Trained bartender/mixologist with a wide-ranging repertoire of cocktails, from the classics to original recipes.
-Created and developed several cocktail programs and menus at two separate bars. Including top selling drinks at both bars.
-Managed the entire Trader Joes wine store in Union Square. This would include a myriad of tasks from basic; ordering and receiving, to expert; cultivating a crew of employees knowledge to better serve our customers.
-Helped to develop our cocktail program and created seasonal original menus that are specific to the bar.
-Quickly mixed a variety of simple and complex cocktails.
-Thoroughly explained the characteristics and descriptions of wines and champagnes on the wine list to customers.
-Consistently kept bar and work areas clean and sanitary in compliance with bar standards and local, state, and federal laws.
-Provided prompt, efficient, quality, and friendly service at all times.
-Assisted in the interviewing, hiring, and training of all NYC Trader Joes locations, including crew members and management.
-Managed the wine store in Union Square.
-Wrote a schedule for 300 plus employees.
-Effectively handled customer complaints and special requests.
-Developed a tasting program for the wine store that helped to cultivate less experienced crew members palates.
-Started as a barback at Heathers and moved over to VPC shortly after, stilling filling in regularly at Heathers as a bartender.
-Moved up to bartending within a month of being at VPC.
-Learned how to correctly operate credit card machines and old timey cash registers.
-Maintained a positive working relationship with fellow staff and management.
-Maintained adequate supplies and beer kegs for the bar and extended service area.
-Provided fast, friendly, professional service to all customers.
-I was mainly prepping for the couple of months I was at Dram, but I learned a lot that has carried over to my past and present positions.
-Creating syrups and different garnishes for mixed drinks.
-Sliced and pitted fruit and filled ice bins with crushed or cubed ice.
-Juicing, juicing, juicing...
-Chiseling large blocks of ice to create one perfect block to fit into rocks glasses.
-Quickly removed debris accumulated at the bar to consistently maintain a clean service area.
-Cleaned and stocked glassware, assisted with beverage service and transported dishes to the kitchen.
-I basically have a degree that says I am well read.
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