Daniel Wat

Food and Beverage Manager

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Summary

The inspiration and knowledge that comes from food and beverage keeps me motivated and dedicated to the industry. I believe communication and empathetic service creates effortless hospitality. As a leader, I am able to meet and enforce standards but value the ability to improvise as challenges arise.

The inspiration and knowledge that comes from food and beverage keeps me motivated and dedicated to the industry. I believe communication and empathetic service creates effortless hospitality. As a leader, I am able to meet and enforce standards but value the ability to improvise as challenges arise.

Work Experience
  • Food and Beverage Manager

    Feb. 2016 to Feb. 2017 (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Oversee daily operations for multiple outlets (Restaurant, Café, Room Service, and Bars)
    -Insure coordination between multiple teams (Front Office, Sales, Kitchen)
    -Payroll
    -Scheduling
    -Responsible for daily menu updates in multiple outlets

  • Lead Server/Department Trainer

    Feb. 2015 to Jan. 2016 (11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Convert complex recipes into detailed table talks which include allergies and useful descriptions
    -Train new hires on detailed steps of service, menu knowledge, and beverage

    Awards:
    Illinois Star of the Industry Nominee
  • Server

    Mar. 2014 to Jan. 2015 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Communication and sales
    -Problem solving
    -Extensive training in food and beverage

  • Food Runner

    Mar. 2013 to Mar. 2014 (12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    - Expedite Service

  • Lead Server

    Ciao AmoreChicago, IL, US
    Jan. 2009 to Mar. 2013 (4 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Opening Day Staff
    -Oversee Daily Operations for Small Sized Restaurant

Education
Skills

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Pricing

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

Wine Sales Proficiency

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Writing

Microsoft Office

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