Candice Mac Donnell

Work History

Work History
Jun 2012 - Present

Bartender Trainer

Hurricane Dockside Grill

Hurricane Dockside Grill has allowed me to be a part of a rapidly growing company that promises toalways have new surprises. Not only did we ship in sand for a wedding held on our premises, wehold various banquets, participate in local charity events, and will be expanding our company threestores this year. While I am sad I cannot be a part of the Hurricane family forever, I truly feel athome when at work and strive to do my best promoting the brand we strongly believe in, featuringsignature drinks, over 30 different sauces, fresh sea food, and a relaxed, island style atmosphere.

May 2010 - Jun 2012

Bartender

Gators Dockside

When I relocated back to my home-town in Florida, I found a job at Gators Dockside. I was able touse all of my skills to ensure the locals had a fantastic time dining and enjoying the many weeklyevents, from trivia to poker, that Gators' put on. Many of these regulars have kept in touch with meafter I accepted my new position at hurricanes and still stop by to see me.

Sep 2009 - May 2010

Stay at home mother

Parenting

As my daughter was approaching two years old, we decided I should take some time to spend withher while she was still little and encourage her curiosity of the world. While I valued this timetremendously, I am not a person who was meant to be a home-maker and quickly decided that Iwas ready to begin working again.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2009

Bartender

Ruby Tuesday

Built up a large base of regular bar guests and helped train new employees to corporatespecifications. Ruby Tuesdays was my first VERY corporate restaurant and I enjoyed the regularityand consistency of operations. Learned a lot about bar-tending--from the quality of garnishes tohow the amount of ice may affect the quality of the drink.

Sep 2006 - Mar 2007

Bartender

Wiskey Creek

My first job as a bartender in a Kentucky-style steak house. The Villages is the nation's largestretirement community and it was very fast paced with a particular clientele. Was able to use mycash handling and friendliness to become a patron's favorite bartender.

Feb 2006 - Sep 2006

Dental Assistant

Eddie C Orobitg, D.M.D

Was responsible for everything from setting up patients for procedures to making temporarycrowns. Learned a lot of medical lingo and expanded my people skills in a more privatized setting.Had to be exact in calculations, sterilization, and reading charts.

Feb 2003 - Mar 2006

Service Trainer

Steak-N-Shake

Quickly became familiar with the restaurant industry and was promoted to service trainer. Learnedhow to multitask and valuable people skills.

May 2005 - Feb 2006

Teller 1

Suntrust Bank

Developed a set of more professional client repertoire and learned how to manage a vault andpersonal cash drawer. Was responsible for opening, closing, and safety deposit box procedures.Also learned how to successfully "cold call" businesses.

Education

Education
Aug 2000 - May 2005

Diploma

Tavares High School

Spent most of my time in the fine arts department, mastering the arts of sculpture, pottery, pastel,acrylic, tempera, and mixed media. Served as the secretary and then vice president of the NationalArt Honor Society.Was in Marching/Concert band freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Flag corps and winterguard/dance team freshman. Played bassoon freshman concert season. Drum-line and pitpercussion sophomore and junior years.Participated in JV Soccer, V Bowling, cross country, track and field, computer club, drama club, andNational Honor society in addition to taking honors classes and my interest in the fine arts.During my junior and senior years I dual enrolled at Lake-Sumter Community College, where Ibegan working towards my Associates degree. In 2006 I elected to take a few years off and "findmyself", like so many other young college students. By waiting until 2010 to return, I was able togain the maturity and drive needed to further my education.

Objective

To pursue as many volunteer and extra-curricular opportunities I can while attending the University of Alabama as a Dietetics Major.  By doing such, I hope to increase my chances of securing an internship and my awareness of the needs of a dietician in the community.

Summary

I am a part time student at the University of Alabama. I am able to participate in their distance-learningprogram, which is great because my husband has joined the Army and we don't know where we will belocated a year from now. This also allows me the flexibility I need to balance work and my two childrenwhile attending a highly reputable institution. I have always been extremely science orientated, andnutrition is my passion. I hope to not only use my knowledge to assist individuals locally, but to be ableto reach out to children and their families in developing nations.When not focused on school-work or my full time job, I enjoy spending time with my children, Nora (4)and Nathan (1). We love to go for walks and talk about nature. Our home feels like a zoo at times,with 4 birds, a cat, a dog, a hairless rat, and two fish tanks. My daughter loves trying new fruits,especially when we can go pick them ourselves.

Skills

Skills

People skills

Able to read people by body language and reactions, and usually can turn a potentially bad situation into a great one. As a bartender, I have had guests who are upset with their server, food quality, etc; and turned them into regulars by showing them how honestly I want to fix the problem and show them a great experience.

Computer knowledge

Proficient with all Microsoft programs including access, excel, power-point, and word. Also understand general networking and troubleshooting. Have used scheduling software to make and update appointments and patient information in the past.

Certifications

Certifications

Dental Radiography

State of Florida