ISCO 08 Code 5132     Bartenders

Lead Statement
Bartenders prepare, mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks directly to customers over a bar or counter, or through waiters.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • taking beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons;
  • preparing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at a bar;
  • washing used glassware, cleaning and maintaining bar service areas, tea and coffee-making areas and equipment such as espresso machines;
  • collecting payment for sales, operating cash registers and balancing cash receipts;
  • tapping kegs and attaching supply lines;
  • assisting in keeping bar properly stocked and arranging bottles and glasses;
  • checking identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol;
  • taking steps to limit problems related to excessive drinking such, as persuading customers to stop drinking, declining further service and ordering transportation;
  • mixing ingredients to prepare cocktails and other drinks;
  • serving snacks or other food items to customers at the bar.

Included occupations

  • Bartender

Excluded occupations

  • Waiter - 5131

ISCO 88 Code(s) 5123, part
(NCvB; Mei 2010)