National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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6512 - Bartenders

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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • bar attendant
    • bar steward
    • bartender
    • head bartender

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Bar managers (See 0631 Restaurant and food service managers)
    • Food and beverage servers (6513)
  • 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.
  • Employment requirements

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

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