bartender resume example with 7 years of experience

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

Well-rounded Bartender committed to providing guests with genuine hospitality and delivering exceptional services in bar area. Talented and skilled multitasker comfortable juggling competing priorities. Polished in concocting specialty cocktails and adding inspiration to new menus.

  • Anticipating guest needs
  • Proficient in mixology
  • Suggestive selling
  • Health codes compliance
  • Alcohol ordering
  • Maintaining a clean bar
  • Beer, wine and soju cocktails
  • Courteous
05/2021 to 09/2022 Bartender Kroger | Eugene, OR,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Poured wine, beer and cocktails for patrons.
  • Talked easily with patrons to build rapport and earn repeat business.
  • Met customer, business operations and server needs with minimal errors or delays.
  • Stocked bar with beer, wine, liquor and related supplies.
  • Balanced tills, handled cash, processed credit card payment batches and prepared bank deposits.
  • Prepared new garnishes, juices and other perishables daily.
  • Interacted with customers, completed transactions and maintained work areas according to relevant professional standards and codes.
  • Took drink orders from tables and bar area and relayed to bartenders.
  • Created unique cocktails for special events.
  • Created rapport with new and returning patrons to foster guest satisfaction.
  • Restocked beer and liquor regularly and after special events.
  • Cleaned tables after service and quickly resetting supplies to maintain restaurant and service flow.
  • Closely monitored customers' intoxication levels and discontinued alcohol service, removed from premises or requested assistance from security.
  • Received cash and card payments for balances owed.
  • Kept supplies stored in proper locations according to health code standards.
  • Monitored patron alcohol consumption to encourage safety.
  • Created signature beverages to increase revenue and patron loyalty.
  • Made alcohol and beverage orders for clients.
  • Promoted products to customers to enhance bill totals with high-profit items.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Used POS system to input orders, create checks and issue receipts.
  • Collected appetizer, entree and wine orders from patrons.
  • Advertised, marketed and recommended drink options to guests.
  • Checked identification of customers to verify age requirements needed to purchase alcohol.
05/2017 to 09/2020 Head Lifeguard Penn State University | University Park, PA,
  • Monitored behaviors for safety violations and took steps to prevent further violations.
  • Maintained strong proficiency in CPR, First Aid and rescue techniques to provide optimal support to individuals in distress.
  • Kept equipment in good working order with frequent inspections and minor repairs.
  • Patrolled to identify anyone needing assistance and offered immediate care.
  • Updated logs detailing weather conditions, treatments provided and incident information to keep management informed of activities.
  • Contacted emergency personnel and provided aid while waiting for further assistance.
  • Explained safety rules and procedures regarding activities to patrons and guests to inform and educate.
  • Supervised maintenance and notified appropriate department of issues requiring immediate resolution.
  • Encouraged students to practice swimming strokes to improve technique and skills.
  • Maintained constant surveillance of pool or body of water to appropriately react to emergency situations.
  • Checked chemical level of pool before lesson commencement and notified maintenance department of issues.
  • Conveyed rules and expectations to patrons consistent with facility policies and procedures.
05/2014 to 09/2016 Cleaning Guard Woodhaven Country Club | City, STATE,
  • Communicated with team members and building management via radio, telephones, computers and proprietary software.
  • Investigated disturbances and used proportional and strategic responses to handle different types of issues.
  • Provided friendly and professional assistance to employees, visitors and customers.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2023 to to Bachelor of Arts | Chinese And Asian Religions And Cultures Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY GPA:
Native/ Bilingual
Chinese (Mandarin):
  • Received the Outstanding Service Award for continued outstanding service to my school and community.
  • Resolved all customer issues each day to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Lead instructor for swim classes comprised of new swimmers at various stages.

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School Attended

  • Western Kentucky University

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  • Head Lifeguard
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  • Bachelor of Arts

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