bartender resume example with 3+ years of experience

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

Motivated, service-oriented Bartender with over 3 years high-volume restaurant experience. Extensive wine, beer and cocktail knowledge. Creative with developing new mixology recipes. Familiar with wide range of beers, liquors, wine and cocktails. Works great with team members to serve customers and meet demand. Always ready to help others and reliable in keeping bar organized, stocked and ready for customers. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • Maintaining glassware stock
  • Proficient in mixology
  • Alcohol ordering
  • Suggestive selling
  • Anticipating guest needs
  • Health codes compliance
  • Balancing the cash register
  • Cash and credit transactions
  • Organizational ability
  • Marketing and sales experience
  • Excellent judgment
  • Employee training
  • Multilingual in Romanian and English
  • Courteous
  • Cash register operation
  • Outgoing personality
  • Basic accounting
  • Food service
  • Cocktail list development
  • Able to stand 12+ hours
  • Posing
  • People skills
  • Organization
  • Relationship building
  • Active listening
  • Good work ethic
  • Communication
  • Fluent in Romanian and English
  • Flexible schedule
  • Social media promotions
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Check payment processing
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Safe food handling
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Supervision & leadership
  • Outstanding customer service
11/2019 to 12/2022 Bartender Yotel | New York, NY,
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • Managed bar area, cocktail design and menu and handled inventory, regulation compliance and customer relationships.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Recommended food and drinks to patrons based on preference, pairings and special promotions.
  • Kept track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area for wait staff.
  • Balanced daily registers and generated sales reports for management.
  • Stayed up-to-date on latest mixology trends, bar equipment and sanitation standards.
  • Maintained knowledge of bar and menu options to prepare drinks and make food recommendations.
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets.
  • Trained new bartenders on drink preparation and upselling techniques.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and handling intoxicated guests.
  • Prepared cocktails from bar recipes and served wine, draft and bottled beer.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and dealing with intoxicated guests.
  • Mixed and served both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for patrons by following standard recipes and procedures.
  • Checked identification of guests to verify age requirements for alcohol purchase.
  • Poured wine, beer and cocktails for patrons.
  • Displayed and retained extensive knowledge of liquors, wines and entrees.
  • Collected and organized daily till totals and tips.
  • Introduced bar staff to precision pouring and waste reduction tactics to lower liquor costs.
  • Took reservations from patrons by phone or online.
  • Upheld high standards of professionalism in high-stress environments.
  • Applied makeup to face and styled hair to enhance appearance.
  • Followed strict routines of diet, sleep and exercise to maintain appearance.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about restaurant's menu and products.
  • Trained new employees on restaurant procedures and plating techniques.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and immediately remedied issues with orders.
  • Addressed complaints to kitchen staff and served replacement items.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts for customers.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and brought beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Developed strong and lasting resident relationships.
  • Answered guest questions regarding menu, food and beverage preparation, recipe ingredients and allergens.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists to ensure smooth restaurant operations.
  • Documented food orders and ran items to guest tables in dining room.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Handled special customer requests for separate checks and menu substitutions.
  • Collected tickets and followed proper cash-handling procedures.
06/2015 to 09/2015 Promoter Tapestry, Inc. | Sunbury, OH,
  • Built strong base of loyal customers through friendly interactions and professional engagement.
  • Worked independently with minimal supervision, taking ownership for assignments.
  • Created positive product impressions by engaging with potential customers to increase sales opportunities.
  • Presented professional appearance to produce tangible, positive impact.
  • Handled rejection professionally and maintained calm demeanor in difficult situations.
  • Offered coupons and other incentives to increase sales.
  • Prepared samples, arranged attractively and replenished supply.
  • Established and enforced sales goals to boost team success.
  • Strengthened online presence to capitalize on emerging trends.
  • Promoted special deals and encouraged product purchases through effective communication and persuasion skills.
  • Presented informational sales presentations to potential customers to build strong, trusted client relationships and boost product sales.
  • Carried out sales promotions and merchandising of company products.
  • Identified interested customers and engaged in conversation to explain product benefits.
  • Presented and handled samples to meet merchandising standards, promotional requirements and sanitation practices.
  • Learned about company history and products to share detailed information with customers.
  • Set up booths in public places, staffing displays in malls and outdoor locations and engaging passers-by to solicit new business.
  • Conversed with customers to assist in determining products and services best suited to meet needs, asking questions and suggesting complementary products.
  • Collected contact information from interested customers to follow up with additional sales and product information.
  • Distributed informational brochures detailing product specifications, subscription plans, warranties and service plans.
12/2014 to 02/2015 Cashier Pga Tour | Las Vegas, NV,
  • Collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
  • Processed sales transactions to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Accepted cash and credit card payments, issued receipts and provided change.
  • Helped with purchases and signed customers up for rewards program.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
  • Operated cash register or POS system to receive payment by cash, check and credit card.
  • Delivered high level of customer service to patrons using active listening and engagement skills.
  • Used suggestive selling techniques to promote add-on sales.
  • Scanned merchandise using point-of-sale system for accurate purchase totals.
  • Answered customer questions and provided store information.
  • Tracked company inventories, moved excess stock and arranged products to improve sales.
06/2014 to 09/2014 Volunteer Basarabia E Romania | City, STATE,
  • Offered support and assistance to community members.
  • Collaborated with others by contributing time, effort and talent to advance needs or further missions.
  • Followed directions from supervisors and completed tasks within appropriate timeframe.
  • Established and maintained relationships with fellow volunteers and organizational stakeholders.
  • Identified key partnership opportunities and market segments to properly coordinate volunteer efforts.
  • Assisted with and organized programs, events and activities to drive outreach initiatives.
  • Helped organize and implement programs and projects to aid community and individuals.
  • Helped with prep, set up and breakdown of community and public events.
  • Answered phone calls and replied to inquiries or directed caller to appropriate personnel.
  • Promoted volunteer program through fliers, newsletters and social media.
  • Encouraged people to be active in community through organizational events and projects.
  • Pitched in to help with volunteer recruitment, retention and motivational programs.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2022 to to Associate of Applied Science | Criminal Justice Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC GPA:
  • [Summer,2020] - President's List
  • [Fall,2020] - Dean's List
  • [Spring,2021] - President's List
  • [Summer,2021] - President's List
  • [Fall,2021] - President's List
  • [Spring,2022] - President's List
  • 3.96 GPA
  • Graduated magna cum laude
Expected in 05/2014 to to High School Diploma | Liceul Teoretic Mihai Eminescu, Birlad, Romania, GPA:
Expected in to to | Law (Pre-Law) Universitatea Creștină Dimitrie Cantemir, Bucharest, Romania, GPA:
Expected in to to Associate of Applied Science | General Education Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, NC GPA:
Full Professional
Native/ Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Liceul Teoretic Mihai Eminescu
  • Universitatea Creștină Dimitrie Cantemir
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Promoter
  • Cashier
  • Volunteer


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Associate of Applied Science

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