artenders are specialists in the preparation of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Most of them usually follow a wide variety of standard recipes, but they can also expand their set of skills through the creation of their own concoctions and experimental mixes. Bartenders can work in many different establishments that are entitled to serve alcohol, such as restaurants and bars, or they may be employed by catering businesses.
Some of their responsibilities include:
Mixing beverages using an extensive range of ingredients including liquor, bitters, soda, water, sugar, and fruits
Taking beverage orders from customers or wait staff and serving drinks as requested, paying extreme attention to detail
Satisfying patron requests in a timely manner
Assessing customer preferences and making drink recommendations
Collecting money for drinks served and providing change as needed
Organising the bar area to streamline drink preparation and inventory