Bartender cover letter
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A great cover letter for a bartender is one part business and one part pleasure. To be considered for top bartender jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a bartender, or download the bartender cover letter template in Word.
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Bartender cover letter template
Sometown, HI 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2017
Ms. Vivian Kohn
ABC Bar & Restaurant
600 Sunset Dr.
Sometown, HI 55555
Dear Ms. Kohn:
As a devoted customer and fan of ABC Bar & Restaurant, I would jump at the chance to join your team. I applied for the bartender position as soon as I saw your ad on Monster.
A veteran of the hospitality industry, I offer 10 years of experience as a bar-back and bartender within luxury 4-star hotels and 5-diamond resorts. For the past 3 years, I have served as an on-call bartender at DEF Restaurant, a Michelin 3-star-rated gourmet restaurant and lounge within GHI Hotel. Previously at XYZ Resort, I was promoted from bar-back to bartender, where I primarily worked at the poolside Kona Kai Bar.
During my tenure with both employers, my commitment to providing exceptional customer service has been repeatedly praised, and I have demonstrated the ability to thrive within busy environments requiring a high level of efficiency.
I also earned a reputation as a mixology master with an encyclopedic knowledge of both classic and trendy cocktail recipes (from Alabama Slammers to Zombie’s Brews and everything in between).
Well-versed in luxury service standards and liquor laws, I hold current state- and county-issued Food Handlers and Liquor Cards as well as TIPSÒ certification. Additional qualifications include experience performing opening and closing duties; completing sales reports and bar inventories; and maintaining a clean, safe and positive work environment.
Although successful in my present bartending role, the on-call nature of the position does not allow me to work as many hours as I would like. I am interested in securing a full-time bartender position within a luxury resort setting.
I have been a regular guest at ABC Bar & Restaurant for years, and believe my dedication to sales and customer service would be a good fit for your establishment. You can call me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com to discuss the position.
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Bartender Cover Letter Sample 1:
I am writing this letter to express my sincere interest in employment with your team as a Bartender at your new restaurant. I believe I possess the experience and embody the qualities that are suitable for the position you have available. I would be grateful for the opportunity to expand on my experiences and learn more about your establishment during a personal interview with you.
My experience in the food and beverage industry includes over fourteen years of providing quality, first-class customer service. My background covers a variety of food establishment types ranging from casual to luxury settings. Additionally, working in the food and beverage industry has also allowed me to broaden and deepen my knowledge in wines and spirits, strengthen my guest relationship skills, and develop a strong teamwork mentality. My natural flexibility and inherent patience afford me the ability to operate in unpredictable and continuously changing conditions. Lastly, I feel my friendly and approachable nature is ideal for building and growing fruitful relationships with both customers and staff.
I am highly interested in a Bartender position and would welcome the chance to further explore this opportunity during an interview. I feel my passion for food and beverage service and background will be complimentary to your company and can be a positive addition to your team.
Bartender Cover Letter Sample 2:
I came across your advertisement regarding the vacancy for a bartender in your upcoming restaurant in the city, and this cover letter/application is to express my high level of interest in said position.
After completing my high school, I became a waitress at a high-profile Thai restaurant. My skills in terms of hospitality, guest relations and customer service got me my present job. Over the past 2 years at my current job, I have picked up a variety of skills in handling diverse kinds of customers, managing work pressure, memorizing and taking orders, maintaining a pleasant demeanor and offering the highest level of customer service.
I was recently offered a bonus as an appreciation for my work. I have the reputation for delivering excellent customer service and ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction at all times.
In addition to the skills I picked up on-the-job, I also have completed a basic training in food and beverage, which allows me to help guests choose the best dishes/drinks in accordance with their taste and preferences. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. My multilingual skills and ability to connect with people allows me to understand guests needs and serve them efficiently.
I keep myself updated with all the current and new drinks, so I can suggest and take orders competently. I also arrive well before my shift time so I can prepare well for the day ahead and also interact with the team to maintain a flow. My colleagues and supervisors describe me as a “reliable, hard-working and positive” person.
More details on my qualification and experience are included in the attached resume. I look forward to hearing from you.
Bartender Cover Letter Sample 3:
I am writing in to express my interest for the Bartender position at your restaurant. I understand from your ad that you are looking for a young, dynamic and experienced bartender. I am excited to tell you that I meet all your requirements and am eager to leverage my experience, skills, and knowledge to contribute to your establishment’s bottom line.
I have 3 years of extensive experience as a professional bartender and am currently employed with FunTimes restaurant. During my career, I have established myself as a high quality bartender. Some of my key job responsibilities include:
- Providing quality experiences to all guests
- Preparing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Taking beverage orders directly from customers or servers
- Collecting money for drinks served
- Checking identification of customers to verify their age when needed
- Washing and sterilizing glassware
- Cleaning and resetting tables in bar area
- Maintaining glasses and bottles in a neat, functional, and attractive manner
- Answering customers’ questions regarding beverages
- Notifying Floor Supervisor any time a customer is not fully satisfied with services offered
- Limiting as far as possible liability and problems related to customers’ excessive drinking by taking actions such as persuading them to stop drinking or arranging taxis for their transportation
I am a team player to the core, but can also work alone if a situation demands so. My inherent pleasing personality and my strong oral communication skills work to my advantage in my endeavor to provide excellent service to customers. I am extremely fit physically and have no problem in standing for long hours or performing physical tasks associated with this job.
My resume is attached with this application and provides you all the necessary details regarding my education, work experience, and professional achievements. Considering my credentials and experience, I am sure you will give me an opportunity of a personal interview.