Veteran Bartender with progressive experience in the hospitality industry ranging from casual to high-end. Professional with an extensive knowledge of spirits and an intuitive ability to engage customers of all types. Friendly, open and committed to building a customer base by providing a positive service experience.
Working Knowledge of 250 drinks
Skilled at Micros and InfoGenesis POS
Liquor, beer and wine knowledge
Adept at free pour, jigger, liquor gun dispensing system
Responsible alcohol service
Attending multiple customers
08/2011 to Current
Casino BartenderNugget Resort & Casino – 1100 Nugget Ave. Sparks, NV 89431 Casino, fine dining and banquets bartender for a premier Northern Nevada resort and casino. Prepare drink orders for customers and cocktail staff in a fast and efficient manner. Interacting with customers, assessing their needs and making recommendations. Process cash and coupon transactions. Ensuring all customers are of legal age by checking ID's and monitor for signs of over intoxication. Keep the bar and surrounding area clean, orderly and free of hazards. Work with bar support staff in keeping bar fully stocked with alcohol and supplies, assisting in daily, weekly and monthly inventories.
01/2006 to 05/2011
Lead BartenderLake Wildwood Clubhouse and Bar – 11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley, CA Lead bartender for clubhouse bar, banquets, and off-sight events. Responsible for staff training, scheduling and evaluations. Supervised other bartenders on assigned shifts. Ensured all closing duties were performed. Monitored pours and initiated cost-savings measures. Created daily checklists for staff. Ensured bartenders followed regulations and laws. Responsible for product purchasing and maintaining appropriate stock levels. Developed a successful wine menu.
12/1999 to 10/2006
BartenderThe National Hotel – 211 Broad St. Nevada City, CA
Bartender for a historic, nationally recognized hotel and restaurant Greeted guests in a timely and professional manner Waited on multiple customers at the bar and throughout the bar area, including beverage and food service. Received beverage orders from wait staff and delivered beverages to guests. Maintained full knowledge of beverage lists and promotions.
High School Diploma: Merced Union High School - Merced, CA
Certificate Of Completion: Bartender School Of Sacramento - Sacramento, CA