Forbes - Cocktail Bartender / Actor / Sociologist - Melbourne VIC, Australia

Lisa Forbes

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Services

Cocktail Bartender / Actor / Sociologist

Summary:

I have ten years professional working experience in the hospitality and entertainment industry. This experience has enabled me to work with international hotels and companies, promoting global products liaising with product promoters and brand ambassadors.
My well-developed analytical and research skills have been demonstrated throughout my various positions in both government sectors and the hospitality industry. My strengths include a creative, innovative, calm and adaptable nature with a strong emphasis on team cohesion.
As a recent graduate, I believe that my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Performing Arts will serve as an asset. However, I have always been committed to providing quality service and customer satisfaction, believing that “I have the ability to turn anyone’s day around”

Work History

COCKTAIL BARTENDER

Federation Square, Melbourne

General bar duties including, menu design, stock control and purchasing. Servicing a high volume tourist venue, fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar. Duties included ordering stock and weekly stock take.

BARTENDER / BARISTA / WAITRESS

St Kilda, Melbourne

COCKTAIL BARTENDER

Centrepoint Tower, Sydney NSW

General bar duties including, menu design, stock control and purchasing. Service in a high volume tourist destination venue with a fine dining restaurant and cocktail lounge bar. Duties included purchasing of stock equipment and ordering.

COCKTAIL BARTENDER

General bar duties including cocktail preparation, servicing both the lounge bar while dispensing to high volume & busy restaurant.

MIXOLOGIST / BARTENDER

South Wharf Melbourne

Professional cocktail experience and training with Grant Collins, international company 'Bar Solutions'. General bar duties with a Barcelona-style tapas menu. Hotel service including five star service standards.

HEAD COCKTAIL BARTENDER / BARISTA / WAITRESS

Broadbeach, Queensland

Duties included martini dispense bar service, barista skills and a la carte waitressing, in a fine dining restaurant.

BAR TENDER / WAITRESS / BARISTA

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Bartender/waitress service in a la carte style restaurant and busy venue hosting live entertainment five nights a week. Opening and closing shifts also training staff in service. And liaising with and promoting entertainment staff.

COCKTAIL BARTENDER / SUPERVISOR

Whitsunday Islands Queensland

Setting up bar service for weddings, functions, conferences and catering for over 250 guests. Supervising bar service and outlets, general opening and closing procedures for the lounge bar, pool bar, restaurant service bars and nightclub.

Projects

Blue Card Certification (Youth Worker)

Blue Card is a nationally recognised certification and registration with the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People.
Industry recognised for professional experience working with disadvantaged youth and culturally diverse communities.

Media & Film, Production Manager

Professional industry experience with credits in media productions. Projects included producing, filming and editing short film documentaries for SBS & NITV.

Practicum Teacher (Bachelor of Education) Human Movement & Health Education

Professional teaching experience whilst completing a two week practicum teaching placement at Darlington Primary School in Sydney. Preparing submissions and lesson plans in (PDHPE) Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Hostel Manager

Ongoing position at Tony Mundine hostel as relief manager. Also contracted as temporay hostel manager, relieving perm ant managers on leave at both Tony Mundine and Chicka Dixon hostel in Sydney. Duties include general manager and maintenance of hostel. Banking and revenue of residents rent. Accounts and purchasing for hostels including, contract workers. Weekly shopping, balancing expender of hostel. Staff movement requisitions, supervision and timesheet submissions.

Hostel Manager

Contract temporary Manager at George Wright men’s shelter in Fitzroy. The role included giving support and referrals for homeless men with substance abuse issues and residents on recent parole. Professional experience included liaising with community organisations to help residents at risk in society, whilst facing diverse issues relating to their health, employment and rehabilitation.

Sport & Recreation Officer / Youth Worker

Ongoing position at Kirinari secondary student hostel in Sylvania, South Sydney. Duties included supervision of high school students in groups as big as 30. Driving students to and from recreational clubs, school and weekend excursions away from the hostel. Planning extracurricular activities for students, as well as encouraging club memberships such as Cronulla Surf Club. Where students participated in a nippers group, some kids from rural NSW areas succeeded in gaining their bronze medallion with the surf club. Submissions of weekly activities to regional office, including written submissions of expendure and plans for activities. Written submissions to regional assisting to gain further funds and budget allocation. Which I used to purchase new sporting equipment for hostel and students.

Head Bartender

360 BAR & DINING Centrepoint Tower, Sydney NSW.
General bar duties including, menu design, stock control and purchasing. Servicing a high volume tourist venue, fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar. Duties included purchasing of stock equipment and ordering.

Cocktail Bartender / Supervisor

DAYDREAM ISLAND RESORT & SPA Whitsunday Islands Queensland.

Setting up bar service for weddings, functions, conferences and catering for over 250 guests. Supervising nightclub, the only venue which caters for both resort guests and staff. Opening and closing procedures for the lounge bar, pool bar, restaurant service bar and nightclub.

Qualifications & Certifications

Sociology and Performing Arts (Drama)

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Merrimac State High School

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