Erik Griffith

Bartender

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Summary

My goal is to always have a fine balance between experience and what I call an "amateur's enthusiasm", in that I feel comfortable in my past experience but always recognize there is more to learn. I want to grow my skill set by working with those who have a different approach to bartending than myself, and to build a loyal following while working f... Read more

My goal is to always have a fine balance between experience and what I call an "amateur's enthusiasm", in that I feel comfortable in my past experience but always recognize there is more to learn. I want to grow my skill set by working with those who have a different approach to bartending than myself, and to build a loyal following while working for a success-driven business that values its employees.

My Dream Job is Scoring film soundtracks, and (obviously) owning a bar

Work Experience
  • Bartender

    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Chicago
    Aug. 2016 to Present (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Fine dining bar and table service
    Fluency in wine and cocktail menu
    Fluency in bar and dining room menus
    Cash handling for bar and dining room
    Working service well for dining room
    Facilitating closing duties such as cleanup and organization

  • Bartender

    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Seattle
    Aug. 2014 to Aug. 2016 (2 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Fine dining bar and table service
    Fluency in wine and cocktail menu
    Fluency in bar and dining room menus
    Cash handling for bar and dining room
    Working service well for dining room
    Facilitating closing duties such as cleanup and organization

  • Bartender

    Casco AntiguoSeattle, WA, US
    Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    - Bar and dining room service
    - Providing drinks for dining room service well
    - Developing a fluency of tequila of mescal knowledge in accordance with constantly updated menu
    - Development of cocktail recipes for constantly updated menu
    - Cash handling for bar
    - Oversight of key employee duties such as cash handling, locking of establishment at end of shift, and securing of cash deposits

  • Head Bartender

    Wild Garlic GrillTucson, AZ, US
    Dec. 2012 to Aug. 2014 (1 year and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    - Inventory and ordering of liquors, wines, and beers in anticipation of weekly sales
    - Building meaningful business relationships with liquor and wine vendors/distributors
    - Development and regular revision of cocktail menu, including development of original recipes
    - Cleaning and organization of bar and dining room both before and after each shift

    Awards:
    Nominated - Best Cocktail for Best of Tucson 2013 - Summer Day
  • Bartender

    Brio Tuscan GrilleTucson, AZ, US
    May. 2012 to Dec. 2012 (7 months)
  • Head Bartender

    Luna BellaTucson, AZ, US
    Apr. 2011 to May. 2012 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    - Development of original drink recipes for cocktail menu
    - Wine/liquor/beer inventory
    - Ordering of wine/beer/spirits from vendors/distributors
    - Development of relationships with spirits vendors
    - Development of daily special drinks/happy hour promotions, etc.

Education
  • Psychology - Bachelor of Science
    Aug. 2009 to Dec. 2013

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    Bachelor of Science Degree • GPA: 3.70

Skills

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Inventory

List Creation

Wine Knowledge

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