Bartenders, also known as bar staff or barpersons, serve drinks and snacks in pubs, clubs, hotels and other licensed premises.
The job consists in preparing beverages for patrons and serving them at the bar or through the wait staff. Maintaining a clean and organised work environment.
Bartenders need strong communication skills, numeracy and physical stamina. A job as a bartender can provide a flexible part-time or temporary income or be a first rung on the career ladder within the hospitality industry.
- Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages for bar and restaurant patrons.
- Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks.
- Assess customers’ needs and preferences and make recommendations.
- Mix ingredients to prepare cocktails.
- Plan and present bar menu.
- Check customers’ identification and confirm it meets legal drinking age.
- Restock and replenish bar inventory and supplies.
- Excellent knowledge of in mixing, garnishing and serving drinks.
- Positive attitude and excellent communication skills.
- Ability to keep the bar organized, stocked and clean.