Giovanni Garcia

Giovanni Garcia

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

EDR Server

Restaurant Associates Corp. - Merrill Lynch

Responsible for:

  • Setup and preparation of events, meetings, and conferences
  • Full a la carte service
  • Bar inventory
  • Bar service for cocktail and dinner events
  • Client relations
  • Involved in regular food training and presentation for staff in order to better serve the clients

Began with Restaurant Associates in high-end off site catering.  This included events at the Metropolitan Museum, The Natural History Museum, and Carnegy Hall

After working with Merrill Lynch on a few of their events, I was invited to join the team.  Currently perform full a la carte service for company executives and their clients, handle setup for large international conferences, involved in all elements of evening special events (including dinners, cocktail parties, and showcase events).

2002 - 2004

Supervisor

Responsible for:

  • Sales
  • Business financials, including handling close out and location's banking
  • Inventory
  • Window Displays
  • Staff Training
  • Staff Hiring and Firing
2000 - 2002

Staff

Responsible for:

  • Handling client emails and customer service
  • Caring for arriving and leaving shipments
  • Placing all parts orders for the warehouse

Education

Education

2 Years Completed

Art Institute of New York

Skills

Skills

Wine 101

Attended class held by Acker Merrill sommelier.  Learned some of the intracacies of wine, wine making, and food pairing. 

Mixology Training with Award Winning Mixologist

Attended training class held by international award winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey.  Charlotte won Mixologist of the Year, Female Bartender of the Year, has been featured in Forbes magazine, and has created drinks for some of New York's most prestigious bars and restaurant.  I was able to learn several of her signature drinks and the secrets of making the perfect cocktail.  I was also given the opportunity to work with Charlotte at an event and bartend along side her.

Beer Training with Brooklyn Brewmaster

Attended training class held by author and brewmaster Garrett Oliver.  Later, was invited by Mr. Oliver to spend the day at the Brooklyn Brewery.  Worked with him on the process of brewing beer, attributes of different beers, and how to pair beer with food.

Fluent in Spanish Language

Certifications

Certifications

TIPS Certified

TIPS Certification Authority