Bartender Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Bartender job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Resume Skills: Beverage Knowledge

  • Classic Cocktails
  • Signature Drinks
  • Wine Profiles
  • Craft Beer
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Whiskey
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Gin
  • Liqueurs
  • Modern Mixes
  • Wine and Food Pairings
  • Wine
  • Liquor
  • Coffee
  • Non-alcoholic
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Resume Skills: Mixology Techniques

Resume Skills: Point of Sale Systems

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Bar Software

Resume Skills: Additional

Resume Skills: Tools & Software

Resume Skills: Certifications

Resume Skills: Management and Operation

Resume Skills: Knowledge

Resume Skills: POS Systems

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Sample Bartender Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2020 - Present
Senior Bartender
Revolutionized the cocktail menu and brought a 25% increase in sales with popular seasonal rotations and utilizing mixology techniques.
Boosted customer service culture resulting in a 45% increase in returned customers and earned recognition as 'Employee of the Year' in 2021.
Successfully managed a team of 8 bartenders, reducing order prep time by 15% and increasing efficiency.
Led the implementation of a new POS system (Microsoft Access) promoting better order tracking and reducing errors by 20%.
Initiated social media campaigns that increased restaurant visibility and drew in a 30% higher crowd on weekend nights.
Hard Rock Café October 2018 - January 2020
Developed and managed event bartending for private parties, contributing to 10% overall sales increase.
Implemented innovative techniques to create unique cocktails, boosting overall beverage sales by 20%.
Championed a new beverage inventory system that resulted in a 12% reduction in waste and a 9% cost savings.
Hilton Hotels June 2016 - September 2018
Junior Bartender
Strengthened knowledge of mixology, wine varietals, and craft beers, leading to a 15% increase in upselling.
Collaborated with the dietary team to create allergen-free cocktail menus, improving customer satisfaction.
Contributed to restaurant's 10% revenue increase by suggesting profitable menu alterations incorporating seasonal ingredients.
Resume Worded University October 2018
Diploma in Mixology
Ranked Top 5% of Class
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management
Courses: Beverage Management, Restaurant Management, Customer Service
Deans List 2015 (Top 10%)
Bartending Techniques : Layering, Muddling, Shaking, Stirring, Straining
Point of Sale Systems: TouchBistro, Harbortouch, Aloha POS, Square POS, Upserve POS, MICROS
Cocktail Knowledge: Classic Cocktails, Signature Drinks, Wine Profiles, Craft Beer, Non-alcoholic beverages
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: TIPS Certified (2018), Certified Beer Server (2016), ServSafe Alcohol (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Led Bartender Training Sessions at Hard Rock Café (2019), Volunteer at Local Food Bank
Awards: Bartender of the Year - Resume Worded (2021), Best Signature Cocktail - Hard Rock Café (2018)
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2019 - Present
Head Mixologist
Curated a dynamic menu of craft cocktails leading to a 30% increase in cocktail sales.
Initiated successful co-promotions with local breweries, resulting in a 20% increase in craft beer sales.
Planned and executed mixology workshops, generating extra revenue and increasing customer engagement by 35%.
Launched a comprehensive training program on hospitality management increasing team productivity and guest satisfaction.
Developed extensive vendor relationships resulting in better negotiation on pricing and saving 10% on buying costs.
Marriott Hotels January 2017 - April 2019
Bar Supervisor
Oversaw bar operations and inventory management, reducing ingredients wastage by 15%.
Managed the hiring, onboarding, and training processes of bar staff, cutting employee turnover by 25%.
Established communication strategies to enhance team morale and improve service speed by 20%.
TGI Fridays June 2015 - December 2016
Promoted to Bar Supervisor position 6 months ahead of schedule for exceptional teamwork and customer service.
Enhanced overall guest experience leading to a 10% increase in regular customers.
Effectively upsold premium spirits and cocktails, contributing to a 15% increase in bar sales.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Masters in Hospitality Management
Emphasis on Beverage Management and Food pairings
Resume Worded Institute October 2014
Certified Mixology Specialist
