Bartenders mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and other licensed establishments. Supervisors of bartenders are included in this unit group.
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.
Completion of secondary school may be required.
Completion of college or other program in bartending
Completion of courses in mixing drinks is usually required.
Responsible beverage service certification may be required.
Progression to managerial positions in food and beverage service is possible with experience.
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Source Of Info:
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X