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CHRISTOPHER PIERSON

Bartender/Mixologist

EXPERIENCE

2019Present*

BARTENDER

HMS Host - Las Vegas Airport
  • Cross-trained to work all HMS Outlets - learned specialty drink recipes; menu items from a variety of restaurants and specialty bars.
  • Create and serve drinks according to proper company specs and recipes. 
  • Secure proper payments and maintain cash bank of over $1000 per shift. 
  • Work as a team player to ensure the success of the company and the satisfaction of each and every guest; Utilize Supreme Standards of Service.
2016Present*

BARTENDER

Park Theater - Park MGM Las Vegas
  • Selected out of 1000s to be a part of the Opening Crew of Park Theater - the premier luxury performance venue on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Welcome and provide courteous, prompt service to all patrons.
  • Suggest and prepare all menu offerings - from classic cocktails, craft cocktails, craft beer and wine, to snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Secure all payment transactions properly and efficiently; maintain cash bank.
  • Keep a clean, properly stocked work area; meet all SNHD standards. 
2016Present*

BARTENDER; BANQUET BARTENDER

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
  • Qualified to work in various property outlets - Lift Bar, Sports Bar, Gem Bar, Lobby Bar - and critically acclaimed restaurants - Sage, Bar Masa, Bardot, Jean George Steakhouse, Lemongrass and Carbone.
  • Prepare and pour all cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic menu items that are required for each individual outlet/banquet.
  • Secure all cash/credit/room charge transactions properly and in a timely manner; act as cashier for cocktail servers in lounges.
  • Utilize the Forbes Standards of Service at every event.
20142016

MIXOLOGY BARTENDER; TRAINING TEAM

Linq Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
  • Selected from 1000s of candidates to be a part of the Opening Crew at 3535 Infusion/Mixology bar.
  • Suggested, prepared and poured over 25 signature and classic cocktails, according to proper recipes, for guests and cocktail servers.
  • Stocked and maintained working knowledge of all infusions, spirits, beer, wine, fresh purees, garnishes, glassware and bar appliances for all outlets.
  • Cross-trained to work at all bars at The Linq, including O'Sheas, TAG Sports Bar, Purple Zebra Daquiri Bar and various service bars.
  • Maintained proper SNHD specifications for both FOH and BOH operations.
20062017

BARTENDER, SERVER; TRAINING TEAM

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville - Orlando, FL; Las Vegas, NV
  • Superior work record and management endorsement allowed for internal company transfer from Orlando to Las Vegas.
  • Created and poured over 20 signature cocktails and classic cocktails for guests and servers; offered full menu offerings at the bartop. 
  • Selected to join Training Team to mentor new employees on company policies/procedures, shift duties and detailed menu knowledge.
  • Encouraged teamwork in a fast-paced, high-volume, 600+ seat venue.
  • Regularly ring sales over $1000 per shift; accountable for all monies due.