Melanie Gioquindo

Melanie Gioquindo

Work History

Work History
Nov 2012 - Present


Johnson and Wales Alumni Office

I call alumni to solicit donations. 

May 2013 - Sep 2013

Front Desk

Virginia Hotel
  • Responsibilities included checking guests in and out, taking hotel and dinner reservations in the Ebbitt Room.
  • Managed dinner reservations through Open Table.
  • Made sure rooms were up to expectations of guests. If guest requested or needed additional items not supplied in rooms, I was responsible for making them happy.
  • When situations arose with guest I took care of the issue at hand, which might have meant calling in handy man, providing extra linens etc.
  • Also responsible for additional work involving sending out gift cards that were purchased for future guests in the hotel and restaurant.
  • Review and sent leases for the cottages to the prospective renters. 
  • Hostess at Ebbitt Room when needed
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012


Hudson Valley Renegades

Summer of 2011 I started being a cashier. I was responsible for giving customers the right change and making sure they got the right food. I was responsible for the money in my draw and to make sure the numbers matched up. 

May 2010 - May 2011

Marketing Assistant

Flint Mine Press/ Hudson Valley Wine Magazine

Worked with Hudson Valley Wine Magazine on their Hudson Valley Art & Wine Celebration.  This was a year long event where a juried selection of thirty-five professional artists were invited to create, in their own chosen medium, a wine- or vineyard-inspired artwork by pairing with a specific Hudson Valley winery. Their art  was featured throughout the year in various promotions and events, and featured at a Grand Art & Wine lat Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site, May 21, 2011.

I was responsible for calling the wineries and following up on promotional dates and artist appointments.  During the Grand Celebration checked everyone into the event.  Made sure they had a schedule of events and was responsible for the onsite sales.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010

Vendor Manager

Hudson Valley Renegades

Began the summer of 2009 as cashier during the Hudson Valley Renegades season which is from June - September.  In 2010 I was promoted to Vendor Manager.  In this position I was supervising the vendors who went into the stands to sell products.  Responsibilities included, inventory and cash management.   Due to the legalities of liquor laws, unfortunately I will not be able to return to Vendor Manager for the 2011 season because the position handles beer.  Once I turn 18, the position will revert back to me.  For the 2011 baseball season I will be a cashier.

Jun 2005 - Apr 2010

Tasting Room Check In

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery

During Shawangunk Wine Trail Events I checked people in at the winery.  This included handing them their glass and passport or wreath (depending on event)  I was also responsible for serving food and addressing any questions customers had.

I also assisted during harvest.


Sep 2008 - Jun 2012

High School Degree

Arlington High School

2010 - 2012 Varsity Cheerleading 

2009 - 2009 Varsity Track

Jul 2006 - Jul 2006

People to People

Participated as a Student Ambassador in the People to People program.  We traveled and explored the United Kingdom.  We learned about the culture and history of the UK.




Began my cheerleading career at Challenge All Stars the fall of 2000.  In 2006 I moved to Cheer Jamz and cheered with that All Star organization until the fall of 2008.  During the time at both organizations we competed in national competitions at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, SC and Baltimore, MD.   My cheerleading abilities include, round-off back hand spring- back tuck, standing back handspring, and I am currently a base on the Arlington Varsity Cheerleading Team.


Nov 2013 - Nov 2018

ServSafe Certification

National Restaurant Association