Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014

Bar Manager

Square Root
  • Directly responsible for the Bar of Root Squared – the upstairs lounge of Square Root
  • Handled all ordering and inventory control for entire bar program
  • Managed all staff training for quality control, cocktail construction, etc
  • Served as consultant of selections including beer, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages
  • Developer of standards of practices (SOP) for all bar-related operations
  • Developed market-driven cocktail program with original syrups, cordials, tea concentrates, shrubs and infused spirits
  • Assisted in booking private parties and events at Root Squared
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014

Bar/Beverage Director

Fulton Alley

Directly responsible for the Bar and Beverage Program for Fulton Alley - a 18,000 square foot craft food and drink with boutique bowling.

  • Oversee a staff of 75 people with 20 direct reports of bartenders and barbacks.
  • Handle all ordering and inventory control
  • Manage all staff training for quality control, cocktail construction, etc
  • Served as consultant on beverage selections including wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Developer of standards of practices (SOP) for all bar-related operations
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Northeastern Regional Manager

Rhum Clement USA

Oversaw the daily-to-daily Trade Development responsibilities for two Rhum portfolios from Martinique - Rhum Clement and Rhum J.M.

  • Managed two brands, with direct responsibility for developing and achieving volume and value growth targets, and with a clear focus on driving the brand vision and equity.
  • Managed the annual and long-range brand planning cycles for each brand, with strong focus on BTL.
  • Worked closely with key stakeholders to influence their role in the development and execution of the brands’ activities.
  • Acting liaison between importer/distributor companies and on/off premise accounts.
  • Managed key marketing events for each brand in New York Metro, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle including staffing, cocktail development and key Point-of-Sales displays.
  • Developed and executed a monthly calendar of off-premise events for customer samplings.
  • Specialized in developing key on-premise account activation and support for the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012

Bartender

The Vault at Pfaff's
  • Responsible for all-related opening and closing duties
  • Handled a high-volume of customers for a 200+ person lounge.
  • Managed a support staff of 2 barbacks
  • Assisted in spirits programming
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Bar Manager

No 7 Restaurant
  • Handled all bar operations and management including customer service, inventory, reports, and all-related  opening and closing duties
  • Co-developed seasonal cocktail lists (featured in Time Out New York) with inclusion of market-driven produce and fruit/herb infusions
  • Developed an array of standard cocktail recipes for the restaurant
  • Handled high-volumes of customers including 30-seat bar and 60-seat dining room
  • Staff training on bar etiquette, side work, as well as opening and closing procedures
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Bar Manager

The Smoke Joint

  • Handled all bar operations and staff management including customer service, inventory, reports, and all-related opening and closing duties
  • Developed extensive American whiskey and cocktail list focused on market-driven produce and herb/fruit  infusions
  • Managed inventory control and all bar purchasing, as well as cost control
  • Trained staff on bar responsibilities and drink execution, tasting notes, etc
Mar 2006 - Mar 2007

Senior Floor/Bar Manager

Comix NY

  • Handled all bar operations and staff management including customer service, inventory, reports, and all-related opening and closing duties
  • Hired and trained all floor/bar staff plus managed scheduling and training procedures 
  • Executed weekly inventory and ordering of all bar-related materials
  • Developed cocktail list and participated in spirit, beer and wine selections for bar
Aug 2004 - Oct 2005

General Manager

Cobb's Comedy Club

  • Oversaw the day-to-day operations of one of the fifth largest comedy clubs in the United States 
  • Prepared nightly reports of attendance, cash and credit reconciliation for all door, beverage, food sales and bank deposits
  • Managed a team of 50+ people and oversaw all scheduling, hiring, training and termination duties
  • Handled all weekly ordering of liquor, food, and sundries and controlled pricing structure for all menu items
  • Served as bar manager and handled all responsibility from cost control to developing cocktail list to bar design/layout
  • Served as main liaison between beer and liquor distributors and coordinated promotional endeavors in conjunction with distributors

Education

Education
Jan 2002 - Jun 2004

Bachelor of Arts

San Francisco State University

Certifications

Certifications

Food Handlers' Certificate

New York State
May 2011 - Present

United States Bartenders Guild

New York City / New Orleans