Ken Larimer

Head Bartender/Trainer

Location 15h@2xGreater New York City Area

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Summary

An energetic and attentive bartender and bar trainer with eight years’ experience in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area in high volume upscale bars, nightclubs, lounges, corporate restaurants, outdoor music festivals, and special events like weddings and exclusive private parties. Possesses advanced knowledge of craft cocktails, wine and beer, and trul... Read more

An energetic and attentive bartender and bar trainer with eight years’ experience in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area in high volume upscale bars, nightclubs, lounges, corporate restaurants, outdoor music festivals, and special events like weddings and exclusive private parties. Possesses advanced knowledge of craft cocktails, wine and beer, and truly passionate about both the technique and entertainment aspects of bartending in the hospitality industry. Have worked with numerous point of sale software’s, and am extremely comfortable creating cocktails with both a jigger and/or free pouring.

Work Experience
  • Head Bartender/Trainer

    Vic & AngelosDelray Beach, FL, US
    Sep. 2015 to Oct. 2016 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ➢ Brought a more personable and professional aesthetic to a busy downtown bar/restaurant with a nightlife atmosphere.
    ➢ Trained new bar staff in correct and efficient bartending techniques and cocktail recipes.
    ➢ Assisted in creating a new drink menu with popular trendy cocktails.
    ➢ Responsible for bar supply ordering and inventory control.
    ➢ Increased guest retention exponentially.
    ➢ ServSafe Certification up to date.

  • Bartender

    Revolution Live
    Sep. 2010 to Oct. 2016 (6 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ➢ Bartended for high volume nights during concerts including Wiz Khalifa, Neon Trees, Calvin Harris, and Kendrick Lamar.
    ➢ Required to ring in drinks less than 15 seconds after delivering them to guest.
    ➢ Able to stay calm, efficient, and multitask on the busiest of nights.

  • Bartender/Trainer

    The Grand Lux Cafe
    Sep. 2008 to Dec. 2015 (7 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ➢ Trained and developed numerous servers and bartenders in correct bartending techniques, company expectations, and beverage/food recipes.
    ➢ Followed strict bar recipes to deliver consistent drink quality, control costs and maximize guest satisfaction.
    ➢ Frequently rated the best front-of-house employee by guest survey.
    ➢ Cut, sliced, peeled, and stuffed perishable garnishes for beverages.

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