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6512 – Bartenders

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.

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Example titles

  • Bar attendant
  • Bar steward
  • Bartender
  • Head bartender

Main duties

This group performs 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.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Completion of college or other program in bartending or completion of courses in mixing drinks is usually required.
  • Responsible beverage service certification may be required.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions in food and beverage service is possible with experience.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
6 - Sales and service occupations
Skill level
5 - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training
Major group
65 - Service representatives and other customer and personal services occupations
Minor group
651 - Occupations in food and beverage service
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2016
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