Samantha West

Bartender

Location 15h@2xBrooklyn, NY

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Summary

I have over 10 years experience in the NYC restaurant industry, much of that time in fine dining. Positions held include various BOH, barista, server, bartender and managing. Currently I'm interested in more bartending work. Working in restaurants is a perfect compliment to sustain my life as a music and visual artist.

I have over 10 years experience in the NYC restaurant industry, much of that time in fine dining. Positions held include various BOH, barista, server, bartender and managing. Currently I'm interested in more bartending work. Working in restaurants is a perfect compliment to sustain my life as a music and visual artist.

Work Experience
  • Bartender

    Fung TuNew York, NY, US
    May. 2016 to Present (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Gained further experience bartending including working very busy weekend shifts. Wine list composed completely of natural and biodynamic wines.

  • Server

    Mas (farmhouse)New York, NY, US
    Apr. 2016 to Present (8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    When Almanac closed chef Galen Zamarra offered me a position at Mas. Experience with synchronized service and extensive international wine list, with a focus on French and biodynamic.

  • Server

    AlmanacNew York, NY, US
    Oct. 2015 to Apr. 2016 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Helped open chef Galen Zamarra's sister restaurant to Mas (farmhouse). Helped design the craft cocktails that changed seasonally. Fine dining with emphasis on wine pairings with the extensive tasting menus.

  • Bartender

    Mas (la grillade)New York, NY, US
    Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2015 (2 years and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Served and bartended. Helped design the craft cocktails that changed seasonally. Fine dining with emphasis on wine pairings with the extensive tasting menus.

  • Server

    MaialinoNew York, NY, US
    Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2013 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Experience with open handed service and an extensive Italian wine list.

  • Server

    PastisNew York, NY, US
    Apr. 2010 to Oct. 2012 (2 years and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Held large sections of the floor during the busiest shifts. Gained experience with how to work most efficiently at an extremely busy restaurant.

  • Barista

    The Archive
    Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2009 (2 years and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Perfected barista skills. Coffee and tea knowledge.

  • Restaurant Manager

    Potion CafeBrooklyn, NY, US
    Jan. 2008 to Dec. 2009 (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Started as barista, moved on to managing as well. Duties included making schedule, doing inventory and ordering supplies.

  • Dishwasher

    Insomniac
    Oct. 2006 to Mar. 2007 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Hired as dishwasher, moved to cooking and then serving in this Toronto hotspot.

  • Grill Cook

    Grilled Cheese NYC
    Jul. 2001 to May. 2004 (2 years and 10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Started as server, moved on to cooking and co-managing as well.

Skills

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

List Creation

Wine Knowledge

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Floral Arrangement

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Purchasing / ordering

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