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Leanne Strickler | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 16, 2012

Leanne Strickler

Bar and Cocktail Industry Know-It-All
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL

Overview

I've been in the restaurant business for almost 11 years, and so far, itís been a great ride. This business has helped me through a college degree and moves across the country.
As a mixologist/bartender, I have had the pleasure of creating cocktail, beer, and wine menus and have also created specialty cocktails for numerous events and am adept at pairing cocktails, beer, and wine with food. Freshness and balance are, I feel, at the heart of any great cocktail. I strive to deliver nothing but that. Creating unique yet approachable...

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Skills (9)

Tested
Menu Creation
Sales
Public Relations
English
Content Writing
Academic Writing
Inventory Management
Microsoft Word
Mac OSX Administration

Service Description

-Menu consultation and creation, including all back bar spirits, wine, and beer
-Staff training on menus, spirits, bartending techniques and selling techniques
-Creation of specialty menus and cocktails for events
-Help in bar design and set up schematics
-Able to write reviews on restaurants, food, spirits, and wine

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Employment

2 Sparrows
Mixologist/Bartender
2011 - 2012
*Currently Employed. - Crafted opening cocktail menu and beer/wine/spirits selection - Creating rotating cocktail/beer/wine menus as needed - Preparation of house-made ingredients such as syrups,...
North Shore Distillery
Distillery Ambassador
2011 - 2012
*Currently Employed - Promoting brand awareness through tastings and on-premise training - Opening new brand accounts and maintaining current accounts - Events, sales and marketing - Expense and...
Quay
Outside Cocktail Consultant
2011 - 2011
Designed cocktail and wine list for 2 bars inside the space -created recipe and par lists -trained bar and waitstaff on product knowledge
Nana
Bar Manager/Mixologist
2010 - 2011
Bib Gourmand Award-Winning Restaurant ∑ Crafted a Ďfarm to tableí liquor program from the ground up ∑ Creation of seasonally rotating cocktails made with house-made ingredients ∑...
Maya del Sol
Outside Menu Consultant
2010 - 2010
Redesign and rework of bar menu and stock -Creation of seasonally rotating cocktails and special weekly offerings -Training of bar staff on classic mixology technique and tool use -Training of...
Mercadito
Bartender
2009 - 2010
-High-volume, trendy restaurant and bar -Preparation of house made ingredients such as syrups, purees, and batched cocktails -Recall of numerous recipes, as well as food and beverage...

Education

Arizona State University
Bachelor's of Fine Arts-Fibers
2007 - 2009
The Cleveland Institute of Art
Bachelor's of Fine Art- Fibers
2003 - 2006

Keywords

bar
restaurant
spirits
menu consulting
training
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