Artem Derkatch


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Native New Yorker / Bartender / Foodie / Boozehound / Cocktail Enthusiast

Native New Yorker / Bartender / Foodie / Boozehound / Cocktail Enthusiast

Work Experience
  • Bartender

    Mar's Astoria
    Jan. 2015 to Present (1 year and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Bartender at Michelin-recommended cocktail bar and restaurant in Astoria, Queens with intimate, speakeasy atmosphere. Responsible for welcoming patrons, guiding them through the menu, and making cocktails and pouring beer/wine for 14-seat bar and 45-seat dining room.
    -Experience opening for service—prepping fresh citrus juices, flavored syrups, cocktail garnishes, bitters, and bar equipment. Experience closing—breaking down the bar and coffee stations, cleaning/sanitizing bar equipment, glassware, and work space, restocking all supplies for next shift, calculating tips and money-drop, and closing the business for the evening.
    -Assigns tasks for barbacks to perform throughout their shift to ensure a pleasant dining experience for customers, and manages this support staff to streamline drink output at the service station.
    -Frequently uses recipe knowledge to create multi-ingredient cocktails during high-volume shifts, including classic stirred cocktails (Old-fashioned, Manhattan, Martinez, Vesper, etc.) and classic shaken cocktails (Sours, Fizzes, Daiquiris, Collins, etc.). Can build multiple cocktails simultaneously. Creates new signature cocktail recipes for seasonal menu and weekly drink specials.

  • Server

    Mar's Astoria
    Aug. 2014 to Jan. 2016 (1 year and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Interacts with guests in a friendly and professional manner, explaining drink and food items, and ingredients used in both. Takes customer orders, coordinates with runners, and manages the delivery of drink orders and 4 to 5 meal-courses. Drink and food items are delivered to table positions, and table maintenance is handled promptly and courteously.

    -Manages customers’ payments, cash and credit. Responsible for all checks opened during a shift, check-out reports, cash received, tips received, and reporting all transactions to the house at the end of a shift. Answers the phone throughout the shift to take general questions, and takes down reservations.

  • Barback

    Blackbird's Bar and Restaurant
    Aug. 2014 to Dec. 2014 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Provided support to bartenders and servers by restocking the bar with beers, wines and spirits, restocking juices and fresh ingredients, running food, and washing glassware.
    -Organized incoming deliveries of beers, wines, and spirits in stock room and walk-in refrigerators. Updated stock-list for manager. Stacked kegs. Kept both sites clean & tidy.

  • Barback

    Mar's Astoria
    Feb. 2014 to Aug. 2014 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Provided support to bartenders and servers by running cocktails, oysters, apps, and entrees to specific seat positions at tables.
    -Each shift: Squeezed fresh citrus for cocktails. Brought up ice buckets for bartenders. Circulated clean and used glassware. Tracked stocks of all spirits, wines, ciders, cocktail bitters, draft beers and draft wines. Restocked these supplies when they ran low.


Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Beer Knowledge

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Regional Expertise - US

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge


List Creation

Wine Knowledge

POS Maintenance

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Safety Knowledge

Social Media

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • New York City Food Protection Certificate
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    Dec. 2014 to Jan. 2015
Classic & Craft Cocktails, Wine Education, Craft Beers & Regional Microbreweries, Fine Dining
Russian Intermediate
English Fluent
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