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Andrea Pinkard

Marketing, Front of House/Event Manager & Bartender

Work History

Feb 2016current

Marketing & Events Manager

Chefs Club by Food & Wine

- Manage marketing & events for top rated New York City restaurant under Creative Director Dana Cowin

- Execute 4+ visiting chef events per month with internationally acclaimed chefs like Alain Ducasse, Mario Batali, Marcus Samuelsson, and Tom Colicchio

- Work with visiting chefs' PR teams to promote and consistently sell out events

- Provide outstanding service to private event clients, including FOOD & WINE and AMC

- Design and manage all marketing materials, including email communications

December 2015February 2016

Bartender & Key Holder

Café Paulette

- Managed bar serving large selection of French organic and biodynamic wines

- Performed closing and opening duties

- Acted as server, runner and bartender simultaneously

- Created and managed playlists and music

Aug 2014Nov 2015

Marketing Manager

Reserve

- Head of all New York City marketing from pre-launch to Series A

- Sourced, developed and executed partnerships, both local and national

- Organized and executed events

- Maintained relationships with partner restaurant managers and owners

Jul 2013Aug 2014

Market Manager

Dinner Lab, Nashville TN

- Organized all aspects of 2+ pop up events each week (scouting, setup, breakdown)

- Managed team of 40+, scheduled shifts, and handled payroll and training

- Head of beverage program, creating custom cocktails and acting as sommelier for pairings

- Managed social media and press relationships, executed partnerships


May 2012Jul 2013

Server & Bartender

The Stone Fox, Nashville TN

Acted as server, bartender and special events manager at high-volume restaurant and music venue

Dec 2010Mar 2012

Server and Training Manager

Taco Mamacita, Nashville TN

Acted as server and trained new hires at high-volume restaurant, managed closing/opening duties, won Employee of the Month for highest sales

Mar 2008Nov 2010

Concierge Manager

Doubletree by Hilton

Managed concierge lounge at highest rated hotel in the area, acting as bartender and closing and opening manager. Provided concierge services including translation and restaurant recommendations.

Education

May 2006Dec 2010

B.A. Global Studies, Spanish

Middle Tennessee State University

Graduated Cum Lauded