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Creative culinary leader eager to offer dynamic food / beverage, start-up operations, new business growth, team building / training, purchasing / cost controls, menu development, and customer service talents toward maximizing your bottom line within a management position.
Top performer who offers progressive global culinary experience in diverse international and domestic locations, including exhibiting talent in building solid teams and cost-effectively procuring fresh ingredients.
Integral leader who designs, develops, and implements innovative menus and culinary action plans to meet key objectives, and uses current products and / or trends awareness to develop valuable initiatives.
Out-of-the-box thinker who makes decisions to reflect positively on restaurant profits and guest satisfaction.
Multilingual communicator (English, French, and German) who seamlessly liaises among all restaurant peers.
General Manager (2017 Present)
Spearhead the successful opening, new business development, and daily FOH operations of this dynamic restaurant generating $16 million annually for a James Beard Award-winning chef, including leading a team of 8 managers (and J1 Visa training), as well as budgeting, labor and cost controls, and process optimization.
Acting General Manager (2017)
Played a vital role in continually driving profit-centric, innovation-focused FOH operations for this $17-million annual revenue-generating restaurant of James Beard Award-winning restauranteur, Stephen Starr.
Assistant General Manager (2015 2017)
Capitalized on the opportunity to lead all restaurant operations initiatives, including ensuring compliance with health, sanitation, liquor, safety, and employment regulations while accurately fulfilling business and / or administrative requirements such as financial recordkeeping, staff files management, and correspondence.
Recruited, trained, mentored, managed, and evaluated a team of top employees, and handled terminations.
Proactively managed all profit / loss responsibilities while continually maintaining cost-to-budget goals.
Manager (2013 2015)
Drove 3-star restaurant growth by recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing results-oriented staff, including serving as an important member of the operation s opening team to meet and / or exceed goals.
Mentored and managed 56 servers, including scheduling all staff and working on FOH training materials.
Strategically steered targeted restaurant-specific profit / loss initiatives, including handling capital expense control and high-volume weekly sales forecasts and managing large-scale beverage inventories and orders.
Cost-effectively monitored, managed, or purchased linen, china, glass, and silverware per restaurant needs.
Optimized comprehensive restaurant operations by handling diverse POS and mobile website programming.
Dining Room Manager
Expertly led a customer-oriented staff in meeting the dining needs of high-end clientele within this 200-seat restaurant, including planning and prioritizing all FOH team schedules to optimize use of critical resources.
Coordinated dining room payroll while managing employees under a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Directed all facets of the restaurant s beer program, and handled POS programming and menu maintenance.
Led forward-thinking restaurant operations, including training and mentoring assistant management teams, handling cost-effective payroll and purchasing functions, and monitoring restaurant-wide expenses.
Led decision-making in the oversight of profit-generating new location openings (e.g. Merrifield, VA).
Served as an integral part of a regional Crunchtime team to review weekly inventory and training of management team professionals to operate Net-Chef.com properly and ensure seamless facility efforts.
Assistant F&B Outlets Manager (2008 2009)
Maximized bottom-line performance by acting as Round Robin Bar Manager, including handling scheduling, developing training plans for newly opened Scotch Bar, creating menus and calculating pricing, and monitoring payroll and Micros programming; beverage cost was consistently between 20 and 21%.
Served as Private Dining Manager responsible for developing SOPs, and assisted Caf du Parc in implementing new standards while directing Lobby Lounge and Round Robin Bar during 2009 inauguration.
Manager in Training (2007 2008)
Directed the successful opening of French Bistro, Caf du Parc while holding progressive roles such as Food Runner, Server, and Private Dining Captain, as well as achieving training in all restaurant operations.
Liaised among high-profile clientele (e.g. international delegation, VIPs) while overseeing all reservations for Mother s Day Brunch festivities and completing a critical food cost project.
Demi-Chef de Partie
Developed and efficiently prepared unique culinary dishes while concurrently training interns from several hotel management schools, overseeing breakfast buffet operations, and guaranteeing kitchen cleanliness.
Chef de Partie
Optimized restaurant operations success by training and developing skills of detail-oriented line staff, along with developing menu items, calculating prices, handling purchasing, and implementing cleaning plans.
Performed in numerous part-time positions, including Sous Chef at Restaurant Die Linde, Heidelberg; Head Waiter / Chef at Delikatessen Kontor, Mannheim; Server at Table Service Team, Stuttgart; Internship at Pre-Opening Office, Radisson-SAS, Frankfurt Main; and Sous Chef at Hotelfachschule Heidelberg, Germany.
Commis de Cuisine Pavillon Ledoyen, Paris, France 2003 2004
Commis de Cuisine Restaurant L Arp ge, Paris, France 2003
Commis de Cuisine Pavillon de la Grande Cascade, Paris, France 2002 2003
Cook / Restaurant Apprentice Wald & Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe, Zweiflingen, Germany 2000 2002
Cook / Restaurant Apprentice Restaurant Kohlibri, Aachen, Germany 1997 2000
State-Certified Hotel Manager Training
Apprentice Restaurant Specialist
Vocational Industrial Training Skill Germany s Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) Certificate of Business English Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning & Teaching Diploma German Hotel & Restaurant Association (DeHoGa) with Above-Average Marks D.C. ABRA License Serv Safe Certified
MS Office MS Publisher Micros Adaco Compeat Crunchtime Net-Chef Avero Slingshot TMX Ctuit
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