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CORY CARRINGTON

Recognized Hospitality And Bartending Talent Initiating Professional and Creative Guest Experiences

Summary

Experienced, guest-driven hospitality and bartending talent initiating solutions for guaranteed  service excellence.  Demonstrates up selling proficiency with thorough cocktail knowledge producing highest sales per guest results.  Communicates with hotel event sales and catering teams being appointed for creating signature cocktails; establishing rapport and  guest connections.   

EXPERIENCE

2015-10PRESENT

BARTENDER

LE MERIDIEN DALLAS, THE STONELEIGH
  • Creates signature craft cocktails featured on menus for special banquet events booked and sold by hotel sales team, ranging from fundraising dinners, bridal showers, birthdays, wedding receptions and company holiday parties.
  • Earning and leading top sales per guest averages demonstrating product knowledge, brand representation, establishing rapport with guest and handling all credit, cash and house account transactions.
  • Demonstrates bar and hospitality leadership being awarded top reviews and high praise by guests on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook and OpenTable for executing professional yet personable service.
  • Selected by leadership to represent bar team for promotional events and media as the sole  bartender  working launch party events and working with film crews for video promotions posted to hotel’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.
2011-052015-09

SERVER/BARTENDER

KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS, CENTRAL214
  • Achieved first five-star rating with name mention awarded by a VIP guest for central 214 on OpenTable.
  • Earned top scores as determined by Coyle Hospitality Group secret shoppers evaluating service steps; achieving monthly incentive for entire Food and Beverage team.
  • Authored summer drink menus for Hotel Palomar pool from concept to execution; presenting house-infused spirits and locally-sourced ingredients to present handcrafted summer cocktails.
  • Executed leadership proficiency as demonstrated by training new team members for thorough representation of Kimpton's core values, standards, and mission.
2008-082011-05

TEXAS WORKS ADVISORS

HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES
  • Investigated claims and authorized or denied issuance of state and federal benefits.
  • Communicated by written and oral means to gather information from clients.
  • Attended voluntary training seminars acknowledging policy changes and software updates.

EDUCATION

19982002

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • Completed

CERTIFICATIONS

TABC Certificate

  • Issued: 08/28/2015
  • Expires: 08/27/2017 
  • Certification number: 6192996