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Work experience

Mar 2014Sep 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 2013Feb 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 2012Jun 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 2011Apr 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 2009Aug 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 2008Aug 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 2006Mar 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 2004Oct 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

Jan 2002Jun 2004

Bachelor of Arts

San Francisco State University

Certifications

Food Handlers' Certificate

New York State
May 2011Present

United States Bartenders Guild

New York City / New Orleans

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Summary

  • 8 years of qualified and skilled experiences in the hospitality industry in both New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
  • 8 years of corporate management experience in marketing, project and product management, interactive design and web architecture
  • An array of analytical and communication skillsets
  • Well-versed in bar and restaurant front-of-house operations
  • An expert in American whiskies focused upon bourbon and rye.
  • Advanced cocktailian skillsets with focuses on classic and modern cocktails plus a variety of spirits.
  • A versatile vocabulary in cocktail programming with emphasis upon market-driven produce, fruit and herb infusions concoctions
  • Extensive knowledge of Old and New World wines
  • Well-versed in domestic and foreign beer breweries

Objective

An experienced, honest and responsible individual with a plethora of mixology, cocktail programming and extensive management skillsets seeking a challenging service industry position.