Roderick G.

432 62 nd St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-447-7916
Summary Intelligent motivated problem solver seeking a challenging career opportunity in a rewarding environment where my experience and skills can contribute to the continued growth of a business in the food and beverage industry. Skills • Above average level of knowledge with regards to wine, spirits and culinary preparation • Profound understanding of the necessity of teamwork and leadership • Outstanding organizational and time management skills • Excellent communications skills • Very astute with regards to operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and correcting systems and integrated systems. (See Military Service) Professional Experience Fine Dining Captain/Head Waiter, Restaurant Suzette-Sarasota, FL Jan 2009-May2009 • Responsible for daily set up and operation of dining room with Continental-style service. • Responsible for training dining room and bar staff to maintain high standard of service, including wine knowledge and table-side service. Bar Manager, Bradenton Cigar Bar-Bradenton FL June 2007-June 2008 • Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling of staff • Cultivated positive relationship with wine and beer purveyors to maximize selection and minimize cost • Gave valuable input during remodel of bar to maximize efficiency of layout • Responsible for maintaining inventory and ordering wine, beer, and cigars • Hired and scheduled entertainment Server/Trainer, Mattison’s Riverside-Bradenton, FL Dec 2006-June2007 • Wrote and implemented program to improve and test overall level of knowledge of front-of-house staff with emphasis on culinary terminology and technique, wine service, mother sauces and variants, and seafood, resulting in a more professional bearing and better communications with customers and kitchen staff Server/Bartender/MOD, Smokin’ Martini/Upstairs-Palmetto, FL July 2005-February2006 • Planned and hosted several multi-course meals with pairings of wine • Planned and hosted six-course single malt scotch dinner • Planned and hosted private functions Server/Trainer/Bartender/Head Wait, Sandbar-Anna Maria, FL April 2000-June 2005 • Trained servers, rewrote service manual and tests Education Annapolis Sr High School, Annapolis MD, graduated 1983 Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold MD DeKalb College Decatur GA Military Service United States Navy, 1985-1991 Honorably discharged with rank of MM1(SS) E-6 Graduated Naval Nuclear Power School Orlando, FL Dec 1986 Completed Six Strategic Deterrent Patrols on board USS Von Steuben SSBN 632 Learned the value of honor, integrity and commitment Learned valuable teamwork and leadership skills

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