*Assisted with valuations of a fine dining seafood restaurant -implemented strategies regarding streamlining procedures of dining operations with revenues over $4M, & 28 employees.
*Accomplished restaurant human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, & disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, & reviewing job contributions; planning & reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies & procedures.
*Achieved restaurant operational objectives by contributing information & recommendations to strategic plans & reviews; preparing & completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, & customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
*Met restaurant financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
*Planned menus by consulting with chefs; estimates food costs & profits; adjusts menus. *Controlled costs by reviewing portion control & quantities of preparation; minimizing waste; ensuring quality of preparation.
*Maximized bar profitability by ensuring portion control; monitoring accuracy of charges.
*Publicized the restaurant by designing & placing advertisements; inviting food editors to review the restaurant; contacting local, regional, & national magazines with feature ideas; encouraging local businesses to hold social events at the restaurant.
*Maintained safe, secure, & healthy environment by establishing, following, & enforcing sanitation standards & procedures; complying with legal regulations; securing revenues; developing & implementing disaster plans; maintaining security & sprinkler systems; maintaining parking lot & walkways.
*Maintained ambiance by controlling lighting, background music, linen service, glassware, dinnerware, & utensil quality & placement; monitoring food presentation & service.
*Updated job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
*Enhanced department & organization reputation by exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
*Orchestrated Charity Events, assisted in raising over $3MM in funds towards various charitable organizations