Bartenders prepare cocktails and other drinks for waiters and waitresses or serve drinks directly to patrons, and collect payments. They also maintain an inventory of bar supplies and may supervise other bartenders and bar staff.
Duties May Include
Bartenders perform 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.
Examples of Titles
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.