Ty Washington

  • Charleston US-SC
Ty Washington

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Nov 2011

Rickshaw driver

Bike Taxi

Generated cold sales of the "Bike Taxi" experience to guests and residents in the Downtown Charleston area.

Also dispatched other riders.

Employed as an independent Contractor.

Handled cash and paid out to Bike Taxi according to established policies concerning payments to the "house".

Honest.

Rickshaw maintenance.

Learned the "off-the-beaten-paths" of downtown Charleston to give patrons a different view of Historic Downtown Charleston.

Entertained guests with color commentary so as to establish rapport and generate repeat business.

Maintained business cards and made cold contacts. 

I also performed frequently as a "top-rider" which resulted in my being able to select more lucrative shifts.

Apr 2004 - Jun 2009

Head Server/Trainer

Smoke on the Water

I opened and closed the restaurant.

Ensured thorough effective supervision of all Food and Beverage services.

Flexible and extended job duties to carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities assigned by the Restaurant Manager to meet the business demands and guest's service needs.

Assisted in the building of an efficient team of employees by taking an active involvement in their welfare, safety, training and development.

Trained newly hired wait staff. 

Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and took action to correct any problems.

Explain how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods.

Prepared itemized checks.

Stocked service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens.

Took orders, served food, cleared tables, and made salads.

Cleaned restaurant: wiped tables, swept floors.

Prepared restaurant for next shift: filled condiments, rolled silverware, and filled BBQ sauces.

Aug 2001 - Feb 2004

Bartender

East North Bar and Grille
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excellent communication skills with an astounding ability to make customers feel comfortable and welcome. 

very quick learn and highly self-motivated.

proven ability to excel under pressure in a team or independently.

extremely quick and accurate cash and credit handling skills.

I can thrive in a fast-paced environment and stand out when "in the weeds".

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

Philosophy

CofC

Skills

Skills

German

I am currently a student at CofC and I am considering making German a secondary major.

Objective

A highly talented Waiter with extensive experience in coordinating with the front- and back-of-the-house personnel to provide a dining experience that meets or exceeds guest expectations; processing guest orders to ensure that all items are prepared properly and on a timely basis.

Interest

My main interests are law, public service, and anything that deals with the German culture.  I also enjoy the opportunity to meet new people in an environment where food, and my service, is the forum that fosters a relationship between the guest and restaurant.

Summary

I am an aspiring attorney.Currently, I am majoring in Philosophy and German Studies.I plan to attend law school and eventually transition from law into public service.I would consider an ideal position one in which I am able to meet insiders in both the fields of law and public service.An internship would be most beneficial to me because it offers the invaluable networking opportunities needed to excel in the law and public service domains.However, I know that the food and beverage industry is an excellent place to polish my critical thinking, motivational, quick decision and multi-tasking skills necessary to succeed in any field.