Bartender Duties

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As a bartender, you are the face of the establishment that hired you. Your smile is the establishment’s smile. And just as much your frown is the establishment’s frown. What’s great about being a bartender is the fact that you are your own boss when it comes to you generating revenue for your own personal gain. Yes, the bar is your employer however it is better to view yourself as a professional contractor to the bar. You are the middle person who engages guests and sells the bars product for them. In doing so the establishment makes revenue and you receive tips. This is where how you carry yourself and come off to guests is critically important for your success. How you present yourself is very important. This takes preparation and a sense of pride in your craft.

Being prepared for your shift is the most important foundation for your GAMEFACE. Your demeanor and attitude will be reflected in your tip jar as it is your personality that sells you. A bar guest can go to one of the hundreds of bars to enjoy a drink with the same liquors that are sold abroad. It is you that they come to see not the bar or products alone. Always remember that you are selling yourself to your guests so that they have a memorable experience and want to come back to you. If you have this mindset you will go very far with your career. Here are some tips as to how to be the best guest services bartender you can be!

Main Features

  • Learn about preparing for the shift
  • Learn about the opening and closing bartender duties
  • Learn about the various garnish preparations a bartender is responsible for.

Who is the target audience?

New bartenders who want to understand the fundamentals of the mixing methods. Customers who have been ordering certain drinks can easily taste and feel when the drink is made differently – that’s why it’s important to ask the customer first for example if they prefer the drink shaken or stirred.  Later when you get to drinks, you will see the most common way certain drinks are made and typically ordered (but we highly suggest you ask the customer)

Lesson 10 - Preparing for the Shift

1
Appearance and Hygiene
5 Minutes
2
The early bird attitude
5 Minutes
3
Be on the Offensive not the Defensive
5 Minutes
4
The green oscar – as simple as a smile
5 Minutes
5
Paying Your Dues
5 Minutes
6
Working With Other Bartenders and Employees
5 Minutes
7
Preparing for the Shift – Quiz
6 questions

Lesson 11 - Opening Duties and setting up your workstation

1
Clocking In
5 Minutes
2
Remove bar stools and set up in order
5 Minutes
3
Wipe down the bar top
5 Minutes
4
Set up work stations
5 Minutes
5
Inspect liquor inventory and stock backups
5 Minutes
6
Marrying liquor is illegal
5 Minutes
7
Inspect coolers
5 Minutes
8
Bring out Garnishes
5 Minutes
9
Check beer taps
5 minutes
10
Place menus out
5 minutes
11
Count drawer for proper bank
5 Minutes
12
Unlock doors and open for business
5 Minutes
13
Opening Duties and setting up your workstation – Quiz
10 questions

Lesson 12 - Closing Duties and cleaning - Prepping for the next day

1
Last Call
5 Minutes
2
Take out the trash
5 Minutes
3
Glasses
5 Minutes
4
Surface cleaning
5 minutes
5
Wiping the bottles and sealing the spouts
5 Minutes
6
Draught beer taps
5 Minutes
7
Clean Soda gun
5 Minutes
8
Garnishes
5 Minutes
9
Bottled beer stocking
5 Minutes
10
Tool Cleaning – Mat washing – Caddy stocking
5 Minutes
11
Anti Fatigue floor mats removed and cleaned
5 Minutes
12
Drawer counting and tip$
5 Minutes
13
Credit card tip adjustment
5 Minutes
14
Count the bank and drawer
5 Minutes
15
Tips
5 Minutes
16
Leaving the bar
5 Minutes
17
Closing Duties and cleaning – Quiz
9 questions

Lesson 13 - Garnish Preparation

1
Lime wedges & wheels
5 Minutes
2
Lemon wedges and twists
5 Minutes
3
Using the “Y” peeler for orange peels
5 Minutes
4
Marashino cherries vs Brandied cherries
5 Minutes
5
Olives & Onions
5 Minutes
6
Other common fruit garnishes
5 Minutes
7
Bloody Mary Garnishes
5 Minutes
8
Herb & Spice garnishes
5 minutes
9
Garnish Preparation – Quiz
7 questions
Yes, we have some great sponsors that have great products and we have additional products for purchase should you want to take your bartending to a professional level.
NO! Companies that say this are being dishonest. Handing a certificate to a manager of a bar or nightclub is one of the last things you want to do. Anyone can print out a certificate, it means nothing and shows the owners or managers hiring nothing.
They are not hard, but they are thorough – meaning there are courses, and each course has approx 10 lessons, sometimes less, sometimes more. There is a combination of text, images, and video for each lesson. After you’ve gone thru the lesson material, there is a lesson quiz, you need to pass all lesson quizzes with an 80% or better in order for us to place you as an intern. This suggests to the potential employer that you know what to do and when.
Yes, we show you how to make the most popular drinks that are current and relevant for today, not what was cool 20 years ago, although some drinks are classics and are still very much in style.  We cover all the most popular drinks for every occasion and you can view them being crafted at your convenience.
It depends on your state, check this page to see a list of states and ages. Click here to see your States Legal Bartending Age
They are broken into related lessons, with over 200 videos, text, images, & examples showing you everything you need to know about bartending. Complete the online course at your own pace. After you finish the online part, there is a resume builder, add some info to your resume that highlights your recent accomplishment and a little info about yourself. Then head over to the internship map link to find a learn bartending location near you. Submit your resume to their internship job posting and get ready to intern. The bar will contact you to schedule a time to come in and do a mock interview, if they have availability they will schedule your days, if they are full you can apply to another bar.  It is recommended that you do 6 days of internship, 3 opening days and 3 closing days to get exposure to both shifts.



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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 1 hour
Lectures: 42
Video: 30 minutes
Level: Beginner