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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Motivated Server with experience successfully serving customers in busy, fine dining restaurants. Recognized for significantly increasing guest check averages by promoting appetizers, specialty items and unique wine selections. Collaborative, thoughtful team leader with clear, comprehensive and directive supervision.

Skills
  • Menu Memorization
  • High-Volume Dining
  • Guest Relations Management
  • Daily Specials Memorization
  • Sales
  • Wine Service
  • Cleaning
  • Bill Computation
  • Bar Terminology Expertise
  • To-Go Order Preparation
  • Guest Seating Arrangements
  • Order Accuracy
  • Service Prioritization
  • Food Tray Carrying
  • Menu Presentation
  • Food and beverage pairings
  • Bar terminology
  • Cash handling
  • Food station setup
  • Item promotion
  • Front-of-house display creation
  • Tableside Service
  • Beverage preparation
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Point of sale operation
  • Stocking and replenishing
  • Sales expertise
  • Table setting knowledge
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Food running
  • Ordering procedures
Work History
05/2021 to 09/2021 Restaurant Server Alterra Mountain Co | Winter Park, CO,
  • Greeted new customers, discussed specials and took drink orders.
  • Kept server areas clean and stocked to increase efficiency while working tables.
  • Applied comprehensive knowledge of wine, cider and beer to increase daily beverage sales.
  • Stayed up-to-date on menu changes to help customers make food choices.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
08/2016 to 03/2020 Server Oakview At Home | Thousand Oaks, CA,
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Checked identification for minimum age for sale of alcoholic beverages.
  • Monitored patrons for alcohol intake to appropriate levels and took measures to curtail inappropriate behavior.
  • Carried out complete opening, closing and shift change duties to keep restaurant working efficiently and teams ready to meet customer needs.
  • Collected orders and relayed them to bartenders quickly and accurately.
  • Maintained order efficiency and accuracy through clear communication with kitchen staff, earning numerous recommendations from satisfied customers.
  • Printed dining checks with total due, collected payment and offered receipts to complete transactions.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness.
  • Shared knowledge of menu items and flavors, enabling customers to make personal decisions based on taste and interest.
  • Checked guests' identification before serving alcoholic beverages.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and promoted excellent service to customers, successfully increasing referrals and walk-in business.
10/2012 to 10/2015 Bartender The Boar's Head | Charlottesville, VA,
  • Developed new signature cocktails to support bar marketing brand and increase profits.
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Designed special drink and cocktail offerings on monthly basis as part of seasonal offerings.
  • Polished glassware, bussed tables and removed debris to keep customer areas clean.
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay.
  • Developed drink menu with creative cocktails, contemporary wines and craft beers.
  • Trained Number new bartenders on drink preparation, product promotion, garnish preparation and sanitation protocol.
  • Handled simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors.
  • Set up glassware, liquor and other necessary supplies for special events.
  • Improved and applied social media marketing strategies to increase patronage.
  • Performed opening and closing duties, printing sales reports, setting up for incoming shift, preparing cash drawers and taking inventory.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Operated efficiently in high-volume setting to prepare and serve more than Number drinks per hour.
  • Kept bar presentable and well-stocked to meet customer needs.
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Orchestrated numerous private parties, business meetings and formal engagements.
  • Upsold menu items to customers, driving up per sale revenues and maximizing profits.
  • Adhered to state laws regarding alcoholic beverage services and customer regulations.
Education
Expected in 05/2006 to to High School Diploma | East Valley Academy, Mesa, AZ GPA:
Expected in 05/2020 to to Associate Of Applied Science | Maricopa Community Colleges - Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • East Valley Academy
  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Scottsdale Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Restaurant Server
  • Server
  • Bartender

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Associate Of Applied Science

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