restaurant owner resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

I grew up in and out of Foster Homes, so High School wasn't very favorable for me as a young individual. I dropped out around 16yrs old, got my GED and took the path of being a auto body mechanic.

Was told at a young age if you are going to do something, don't half ass it and give it the best you can.

So when I became Auto Body Apprentice I took full advantage of my mentor and studying in school and him as much as I possibly could.

With just me and my painter, we were able to close a contract with Extreme performance wheels and move into there shop and be the designated paint crew for them.

I have painted celebrity vehicles ranging from Rappers, majority of Dolphins football team, actors and many more other high end clientele. at 19yrs old I was making a 6 figure salary plus bonuses.

2013 I ended up in a major car accident landing me in a 6 month coma. When I woke from said coma, my life changed dramatically as the shop changed partnership and I was no longer needed. On top of that, I didn't have much a desire to stay in that field and wanted to do something more with my brain.

I became a Avid reader, consistently reading 3-5 books a month, opened my eyes up to cash flow and residual income, more importantly financial freedom and being able to help others build.

Became a Health Insurance Agent in 2016, by 2017 I was able to open up my own agency and build my own team. Step by step

2017 I was Awarded by fortune 5 company USHealth Group Advisors owned by United health care, as a #1 Health Insurance Agent based on Personal Production in the country, while hiring and training new agents. Due to my discipline working, Skills with Marketing and able to organize Networking Events and gather large crowds of Individuals to do business with.

2018 I went to La Mexicana Tapas for a Networking Event and the food was delicious and met the Owner/Chef/Operations Manager Diva Name. We built a relationship over a course of time and noticed her only issue with growing was finances and Marketing. So I offered to purchase %40 (as I felt she should be sole majority owner after all the hard work she has done) of her company for X amount and from there we reestablished the restaurant in Sept 2019 to La Mexicana Taco Bar.

2019 me and my business partner drew out a business plan and took action, growing the lease space we needed to accumulate more seat, hiring marketing company to help market the restaurant, I created networking events to bring in more events, biz to biz crowds etc

As of 2022 I have been very blessed with being alive to being addicted to reading and been able to grow my Insurance Agent to 23 Insurance agents with 2 managers and have a 4700 sq ft office with enough space for approx 48 agents (still growing, will get there soon).

La Mexicana taco bar has grown from a small 48 seat restaurant to over 160 seats with over 20 active employees currently operating.

Business to me is an adventure and being able to accomplish things is addictive to me. Most importantly, growing an environment for agents/employees to enjoy there work space, enjoy the parties we do for them, able to make a good living and really be proud under my leadership. I do monthly book clubs with the employees/agents that volunteer to join, to help them grow as individuals and hope to see them one day take the leap of faith and open there own company.

That is my purpose in this life I feel after my car accident and to be able to survive that and be here where I am today.

  • Labor Cost Controls
  • Disciplinary Action
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Work Planning and Prioritizing
  • Sales Presentation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • New Business Generation
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Networking Events
Work History
09/2019 to Current Restaurant Owner Kar Auction Services | Hoffman Estates (Chicago), IL,
  • Managed payroll, daily deposits and cost controls.
  • Supervised daily activities of restaurant and 26 employees.
  • Reduced inaccuracies by carefully counting cash and keeping meticulous records of transactions.
  • Reduced financial inaccuracies by using Toast system while verifying receipts.
  • Purchased restaurant 2019 the previous restaurant was accumulating approx. $360,000 a year prior. I Invested, grew and built marketing plan to grow restaurant to now accomplished $1,260,284.83 in 2021 and on the way to do $1,500,000 + in 2022.
03/2016 to Current Health Insurance Agent/Insurance Agency Owner Full Health Coverage LLC | City, STATE,
  • Verified insurance coverage by telephone and online to guarantee proper reimbursement of benefits and estimate patients' financial responsibilities.
  • Scanned, received and sent faxes to insurance claims, co-pay assistance information and patient documentation.
  • Contacted insurance companies to discuss and resolve unpaid claims and incorrectly paid claims.
  • Onboarded new employees with training and new hire documentation.
  • Cross-trained existing employees to maximize team agility and performance.
  • Built 23 Agent Agency and have generated $9.6 Million as of March 2022.
02/2010 to 03/2014 Auto Body Mechanic Extreme Performance Wheels | City, STATE,
  • Replaced and repaired vehicle parts according to work order instructions.
  • Inspected new parts and areas of repair to verify correctness and quality.
  • Created and reviewed work orders detailing required repairs per shop and manufacturer guidelines.
  • Maintaining shop inventory according to set standards and rectified discrepancies.
  • Customized High end vehicles for A Class celebrities and multi million $ vehicles
Expected in 2011 to to ASE Certificate | Auto Body Mechanic Atlantic Technical College, Pompano Beach, FL GPA:

Worked as an apprentice at the same time I was going to school and was able to get my certificate faster then anyone in my class as I worked over 50+hrs a week and was studying consistently.

Expected in 2010 to to GED | Blanche Ely High School, Pompano Beach, FL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Atlantic Technical College
  • Blanche Ely High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Restaurant Owner
  • Health Insurance Agent/Insurance Agency Owner
  • Auto Body Mechanic


  • ASE Certificate
  • GED

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