Bartenders prepare cocktails and other drinks for waiters and waitresses or serve drinks directly to patrons, and collect payments. They also maintain an inventory of bar supplies and may supervise other bartenders and bar staff.
Bartenders perform some or all of the following duties:
Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
Mix liquor, soft drinks, water and other ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks
Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages for food and beverage servers or serve directly to patrons
Collect payment for beverages and record sales
Maintain inventory and control of bar stock and order supplies
Clean bar area and wash glassware
Ensure compliance with provincial/territorial liquor legislation and regulations
May train and supervise other bartenders and bar staff
May hire and dismiss staff.
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