Jordan Wright

Cheesemonger, Server & Bartender

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Work Experience
  • Cheesemonger, Server, Wholesale, Wholesale Delivery

    St. James Cheese CompanyNew Orleans, LA, US
    Oct. 2015 to Oct. 2016 (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    — Maintaining a working knowledge of 150+ cheeses from around the globe, including the names, origins, flavor profiles, and proper cutting techniques for each style of cheese
    — Responsible for providing a curated and detailed level of service with each individual guest while sampling, cutting, weighing, wrapping, and selling the product
    — Proficient in executing credit card sales, voids, comps, and refunds on multiple types of POS systems
    — Extensive experience in artistically styled cheese/charcuterie catering platters
    — Sent to represent St. James at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, June 2016

  • Shift Leader, Bartender, Server & Trainer

    Aug. 2007 to Sep. 2015 (8 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    — Eight years experience in a fast-paced, high-volume bar and grill
    — Personally responsible for serving upwards of 50 customers at once by simultaneously bartending and serving a 10-13 table section
    — Proficient in multitasking between the bar, the service floor, filling to-go orders, and executing managerial duties, all while maintaining professionalism and composure
    — Responsible for $650 worth of base cash drawers/change banks, plus hundreds of dollars in cash sales throughout a shift
    — Training new bartenders/servers on POS systems, operational and closing procedures, and essential service skills
    — Performing all shift closing procedures; extensive cleaning and stocking, liquor inventory, all closing paperwork, balancing cash drawers, dropping deposits

  • Server

    The Noble SouthMobile, AL, US
    Apr. 2015 to Sep. 2015 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    — High volume, casual fine dining setting, highlighting locally grown ingredients and local purveyors with an emphasis on Southern foodways
    — Received education on different varietals of wines and correct wine terminology
    — Responsible for all hosting, serving, food running, and bussing, as well as
    extensive cleaning

  • Server Trainer, Server & Bartender

    Mar. 2006 to Aug. 2007 (1 year and 5 months)
  • Grill Cook

    Feb. 2005 to Mar. 2006 (1 year)
  • Prep Cook, Expeditor, Dishwasher & Busser

    Butch Cassidy's CafeMobile, AL, US
    Sep. 2004 to Feb. 2005 (5 months)
Education
Skills

Cheese course

Receiving/Organizing

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

General knife handling

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Inventory

Wine Knowledge

Classic Food / Wine Service

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Tips Certified

Certifications & Courses
  • BASSET Certified
    Illinois Basset
    Nov. 2018
  • SERVSAFE
    Illinois Foodhandler's
    Nov. 2017
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Feeding The Gulf Coast
    Volunteer • Jan. 2014 to Aug. 2015
  • Habitat For Humanity
    Volunteer • May. 2012 to Jul. 2015
Interests
Community Theatre (13 yrs experience), Radio & Television Voice-over (6 yrs experience), Glassblowing, Traditional Film Photography & Darkroom printing, Food!, Craft Beer, Dogs, Running
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