DJ Kentucky Bio

DJ Kentucky known for his wide variety of fresh beats and smooth mixes relocated to New Zealand in 2008 being a resident DJ for Shooters Bar in Nelson and has played at: Crazy Demons, The Rock, More FM and ZM venues.

Kentucky was the resident DJ for easy tiger, Bar 101, The Out Back and The Bank based in Hamilton between 2009-2015  and also Tota' s Dance Bar, located in one of the most popular tourism nightspots in Dahab, Egypt. 

The ultimate crowd pleaser - DJ Kentucky's ability to pack-out the club and heat up the vibes no doubt created a unique and memorable experience for those lucky enough to stay-on at this Red Sea hot spot.

DJ Kentucky's mixes and international flavour, are sure to lift any crowd and excite the most avid of party goers. Playing a multitude of popular beats from; Chill, Electro, Funky and Hard House, to Trance, Drum n Bass, R n B and Hip Hop.

Media appearances include: DJ set with Marco V Dahab Egypt, radio advertising / promotions for Shooters Bar on More FM.

Career Aspirations

Career aspirations: I would like to work in a position with a successful organisation where I can utilise the skills I have learned to ensure the success of my area of responsibility; while providing quality service that contributes to the organisations financial objectives. I am a team player who responds well to direction and am capable of multi-tasking and performing well under pressure. I am customer driven, and am able to recognise opportunities where I can effectively implement quality customer care. On a personal note; I have set high standards and goals for myself and am determined to succeed in life.

Summary

Yasser has more than 6 year’s managerial experience in New Zealand and over 10 years supervisory and assistant managerial experience in the Egyptian Restaurant and Hospitality industry. Previously, based in South Sinai Dahab, Egypt, Yasser also pursued a successful music career as a Resident Club DJ performing at some of the most popular tourist nightspots in Dahab. Through his public profile and reputation, Yasser also successfully managed restaurant and bar promotions and customer attraction events in Dahabs Resort community. Yasser brings to New Zealand a solid background of experience, coupled with a strong desire to contribute and add value to any project or organisation.

Attributes: Strong work ethic; a broad range of practical skills and life experience; excellent communication skills; proven ability to build business and customer relationships; able to work successfully with a multitude of nationalities, cultures and customs.

Career aspirations: I would like to work in a position with a successful organisation where I can utilise the skills I have learned to ensure the success of my area of responsibility; while providing quality service that contributes to the organisations financial objectives. I am a team player who responds well to direction and am capable of multi-tasking and performing well under pressure. I am customer driven, and am able to recognise opportunities where I can effectively implement quality customer care.  On a personal note; I have set high standards and goals for myself and am determined to succeed in life.

Skills at a glance: Duty Manager;Restaurant Manager; Wedding and Conference supervisor;  Kitchen Manager;Italian, Middle Eastern and Continental Chef; Assistant Chef; Club DJ Dahab, Nelson, Raglan, Hamilton & Auckland; Sound/Staging Technician.

Work History

Work History

Jul 2009 - Apr 2016

(Full time) Restaurant Manager, Weddings- Conference Supervisor Duty Manager (Live On-Site)

The Narrows Landing
  • General Managers Certificate
  • Great business awareness with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ensure cash up procedures are complete at the end of shift
  • Monitor and ensure proper administration of daily sales and ordering
  • Responsible for making day to day decisions and operations of restaurant, bar, hotel / restaurant and function room areas
  • Maintain service levels throughout the hotel, restaurant, wedding function service and effectively deal with any problems
  • Demonstrates a willingness to accept responsibility and to act own initiative
  • Ability to work and remain composed under pressure and to ensure staff perform to specified standards
  • Consistently deliver products and services to meet the quality and standards and expectations of guest
  • Develop plans and strategies for selling food and beverages such as new menus, special offers and promotional activities to maximise sales
  • Responsible for the running of the hotel after hours ensuring the safety of all guest as well as giving great customer service
  • Taking on all key responsibilities as a manager such as cleanliness and maintenance of work areas equipment,smooth running of meal/ beverage service, weekly staff rosters, conduct daily meetings with staff,costing of beverage and effective control of stock levels.Hiring and training staff with company procedures, food and beverage service and barista training
Jul 2008 - Apr 2009

