Jordan Pettis

Bartender/Server

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Summary

Hey all! I recently moved to Chicago from Champaign, Illinois, where I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.F.A. in Acting. I have passions for theatre, film, music, nature, and delicious food and drink. I love dark beer, Laphroaig Scotch, good steak, good stories, fresh veggies, my dogs, fishing, and Alexis DawTyne. Cheers!

Hey all! I recently moved to Chicago from Champaign, Illinois, where I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.F.A. in Acting. I have passions for theatre, film, music, nature, and delicious food and drink. I love dark beer, Laphroaig Scotch, good steak, good stories, fresh veggies, my dogs, fishing, and Alexis DawTyne. Cheers!

My Dream Job is Nature Photographer, World Explorer, Luxury Hotel Ambassador, Ranch Owner/Operator, Vegetable/Fruit Farmer, Dad.

Work Experience
  • Actor

    Lily's Talent
    May. 2016 to Present (7 months)
  • Pianist/Accompanist

    Self
    Jan. 2005 to Present (11 years and 11 months)
  • Server/Bartender

    BareburgerChicago, IL, US
    Sep. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Maintain working and expansive knowledge of beers, spirits, wines, ingredients
    • Converse with guests, answer questions, make recommendations
    • Maintain poise in high-volume, fast-paced environment
    • Make sure guests feel warm and welcome and are enjoying their time

  • Bartender

    Barrelhouse 34
    Apr. 2016 to Aug. 2016 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Maintain working and expansive knowledge of beers, spirits, wines, ingredients
    • Converse with guests, answer questions, make recommendations
    • Maintain poise in high-volume, fast-paced environment
    • Make sure guests feel warm and welcome and are enjoying their time

  • Bartender

    The Blind Pig BreweryChampaign, IL, US
    Oct. 2015 to Aug. 2016 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Open and close bar. Manage money and drawers. Maintain extensive and working knowledge of current beers on tap and classic beer/brewing knowledge. Acting manager while on duty. Maintain atmosphere and appearance of bar. Exceeding customer expectations and inquiries. Provide excellent service to all guests. Change kegs. Inventory. Train new bartenders.

  • Server/Bartender

    Rockford Country Club
    May. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Accommodate members and guests with utmost hospitality and knowledge of cuisine
    • Knowledgeably push certain menu items to aid kitchen/restaurant
    • Effectively communicate with chefs and kitchen
    • Maintain working knowledge of ever-changing menu and wine list
    • Answer questions and make recommendations
    • Make sure members and guests are having a prime experience

  • Farmhand

    Apr. 2014 to Aug. 2014 (4 months)
  • Busser/Food Runner/Kitchen Help

    Lino'sRockford, IL, US
    May. 2013 to Aug. 2013 (3 months)
Education
  • Acting
    Aug. 2011 to May. 2016

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    Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree • GPA: 3.5

  • Secondary Education
    Rockford Guilford
    Aug. 2007 to May. 2011

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    Diplome Degree • GPA: 4.5

    Awards
    Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding Citizenship. 2011 RPS 205 Performing Artist of the Year. NHS President. Homecoming King. Student Council Spirit Chair.
Skills

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Receiving

Expediting

Grilling

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

Wine Sales Proficiency

Purchasing / ordering

Recruiting / hiring

Social Media

Writing

Microsoft Office

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Receiving/Organizing

Fish butchery

Food / Beverage Pairing

General knife handling

Inventory

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Bread making

Time Management

Certifications & Courses
  • BASSET Card
    Illinois Liquor Control Commission
    Jun. 2016 to Jun. 2019
  • Basic Pass in Single Sword and Unarmed Combat
    Society of American
    May. 2016 to May. 2019
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Praise Team Leader

    Twin City Bible Church
    Volunteer • Aug. 2014 to May. 2015

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    Summary
    Lead Sunday morning music and worship. Piano, drums, guitar.
  • Ambassador

    UIUC College of Fine Arts
    Volunteer • Oct. 2014 to Mar. 2015

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    Summary
    Speak with prospective students about the Department of Theatre. Know and communicate the mission and structure of the Department. Listen and converse. Share stories about the University and Department.
  • Ambassador

    Krannert Center Student Ambassadors
    Volunteer • Nov. 2013 to May. 2015

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    Summary
    Come up with and organize events. Coordinate with different organizations and vendors. Know and communicate history and values of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Interests
Movies, Theatre, Beer, Wine, Whiskey, Cocktails, Boating, Hiking, Agriculture, Food, Conversation, Biking, Swimming, Bartending, Family, Fishing, Travel, Singing, Music, Reading, Shakespeare, Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Woodwork, Crafts
Languages
Spanish Basic
English Fluent
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