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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Professional Bartender with extensive knowledge of spirits and engages customers one-on-one. Friendly, open and committed to building customer base by providing positive service experience. Enthusiastic restaurant professional with expertise in mixology, beer, liquor and wine along with solid background in team leadership and business decision making. 16 years in field with strong desire to drive business success. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.

Skills
  • Hospitality and Guest Service
  • Suggestive Selling
  • Changing Beer Kegs
  • Handling Difficult Customers
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Supply and Inventory Maintenance
  • Teamwork and Professionalism
  • Cash Handling and Management
  • Patron Experiences
  • Energetic and Outgoing
  • Guest Interaction
Work History
07/2020 to 12/2020 Bartender Life Care Centers Of America | Nashville, TN,
  • 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.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • 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.
  • Consulted with managers to organize special events and promotions.
  • Designed special drink and cocktail offerings on monthly basis as part of seasonal offerings.
  • Maintained relationships with restaurant vendors to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls.
  • Improved and applied social media marketing strategies to increase patronage.
07/2018 to 12/2020 Bartender Local | Seattle, WA,
  • 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.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • 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.
  • Managed cash and bar revenue during special promotions or sporting events.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Designed special drink and cocktail offerings on monthly basis as part of seasonal offerings.
  • Developed new signature cocktails to support bar marketing brand and increase profits.
  • Maintained relationships with restaurant vendors to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls.
  • Improved and applied social media marketing strategies to increase patronage.
07/2019 to 02/2020 Server Keystone Villa At Douglassville | Douglassville, PA,
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Applied comprehensive knowledge of wine, cider and beer to increase daily beverage sales.
  • Noted special patron requests and followed up with kitchen to confirm delivery.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted excellent service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Maintained thorough menu knowledge to sufficiently answer questions regarding menu item sourcing, ingredients and cooking methods.
  • Answered customers' questions, recommended items and recorded order information.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
  • Shared knowledge of menu items and flavors, enabling customers to make personal decisions based on taste and interest.
  • Quickly and clearly communicated dining orders to kitchen staff, directing attention to special requests or dietary restrictions.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness.
  • Printed dining checks with total due, collected payment and offered receipts to complete transactions.
  • Strategically timed check-ins with customers to take orders and confirm satisfaction with meals after delivery, taking action to correct any problems.
  • Presented menus to patrons promptly after seating and answered questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.
  • Collected orders and relayed them to bartenders quickly and accurately.
02/2012 to 07/2019 Bartender Local | Seattle, WA,
  • 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.
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Managed cash and bar revenue during special promotions or sporting events.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Consulted with managers to organize special events and promotions.
  • Conducted regular inventories of bar and drink supplies to keep stock on hand and avoid expensive rush orders.
  • Maintained relationships with restaurant vendors to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls.
  • Orchestrated numerous private parties, business meetings and formal engagements.
  • Improved and applied social media marketing strategies to increase patronage.
  • Generated higher ticket averages by training employees on suggestive up-selling techniques.
Education
Expected in 07/2011 to to Pharmacy Technician | Pharmacy Technician Concorde Career Institute, Tampa, FL GPA:
Expected in 10/2009 to to Medical Assistant | Medical Assisting Concorde Career Institute, Tampa, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Concorde Career Institute
  • Concorde Career Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Bartender
  • Server
  • Bartender

Degrees

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assistant

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