(Part time) Food & Beverage Attendant

Rutherford Hotel

Duties:

  • Food and beverage handling and recommendations
  • Port O Call Bar Front of house/ Barista responsibilities
  • In house till operation
  • Handling of cash, eftpos, credit card transactions
  • Management of inventory/stock control
  • Conference and tour attendant
  • Oceano Restaurant Breakfast attendant
  • Customer Service, client relations
  • Public relations
Jun 2008 - Apr 2009

(Part time) Resident Club DJ

Shooters Bar

Specialising in music genres;

  • Chill, Electro, Funky and Hard House
  • Trance, Drum n Bass, R n B
  • Hip Hop, Old School, Reggae Tone
  • Reggae and Pop - Top 40 Chart

General Duties:

  • Customer service, client relations
  • Staff relations
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

(Part time) Assistant Manager

Tota Restaurant & Dance Bar

Duties:

  • Public relations
  • Customer service, client relations management
  • Management and organisation of promotional and entertainment events
  • Management of staff, restaurant, bar & kitchen
  • Responsible for ensuring staff engagement and motivation initiatives
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

Resident Club DJ

Tota Restaurant & Dance Bar

Specialising in music genres;

  • Chill out House, Electro House, Funky House
  • Hard House, Trance, R n B, Hip Hop, Old School
  • Reggae Tone, Reggae and Pop

Animation Show Production

  • Managed music organisation for all animation shows and events

Sound, Staging Technician

Equipment and quality control over all events including;

  • Sound / lighting system set-up,all digital set-up,all DJ equipment set-up
Jan 2006 - 2007

(Part-time) Resident Club DJ

Iberotel Dahabey Hotel

Specialising in music genres;

  • Chill-Out, Old School, Disco
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll, R n B, Egyptian, German and Russian music hits

Animation Show Production

  • Managed music organisation for all animation shows and events

Sound, Staging Technician

Equipment and quality control over all events including;

  • Sound / lighting system set-up, all digital set up, all DJ equipment set up

General Duties

  • Management of staff
  • Customer Service, client relations
Jan 2006 - 2006

Assistant Manager / Resident Club DJ and Sound, Staging Technician

Tree Bar

Duties:

  • Management of staff
  • Oversaw customer entry
  • Customer service, client relations
  • Sales and Marketing initiatives
  • Cash handling
  • Inventory control

Resident DJ

Specialising in music genres;

  • Chill out House, Old school House, Electro House
  • Funky House, Hard House and Trance

Sound, Staging Technician

Equipment and quality control over all events including;

  • Sound / lighting system set-up, all digital set-up, all DJ equipment set-up
  • Jan 2001 - Jan 2006

    Kitchen Manager / Head Waiter and Resident Club DJ

    Tota Restaurant & Dance Bar

    Duties:

    • Bar and Restaurant Service
    • Customer Service, client relations
    • Public relations
    • Management of restaurant and kitchen staff
    • Co-ordinating “large group” functions
    • Menu recommendations
    • Investigating customer complaints and resolving disputes
    • Stock control of kitchen
    • Invoicing for processing
    • Cash handling
    Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

    Assistant Chef – Middle Eastern and Continental Cuisine

    Aladdin Restaurant

    Duties:           

    • Staff supervisor of: cooks, chef’s and kitchen staff
    • Participated in the preparation of a wide variety of food preparation and kitchen duties
    • Reviewed food inventory to ensure that adequate supplies were available
    • Inspected, supervised and participated in all aspects of kitchen hygiene
    • Management of all food standards and the adherence to them
    • Supervised staff engagement and motivation initiatives
    • A la Carte menus for morning and evening shifts
    • Book keeping
    • Customer and staff relations
    Jan 1997 - Jan 2000

    Chef - Italian Cuisine

    Tota Restaurant & Dance Bar

    Duties:

    • Sole-charge management and supervision of: cooks, chef's and kitchen staff
    • Monitored the execution of all policies and procedures in the food production process and daily kitchen operation
    • Maintained food Safety Standards and Health and Safety Industry regulations
    • Responsible for ensuring staff engagement and motivation initiatives
    • Organised seasonal menu changes
    • Stock/Inventory control, ordering and Book keeping
    • Food preparation and food handling
    • A la Carte menus for morning and evening shift
    • Buffet menu for special events
    • Public relations