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Skills

Bartender
Working at 111 Minna I learned to thrive in a fast paced bar environment. My duties there included bar set up, serving and helping customers, and preparing fresh fruit, bitters, and juices for specialty cocktails. While providing friendly customer service I also honed my skills at making delicious and inventive drinks. I take pride in having learned and perfected a wide variety of popular mixed drinks, especially classic American cocktails. I have a wide knowledge of beers, wines, & elixirs. I also helped start and maintain working relationships with a number of suppliers and distributers. I have a good knowledge of domestic and imported wines, and I am especially excited about the growing Craft-Beer scene here in the Bay Area. During my tenure at 111 Minna I also received a Food Handlers Degree of Completion. I am proficient in using and programming Aloha Systems cash registers. Eight years experience.    

Work experience

Jan 2014Apr 2014

Deli Clerk

El Cerrito Natural Grocery Prepared Food Annex

Recently employed At the Prepared Food Annex of the El Cerrito Natural Grocery Company. My duties included Ice Cream counter service, Deli counter service, and manning of the Rotisserie station. I also began training on the Pizza Oven station. I helped provide the Company with consultation on business efficiency while fielding and relating customer feedback to management. Operated the cash register and closure of the till and took pride in meticulous clean-up of the various stations I was assigned to as well as next-day set up for the various departments. 

Jul 2004Mar 2012

Bartender

111 Minna St Gallery

My primary focus at 111 Minna was setting up of the bar and while tending, providing the highest quality customer service. I have a second hand knowledge of ordering, stocking, changing kegs, and basic bar backing duties. While there, I also helped create an enjoyable bar atmosphere by providing music and offering drink specials. I also helped book DJ's and a number of bands to perform and found a space for artists to display their work. This was instrumental in helping generate business while creating a pleasant happy hour experience for the customers.

Jan 2001Jun 2004

Digital Compositor

Wild Brain Inc

Scanned drawings from animators, colored and rendered files, and added motion effects to various commercials and other 2D projects such as The Chuck Jones Hour for Cartoon Network, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Movie, and Cap'n Crunch & Cocoa Pebbles cereal commercials.

Dec 1996Dec 1997

Barrista

Royal Ground Coffee

Set up cafe, made espresso drinks, and served food. Kept the kitchen in order and helped to maintain a friendly cafe atmosphere.

Education

Sep 1999Jan 2001

San Francisco Art Institute

Studied painting and photography, culminating in a show of my photos at the Still Lights Gallery. Left the Institute to work full-time in animation.

References

Danya De Guzman, Cafe Manager -El Cerrito Natural Grocery Co, 415 425 4583, [email protected]

I trained under Danya while working at Wild Brain when we were just out of college. We also worked together at the Natural Grocery Company Annex. I have learned countless Industry skills from her and many valuable tips on how to perfect my Career focus. 

David Mabry, Bar Manager -111 Minna Gallery, 415 342 2194, [email protected]

Worked and trained with David for eight years at 111 Minna Gallery. Learned invaluable bar tending skills and problem solving techniques from him and he was witness to my growth from bar back to bartender.

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