Completed extensive training in advanced mixology techniques and spirits knowledge
Mixology Techniques: Flair Bartending, Layering, Muddling, Blending, Infusing, Chilling, Shaking
Spirits and Cocktail Knowledge: Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Liqueurs, Classic Cocktails, Modern Mixes, Wine and Food Pairings
Bar Software: Revel Systems, TouchBistro, Bevspot, untappd, Sevenrooms, Upserve POS
Additional Skills: Inventory Management, Customer Service, Bar Management, Vendor Relationships, Hygiene and Cleanliness Standards
Certifications: TIPS Certified, SafeServ Food Handler's Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Bartenders Guild (Local Chapter President, 2017-2019), Organized charity cocktail event for local homeless shelter
Projects: Created exclusive cocktail menu for Marriott Hotels featuring local ingredients, developed training program for new hires at
Professional Development: Attended annual Spirits and Mixology Conference (2015-2020), Completed Bar Management Course at National Restaurant Association
Your Name
Beverage Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2021 - Present
Bar and Beverage Manager
Led a comprehensive review of beverage operations, resulting in an optimized inventory system and a 20% reduction in wastage.
Mentored a team of 10 bartenders, fostering a positive work environment and reducing staff turnover by 30%.
Managed beverage cost, conducting regular inventory and pricing checks, leading to a 10% rise in revenue.
Spearheaded the development and launch of a new cocktail menu, increasing customer base by 20% and revenue by €25,000 annually.
Launched effective online marketing campaigns on a tight budget contributing to a 25% increase in off-peak hour purchases.
Ruby Tuesday March 2019 - July 2021
Influenced menu development by regularly introducing popular drink specials which increased sales by 15%.
Played an integral role in 5-star health and safety rating for the bar area by maintaining exceptional sanitary standards.
Contributed to 10% increase in customer loyalty by providing an excellent and personalized customer service experience.
Cheesecake Factory January 2017 - March 2019
Waitstaff / Trainee Bartender
Promoted to bartender position within one year in recognition of outstanding performance and dedication.
Enhanced customer experience by accurately processing orders, leading to a decrease in service complaints by 20%.
Assisted in menu development that increased restaurant's overall sales by 10%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2021
Certification in Advanced Beverage Management
Focused on improving managerial techniques for better customer service and staff efficiency
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2018
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management
Courses completed: Foodservice Management, Hospitality Accounting, Beverage Management
Part-time student juggling academic and professional commitments at Cheesecake Factory
Beverage Knowledge: Wine (Advanced), Craft Beer (Advanced), Liquor (Advanced), Coffee (Intermediate), Non-alcoholic (Basic)
Tools & Software: POS Systems (Advanced), MS Office (Excel, Word), Inventory Management Software, Financial Management Software
Certifications: ServSafe Alcohol Certification, First Aid & CPR Certified
Management and Operation: Inventory Management, Staff Training, Event Planning, Budgeting
Awards: Employee of the Month at Ruby Tuesday (June 2020), Best New Bartender Cheesecake Factory (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender at annual charity event Spitfire Aid (2019 & 2020), Mentor to trainee bartenders at Resume Worded
Professional Development: Attended annual National Restaurant Association Show, Completed various online courses on mixology and beverage management
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Your Name
Bar Back
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Lead Bar Back
Streamlined the bar's inventory system, leading to a 30% reduction in waste and an estimated savings of $24,000 annually.
Implemented a new process to expedite drink preparation, increasing bartending efficiency by 50%.
Used Microsoft Access for ordering and keeping track of stock, resulting in a 20% decrease in over-ordering.
Built relationships with regulars and upsold premium drinks to enhance sales by 40%.
Leveraged Adobe Photoshop skills to create and manage the bar's social media presence, growing our following by 45%. January 2017 - February 2019
Bar Back
Assisted in bar setup for high-volume events, contributing to a 30% increase in service speed.
Participated in the company’s Event Planning processes, resulting in improved customer experiences.
Managed communication between bartenders and chefs, ensuring optimal customer service.
