Bartenders (NOC 6512)

Job titles

Nature of work

Bartenders mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They are employed in restaurants, hotels, bars, taverns, private clubs, banquet halls and other licensed establishments. Supervisors of bartenders are included in this unit group.

Fields of interest

  • Working in sales and customer service
  • Working in the hospitality or tourism industries
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Bartenders perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Take beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons
  • - Mix liquor, soft drinks, water and other ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks
  • - Prepare mixed drinks, wine, draft or bottled beer and non-alcoholic beverages for food and beverage servers or serve directly to patrons
  • - Collect payment for beverages and record sales
  • - Maintain inventory and control of bar stock and order supplies
  • - Clean bar area and wash glassware
  • - Ensure compliance with provincial/territorial liquor legislation and regulations
  • - May train and supervise other bartenders and bar staff
  • - May hire and dismiss staff.

Main characteristics of the occupation

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Bartenders (NOC 6512)

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • * Completion of college or other program in bartending or Completion of courses in mixing drinks is usually required.
  • * Responsible beverage service certification may be required.

Skill type

  • Sales and service occupations

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

  • * Progression to managerial positions in food and beverage service is possible with experience.

Professional associations

  • Comité sectoriel de main-d'œuvre de l'industrie touristique du Québec
  • 2751, boulevard Jacques-Cartier Est
  • Bureau 200
  • Longueuil, QC
  • J4N1L7
  • Phone: 450-651-1099
  • Fax: 450-651-1567
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