Lindsey Tharpe

  • Portland US-OR

Summary

I am a friendly, dependable server and trainer with over 5 years of experience in a large scale, casual dining environment looking for a restaurant to call home.

Work History

Work History
May 2004 - Jul 2009

Server/Front of House Trainer

Ground Pat'i Grille and Bar

Along with my everyday duties as a server and the front of house trainer, I have also planned and implemented small marketing plans for the franchise. 

As my long history with this business shows, I am a loyal and dependable employee.  In this fast-paced atmosphere, I have successfully organized my section, my customers, and my coworkers in order to fulfill everyone's needs. I gained an in-depth knowledge of our Micros POS system and invoice control software. 

I was given the task of training new servers, which I took very seriously, and have alternately worked as a hostess, and kitchen employee when I was needed. This large restaurant with a full bar and a broad menu gave me insight into persuasive selling, efficiency, and customer relations.

I would like to think that I was an all-around team player at Ground Pat'i and I worked to increase the profitability of the business by successfully broadening the scope of takeout business in the Lafayette restaurant by revamping menus and creating business to business materials. I was also given increasing responsibility of the staff's event planning and I have also put games and contests in place to boost morale amongst the staff and increase sales of specific items.

Jan 2007 - May 2007

Intern

For my final semester of college, I was chosen as the intern for my hometown's premier full-service advertising agency.  I worked alongside the Account Services division of the Graham Group where I was given control over releasing press statements from some of our smaller clients, contacting media liasons for radio, television, and newspaper, and creating new client portfolios. 

Not only did I gain better insight into the office structure of a large agency, I honed my knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator software.  All of this will serve any employer's needs by making me a more flexible employee.  Beyond great customer relations, I also have to ability to multitask and to help with advertising and marketing functions within the restaurant business.

Education

Education
Jan 2006 - May 2007

Bachelor of Arts- Communications

University of Louisiana

References

References

Marcus Holguin

Chris Rutledge