Darnell Gatewood

Darnell Gatewood


Work History

Work History
May 2015 - Present

Lead Bartender/Trainer

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

Opening Bar Team/Lead Bartender

Opening team for a new concept entering the Pittsburgh market.  Learned over 30 mixed cocktails, and ABV% and IBU% for BJ's Signature Craft Beers.  Set up bar pars with bar manager, and trained newly appointed bartenders. 

Oct 2014 - May 2015

Ops Manager/Bar Manager

Mitchell's Fish Market

Ordering, inventory bar products.  Creating working relationships with suppliers and vendors.  Training, hiring and developing employees.  Building and maintaining a positive, and efficient team.  Creating PAR levels, and running a cost % to improve sales and deliver to the bottom line.  Driving sales and customer satisfaction.  

Oct 2010 - Oct 2014

FOH Manager/Bar Manager

PF Changs China Bistro


  • Inventory
  • Ordering
  • Certified Corporate Trainer
  • Training New Employees- Front of House/Bartenders
  • Managing P&L
  • Setting  Par Levels
  • Establishing Vendor Relations
  • Labor Projections
  • Schedules
Apr 2011 - Aug 2012

Director of Alcohol and Beverage

BoneWorks Grille


  • Liquor Order
  • Drink Prices/Presentation
  • Bar Design/Layout
  • Drink Menu
  • Establish target Inventory
  • FOH Training
  • Consult with Key Stakeholders on direction and concept from business perspective
  • Advertising/Radio Spots
  • Entertainment
Jan 1996 - Jul 2010

Courier/Cover Driver



  • Delivering and receiving time sensitive packages
  • Training new employees
  • Covering open routes/vacations/sick calls
  • Restructuring existing routes
  • Haz-Mat Trained
  • CDL Class B
Aug 2001 - May 2007

AGM/Bar Manager

Champps Restaurant & Sports Bar


  • Liquor Ordering
  • Inventory
  • Maintaining High volume Bar
  • Controlling P&L
  • Labor Control
  • Training Bar Staff
  • Creating Proper Par Levels
  • Securing Proper Liquor Costs
Sep 1990 - Aug 2003


US Army


  • 82nd Airborne/Infantry
  • Securing Safety
  • Paratrooper
  • Maintaining Leadership Skills
  • Honorable Discharged


Aug 1995 - Jun 1996


Georgia State


Seeking a responsible and challenging position in a growing and progressive company where my experience and skills will translate to the overall success of the company and provide opportunities for my career growth.



ServSafe Certified

May 2011 - Present

Bar Management

Basset Certified
May 2001 - May 2001


Professional Bartending School