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Bartender resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Professional Bartender with extensive knowledge of spirits and intuitive ability to engage customers one-on-one. Friendly, open and committed to building customer base by providing positive service experience. Able to maintain poise and sense of humor in demanding environments. Strong history of exceptional service in restaurant and bar establishments. Smoothly handle all bar tasks while serving customer needs. Enthusiastic restaurant professional with expertise in mixology, beer, liquor and wine along with solid background in team leadership and business decision making. Over 10 years in field experience with strong desire to drive business success.

Skills
  • Responsible alcohol service
  • Menu memorization
  • Ordering bar supplies
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Preparing garnishes
  • Liquor, beer, wine and cocktail knowledge
  • Able to bend, squat and reach
  • Positive attitude
  • Staff management
  • New hire training
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Creative mixology
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Engaging personality
  • Clear and effective communication
Work History
Bartender, 04/2018 to 07/2019
School House Restaurant & TavernSanger, CA,
  • Organized bar inventory and storage to keep stock at optimal levels
  • Checked ID cards prior to service
  • Upsold menu items to customers
  • Created cocktails, advertised them on the menu board, and sold customers on new specials
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas fresh and clean
  • Managed accurate register and produced daily sales reports backing up inventory usage numbers
  • Consulted with managers to organize special events and promotions such as karaoke to bring in new customers
  • Maintained relationships with Liquor Reps to facilitate effective inventory management and implement cost controls
  • Generated higher ticket averages by training employees on suggestive up-selling techniques
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals and move particular inventory
  • Developed new signature cocktails to support bar marketing brand and increase profits
  • Managed bar inventory, restocked supplies and placed orders for spirits, beer, wines and mixers
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar
  • Recruited and trained bartenders and barbacks
Event Bartender, 08/2015 to 04/2018
American Dining CreationsUtica, NY,
  • Tended bar at special events and directed team to provide exceptional service forThe Kentucky State Fair, The Kentucky Derby, business meetings, comicons, company team building events and society gatherings
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas fresh and clean
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands
  • Developed specialty drinks to work with on the fly menu changes, sustaining customer interest and solid bar revenue
  • Kept bar presentable and clean
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay
  • Trained new bartenders on all aspects of job, including drink preparation, up-selling techniques, maintaining customer relationships, garnish preparation and sanitation regulations
  • Performed event coordination for larger parties and gatherings
  • Kept accurate inventories and notified management of ordering needs for liquor, beer, wine and bar supplies
  • Performed opening and closing duties of establishment, including printing sales reports, setting up bar for next shift, counting cash drawer and taking inventory
Bartender, 03/2013 to 01/2017
School House Restaurant & TavernSanger, CA,
  • Developed unique shots and cocktails
  • Maintain fun, energetic, and inviting atmosphere around the bar
  • Recruited and trained bartenders and barbacks and scouted and auditioned performers for various special events
  • Completed regular bar inventories and daily requisition sheets
  • Closed out cash register with 100% accuracy and prepared cashier report
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar
  • Worked in high pace events such as Halloween and NYE
  • Received beverage orders nightly from wait staff and delivered beverages to guests while keeping up with bar orders
  • Applied excellent organizational and multitasking abilities to handle simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay
Server/Bartender, 04/2012 to 04/2013
Paradies Lagardère Travel RetailKissimmee, FL,
  • Created orders, documented special requests and followed up with kitchen personnel to foster top-quality service and minimize complaints
  • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils and refilling beverages promptly and courteously
  • Monitored guests for intoxication and immediately reported concerns to management
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and keep tabs on all tables
  • Collected credit card, cash and gift certificate payments from customers and made proper change for cash transactions
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers
  • Scheduled reservations and managed seating arrangements
  • Memorized restaurant bar stock and daily specials
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns
  • Checked identification to enforce age requirement for alcoholic beverages
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant's practices, culture and procedures
Education
High School Diploma: , Expected in 07/2009
Penn Foster Career School - Scranton, PA
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Awarded 2 gold and 1 bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for outstanding charity work between 2013-15

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Penn Foster Career School

Job Titles Held:

  • Bartender
  • Event Bartender
  • Bartender
  • Server/Bartender

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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