How do you avoid serving to minors?
Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bartending interview
As the Alcohol Beverage Commission cracks down more and more on restaurants and bars, there is more pressure to stay within their standards.
First and foremost, you need to be extra careful when checking ID's! It may also be a general rule of thumb that you are cautious not to over-serve your customers no matter what age. Specifically, when it comes to minors, you will need to be consistent in checking ID's and if you're not sure, ask your manager or another co-worker to help you evaluate.
Basic answer example
"Times of fake ID's have certainly changed since I was in high school! In my current position, we do have a doorman who checks the ID's of everyone who looks under 30. We also have blue light technology to detect fake identifications."
Entry Level answer example
"To avoid serving minors, I would be sure to check the ID of everyone who appears under 30 years old. Do you have a doorman or any other way of filtering through customers as they enter your establishment?"
Experienced answer example
"I think it's so much harder to control minors these days! For starters, there are many ways to fake identification. Teens look so much more mature these days. Every 17-year-old girl looks like Kim Kardashian now. When I was 17, we all looked like Annie hahaha! I will ID everyone who looks under 30. I don't hesitate to ask."