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

Motivated, service-oriented Bartender with over 10 years experience in both sports bars and pool hall environments. Creative with developing new mixology recipes. Maintains a smooth, efficient and profitable bar by consistently meeting customer needs while controlling costs. Knowledgeable about all types of beer, liquor and mixed drinks. TiPS certified and experienced in monitoring guests for signs of extreme intoxication. Good money handling, problem-solving and time management abilities. Motivated, service-oriented Bartender with over [Number] years high-volume restaurant experience. Extensive wine, beer and cocktail knowledge. Creative with developing new mixology recipes. 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.

Skills
  • Proficient in mixology
  • Alcohol ordering
  • ID Verification
  • Safe serving knowledge
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Anticipating guest needs
  • Cash and credit transactions
  • Cash register operation
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Balancing the cash register
  • Basic accounting
  • Service-oriented mindset
  • Organizational ability
  • Outgoing personality
  • Conflict resolution
  • Effective customer upselling
  • Maintaining a clean bar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
Experience
10/2019 to 10/2020 Bartender Tommy Bahama | Palm Beach Gardens, FL,
  • Balanced daily registers and generated sales reports to support financial and administrative objectives.
  • Managed bar area, including cocktail design and menu, inventory, regulation compliance and customer relationships.
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • Engaged in small talk with patrons to build rapport and earn repeat business.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Advertised, marketed and recommended drink options to guests to increase guest satisfaction.
  • Kept close track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area seamlessly, smoothing process for wait staff.
  • Promoted customer safety by maintaining current list of available ride services for inebriated customers.
  • Restocked beer and liquor on regular schedule and after special events to prepare for forecasted needs.
  • Monitored patrons to keep alcohol consumption at designated levels.
  • Prepared an array of mixed drinks and poured wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages for average of 75 patrons per shift.
  • Checked identification of customers to verify age requirements needed to purchase alcohol.
  • Arranged bottles and glasses behind bar to make attractive displays.
  • Stocked bar with beer, wine, liquor and related supplies.
  • Kept detailed inventories of bar supplies and stocked work areas to maintain workflow efficiently.
  • Stayed up-to-date on latest in mixology trends, bar equipment and sanitation standards.
11/2017 to 03/2019 Bartender/Lead Cocktail Server Antiques Billiards | City, STATE,
  • Checked identification prior to serving.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Assessed patrons' needs to always provide proactive service.
  • Recommended and served alcoholic beverages to patrons during high-volume shifts.
  • Created rapport with new and returning patrons to foster guest satisfaction.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Closely monitored customers' intoxication levels and discontinued alcohol service, removed from premises or requested assistance from security.
  • Maintained tidiness and organization throughout bar area.
  • Maintained accurate cash handling practices while efficiently serving customers.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth bar operations.
  • Met or exceeded sales targets on consistent basis with proactive promotional strategies.
  • Took drink orders from tables and bar area and relayed to bartenders.
  • Monitored patrons to keep alcohol consumption at designated levels.
  • Restocked beer and liquor on regular schedule and after special events to prepare for forecasted needs.
  • Handled complaints and disputes from customers to promote customer satisfaction.
  • Promoted customer safety by maintaining current list of available ride services for inebriated customers.
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • Produced and balanced daily and weekly sales reports to assess and coordinate staff.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
06/2003 to 03/2006 Bartender/Head Cocktail Server JT Saloon | City, STATE,
  • Suggested cocktail choices based on customer preference, daily specials and inventory availability.
  • Checked identification prior to serving.
  • Maintained tidiness and organization throughout bar area.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile.
  • Maintained accurate cash handling practices while efficiently serving customers.
  • Took drink orders from tables and bar area and relayed to bartenders.
  • Recommended and served alcoholic beverages to patrons during high-volume shifts.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Created rapport with new and returning patrons to foster guest satisfaction.
  • Communicated with patrons to offer friendly service and determine needs.
  • Met or exceeded sales targets on consistent basis with proactive promotional strategies.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth bar operations.
  • Closely monitored customers' intoxication levels and discontinued alcohol service, removed from premises or requested assistance from security.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Measured and mixed house ingredients to prepare both custom and menu drink orders.
  • Kept detailed inventories of bar supplies and stocked work areas to maintain workflow efficiently.
  • Carefully inspected identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Monitored bar inventory and promptly restocked low items before depletion.
  • Promoted customer safety by maintaining current list of available ride services for inebriated customers.
  • Checked identification of customers to verify age requirements needed to purchase alcohol.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Neatly sliced and pitted fruit or garnishing drinks.
  • Collected food, wine and appetizer orders from patrons and promoted upsell items.
  • Advertised, marketed and recommended drink options to guests to increase guest satisfaction.
  • Supported servers by preparing specialty drinks for patrons in all areas of establishment.
  • Restocked beer and liquor on regular schedule and after special events to prepare for forecasted needs.
  • Arranged bottles and glasses behind bar to make attractive displays.
  • Stocked bar with beer, wine, liquor and related supplies.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/1996 to to Associate of Applied Science | Paralegal Wallace State Community College - Hanceville, Hanceville, AL GPA:
Certifications
  • TIPS (Training for Alcohol Intervention Procedures)
Additional Information

Throughout my work career, I was a Paralegal for over 20 years, a bookkeeper for a couple of years and a Realtor for over three years. Throughout all the different phases of my life, I have always returned to working behind a bar. Meeting new people every day and hearing everyone's individual story ensures that no two days are the same. I truly do love bartending.

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School Attended

  • Wallace State Community College - Hanceville

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Bartender/Lead Cocktail Server
  • Bartender/Head Cocktail Server

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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