bartender resume example with 3+ years of experience

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

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. 6+ years experience in food service, customer service , multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience.

  • Staff Leadership
  • Payment Acceptance
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Cash Receipt Balancing
  • Task Delegation
  • Timesheet Organization
  • Alcoholic Beverage Service
  • Cash Handling
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Customer Service
  • Work Station Assignments
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Point of Sale POS Software
  • Team Collaboration
12/2021 to 10/2022 Bartender Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. | Somerville, MA,
  • 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.
  • Followed alcohol awareness procedures for preventing intoxication and handling intoxicated guests.
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets.
  • Collected and organized daily till totals and tips.
  • Balanced daily registers and generated sales reports for management.
  • Trained new bartenders on drink preparation and upselling techniques.
05/2020 to 08/2021 Food and Beverage Supervisor Wyndham Worldwide | Napa, CA,
  • Managed food service sales, costs and budget administration to keep operations in line with financial targets.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Followed proper food receiving, storage and preparation techniques to maintain ingredient and dish quality.
  • Collaborated with server trainees to promptly resolve potential customer concerns.
  • Guided trainees to boost safety and inventory waste management to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils and work stations.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Supervised team of employees, maintaining positive and productive atmosphere to enhance employee experience.
03/2018 to 12/2018 Student Worker State Of Louisiana | Convent, LA,
  • Followed instructions from management to complete tasks according to exact specifications.
  • Greeted office visitors, provided information and directed to appropriate personnel.
  • Developed strong oral and written communication skills in working with people of different ages.
  • Processed cash and credit card payments, promptly returning receipts, coin, bills and payment cards to customers.
  • Followed guidelines for safe serving, appropriate temperatures and proper presentation.
  • Maintained tools, equipment and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Performed work to top standards, proving best service for students, employees and school visitors.
  • Prepared food according to recipe instructions to manage regular school meals.
  • Upheld correct procedures for preparing foods and storing leftovers.
  • Assisted cook with prep work by cutting vegetables and preparing side dishes and salads.
  • Operated industrial dishwasher to wash glassware and utensils.
  • Adhered to safe and proper storage guidelines for incoming supplies.
  • Organized and prepared ingredients for batch cooking.
  • Maintained adequate levels of linens, trays and silverware items for customers and performed washing and sanitation.
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume work shifts and fast-paced operations.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Removed trays and stacked dishes for return to kitchen after finished meals.
  • Participated in ongoing training to enhance job skills and knowledge.
05/2017 to 08/2017 Server Lifestream | Glendale, AZ,
  • 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.
  • Checked with customers to determine satisfaction with meals, promptly taking action to correct problems.
  • Communicated with hosts, bussers and kitchen staff to prepare for and serve customers.
  • 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.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and offering condiments, napkins and other items.
  • Trained new employees on restaurant procedures and plating techniques.
  • Recorded meal selections and transactions in microsystem to deliver prompt service.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Stocked service areas with supplies during slow periods.
  • Collected dirty dishes and glasses from tables or counters, preparing areas for next diners.
  • Prepared checks, itemizing total meal costs and taxes.
  • Took reservations and to-go orders to streamline process for both customer and restaurant.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2020 to to Bachelor of Arts | Fashion Design Kent State University, Kent, OH GPA:
Expected in 05/2016 to to High School Diploma | Mayo High School For Math Science & Technology, Darlington, SC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Kent State University
  • Mayo High School For Math Science & Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Food and Beverage Supervisor
  • Student Worker
  • Server


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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