and speed controls for mixing machines, blending machines, or steam kettles so that ingredients will be mixed or cooked according to instructions.
  • Place dough in pans, molds, or on sheets, and bake in production ovens or on grills.
  • Combine measured ingredients in bowls of mixing, blending, or cooking machinery.
  • Set oven temperatures, and place items into hot ovens for baking.
  • Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods.
  • Wait Staff Support
  • Cash Register Operations
  • Beverage and Ice Dispenser Refilling
  • Table Bussing
  • Maintaining Clean Work Areas
  • Beverage Making and Delivery
  • Process Monitoring
  • Clearing Tables
  • Customer Deliveries
  • Supply Replenishment
  • Condiment Restocking
  • Safety and Sanitation Standards
  • Silverware and Glassware Restocking
  • Menu Memorization
  • Timely Food Delivery
  • Glass Collection
  • Persuasive Approach
  • Suggestive Selling
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • PCI (Payment Card Industry)
  • Financial Controls
  • Billing and Payment Processing
  • Place Settings
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Federal Regulations
  • Food Running
  • Cocktail Knowledge
  • Servsafe Certified
  • POS Terminal Operations
  • Dependability and Self-Control
  • Social with Customers and Staff
  • Persistent with Challenges
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Independence and Initiative
  • Beer Keg Replacement
  • Task Mastery
  • Order Following
  • Food and Drink Garnishing
  • Wine and Mixer Restocking
  • Concern for Others
  • Visual Inspections
Work History
08/2016 to Current
Bar Back Dave & Buster's, Inc. Florence, KY,
  • Mentored new employees throughout a shift
  • Determine where patients or patrons would like to eat their meals and help them get situated
  • Stock service stations with items, such as ice, napkins, or straws
  • Load trays with accessories, such as eating utensils, napkins, or condiments
  • Take food orders and relay orders to kitchens or serving counters so they can be filled
  • Remove trays and stack dishes for return to the kitchen after meals are finished
  • Examine trays to ensure that they contain required items
  • Monitor food distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered to the correct recipients and that guidelines, such as those for special diets, are followed.
  • Restocked ice, condiments and snacks.
  • Collected trash, wiped up spills and removed trays to maintain fresh and clean customer areas.
  • Replaced empty kegs and soda syrups.
  • Maintained adequate levels of condiments and well-stocked drink stations to keep service flowing smoothly.
  • Delivered food to customers at bar and tables.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to help team stay on top of cleaning.
  • Adhered to state laws regarding alcoholic beverage services and customer regulations.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
  • Checked ID cards and verified bar guests were of legal age.
  • Assisted cashiers with processing customer payments and documenting orders.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Checked dining area supplies of linens, wrapped silverware and replenished low stock.
  • Managed customer deliveries and assisted with carrying out orders to promote maximum satisfaction.
  • Provided attentive service and proactively assessed guest needs.
  • Delivered exceptional guest experiences through attentive service and quick response to issues.
  • Assisted wait staff with timely food delivery and guest requests.
  • Assisted customers with carry-out service.
  • Monitored dining room inventory and replenished as necessary.
  • Set up advertising signs and displays on shelves, counters and tables.
  • Engaged in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.
  • Offered product samples, answered questions and helped customers find items.
06/2016 to Current
Camp Site Director / Teacher’s Aide Deerfield Park District City, STATE,
  • Provide for entertainment and set up related decorations and equipment
  • Encourage participants to develop their own activities and leadership skills through group discussions
  • Meet with staff to discuss rules, regulations, and work-related problems
  • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility rules, and encouraging participation
  • Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members and assigning work duties
  • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services to determine if they are producing desired results
  • Complete and maintain time and attendance forms and inventory lists
  • Explain principles, techniques, and safety procedures to participants in recreational activities and demonstrate use of materials and equipment
  • Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary
  • Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, and hobbies
  • Assess the needs and interests of individuals and groups and plan activities, accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Recruited and hired top-quality staff to fill important positions.
  • Oversaw employee attendance record and ordered new materials for sites.
05/2022 to 08/2022
Bartender and Beverage Bittersweet Golf Club City, STATE,
  • Cart
  • Arrange bottles and glasses to make attractive displays
  • Slice and pit fruit for garnishing drinks
  • Mix ingredients, such as liquor, soda, water, sugar, and bitters, to prepare cocktails and other drinks
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar
  • Plan, organize, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar
  • Stock bar with beer, wine, liquor, and related supplies such as ice, glassware, napkins, or straws
  • Serve wine and bottled or draft beer
  • Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
  • Attempt to limit problems and liability related to customers' excessive drinking by taking steps such as persuading customers to stop drinking or ordering taxis or other transportation for intoxicated patrons
  • Clean bars, work areas, and tables
  • Balance cash receipts
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol
  • Clean glasses, utensils, and bar equipment
  • Collect money for drinks served
  • Cook food to order for both dine in and to go orders
  • Operation of a golf cart
  • Mathematical skills in inventory and sales on the course.
  • Kept bar presentable and well-stocked to meet customer needs.
  • Performed opening and closing duties, printing sales reports, setting up for incoming shift, preparing cash drawers and taking inventory.
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing excessive guest intoxication.
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • Adhered to state laws regarding alcoholic beverage services and customer regulations.
  • Handled simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Set up glassware, liquor and other necessary supplies for special events.
  • Upsold menu items to customers, driving up per sale revenues and maximizing profits.
  • Managed bar inventory, restocked supplies and placed orders for spirits, beer, wines and mixers.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Managed accurate register and produced daily sales reports backing up inventory usage numbers.
  • Consulted with managers to organize special events and promotions.
  • Decreased waste, following strict recipes and drink measurement protocol.
  • Conducted regular inventories of bar and drink supplies to keep stock on hand and avoid expensive rush orders.
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets and increased sales and profits.
08/2020 to 12/2020
Bakers Assistant Bennison Bakery City, STATE,
  • Maintained clean, organized kitchen to maximize efficiency and food safety.
  • Stored, labeled and replenished supplies in compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Followed production chart to keep hot, fresh products available daily.
  • Operated commercial kitchen equipment and tools.
  • Lifted and moved items weighing over 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques.
  • Decorated baked goods and designed visually appealing displays of finished products.
  • Approved products before sale to maintain highest level of quality control.
  • Complied with health and safety codes to protect staff and customers.
  • Packaged and labeled baked goods with accurate descriptions and ingredients.
  • Frosted and iced cakes, cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts, sweet rolls and coffee cakes.
  • Established merchandising, sales and profit objectives to drive business success.
  • Cut, peeled and prepped seasonal fruit for pie fillings.
Expected in 05/2023 to to
Bachelor of Science: Baking and Pastry Arts
Johnson & Wales University - Providence,

Currently completing my general courses and taking hands on Baking and Pastry courses to complete the bachelor of science in Baking and Pastry Arts.

Expected in 12/2020 to to
Associate of Science: Baking and Pastry Arts
College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL,
Expected in 12/2020 to to
: Baking And Pastry Arts
College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL
  • Awarded Degree: Certificate Confer Date: May 15, 2020 Plan: Hospitality Supervisor
  • Awarded Degree: Certificate Confer Date: May 15, 2020 Plan: Pastry Chef Assistant
  • Awarded Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree Confer Date: Dec 18, 2020 Plan: Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Awarded Degree: Certificate Confer Date: May 17, 2019 Plan: Baking and Pastry Assistant

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School Attended

  • Johnson & Wales University
  • College of Lake County
  • College of Lake County

Job Titles Held:

  • Bar Back
  • Camp Site Director / Teacher’s Aide
  • Bartender and Beverage
  • Bakers Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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