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Descriptions & Duties

  • Bartenders mix and serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages directly or through waiters in food and beverage establishments. They need to check on supplies of wines and spirits and prepare daily supply requisition for Restaurant Manager's approval. Bartenders will greet customers, present menus, and introduce daily specials to customers. They will take beverage order from customers, prepare and serve drinks and food items such as snacks to customers and will take payments from customers. They may need to create different special drinks and follow cocktail recipes upon guests' requests. Also they have to clean glasses, utensils, bar equipment and work areas as well as to order necessary items.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge on Cocktails and Mocktails Creations

Bartenders should possess knowledge on various types of alcoholic beverages and cocktails and mocktails creations.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Secondary 5-7/ HKDSE


  • 1 to 3 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $14,000-$15,000

Monthly Salary $16,000-$18,000

Monthly Salary $23,000-$28,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $35,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$45,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Bartenders generally work in restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, and other food service and drinking establishments. They usually work shifts, often including late evenings, weekends, and holidays and need to stand for long periods and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, especially during peak dining hours. They may work full time or part time.


  • Carbonated beverage dispenser
  • Cash registers
  • Commercial use blenders
  • Commercial use cutlery
  • Commercial use dishwashers
  • Commercial use juicers
  • Commercial use strainers
  • Drink mixers
  • Frozen drink machines
  • Ice shaver machines
  • Non carbonated beverage dispenser - Beverage machines
  • Point of sale (POS) terminal
  • Touch screen monitors

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