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Summary
Motivated food serving professional with 3+ years food and beverage experience in casual and fine dining.
 
Skilled server with experience in the restaurant industry. Familiar with POS systems.
 
Server with four years experience. Areas of expertise include: quickly and efficiently memorizing menu items, delivering fast, fun, and friendly service to restaurant guests, going above and beyond to ensure guests are satisfied.
 
Outgoing server offering extensive knowledge of hospitality etiquette, food preparation and superior customer service.
 
Organized, independent worker with strong time management skills. Detail-oriented and able to learn new tasks quickly and effectively.
 
Server bringing enthusiasm, dedication and an exceptional work ethic. Trained in customer service with knowledge of Italian cuisine.
 

 
Skills
  • Excels at upselling
  • Friendly and enthusiastic 
  • Gregarious and positive personality
  • Flexible schedule
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Alcohol knowledge
  • Excellent guest service skills
  • Able to regularly lift/move up to 25-50 lbs
  • Food and beverage handling expert
  • Italian cuisine expertise
  • Ability to handle fast-paced environment
  • Cash handling
  • Food handling knowledge
  • Reliable, punctual and committed to customer service
  • Strong restaurant serving experience
  • Team-oriented
  • Works well under pressure
  • Proven success in up-selling
  • Consistently complies with polices and procedures
  • Able to work with hands continuously
Experience
Cocktail Server Oct 2017
Maryland Live! Casino Hanover, MD
-Maintained full knowledge of bar and menu items and made recommendations.
-Delivered quality food and beverage service to guests in a responsible manner.
-Delivered food and beverage orders within established timeframes
-Prepared coffee and espresso drinks.
-Served as backup for bartenders.
-Collected money and made change.
Waitress May 2017 to Aug 2017
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant York, PA
-Consistently delivered exceptional customer service by quickly and efficiently clearing restaurant tables.
-Transported all dirty tableware from dining room to dishwashing area for proper cleaning.
-Supported other areas of the restaurant as necessary, such as setup, cleanup, prep work and equipment maintenance.
-Greeted guests in a pleasant and courteous manner.
-Provided high quality service.
-Welcomed and acknowledge all guests in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
-Maintained a professional tone of voice and words at all times, including during peak rush hours.
Salesperson Oct 2016 to Apr 2017
Sheetz Littlestown, PA
-Greeted store customers promptly and responded to questions with knowledgeable service.
-Assessed customer needs and responded to questions.
-Cleaned and straightened work area.
-Issued receipts for purchases and gifts.
-Worked with customer service to resolve issues.
-Operated cash register with proficiency.
-Worked overtime shifts during busy periods.
Waitress Jun 2015 to Sep 2017
La Bella Italia Restaurant Littlestown, PA
-Assisted guests with making menu choices in an informative and helpful fashion.
-Maintained knowledge of current menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods.
-Delivered exceptional service by greeting and serving customers in a timely, friendly manner.
-Promptly served all food courses and alcoholic beverages to guests.
-Appropriately suggested additional items to customers to increase restaurant sales.
-Delivered exceptional, friendly and fast service.
Education and Training
2016 Littlestown Area Senior High School Littlestown, PA, United States High school diploma
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Summary
Detail-oriented professional with strong technical skills and the ability to learn concepts quickly.
Education
Associate of Arts: Business Administration 2018 Delgado Community College , New Orleans, LA, US Coursework includes Economics
Highlights
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Results-oriented
  • Self-directed
  • Time management
  • Strong problem solver
  • Works well under pressure
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Resourceful
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated team player
  • Meeting planning
  • Report writing
Experience
The Service Companies New Orleans, TX The Office Coordinator 04/2017
Perform daily payroll department operations
Deal with customer complaints or issues
Monitor office supplies inventory and place orders
Assist in client relationship management
Perform basic bookkeeping activities and update the accounting
Centerplate New Orleans, LA Concession Supervisor 09/2015
  • Complete oversight and operation of concession stand.
  • Maintain complete and accurate inventories.
  • Supervises setup and breakdown of stand.
  • Supervises the production of all menu items.
  • Services our fans when necessary.
  • Oversees all cleanliness and sanitation of stand.
  • Trains and supervises all stand employee's.
Royal Sonesta New Orleans, LA Cocktail Server 03/2012 to 10/2015
  • Greet patrons as they enter an establishment
  • Prepare and serve drinks as ordered
  • Made special cocktail suggestions to customers as requested.
  • Provided assistance to bartender in cocktail preparation as required.
  • Answered customer queries about cocktail ingredients as required.
Alamo Services New Orleans, LA Badge Check Supervisor 01/2010 to 03/2014
  • Trained 20 employees in proper protocols and procedures for conventions.
  • Provided tours, logic training, and operations to new convention center security staff.
  • Maintained order and control of exhibition hall.
  • Made sure each exhibitor had correct credentials to gain access to each convention.
  • Maintained written reports of any incidents that may have taken place during convention.
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Professional Summary
Authorized to work in the US for any employer.
Experienced Service Industry professional with strong leadership, multi-tasking and relationship-building skills.
Skills
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Guest relations professional
  • Team leadership
  • Extremely organized
  • Conflict resolution 
  • Top-tier, full-service dining background
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Cash handling expert
Education
Bachelor's of Social Science California State University Sacramento, CA
Work History
Restaurant Manager May 2016 - Mar 2018
The Dutch New York, NY
  • Promoted from Team Leader to Floor Manager within 11 months.
  • Clearly and promptly communicated pertinent information to staff, such as large reservations or last minute menu changes.
  • Correctly calculated inventory and ordered appropriate supplies.
  • Promoted a positive atmosphere and went above and beyond to guarantee each customer received exceptional food and service.
  • Led and directed team members on effective methods, operations and procedures.
  • Oversaw front of house personnel to maintain adequate staffing and minimize overtime.
  • Conducted timely performance evaluations for all front of house staff.
Captain Waiter Oct 2009 - Aug 2015
Joe's Prime Steak, Seafood and Stone Crab Las Vegas, NV


  • Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Skillfully promoted items on beverage lists and restaurant specials.
  • Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper health standards.
Banquet Captain Dec 2008 - Dec 2010
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
  • Setup and disassembled food service stations, equipment and furniture per guest or contract specifications.
  • Provided friendly and prompt guest service by fulfilling orders, communicating requests to kitchen staff and routinely inquiring about customer satisfaction and needs.
  • Conducted walk-throughs of event areas to perform final inspections with customers and verify satisfaction of arrangements and provisions.
Bartender Dec 2008 - Oct 2009
Cadillac Ranch All-American Bar and Grill Las Vegas, NV
  • Greeted guests in a timely and professional manner.
  • Waited on multiple customers at the bar and throughout the bar area.
  • Upheld strict cash handling procedures.
Cocktail Server/Food Server Dec 2002 - Nov 2008
Foundation Room Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • Waited on multiple customers at the bar and throughout the bar area.
  • Maintained full knowledge of beverage lists and promotions.
  • Enthusiastically and appealingly described food and drink specials to guests.
  • Carefully followed safety and sanitation policies handling food and beverages.
Cocktail Server Mar 2003 - Oct 2003
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
  • Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service.
  • Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper health standards.
  • Demonstrated genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with guests.
Assistant General Manager Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
El Toro Blanco New York, NY
  • Promoted a positive atmosphere and went above and beyond to guarantee each customer received exceptional food and service.
  • Carefully interviewed, selected, trained and supervised staff.
  • Prepared for and executed new menu implementations.
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Professional Summary
Hard working server/bartender  with nine years of experience in trendy nightclubs, world-class hotels and up-scale restaurants. Customer-orientated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Skills
  • Organized and efficient server
  • Thrives in fast-paced environment
  • Courteous, professional demeanor
  • Bar terminology
  • Up-selling capability
  • Committed team player
Work History
Server, 10/2015 to Current
Lagasse's Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Served up to 10 tables, VIP parties, lead on banquets of up to 1,000 people
  • Practiced confidentiality for high profile clientele 
  • Adhered to Five-Star, Five-Diamond hotel standards
Server, 06/2017 to 12/2017
Katsuya by Starck Los Angeles, CA


  • Skillfully promoted items on beverage lists and restaurant specials.
  • Assisted co-workers whenever possible.
  • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils and refilling beverages promptly and courteously.
Pool Cocktail Server, 02/2016 to 09/2016
The Mirage Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Demonstrated genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with guests
  • Skillfully promoted specialty drinks
Education
BBA: Communications Monroe Community College - Rochester, NY
Accomplishments
  • Selected to serve notable VIP guests for major private events
  • Earned $100 gift card for top sales of specialty menu items