The Local May 2016 - December 2016
Bar Back
Maintained cleanliness and organization of the bar, contributing to the overall hospitality standards.
Restocked bar during service, achieving seamless operations during peak hours.
Resume Worded Institute March 2017
Certified Mixologist
Intensive training in mixology and customer service
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Specialization in Beverage Management
Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%)
Technical Skills: Point-of-Sale Systems (Advanced), Inventory Management Software (Intermediate)
Beverage Knowledge: Mixology (Advanced), Beer & Wine Knowledge (Advanced), Espresso/Coffee Making (Intermediate)
Other Skills: First Aid & CPR (Certified), Food Handlers' Permit, Clean Driving Record
Certifications: TIPS Certified, Food Safety Training Certification
Volunteering: Message Board volunteer bartender for Local Charity Events
Awards: Employee of the Month (numerous times) at The Local and
Your Name
Bar Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2020 - Present
Lead Bar Assistant
Augmented bar customer service leading to a 25% increase in customer satisfaction ratings.
Applied product knowledge to upsell beverages, growing sales by 35%.
Coordinated bar layouts prior to events, streamlining the service process and enhancing hospitality.
Introduced food and beverage pairings to the menu, resulting in a 20% increase in food sales.
Designed and published engaging social media posts about bar events, increasing event attendance by 15%. April 2018 - June 2020
Bar Assistant
Managed bar inventory effectively, reducing waste by 15%.
Facilitated efficient communication between front and back of the house, significantly increasing service speed.
Provided bartenders with needed supplies during peak hours, maintaining smooth operations.
Happy Hour Pub February 2017 - March 2018
Bar Assistant
Assisted in maintaining bar hygiene and organization, enhancing the customer's on-premise experience.
Participated in event setup, contributing to an increase in event success and customer satisfaction.
Resume Worded Institute March 2018
Certificate in Bartending and Mixology
Received training in crafting cocktails, wine appreciation, and customer service
Resume Worded University February 2017
Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Specialization in Beverage Management
Part-time studies while working at Happy Hour Pub
Bar Management: Beverage Inventory Management, Cash Handling, Schedule Co-ordination
Mixology: Classic Cocktails, Contemporary Mixes, Craft Beers, Specialty Wines, Custom Beverage Creation
Customer Service & Interaction: Exceptional Verbal Communication, Active Listening, Empathy, Complaint Handling, Negotiation
Technical: POS Systems, Keg Changing, Tap Cleaning, Wine Openers, Cocktail Shakers
Certifications: ServSafe Alcohol Safety Course, Certified Beverage Server
Awards: Best Customer Service Award at Resume Worded, Star Employee of the Year at
Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender, Local Charity Events, Community Spirit Festivals
Professional Development: Participated in several Wine Tasting Workshops, Regular attendee of industry Beverage Conventions
Your Name
Junior Bartender
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2019 - Present
Junior Bartender
Expanded cocktail menu by researching and introducing 10 new popular drinks, increasing drink sales by 50%.
Boosted customer engagement on social media by posting interactive content regularly, increasing followers by 30%.
Converted bar back storage system to Microsoft Access, improving tracking and reducing overstock by 15%.
Applied bartending skills to mix and serve drinks during peak customers hours, resulting in improved service time by 20%.
Assisted with event planning and setup, leading to smoother operations and higher customer satisfaction. July 2017 - September 2019
Bar Back
Revamped inventory management by using an online system, achieving an 18% reduction in overstocking.
Contributed to event planning and execution, providing customized services to clients.
Facilitated drink preparation during peak hours, improving overall service speed.
City Bar May 2016 - June 2017
Bar Back
Maintained the bar's cleanliness and organization, promoting a pleasant and hygienic environment for customers.
Assisted in carrying out fundamental bar operations efficiently during busy hours.
Resume Worded Institute March 2018
Certification in Mixology
Part-time certification course during tenure at City Bar
Specialization in whiskeys and craft cocktails
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Courses in Beverage Management and Restaurant Operations
Student Bartending Association – Vice President (2015-2016)
