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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

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Skills
  • Guest relations management
  • Tableside Service
  • Bar terminology
  • Dining area maintenance
  • To-Go Order Preparation
  • Menu Memorization
  • High-Volume Dining
  • Guest Seating Arrangements
  • Food Tray Carrying
  • Daily Specials Memorization
  • Bar Terminology Expertise
  • Order Accuracy
  • Bill Computation
  • Service Prioritization
  • Menu Presentation
  • Food and beverage pairings
  • Banquet coordination
  • Food station setup
  • Sales expertise
  • Point of sale knowledge
  • Food running
  • Beverage preparation
  • Item promotion
  • Cash handling
  • Food sales and promotion
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Stocking and replenishing
Work History
02/2014 to 03/2021
Food Server Sunrise Senior Living Fairfield, CT,

i was a food server wait on guest and make their dining experience memorable cater to their needs and make them happy throughout their dining experience i expo the food plates making sure everything was on the plate before bring it to the gust bussing tables

  • Added food items, dishes, beverages and utensils to trays and immediately distributed orders, using [Software] to confirm deliveries to correct rooms.
  • Asked diners about meals to assess satisfaction and collect vital feedback to improve operations.
  • Garnished dishes and quickly delivered items to customers, minimizing wait times.
  • Promoted efficiency by removing empty dishes, glassware and silverware to shorten bussing times.
  • Elevated customer satisfaction through followup and enthusiastic customer service.
  • Replenished food items and other supplies, which included paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency by using slow periods to restock employee and customer supplies, including ice, condiments, utensils, napkins, trays and delivery bags.
  • Completed efficient table resets by wiping down surfaces and refilling condiments.
  • Kept updated knowledge of menu and promotions, recommending specific items according to preferences and food allergies.
  • Collected credit card, cash and gift certificate payments and dispensed change for cash transactions.
  • Conferred with cooks to produce accurate orders, verifying accuracy prior to delivery.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Organized and replenished supplies at food stations to optimize team performance.
  • Greeted and maintained relationships with regular customers.
  • Created orders, documented special requests and followed up with kitchen personnel to foster top-quality service and minimize complaints.
  • Arranged tables for customers, following established preparation procedures to provide guests with excellent experiences and foster repeat business.
  • Helped customers place orders, explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Greeted incoming guests and managed accurate seating based on customer desires and server loads.
01/1999 to 05/2013
Food Server Certified Trainer Red Lobster City, STATE,

wait on guest and making sure they are having the best dining experience tending to their needs and wants and making sure they have everything they want to make their meal complete checking back on them continuously i also was a certified food trainer teach the server Red Lobsters way of how to serve a guest and teaching them on the POS and side duties

  • Discussed proper procedures for requesting identification and provided practice opportunities to trainees.
  • Observed participants and provided corrective measures for skill improvement.
  • Provided continuous evaluation and feedback to server employees.
  • Taught servers to memorize menu ingredients and provide information on preparation methods.
  • Presented training material with varied instructional methods to maintain attention of participants.
  • Evaluated skills assessment and observations to review effectiveness of training material.
  • Conducted small group or individual instruction to meet learning styles of participants.
  • Educated bartenders, clerks, and servers on responsible service protocols.
  • Fostered positive environment of learning to support and develop proficient certified servers to limit liability.
  • Initiated guidelines for standard operation of serving [Type].
  • Provided overview of criminal, civil, and administrative liabilities for serving members of public.
  • Modeled role-play scenarios to provide visual demonstration of serving [Type] to patrons.
  • Demonstrated skill detecting altered or false identifications prior to serving patrons.
  • Discussed trends and risks related to responsible sale and service of [Type].
  • Trained new team members on restaurant procedures, menu items and performance strategies.
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant's practices, culture and procedures to maximize job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Organized and oversaw food service training to educate employees on various tasks, including resetting tables, relaying orders to cooks and upselling food and beverages.
  • Investigated and integrated enhanced service and team management strategies to boost business profits.
  • Set and enforced performance and service standards to keep consistent, high-quality environment devoted to customer satisfaction.
01/1993 to 03/1998
Bartender and Food Server Dillions Pub City, STATE,
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Poured and prepared mixed drinks for over [Number] customers daily and created new libations drawing in clientele.
  • Conducted [Timeframe] inventories of bar and drink supplies to keep stock on hand and avoid expensive rush orders.
  • Upsold daily specials and beverage promotions to exceed daily sales goals.
  • Implemented drink prep procedures that reduced wasted stock by [Number]%.
  • Took customer orders and capitalized on opportunities to sell special beverage and food options.
  • Generated higher ticket averages by training [Number] employees on suggestive up-selling techniques.
  • Kept accurate inventories and notified management of ordering needs for liquor, beer, wine and bar supplies.
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies for accuracy.
  • Applied excellent organizational and multitasking abilities to handle simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors.
  • Waited on up to [Number] customers at bar and at [Number]-table bar area.
  • Stayed up-to-date on state laws regarding alcoholic beverage services and maintained [Number]% compliance for inspections.
  • Managed bar inventory, restocked supplies and placed orders for spirits, beer, wines and mixers.
  • Received over [Number] beverage orders nightly from wait staff and delivered beverages to guests while keeping up with bar orders.
  • Upsold menu items to customers, driving up per sale revenues and maximizing profits.
  • Maintained accurate cash drawer of $[Amount] per shift.
  • Requested official identification for [Type] purchases and verified details, consistently meeting strict legal standards.
  • Handled $[Amount] cash on daily basis, which built trustworthiness and loyalty with owners.
  • Closed out cash register with [Number]% accuracy and prepared cashier report.
  • Recruited and trained [Number] bartenders and barbacks and scouted and auditioned performers for various special events.
  • Set up bar for operation, obtained cash bank and stocked service bar.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
  • Operated efficiently in high-volume setting to prepare and serve more than [Number] drinks per hour.
Education
Expected in 06/1981
High School Diploma:
De Anza - California,
GPA:

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School Attended

  • De Anza

Job Titles Held:

  • Food Server
  • Food Server Certified Trainer
  • Bartender and Food Server

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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