Bartender resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Established bartender with flair for creating exciting and on-trend cocktails. Talented at developing world-class cocktail list and bar program. Ready to create innovative and attractive drink menus.

Motivated, service-oriented Bartender with over [Number] years high-volume restaurant experience. Extensive wine, beer and cocktail knowledge. Creative with developing new mixology recipes.

Well-rounded Bartender with wide-range history in service industry. Bringing passion for industry and fun. Holder of positive attitude with unwavering commitment to customer service.

Maintain smooth, efficient and profitable bar by consistently meeting customer needs while controlling costs. Knowledgeable about all types of beer, liquor and mixed drinks. ServeSafe-certified and experienced in monitoring guests for signs of extreme intoxication.

Accomplished [Job Title] with experience in beverage service and wide knowledge of drink recipes. Talented professional trained in mixology and recognized for innovative drink creations. Excels in fast-paced foodservice environments.

Industrious Bar Back with broad experience in variety of bars. Remains calm and poised in fast-paced environments. Prepared to handle high-volume service situations.

Award-winning Bartender with [Number] years of experience running cocktail programs in top-rated restaurants. Offering in-depth creativity and knowledge of restaurant and bar operations and committed to innovation and sustainability.

Hands-on [Job Title] successful at consistently delivering highest quality service. Fast and efficient worker goes extra mile to sell more and keep customers satisfied. Well-versed in specialty drink preparation, including [Type] and [Type] specialty drinks.

Customer-oriented [Job Title] well-versed in overseeing movement of liquor, beer and specialty drinks. Diligent in intricate supply restocking tasks and customer area cleanliness. Strong team leader and bar staff trainer lends hands-on organization and understanding to approach.

Meticulous [Job Title] with background spanning all aspects of food service industry. Skilled at waiting tables, kitchen prep and serving drinks. Offers top-notch mixology and new drink creation skills.

Responsible [Job Title] skilled at making custom drinks and maximizing business revenues with top-notch service. Work well with team members to meet all customer needs in fast-paced environments. Good money handling, problem-solving and time management abilities.

Talented individual offering [Number] years of experience in giving prompt, efficient and quality service. Proficient in operating credit card machines, balancing cash registers and promoting upcoming bar events and programs. Competent in preparing classic cocktail recipes.

Energetic Bartender with [Number] years of experience delivering high-quality service and accurate drink formulation in fast-paced environments. In-depth knowledge of craft cocktails and seasonal drink planning. Builds personable and upbeat rapport with patrons to cultivate loyalty.

  • Suggestive selling
  • Health codes compliance
  • Maintaining glassware stock
  • Beer, wine and soju cocktails
  • Extensive spirits knowledge
  • Alcohol ordering
  • Safe serving knowledge
  • Cash and credit transactions
  • Food service
  • Able to stand [Number] hours
  • Elegant garnish station setup
  • Extensive beer knowledge
  • Cash register operation
  • Food preparation
  • Licensed [Title]
  • Cocktail list development
  • Basic accounting
Education and Training
Parkland College Champaign, IL Expected in : - GPA :
Alaska Denali Travel - Bartender
Columbia Falls, MT, 08/2018 - 11/2021
  • Balanced daily registers and generated sales reports for management.
  • Managed bar area, including cocktail design and menu, inventory, regulation compliance and customer relationships.
  • Planned and updated menus to accomodate changing trends in customer preferences.
  • Collected and organized more than $[Amount] in gross revenue and tips on [Timeframe] basis.
  • Met customer, business operations and server needs with minimal errors or delays.
  • Kept track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area for wait staff.
  • Increased average ticket amounts by upselling customers from shelf to premium brands.
  • Made product recommendations to customers based on preference, food pairings and special promotions.
  • Worked with management to plan and implement special events to boost customer numbers and profits.
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • Lowered liquor costs [Number]% by leading training on precision pouring and waste reduction to team of [Number] bartenders.
  • Ordered inventory to meet expected demand with adequate stock.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Supported servers by preparing specialty drinks for patrons in dining area.
  • Managed up to [Number] customers per shift while simultaneously assisting [Number] restaurant servers.
  • Reduced inventory losses and moved older products by creating new drink menu items.
  • Collected food, wine and appetizer orders from patrons.
Odorzx Inc. - Dishwasher
Traverse City, MI, 03/2018 - 05/2019
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Unloaded trucks to move food and supplies from delivery vehicle to storage areas.
  • Built customer loyalty by providing sparkling clean dishes and helping [Job title] with special requests.
  • Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in [Number]-compartment sink.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Studied methods of coworkers, successfully learning skills such as [Skill] and [Skill].
  • Completed all assigned prep work ranging from [Action] to [Action].
  • Wiped and sanitized various kitchen surfaces using specific cleaning supplies.
  • Removed built-up waste and potential contaminants from waste receptacles, machinery and cooking equipment through [Technique] and [Technique].
  • Handled glassware, crystal and other fragile items with exceptional care to prevent breakage.
  • Organized clean utensils in storage bins for servers to access easily.
  • Cleared trash and washed work area tables, walls, refrigerator equipment, cooking equipment and floors to keep sanitized kitchen.
Penn State University - Fast Food Worker
University Park, PA, 09/2017 - 02/2018
  • Entered requested menu items into POS terminal, modifying with substitutions and add-ons to customize orders.
  • Organized food items on serving trays and in carry-out packages.
  • Suggested additional menu items, beverages and desserts to increase sales.
  • Effectively worked with teammates and openly invited coaching from management team.
  • Accepted transaction payments, making change for cash payments and processing credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.
  • Recorded customer orders and communicated clearly to confirm each order.
  • Scheduled equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times.
  • Correctly received orders, processed payments and responded appropriately to guest concerns.
  • Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures by delivering food which met quality standards.
  • Built brand loyalty and accomplished customer satisfaction by working well with other food service team members.
  • Quickly and efficiently processed payments and made accurate change.
  • Monitored and counted food stock and supplies to reorder on time.
  • Boosted customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service.
  • Carefully maintained proper sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas by applying industry best practices and company requirements.
  • Reviewed contents on food trays to check receiving complete order.
  • Served orders to customers at windows, counters and tables, handling approximately [Number] orders per shift.
  • Accurately measured ingredients required for specific food items to reduce waste.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Parkland College

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Dishwasher
  • Fast Food Worker


  • Some College (No Degree)

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