James Beckmann

Culinary and bartending


Educated and certified culinary devotee with retail food service experience. Certified bartender. History of employing an engaging, team oriented, professional approach to deliver high quality products and service. Entrepreneurial and creative, but able to work within established boundaries. Fast learner that cannot soak up enough new knowledge.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Porter, busser, server

Gurneys, Montauk, NY
  • Set-up event halls for 200+ guests
  • Transport heavy objects across entire property
  • Barback when necessary
  • Serve formal dinners to guests
  • Perform overnight shifts setting up for future events
Jul 2014 - Present

Kitchen Assistant

Sur La Table, Stony Brook, NY
  • Organize work stations
  • Execute recipes and formulas for class
  • Prepare ingredients for students
  • Shop for necessary ingredients for the week, on a tight budget
  • Teach class sections as necessary
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Intern, Bakery

Wild By Nature, East Setauket, NY
  • Mix, shape, bake, and finish large quantities of products, including breads, muffins, cakes, tart shells, cookies, etc.
  • Work front counter, assisting customers in purchases
  • Rotate inventory using FIFO method
Dec 2013 - Oct 2014

Cashier and Assistant Manager

Sweet Frog, Stony Brook, NY
  • Prepare fresh fruit and other items for the toppings bar
  • Work and cash-out the register
  • Break down and maintain both FOH and BOH
  • Perform weekly inventory

Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Server and Busboy

Three Village Inn, Stony Brook, NY
  • Set up wedding ceremonies
  • Organize dinner tables for large parties
  • Break down and thoroughly clean event hall
  • Serve Hors D’oeuvres


Sep 2011 - Aug 2013

Baking and Pastry, AAS

Johnson and Wales University
Sep 2013 - May 2015

Business Retail Management, AAS

Suffolk County Community College