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					JACOB A. COHEN                                                                2344 NE 92nd STREET
                                                                               SEATTLE, WA 98115

                                                                                     206.291.2029
                                                                          cohenjacob@hotmail.com

OBJECTIVE: To drastically increase bar sales, turnover and profitability through exceptional
service and suggestive selling as your next Bartender/Beverage Server/Mixologist.
PROFESSIONALSUMMARY

       ●      Work as independent beverage consultant specializing in bar staff training,
              product education and cocktail development
       ●      Proven reputation with over 6 years vast bar/restaurant experience
              including management
       ●      High volume experience
       ●      Hotel, banquet and catering experience
       ●      Strive for service excellence and consistently break sales records
       ●      Entertainment flair bartender
       ●      TIPS trained
       ●      POS computer literate
       ●      Member International Bartenders Association, United States Bartenders
              Guild and Flair Bartenders Association
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
       ●      Dynamic team player with strong interpersonal and communication Skills
       ●      Adaptable and successful in varying environments and culturally diverse
       ●      Responsible, self motivated with attention to detail
       ●      Exceptional problem solving abilities under pressure
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

       January 2007 – Present              Choice Hotels – Clarion               Seattle, WA
       Beverage Manager/Master Mixologist
       ●      Reorganized bar to increase speed and efficiency
       ●      Hold individual sales record as bartender
       ●      Improved gross profits and reduced wasted stock
       ●      Advanced customer service to creating unique guest experiences
       ●      Implemented drink specials and created themed drink menu to increases sales
       ●      Conceived and executed successful print advertising campaign increasing
              customer traffic and sales
       ●      Responsible for bartender certification and involvement in the hiring of new team
              members

       September 2006 – January 2007       Twelve Baskets Catering               Seattle, WA
       Lead Bartender
       ●      Introduced basic flair bartending principals
       ●      Promoted to lead bartender in less than thirty days
       ●      Trained servers to become bartenders
       ●      Supervised and coordinated staff at on site events both residential and corporate
       ●      Also served as assistant operation manager during busy seasonal period
       September 2006 – Current (On Call)              Lisa Dupar Catering         Seattle, WA
       Bartender
       ●      Served food and beverages in upscale fine dining events
       ●      Passed necessary security screening for certain high level clientele

       September 2006 – November 2006                  Total Success Staffing      Seattle, WA
       Bartender
       ●      Served food and beverages in various environments for differing clients of
              dedicated hospitality temporary service.

       1989 – 1994              New Orleans Nights                                 St. Louis, MO
       Bar Manager
       ●      Responsible for daily alcohol inventory and sales averaging $3,500.00
       ●      Supervised and coordinated staff and scheduling
       ●      Effectively trained staff and supervisors

       1989 -1991               Burrito Brothers Restaurant                        St. Louis, MO
       Bartender
       ●      Served food and beverages in a Mexican themed restaurant and bar
       ●      Conceived and marketed successful themed cocktail nights involving the local
              university and built a strong base of regular guests to the bar.

NON RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
       2002 – 2006
       Dive Master                     Self Employed                               Key West, FL
       1998 – 2002
       Paralegal Practitioner          Paralaw, L.C.                               Pensacola, FL
       1994 – 1998
       Hearing Consultant              James E. Frick & Assoc.                     St. Louis, MO

       1986 – 1989
       Paralegal                       Cimino & Gonzales, P.C.                     Denver, CO
       1980 – 1986
       Paralegal                       Colorado Collection Corp.                   Denver, CO
       1976 – 1978
       Service Member                  U.S. Navy
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Certificate                     Flairbourne Bartending (Flair)       Seattle, WA      Continuing
Class 12 Permit                 State of Washington                  Tacoma, WA 09/2006
Food Handlers Certificate       King County, WA                      Seattle, WA      09/2006
Certificate                     TIPS/Alcohol Responsibility          State of Florida 07/2002
Certificate                     Bartending Institute (PBSA)          St. Louis, MO 06/1989
Associate of
Applied Science                 Denver Community College             Denver, CO      05/2006

				
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