To obtain employment in a wine environment where I can display my passion for wine and represent the company properly with enthusiasm from my many years of hospitality background.
Strong presentation skills with ability to relay knowledge of wine and wine production.
Guide guests through an educational and positive experience.
Encourage sales and wine club memberships.
Posses knowledge of all menu items and wine list in order to properly pair food and beverage.
Appropriately suggested additional items to customers to increase restaurant sales.
Effectively maintained a professional relationship with clientele, many becoming repeat guests.
Delivered exceptional, friendly and fast service while enjoying my workplace environment.
Repeatedly rewarded the opportunity to work along side Chef Oakes while catering guest's private homes.
Lead trainer for incoming employees.
Part of service staff when awarded 2012 James Beard Most Outstanding Restaurant award.
Part of the opening team of three restaurants including Martini, in Columbus and Louisville, and the award winning restaurant M.
Preformed lead trainer duties along with manager responsibilities.
Worked for the catering department for weddings and high end functions.
Chaya Restaurant - San Francisco, CA
Shamrock Country Club - Columbus, OH
Conducted events at art galleries.
Participates in wine industry educational events.
September 1994 to May 2001
Coursework in all periods of art history, landscape architecture, and spanish.
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