Junior Velasco

  • Rialto, CA
  • October 1, 2018

Experienced Lead Bartender with a demonstrated history of program development, high level training, menu development, and cocktail creation.

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Associates Degree @ Chaffey College
Aug 2009 — Jan 2011
High School Diploma @ Eisenhower High
Aug 2005 — May 2009


Bartender @ Javier's
Feb 2017 — Current
Started training and working at the Irvine location, then moved on to help open the first Javier’s location in Los Angeles. Serving fine Mexican cuisine while mixing up classic margaritas in an intimate upscale setting. Excelled at upselling customers from shelf to premium brand, while generating excellent sales with personal sales averaging $4k on Saturday evenings.
Lead Bartender @ Nerano
Oct 2016 — Apr 2018
Started as a bartender serving cocktails with Italian twists to compliment Italian dishes on a daily basis increasing total sales and revenue, while helping facilitate the hospitality for high profile clients and celebrities. Promoted to Lead Bartender, I continued my bartender duties and moved on to creating new cocktails to suit the season, in addition to liquor inventory management.
Lead bartender @ Dave & Busters
Oct 2013 — Nov 2016
Trained, developed, and supervised over 30 brand new bar staff members for the Hollywood location. Participated in weekly inventory reports and assisted the bar manager in decreasing total costs by analyzing team member's strengths, hiring skilled bartenders and changing the schedule accordingly to their needs.

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