Bartending Techniques: Muddling, Free Pouring, Layering, Shaking, Stirring
Point of Sale Systems: Micros POS,Focus POS, Square POS
Customer Service Skills: Conflict resolution, Active listening, Empathy, Positive Language
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Basic), Italian (Intermediate)
Certifications: ServSafe Alcohol Certified (2019), TIPS Alcohol Certification (2020)
Volunteering: Bartender, Annual Charity Bartending Competition, (2017 - Present)
Interests: Craft Beer Brewing, Wine Tasting, Mixology Blogging
Your Name
Cocktail Server
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Cocktail Server
Decreased customer wait times by carefully managing 7 servers, improving customer experience by 35%
Implemented a new POS system, resulting in an improvement in order accuracy by 50%
Bolstered sales by 30% by managing the Instagram promotions and managing customer inquiries through direct messages
Introduced a new cocktail menu featuring seasonal ingredients, increasing overall sales by 15%
Led training for incoming servers on hospitality and customer service, resulting in a decrease in customer complaints by 25% May 2020 - December 2021
Cocktail Server
Managed a guest list of 150+ on weekend shifts, maintaining excellent customer service and table management
Facilitated smooth transactions through proficient cash handling, reducing transaction times by 40%
Contributed to event planning, overseeing the execution of 12 successful large-scale events
Increased tips by 25% by suggesting best-selling cocktail and food pairings
The Capital Grille February 2018 - April 2020
Increased customer returning rate by 20% by delivering outstanding food and beverage service
Played a key role in implementing MICROS POS system increasing efficiency in order processing by 30%
Resume Worded Academic Center April 2020
Certification Course - Bartending and Mixology
Awarded with a High Distinction
Resume Worded University June 2018
Bachelor's in Hospitality Management
Specialization in Food and Beverage Management
Dean's List 2017 (Top 10%)
Bartending Techniques: Mixology, Shaking, Stirring, Muddling, Layering, Flambeing
Equipment Proficiency: Cocktail Shakers, Blenders, Muddlers, Mixing Spoons, Hawthorne Strainers, Jiggers
Knowledge: Wine Knowledge, Beer Knowledge, Whiskey Knowledge, Mixers Knowledge, Pairings Knowledge, Alcohol Laws Knowledge
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Certification, ServSafe Alcohol Certification
Volunteering: Organizer, Charity Bartending Competition; The Capital Grille (2019)
Courses: Specialized Course in Wine Tasting Techniques, 2020
Accomplishments: Employee of the Month; (August 2020, November 2021)
Your Name
Beverage Server
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Head Beverage Server
Increased cocktail sales by 35% by crafting innovative and attractive beverage displays
Supervised a team of 5 staff members, reducing service delivery time by 25%
Increased social media following by 500+ by consistently posting engaging content highlighting menu items
Boosted catering sales by 30% through strategic upselling and personalized service
Enhanced customer satisfaction by 40% through attentive service and expertise in beverage offerings
Resume Worded July 2020 - February 2022
Beverage Server
Improved POS system usability, reducing training time for new hires by 50%
Handled cash transactions for 100-150 customers per night, maintaining 100% accuracy
Streamlined beverage service for large scale events, going through 500+ orders per event smoothly
Olive Garden January 2018 - June 2020
Increased efficiency by 20% by introducing a systematic approach to waiting tables
Boosted restaurant's social media presence by encouraging customer check-ins, increasing visibility by 50%
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Certified Specialist Wine
Awarded for demonstrated knowledge and understanding of wine and wine service
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2017
Associate Degree in Hospitality Management
Learned hospitality best practices and key industry insights
Title of Thesis: 'Customer Service Excellence in the Beverage Industry'
Beverage Knowledge: Wine Varieties, Craft Beers, Mixology, Coffee Brewing, Tea Varieties, Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
Service Skills: Table Setting, Order Taking, Serving Techniques, Menu Suggestions, Tray Carrying, Glassware Knowledge
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Awards: Employee of the Month at Resume Worded for superior customer service (August 2021)
Certifications: Certified Cicerone (Awarded February 2020 by Cicerone Certification Program)
Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender at local charity events, assisting with event preparation, food & drink service, and cleanup (2016-2018)
Your Name
Beverage Host
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Lead Beverage Host
Enhanced customer loyalty by using hospitality management skills to improve the guest experience by 40%
Developed a successful cocktail promotion strategy leading to a 25% increase in sales
Championed a customer-centric approach on social media platforms enhancing follower engagement by 45%
Trained 5 new beverage hosts on POS system, increasing order processing speed and accuracy
By waiting tables at high-traffic times, maintained a customer satisfaction score of 95%+ October 2019 - March 2022
Beverage Host
Revamped the safety and hygiene measures in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, maintaining a 100% safety compliance record
Negotiated with vendors for the supply of fresh ingredients at competitive prices, saving company by 15%
Managed the cashier's till for 50+ transactions per shift, with 100% accuracy
Chili's Grill & Bar June 2017 - September 2019
Food Server
Uplevelled bar standards by assisting in the formulation of a new bartending protocol
Organized weekly event planning meetings, aiding in the execution of targeted marketing initiatives
Beverage Knowledge: Wine Varietals, Cocktails, Craft Beers, Specialty Coffees and Teas
Tools & Software: Point of Sale Systems (POS), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), ImpactECS, Ctuit
Customer Service Skills: Conflict Resolution, Complaint Handling, Product Recommendation, Service Oriented Selling
Food Safety & Hygiene: Sanitation Practices, Allergy Awareness, Food Handling, Temperature Control
Certifications: ServSafe Food Handler Certification, Certification in Wine Fundamentals
Awards & Achievements: Employee of the Month at (Jan 2020), Top-Rated Server at Chili's Grill & Bar (2019)
Volunteering: Food Server at Community Soup Kitchen, Event Organizer for Annual Charity Run
Courses: Course in Customer Service Excellence, Course in Coffee Art and Presentation
Your Name
Banquet Bartender
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Banquet Bartender
Conceptualized and executed themed cocktail menus for over 50+ banquets, significantly increasing beverage sales by 35%
Effectively managed banquet operations, ensured smooth delivery of bar services during 500+ events catering to 1000+ guests
Enhanced customer service skills through interaction with diverse clientele, resulting in 20% increase in returning customers
Trained 10+ staff in MICROS system, improving efficiency by 25%
Accounted for daily cash transactions amounting to over $10K ensuring zero discrepancies in year-end auditing
Resume Worded June 2017 - December 2019
Restaurant Bartender
Pioneered new wine and cocktail selection that contributed to 30% increase in annual sales
Led a team of 5 staff maintaining excellent restaurant management, reflected in 95% positive customer feedback
Performed strict cash handling procedures minimizing cash variances to less than 1% of total sales
Resume Worded Institute Jan 2017
Professional Bartender Certification
Trained in all areas of cocktail creation, alcohol safety regulations, and customer service
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Specialized in Food and Beverage Service Management
Awards: Dean's List 2014 - 2016 (Top 10%), Student Bartender of the Year 2015
Beverage Knowledge: Classic Cocktails, Wine Varieties, Beer Styles, Specialty Cocktails, Non-alcoholic Drinks, Coffee Preparations
Techniques: Mixology, Glassware Selection, Pairing Recommendations, Pouring Techniques, Garnishing, Ice Sculpture
Tools: Shakers, Strainers, Muddlers, Bar Spoons, Jiggers, Blenders, Beer Tap System
Other: Fluent in English and Spanish, Mathematics (Tip and Bill Calculations), POS Systems, Inventory Management, Cleanliness and Sanitation Standards, Safe Alcohol Service
Certifications: Safe Alcohol Service Certification (2016), Coffee Preparations Certification (2016)
Projects: Crafted unique signature cocktails for (2020-Present), curated themed beverage menu for select interest nights at Resume Worded restaurant (2017-2019)
Volunteering: Bartender for local charity events (2016-Present)
Awards: Best Mixologist, Local Bartender Competition (2018)
Your Name
Head Banquet Bartender
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Marriott International January 2019 - Present
Head Banquet Bartender
Oversaw banquet operations, coordinated with event planning team to execute 200+ high-profile events
Introduced new cocktail menu that led to 50% increase in beverage sales
Handled VIP guests and provided exceptional hospitality management, leading to 25% repeat business
Executed in-depth training for 15 new bartenders, reducing prep time by 30%
