Bartender Resume Example

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

Versatile Server possessing outstanding bartending and waitstaff experience. Superb coordinator of service efforts for settings ranging from fast-paced banquet events to casual dining rooms. Organized preparer of structured service and work plans, balancing needs of patrons and team members.

Professional Bartender with extensive knowledge of spirits and intuitive ability to engage customers one-on-one. Friendly, open and committed to building customer base by providing positive service experience.

  • Responsible Alcohol Service
  • Preparing Garnishes
  • Menu Memorizations
  • Knowledge of Craft and Microbrews
  • Health Codes Compliance
  • Delivering personal and comforting service to customers
  • Sales
  • Cash Handling
  • Cleaning
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • Food Running
  • Dining Room Management
  • Elegant food plating
  • Staff Management
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Attending multiple customers
  • Sales expertise
  • Highly reliable
  • New hire training
  • POS knowledge and handling
  • Fluent in multiple languages
  • Bilingual in Spanish language
  • Beverage preparation
  • Situating and handling difficult customers
  • Inventory
  • Performance improvement
  • Engaging personality
Work History
04/2021 to Current Bartender Sun Communities | Muskegon, MI,
  • Generated higher ticket averages by training employees on suggestive up-selling techniques.
  • Developed new signature cocktails to support bar marketing brand and increase profits.
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Designed special drink and cocktail offerings on monthly basis as part of seasonal offerings.
  • Set up glassware, liquor and other necessary supplies for special events.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • Increased bar revenue through development and marketing of featured cocktails.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • Kept bar presentable and well-stocked to meet all customer needs.
  • Developed drink menu with creative cocktails, contemporary wines and craft beers.
  • Adhered to state laws regarding alcoholic beverage services and customer regulations.
  • Reduced inventory losses by managing beverage inventory.
  • Maintained relationships with restaurant vendors to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls.
  • Upsold menu items to customers, driving up per sale revenues and maximizing profits.
  • Managed cash and bar revenue during special promotions or sporting events.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Implemented drink prep procedures that significantly reduced wasted stock.
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay.
  • Recruited and trained new bartenders and barbacks and scouted and auditioned performers for various special events.
  • Decreased waste, following strict recipes and drink measurement protocol.
07/2020 to 04/2021 Server Logan's Roadhouse | Jackson, TN,
12/2019 to 06/2020 Server Logan's Roadhouse | Joplin, MO,
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to provide guests with excellent experiences and foster repeat business.
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Supervised restocking of salad bar and buffet for lunch and dinner service.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • 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.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Monitored patrons for alcohol intake to appropriate levels and took measures to curtail inappropriate behavior.
  • Resolved guest and employee complaints to maintain complete customer satisfaction and workforce effectiveness.
  • Checked over multiple IDs daily, to verify ages and uphold Texas liquor laws.
  • 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.
  • Maintained order efficiency and accuracy through clear communication with kitchen staff, earning numerous recommendations from satisfied customers.
  • Printed dining checks with total due, collected payment and offered receipts to complete transactions.
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant practices and procedures.
  • Moved and set up seating, prepared extra silverware, prior to arrival of large groups.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Supervised set up of banquet food stations and coordinated service to multiple dining areas.
  • Answered customers' questions, recommended items and recorded order information.
Expected in 06/2020 High School Diploma | Gladys Porter Early College High School, 3500 International Blvd, GPA:
Expected in | Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, TX GPA:

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  • Server
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