Darnell Gatewood

Darnell Gatewood

571-244-1847

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

FedEx

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

E5/Seargent

US Army

Responsibilities:

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

Education

Education
Aug 1995 - Jun 1996

Finance

Georgia State

Objective

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.

Certifications

Certifications

ServSafe Certified

ServSafe
May 2011 - Present

Bar Management

Basset Certified
May 2001 - May 2001

Mixologist

Professional Bartending School