Successfully adhered to hotel management standards, resulting in the banquets division receiving the 'Best Service' award in 2020
Hyatt Hotels Corporation July 2014 - December 2018
Senior Banquet Bartender
Implemented efficient system for food and beverage inventory, resulting in 20% cost savings
Developed pre-opening strategies for newly launched cocktail bar, driving initial sales by 35%
Ensured high standards of fine dining services, improving guest satisfaction rates by 30%
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Certification in Beverage and Food Management
Specialized in strategic management and business leadership principles applicable to the hospitality industry
Resume Worded University June 2014
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Management
Concentration: Beverage Management and Mixology
Awards: Resume Worded Hotel Management Scholar (Top 5% of class)
Bartending Skills: Mixology, Wine Knowledge, Speed Pouring, Free Pouring, Garnishing, Customer Service
Tools & Software: POS Systems, Drink Service Systems, Reservation and Event Management Software (Tripleseat, EventPro)
Certifications: Certified Mixologist, Certified Sommelier, Certified Beer Server (Cicerone Certified Beer Server Program)
Professional Affiliation: Member of the Bartenders' Guild since 2015
Volunteering: Volunteer Bartender at Local Charity Events
Courses: Advanced Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Course (2016), Advanced Bar Management Course (2017)
Your Name
Bar Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Red Lobster January 2021 - Present
Bar Manager
Instrumental in menu development, created exciting cocktail recipes that boosted sales by 25%
Worked closely with suppliers ensuring availability of premium liquors, wines and beers
Streamlined bar operations, increased operational efficiency by 30%
Managed a team of 10 bartenders, enhancing team synergy and productivity
Implemented an effective cash handling system, reducing cash discrepancies by 10%
Four Seasons October 2016 - December 2020
Banquet Bartender
Assisted in event planning, leading to efficient execution of 100+ banquets
Delivered exceptional customer service, won 'Employee of the Year' award in 2019
Maintained professional knowledge of mixology, wine, and spirits, impressing guests and boosting tips by 40%
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration - Hospitality Management
Focuses on Food and Beverage Management
Resume Worded Academic Center February 2014
Professional Bartending and Mixology Certification
Gained knowledge of various cocktails and bar operations
Bar Management: Problem Solving, Team Management, Inventory Management, Customer Service, Time Management, Conflict Management
Mixology Skills: Knowledge of selection, mixing, garnishing, and serving drinks
Certifications: Certified Beer Server - Cicerone (2018), Certified Sommelier - Court of Master Sommeliers (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: Rescue Mission - Volunteer Bartender for fundraising events (2017-Present)
Awards: Employee of the Year - Four Seasons (2019), Outstanding Achievement in Customer Service - Red Lobster (2021)

How do I add skills to a Bartender resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Bartender posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Microsoft Access, Food & Beverage and Cocktails are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Hotel Management and Sales.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Customer Service, Bartending and Hospitality - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Catering, Adobe Photoshop and Waiting Tables - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Showcase your design and creative skills.

A popular skill set for a Bartender is creativity and design, so try to include evidence of them on your resume.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Bartender, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Bartender Skills & Keywords

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Top Bartender Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Bartender Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Bartender job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Public Speaking

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Bartender resume?

On top Bartender resumes, skills like Bartending, Food & Beverage, Customer Service, Hospitality, Cocktails, Microsoft Access, Hotel Management and Sales appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Catering, Restoration, Waiting Tables, Adobe Photoshop and Social Media can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

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