Sam Yar


Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Work Experience
  • The Robey
    Oct. 2016 to Present (11 months)
  • Bartender

    Finks MKE
    Jun. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    I was tasked with creating new drink menus for weekly cocktail menus, monthly menu changes, and specialty menus for catering events, distributor take-overs, and also handled much of the beer menu selections for both taps and bottles/cans. I was also put in charge of the bar's nightly operation, as well as oversaw other employees during nightly service while the manager was not in. I collected money for drinks and balanced daily/weekly receipts and balances, ensuring that our accounts/drops were correct. I kept the bar stocked and in clean, working order on a nightly basis. I also handled unruly customers and, when necessary, removed patrons from the establishment if I saw fit.

  • Bartender

    May. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (5 months)
  • Bartender

    Le Rêve Patisserie & Café
    Jan. 2014 to Jul. 2016 (2 years and 6 months)
  • Bartender

    Feb. 2014 to Jun. 2016 (2 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    I was tasked with planning new cocktail and wine menus, as well as handled much of the liquor, wine, and beer ordering on a weekly and seasonal basis. I operated the bar in a clean manner and ensured that it was fully stocked during my shifts. I engaged with customers to provide a superior quality of service. I provided insight on the menus, as well as drink pairings to customers to ensure that they had a pleasant experience. I was tasked with training new bartenders for the restaurant, as well as handled our espresso training course. I provided information to the other bartenders, servers, and support staff regarding new cocktails, new wines, and new beers, as well as the proper pairing aspects to our food menu.

  • Front of House Manager

    China East, LLC.
    Feb. 2012 to Aug. 2015 (3 years and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    I handled all customer orders, both over the phone and in person, and conveyed them to the kitchen staff in an orderly manner. I maintained a clean storefront ensured that our prepped food was well organized in the refrigerator. I handled all complaints and questions from customers, as my employer/kitchen staff only spoke Mandarin Chinese. I Balanced all nightly/weekly receipts and kept them in order in our accounting application.

  • Architectural Engineering and Design
    Aug. 2014 to Dec. 2015

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    Bachelors of Architectural Engineering Degree • GPA: 3.75


    Completed coursework towards a degree in Architectural Engineering. Minored in Business Management.

  • Aerospace Engineering
    Saint Louis UniversitySaint Louis, MO, US
    Aug. 2013 to Jun. 2014

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    Bachelors Of Aerospace Engineering Degree • GPA: 3.8


    Completed coursework towards a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Minored in International Business and Pre Law

  • High School Diploma
    East High SchoolWauwatosa, WI, US
    Sep. 2009 to Jun. 2013

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    High School Diploma Degree • GPA: 3.9


    Completed High School Diploma. Emphasized study in business and maths.

    President of the Future Business Leaders of America, President of German Club, President of Latin Club
  • Aerospace Engineering
    Saint Louis University
  • Economistas
    University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Interior Design/Interior Architecture
    Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design


Cheese course

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Equipment Maintenance

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships


Food / Beverage Pairing


Servesafe Certified

Food Handlers Certificate

Staff education / motivation

General knife handling

Up to 100 covers a night

Up to 200 covers a night


Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Menu development

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs


Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Regional Expertise - US

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying


List Creation

Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance


Microsoft Office

Cycling, Bourbon/Whiskey, Craft Gins, Craft Beer, Sneakers
German Intermediate
Spanish Basic
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