Matthew Cates

Matthew Cates

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2006 - Present

General Manager

Villa Pizzeria
Jan 2008 - Nov 2010

Front of House Manager

Garfields Restaurant

I worked as front of house manager for this restaurant until it closed down in November 2010. My job duties were opening and closing of the restaurant, hiring and firing, trainging and scheduling of 30+ server, hosts, and bartenders. Also in charge of bar inventory and ordering, and responsible for keeping costs down and profits up.

Jun 1990 - Dec 2000

Assistant Manager

The Little Pizza Shop

Helped run an italian restaurant. Did everything from opening to closing, prepping to cooking, and serving and delivering.



A.a. arts

Manatee Community College
Jan 2008 - Present

Masters in Business Administration

Western Governors University



Leadership/management Skills

Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches employees to meet high performance standards.

Computer/Technical Literacy

Computer-literate performer with extensive software proficiency covering wide variety of applications.

Analytical/Research Skills

Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining complex work processes.

Communication Skills

Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.



My objective is to find a career in entry to mid-level hospitality management. I have alot of experience in the restaurant sector but am willing to branch out to all branches of hospitality.

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