Kim Cottle

  • Cape Town South Africa

Curriculum Vitae

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

Waitress

Bardelli"s Italian Restaurant
  • Greeting guests, escorting to tables, seating, anticipating and addressing guests' service needs,
  • Taking orders, preparing and serving aperitifs,
  • Light housekeeping,
  • Receiving and relaying messages and orders,
  • Making sure guests are well taken care of.
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013

Waitress

Banana Jam Cafe

For job description see above. 

Jan 2010 - Feb 2013

Hostess and waitress

Ocean Basket Restaurant

My responsibilities as a hostess included the following:

  • Greeting guests and escorting them to seats,
  • Inspecting dining room serving stations for tidiness and sanitation,
  •  Addressing special requests and complaints of patrons,
  •  Administrative duties- answering the phone, taking messages for bookings and orders,
  • Occasionally assist with waitressing when staffing limitations required or in exceedingly busy periods.

Furthermore, my job description as a waitress  included the following:

  • Greeting guests, escorting to tables, seating, anticipating and addressing guests' service needs,
  • Taking orders, preparing and serving aperitifs,
  • Light housekeeping,
  • Receiving and relaying messages and orders,
  • Making sure guests are well taken care of.

 

Feb 2009 - Nov 2009

Hostess

Cal Cacchio's Pizzeria
  • Greeting guests and escorting them to seats,
  • Inspecting dining room serving stations for tidiness and sanitation,
  •  Addressing special requests and complaints of patrons,
  •  Administrative duties- answering the phone, taking messages for bookings and orders,
  • Occasionally assist with waitressing when staffing limitations required or in exceedingly busy periods.

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Dec 2014

B.Com Management Studies

The University of Cape Town

Subjects: Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Business Law, Philosophy, Marketing and Management studies. 

Jan 2004 - Dec 2008

Matriculate

Rustenburg High School for girls

Subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Biology, Physical Sciences, Geography, Life Orientation 

Personal Information

Full Name: Kim Cottle

Identity Number: 9101040198084

Date of Birth: 04 January 1991

Nationality: South African

Marital Status: Single

DependantsNone

Languages: English, Afrikaans

Address: 71 Milner Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Drivers Licence: Yes

Own Transport: Yes

Telephone: + 27 (0) 73 519 8643 

Email: cottle1.kim@gmail.com 

Introduction

On December 18, 2014, I graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Cape Town, having completed my major in Management Studies. It was a challenging experience for the most part, having been a waitress and hostess through my entire university career, but it has taught me that nothing good comes easy and that perseverance can fully get you through anything your heart wishes and desires. Alongside that I have learnt great time management, self responsibility and most importantly, I have learnt to be my own person. One little life lesson that I feel especially privileged to have gained insight into is that good manners get you far in life: Having studied in the field of commerce I would often have tests and assignments due and having made the commitment to work 3 or 4 shifts a week the stress would try to get me down, but then I'd have work that evening and so I'd have to keep my worries to myself, cheer myself up and remain consistent in my manners and behaviour  so that I could be my best for my customers as is the required role for anyone working in the service industry; Treating customers with the utmost respect and hospitality leaves an impressionable mark and makes the customer feel particularly special. This then, in most cases, guarantees happy customers, and happy customers reward with good tip. And so, ultimately, I have learnt that being nice to others is something we do not only for them but for our own well-being as well.

A little more about myself: I am a freak of nature. I take any and every chance I get to submerge myself in the beauty that is the outdoor life - cycling for one or two hours at a time through my surrounding home areas, learning to skateboard, spending time with friends or a good book on the beach, or heading up the mountain early morning are my ideas of time well spent. I am a sucker for honesty, because it is the bases for a respectful foundation between people, and I admire hard work in others because it teaches me to push myself beyond limits.

I am outgoing, energetic, honest, trustworthy and polite - all thanks to my mom who has taught me the importance of self value.

As for my future: I am looking for a busy job for the coming year to help me save up for travels. I do not know yet which field of work I would like to invest in, but with time comes knowledge, and within a few years ,I believe, I will be able to learn more about who I am not and what I do not like so as to becoming closer to knowing who I am and what exactly I enjoy doing with my time. For the time being, one thing I do know is that I love working with people and I thoroughly enjoy waitressing so I will continue to do what I love and that is being a waitress.

Thank you for taking the time to read up a little about who I am.