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Bartender

EXPERIENCE

2016Present

BARTENDER

Park Theater - Park MGM Las Vegas
  • Selected for the Opening Crew of Park Theater - the newest luxury performance venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Welcome and provide courteous, prompt service to all patrons.
  • Suggest and prepare all menu offerings - from classic cocktails, craft cocktails, craft beer and wine, to snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Secure all payment transactions properly and efficiently; maintain cash bank.
  • Adhere to superior Service Standards with all interactions, from initial greeting to thanking guests for their patronage.
  • Keep a clean, properly stocked work area while meeting all SNHD standards. 
2016Present

BANQUET BARTENDER

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
  • Joined one of the most prestigious resorts in Las Vegas to create a luxurious guest experience for all visitors.
  • Prepare and pour all cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic menu items that are required for each individual banquet.
  • Properly stock, set-up, maintain and break down bars for scheduled events.
  • Utilize the Forbes Standards of Service while engaging guests eloquently and appropriately, putting their desires to the forefront of all interactions.
  • Work as a team with peers and management to ensure smooth operation of every event and promote the overall success of the company.
20142016

MIXOLOGY BARTENDER; BARTENDER

Linq Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
  • Selected from 100's of candidates to be a part of the Opening Crew at 3535 Lounge - a premier infusion/mixology bar.
  • Suggested, prepared and poured over 25 signature and classic cocktails, according to proper recipes, for guests and cocktail servers.
  • Stocked and maintained working knowledge of all infusions, spirits, beer, wine, fresh purees, garnishes, glassware and bar appliances for all outlets.
  • Cross-trained to work at all bars at The Linq, including O'Sheas, TAG Sports Bar, Purple Zebra Daquiri Bar and various service bars.
  • Maintained proper SNHD specifications for both FOH and BOH operations.
20062017

BARTENDER, SERVER; TRAINING TEAM

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville - Orlando, FL; Las Vegas, NV
  • Superior work record and management endorsement allowed for internal company transfer from Orlando to Las Vegas.
  • Created and poured over 20 signature cocktails and classic cocktails for guests and servers; offered full menu offerings at the bartop. 
  • Selected to join Training Team to mentor new employees on company policies/procedures, shift duties and detailed menu knowledge.
  • Encourage teamwork in a fast-paced, high-volume, 600+ seat venue.
  • Consistently ring sales exceeding $1000 per shift; account for all monies due at the end of each shift.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - Communication

University of Missouri - Columbia

Department of Communication Academic Honors - 3.8 GPA

Varsity Soccer Team Scholarship Player; Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity - Social Events Chairman, Risk Management Committee, Intramural Athletic Champions