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EXPERIENCE

2016Present

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.
  • Utilize the Forbes Standards of Service while engaging guests eloquently and appropriately, putting their desires to the forefront of all interactions.
  • Maintain working knowledge of all drink recipes, spirits, wines, beers, non-alcoholic items, menu items, policies and procedures unique to all outlets, including critically acclaimed restaurants.
  • Secure all cash/credit/room charge transactions properly and efficiently.
  • Communicate clearly with co-workers and management to ensure smooth operation and 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.
  • Cross-trained to work at all bars on property including O'Sheas, TAG Sports Bar, Purple Zebra Daquiri Bar and various service bars.
  • Suggested, prepared and poured 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.
  • Maintained proper SNHD specifications for both FOH and BOH operations.
2006Present

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 Margaritaville - Orlando to Margaritaville - Las Vegas.
  • Selected to join Training Team to mentor new employees on company policies/procedures, shift duties and detailed menu knowledge.
  • Demonstrate high-quality service standards that are expected of a reputable hospitality company, such as Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all menu offerings and use suggestive up-selling techniques to promote specific items to guests.
  • Encourage teamwork in a fast-paced, high-volume, 600+ seat venue.
  • Consistently ring sales exceeding $1000 per shift and account for all monies due at the end of each shift.
20042006

BARTENDER LEAD

Planet Hollywood - Orlando, FL
  • Hired directly as a bartender at Planet Hollywood's flagship location.
  • Earned 100% on 2 separate Shopping Reports.
  • Mastered a menu of over 15 unique Specialty Cocktails and garnishes.
  • Produced over 150 drinks per hour for guests and service window.

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