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Vanessa
Nolan
Professional Summary

A passionate go-getter that believes in doing quality work no matter the job. I believe the power of connecting with people, whether through great customer service or fashioning an excellent drink, lays a concrete foundation to build the skills one needs to navigate any challenge.

Skills
  • Customer service and relationship development
  • Memorization
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner
  • Team player, works well in groups and individually
  • Great with time management and prioritizing tasks in high volume scenarios
  • Classic cocktails, liquor, beer, and wine knowledge
  • Can improvise when needed in stressful situations
  • Voice Acting, Accents, Mezzo Soprano, Creating Characters, and Storytelling
  • Trained in Puppetry, Mask work, and Japanese theater techniques
Education
University of South FloridaTampa, FL05/2009Bachelor of Arts: Theater Performance
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean's List 2005-2009
  • Received Florida Bright Futures Scholarship
Studio Theater Acting ConservatoryWashington, DC2013Certification: Acting
Work History
Copper Canyon Grill- Senior Bartender
Silver Spring, Maryland08/2010 - Current

Hired in August 2010 as a server and was promoted to Shift Supervisor.

Trained servers and bartenders in restaurant standards and daily operations. Responsibilities included:

  • Testing servers on Menu and Drink Knowledge
  • Observing and coaching new employees in restaurant standards, procedures, and culture.
  • Assigning, delegating, and coordinating sidework to team members.
  • Managing table service, while checking the status of food and drink orders to ensure an exemplary guest experience.
  • Overseeing closing duties to ensure the necessary cleaning standards are complete in preparation for opening the next day and to maintain health standards.

Promoted to full time bartender in 2015, helped to oversee the training of new barstaff, and encouraged bar practices and procedures amongst bar team members. Has vast knowledge of Classic Cocktail recipes, and is enthusiastic about expanding that knowledge as the industry changes.

  • Assisted management with liquor, wine, and beer inventory. Notified management when specific merchandise was running low.
  • Took careful measures to follow the laws regarding underage drinking and alcohol safety.
  • Can prepare drinks from a repertoire of cocktail recipes, while also catering to individual tastes and can improvise if necessary.
  • Memorized weekly specials and recommended beer and wine pairings with appropriate menu items. Worked along side chefs and management in maintaining menu knowledge so that food allergy related incidents can be avoided.
  • Coached servers in properly ringing in drink orders, and worked together to satisfy custom requests.
  • Collaborated with bar staff to create a seasonal rotating drink menu.
  • Is able to work with cash responsibly and accurately in a high volume environment.
  • Versed and capable in bar preparation (garnishes, setup) and cleanliness (bussing, resetting tables/bar).
Izumi Ashizawa Performance- Actress
Washington, DC., DC12/2009 - 04/2015

Traveled as an artist and actress, and worked in an ensemble to create and devise performances that were inspired by Japanese theater techniques and current events.

  • Experimented with mask work, puppetry, and voice to create powerful images through movement on stage.
  • Created and edited original songs to enhance the productions as a soundtrack.
  • Supported production needs by setting up and breaking down stages, moving props, distributing supplies, preparing and mending costumes, and taking inventory of props and costumes.
  • Participated in extremely demanding physical and mental exercises for rehearsal and preparation for performances.
Gap Inc.- Sales Associate
Tampa, FL07/2005 - 08/2010

Worked as Sales Associate assisting customers with purchases. Eventually was trained to supervise cash registers and count down nightly deposit for management. Trained new employees on the cash register, policies, and procedures regarding merchandise.

  • Part of the inventory team, helped place new stock on the sales floor.
  • Staged displays and hung promotional signage.
  • Organized and priced merchandise so customers could enjoy browsing.
  • Received loss prevention training
  • Aided customers in finding specific items and checking availability.
  • Offered customers information on special promotions and brand credit cards.

Resume Overview

Companies Worked For:

  • Copper Canyon Grill
  • Izumi Ashizawa Performance
  • Gap Inc.

School Attended

  • University of South Florida
  • Studio Theater Acting Conservatory

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Bartender
  • Actress
  • Sales Associate

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts : Theater Performance
    Certification : Acting

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