beverage director resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Passionate, resourceful, highly-intelligent Service Professional, offering 5 years of dynamic experience ranging from Hospitality branding and concept development - to - Senior Legislative Staff within the Texas House of Representatives.

  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Document review
  • Team management
  • Payroll liabilities
  • Strategy development
  • Community outreach
  • Campaign management
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Logistics oversight
  • Risk assessments
  • Report writing and analysis
  • Inspections and audits
  • Negotiations
Beverage Director, 01/2019 - 12/2019
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma Broken Bow, OK,
  • I took a sabbatical from the hospitality industry to study for the LSAT full-time until an income became a necessity.
  • I accepted a position as the working-bar manager at Sophia's Supper Club on W 6th.
  • While my time at Sophia's was short lived, I was able to squeeze in the roll-out of a new cocktail menu and revamped the wine list to beat the Texas summer heat.
  • Designed specialized drink menu with classic and innovative drinks, prices and nonalcoholic beverages.
  • Made alcohol and beverage orders from distributors.
  • Controlled bar inventory by monitoring use and making orders as needed.
  • Assisted restaurant ownership with pricing by providing information about ingredient costs and correct portioning.
  • Sought out and implemented methods to improve service and team performance and boost business sustainability.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Maintained operations in full compliance with alcohol service standards and legal requirements to prevent incidents of overserving or underage drinking.
  • Interviewed, hired, and supervised back of house staff.
  • Priced and ordered food products, kitchen equipment and food service supplies.
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Established and enforced standards of personnel performance and service to provide customers with consistent and positive experiences.
  • Coordinated optimal guest relations from initial contact through final check-out to boost satisfaction and brand loyalty.
  • Coached bartenders and servers on pairings and upselling more profitable drinks.
  • Invented monthly drink specials based on alcohol inventory and season.
Beverage Director, 01/2018 - 12/2018
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma Stigler, OK, BDG be highly efficient and produce consistent quality.
Legislative Director , 01/2016 - 05/2017
State Of Indiana Monroe, IN,
  • The Sophia's space was taken over by NOVA Hospitality Group, who rebranded, renovated, and reopened as an upscale Mediterranean lounge, Devil May Care, offering me the opportunity to design and curate the beverage program.
  • PROFILE Craft focused; quality over BARTENDER | THE PERSHING quantity During early demolition stages of Devil May Care, I had the chance to work alongside some exceptionally knowledgeable bar keeps at one of NOVA's sister concepts, The Pershing.
  • A members-only, luxurious, bohemian lodge tucked away on the East Side, The Pershing team works synchronously to provide a bespoke service a high profile clientele where surpassing guests Experience in concept expectations is the standard.
  • Development and menu building BAR MANAGER | DEVIL MAY CARE Developing the beverage program for this fine dining - meets - swanky Mediterranean, upscale lounge, meant building it from scratch.
  • I oversaw the construction/ renovation process from start to finish; designed the bar layout, determined plumbing and Dedicated to fine service, electrical needs, and sourced all bar equipment, appliances, tools, and smallwares, as well as antique etched crystal for a unique, authentic product, and eclectic-vintage glassware program.
  • Elevation of guest Curating the back bar product, wine list, and beer selection, along with the entirety of both a primary bar/ cocktail menu, and late experience with thoughtful night bottle service menu with specialty accoutrements.
  • As for cocktail creation, I created a short, tight menu of classics with a attention to detail Mediterranean twist, seamlessly incorporating the unique flavors of the region.
  • Well-versed in past, As the opening bar manager, I established the policies & procedures for all bar operations, ordering, inventory, and costing/ pricing.
  • I interviewed, hired, trained, and worked alongside the bar team to ensure their understanding of DMC bar protocol, current, and future trends recipes for scratch made syrups, infusions, tinctures, tonics, etc., product preparation, regional flavor profiles and pairings, cocktail within the Austin Food & lore, and historical relevance.
  • Beverage Industry Overall I am most appreciative to have had the opportunity to work relentlessly alongside an incredible opening team and watch our vision come to fruition.
  • The experience I gained throughout this process is invaluable.
  • Accumulation of over 12 years of comprehensive hospitality experience.
  • Recommended institutional and organizational changes to existing programs and policies based on political implications.
  • Offered in-depth media commentary and criticism to highlight core issues related to public policies and political events.
  • Advised government officials and civic bodies on political topics and trends.
  • Trained internal staff members on administrative processes, work instructions and procedures to facilitate consistent and seamless company operations.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of training by surveying trainees and managers and collecting before-and after-data showing training impact.
  • Created intricate and visually clear 3D renderings as part of major project proposals for architectural firms.
  • Led complete review of operational costs and potentially wasteful practices, resulting in minimal cost increases as company headcount and business volume sky-rocketed.
  • Prepared departmental contracts for attorney approval.
  • Effectively controlled the release of proprietary and confidential information for general client lists.
  • Taught regional phlebotomy clinics and seminars for new and prospective phlebotomists.
  • Explained menu to hospital patients, received food orders, helped prepare food and delivered meals to patients.
  • Monitored multiple databases to keep track of all company inventory.
  • Served as high school student body president after being elected student council representative.
  • Demonstrated full store expertise on merchandise locations, enabling optimum service to inquiring customers.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Applied Arts And Science: Political Science, Expected in 05/2015
St. Edward's University - Austin, TX
Status -

I had the opportunity to work as a legislative assistant/ scheduler/ committee staffer for Representative Justin Rodriguez, HD 125 throughout The 85th Texas Legislative Session.

  • Summa cum laude graduate
  • Dean's List Honoree
  • Thesis: Political Polarization and American Foreign Policy in the Midst of a 'War on Terror': The Effects of Partisan Polarization on Presidential War Powers and Authorization(s) for Use of Military force (AUMF) in the Middle East
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