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Bartender

We are looking for someone upbeat and passionate to join our restaurant as a bartender and provide our patrons with a great drinking and dining experience. You will need to mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for our patrons. You should enthusiastically engage with the customers to enhance their experience. Your contribution to the ambiance will add value to our customer experience and bring in more patrons.


Hospitality Industry

This industry comprises of various categories of service related fields such as hotels, restaurants, transportation, and event planning to name a few. It is a profit-oriented multibillion-dollar industry directly dependent on the disposable income and leisure time of people.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in the bar.
  • Practicing basic bartending skills and techniques.
  • Working under the guidance and leadership of professionals.
  • Exposure to the culinary world and people involved in the field of hospitality.


Responsibilities

  • Preparing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for patrons.
  • Being friendly and interactive with customers while taking orders and serving drinks to customers.
  • Accommodate the special requests and preferences of patrons while making a drink.
  • Regularly maintain an inventory and restock bar supplies.
  • Be thorough with the bar menu and specials to help suggest good drinks to the patrons.
  • Being innovative and coming up with new drinks.
  • Check if the customer is of legal drinking age before serving alcoholic drinks.
  • Keep the bar neat and clean.
  • Provide the customers with a great drinking and dining experience.
  • Stick to all food and beverage regulations.


Requirements

  • Completed a certified mixology course.
  • Prior work experience as a bartender or in a restaurant.
  • Strong mixing, garnishing and serving skills.
  • Basic computer and math literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowing other languages is a bonus.
  • Friendly and upbeat attitude.


Average Salary

On average $20,172 per annum.

Source - salary.com

Career Path

Bartender is an entry-level job and requires some amount of qualification and kitchen experience. Here is an ideal way you can chart your path towards this job role post-high school.

  • Attend a mixology training school and complete an associate’s or degree program.
  • Job experience of 1-2 years in the kitchen of an established restaurant.
  • Professional institutions offer apprenticeship programs as well.


Career Progression

With sufficient experience and effort as a bartender one can advance in the kitchen to the following stages:

  • Cocktail Caterer
  • Liquor Sales Representative
  • Wine and Spirits Merchandiser
  • General Manager


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a career as a bartender?

  • What do you love most about this profession?

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Human Resources
  • How would you react if a member of our establishment violated the food safety regulations?

  • Are you comfortable with working late hours?

  • Describe your knowledge of food safety and health protocols.

Management
  • How would you manage a heavy day at the bar?

  • What system would you suggest regarding tips?

  • What would you do if you found someone underage at the bar?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • How would you make an Old Fashioned?

  • Is there any drink you invented that was a success? Elaborate.

  • Which dessert drinks would you recommend?