EXPERIENCE

MY STORY
Since I was a junior in college, I was always intrigued by the bartending profession, and how cool it would be to actually get paid to keep the party going by pouring drinks.  After being officially sold on the idea by a bartender friend, I decied to attend a week long bartender course.  This led to a part-time bartending gig at a sportbar in Blackburg, VA allowing me to work my  last year through college. 
After taking a break to concentrate on grad school, I realized just how much I missed the fun of being a bartender.  I also realized that I nearly forgot everything I learned since I did it last!  So, after swallowing my pride and going to school to get certified a second time, I finally knew I was hooked.
Since then, I have bartendended at a number of venues in the DC-VA-MD area for both a restaurant and catering company.  I am using the skills and techiques I've learned to start a business to bring my own brand of service to my clientele.  I want to thank you for visiting my website in support of my vision.

 

 

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TIPS-Certified Bartender experienced in the following areas:

    -Proficiency in bar service including mixology, beer, wine, and spirits

    -Private Event, Restaurant, and Banquet bar service
    -Processing cash/credit card transactions in an efficient and timely manner

    -Opening and closing bar according to company procedures

    -Customer Service

    -Contracting leads for other professionally-trained bartenders experienced in all of these categories 
 

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Training for Invtervention ProceduresS (TIPS), On Premise, October 2014

The Operational Alcohol Standards Training of Virginia (T.O.A.S.T. VA), April 2013

Certificate in Bartending/Mixology, Professional Bartending Academy of Richmond, January 2013 

 

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Philosophy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, March 2013

Virginia Commonwealth University  (GO RAMS!)

Thesis: The role of nicotinic receptors in alcohol-responsive behaviors

 

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, May 2008

Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, May 2008

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (GO HOKIES!)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

L&M Catering, Baltimore, MD/

At Your Service Catering Staffing, Arlington, VA, since October 2013

    Perform Bartender and waiter catering duties at professional venues throughout the DMV Metro Area

    Engage guests and prepare drinks according to their specification

    Serve guests in various styles including sweep service, French service, and buffet service

    Clear dishware at guests/section leader request and maintain cleanliness of the banquet hall

    Set-up and breakdown down banquet hall items including tables, displays, portable bars, etc.

 

BowlMor Lanes, Rockville/Bethesda, MD, since April 2013

    Perform bartender duties for company at both Rockville and Bethesda locations

    Prepare drinks according to company recipes and specification in accordance with state/federal laws

    Make friendly connection with all bar guests and upsell alcohol orders

    Input orders and accurately process cash/credit transactions in a timely manner in the POS System

    Train newly hired bartenders

    Maintain a clean and organized bar area completing opening, running, and closing sidework

 

Champs Sports Bar & Café, Blacksburg, VA August 2007- 2008

    Worked as a part-time bartender performing general bartending duties as needed

    Interacted with customers to upsell and fill daytime drink and food orders

    Assisted bartenders during peak hours by restocking and cleaning according to company specification

    Maintain a clean and organized bar area completing opening, running, and closing sidework
   Facilitated opening and closing of the bar according to company specification

 

 

SKILLS

Mixology, Beer & Wine Service, Customer Service, Event Planning, Upselling, Cash/credit card handling, Multi-tasking under pressure, Teamwork, Basic Math, Reading, and Communication, Training other Bartenders, Responsible Service according to Federal/State Regulation

 

VENUES SERVICED

Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD

Mt. Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

The Kennedy Center, Washington DC

Capital One Headquarters, McLean, VA

Westin Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis, MD

The Newseum, Washington, DC

Embassy of Singapore, Washington, DC

IMF Headquarters, Washington DC

CEB Waterview, Washington, DC

Howard University Blackburn Center, Washington DC

George Mason University, Washington DC

Capital One Headquarters, McLean, VA

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD

300 Shady Grove, Rockville, MD,

BowlMor, Bethesda, MD

Champs Sports Bar, Blackburg, VA

Private events throughout the DC-MD-VA area

  Germantown, MD

  Taneytown, MD

  Baltimore, MD

  Washington, DC

  Clifton, VA

  Vienna, VA

  Gainesville, VA

  Frederick, MD

  Prince George County, MD

  Woodbridge, VA