I have extensive hands-on management experience in all departments of Food and Beverage, FOH and BOH. I have worked with vendors and ordering, stocking, and inventory control experience. My knowledge of food, food preparation, and food trends is considerable. I worked with and trained staff in all departments of restaurant management. I have organized entertainment events, catered private events, and been involved with media and other public relations forums. I am also a published author in the Food/Beverage/Hospitality field.
Good sense of humor
Likeable/competent staff manager
Frugal with labor/food costs
Hands-on working experience in all departments
Exceptional customer relations skills
Very skilled communicator, written and verbal
Thorough product knowledge
Designed events such as dinner shows, live music, and festivals that are now community traditions.
I am a high-profile community member known for my innovative community (customer) driven food and beverage programs.
Received a 4 1/2 star review from Sonoma County's major food critic after first year of operation with a very small operating budget and staff.
Designed a home-study curriculum for beginning bartenders and subsequently published "Professional Bartending From Scratch", the only book in print that teaches bartending skills.
Owner/Operator The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern － Duncans Mills, CAReopened a community roadhouse restaurant and created innovative menus and entertainment programs that brought fresh attention to an old landmark. Our focus on great food in an unlikely spot with enthusiastic hospitality and local entertainment made us a community favorite. We were known for great food, great hospitality, and a great, fun, clientele.
Associate of Science : English, 1977San Francisco State University － San Francisco, CA, USAGraduated from SFSU with a degree in English and a minor in History. Studies. Attended Waseda University in Tokyo upon graduation for a one year graduate studies program in Japanese Studies. Taught English As A Second Language in Japanese Language school. Returned to the US and taught English at a private high school in Pennsylvania.
Graduated from American Bartending School in San Francisco.