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Bartender

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Job Type

Winter

Requirements

  1. Bartending Experience: Many employers prefer candidates with previous bartending experience, although some entry-level positions may be available for candidates with related experience in the hospitality industry.

  2. Knowledge of Alcoholic Beverages: Bartenders should have a good understanding of various types of alcoholic beverages, including spirits, wines, beers, and cocktails. This includes knowledge of different brands, flavor profiles, and mixing techniques.

  3. Mixology Skills: Bartenders should be skilled in mixing and preparing a variety of cocktails, including classic cocktails and house specialties. Creativity and the ability to develop new and unique drink recipes can be a plus.

  4. Customer Service Skills: Providing excellent customer service is essential for bartenders, as they interact directly with customers while taking orders, making recommendations, and serving drinks.

  5. Communication Skills: Bartenders need strong communication skills to interact effectively with customers, coworkers, and management. This includes being able to listen to customers' preferences and communicate clearly in a busy environment.

  6. Attention to Detail: Bartenders must pay attention to detail to ensure that drinks are prepared correctly, orders are accurate, and inventory is properly managed.

  7. Knowledge of Point of Sale (POS) Systems: Familiarity with POS systems is often required for processing drink orders, handling cash transactions, and managing tabs.

  8. Ability to Work Under Pressure: Bartending can be fast-paced, especially during peak hours, so bartenders should be able to work efficiently and remain calm under pressure.

  9. Responsible Alcohol Service Certification: Some jurisdictions require bartenders to obtain certification in responsible alcohol service, which may include training on how to prevent intoxication, identify fake IDs, and handle difficult situations involving alcohol.

  10. Physical Stamina: Bartending can be physically demanding, requiring bartenders to stand for long periods, lift heavy bottles and kegs, and perform repetitive tasks.

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