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

I’ve been in the service industry for over seven years and am extremely familiar with all aspects of serving alcohol and food and maintaining a bar, I have experience bartending and serving at multiple bars and clubs, I am a great multi-tasker and quick learner and I am able to work in extremely busy and hectic environments. My customers have always complimented me on my fast service and outgoing personality. My psychology degree only adds to me providing good customer service and having a a rapport with customers. My availability is completely open, I am looking to no longer bartend at gentlemen’s clubs and move on to regular bars/clubs.

Skills
  • Safe serving knowledge
  • Beer, wine and soju cocktails
  • Suggestive selling
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Health codes compliance
  • Alcohol ordering
  • Extensive spirits knowledge
  • Maintaining glassware stock
  • Anticipating guest needs
  • Able to stand at all hours
  • Maintaining a clean bar
  • Basic accounting
  • Cash and credit transactions
  • Food service
  • Balancing the cash register
  • Outgoing personality
  • Employee training
  • Cash register operation
Experience
11/2022 to Current Bartender Hy-Vee | Raytown, MO,
  • Provided excellent customer service
  • Sold rooms and fantasy money
  • Served the bar and tables on the floor
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • 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.
  • Maintained knowledge of bar and menu options to prepare drinks and make food recommendations.
  • Prepared cocktails from bar recipes and served wine, draft and bottled beer.
  • Trained new bartenders on drink preparation and upselling techniques.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and handling intoxicated guests.
  • Poured wine, beer and cocktails for patrons.
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Displayed and retained extensive knowledge of liquors, wines and entrees.
  • Kept track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area for wait staff.
12/2017 to 11/2022 Bartender/Server South Suburban Park & Recreation | Lone Tree, CO,
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about restaurant's menu and products.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials to increase profits.
  • Completed cleaning duties by sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet and tidying up server stations.
  • Cleaned tables and chairs to prepare dining area for next customers.
  • Developed rapport with guests and assisted in generating repeat business by providing exceptional customer service.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and immediately remedied issues with orders.
  • Trained new employees on restaurant procedures and plating techniques.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Recorded meal selections and transactions in microsystem to deliver prompt service.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Served food and beverages to patrons and confirmed complete orders.
  • Prepared checks, itemizing total meal costs and taxes.
  • Collected dirty dishes and glasses from tables or counters, preparing areas for next diners.
  • Presented menus and answered questions regarding items.
12/2015 to 12/2017 Bartender/Cocktail Waitress Tequila Ranch | City, STATE,
  • Operated cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system for transactions and made proper change for cash transactions.
  • 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.
  • Prepared cocktails from bar recipes and served wine, draft and bottled beer.
  • Trained new bartenders on drink preparation and upselling techniques.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and handling intoxicated guests.
  • Poured wine, beer and cocktails for patrons.
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets.
  • Collected and organized daily till totals and tips.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Kept track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area for wait staff.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021 to to Bachelor of Science | Psychology Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH GPA:
Expected in 05/2019 to to Associate of Arts | Psychology Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH GPA:

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University
  • Lorain County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Bartender/Server
  • Bartender/Cocktail Waitress

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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