April Powell

Location 15h@2xGreater New York City Area

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Summary

Integrative hospitality expert with a diverse entrepreneurial and corporate background. My business acumen combined with a deep understanding of the demands for innovative design provide a unique fusion of skills that support a career in the ever evolving hospitality industry. I am a Results Oriented Leader, Seasoned and Inovative Manager, Sensible... Read more

Integrative hospitality expert with a diverse entrepreneurial and corporate background. My business acumen combined with a deep understanding of the demands for innovative design provide a unique fusion of skills that support a career in the ever evolving hospitality industry. I am a Results Oriented Leader, Seasoned and Inovative Manager, Sensible Entrepreneur, and Captivating Speaker that values a think tank approach to change.
My Involvement in multiple start ups adds complementary experience in brand and marketing development with design elements, social media strategies, project implementations, content creation, product management, public relations, and client relationship building and support. I am a believer in people and the need to be superbly organized, poised and professional, and I continuously polish my skills and nurture creativity. An avid researcher, I thrives on applying knowledge of business relations and discoveries in health to each of my various projects.

When working with private clientele, or managing a staff I utilize empathy and compassion to lead in setting realistic and attainable goals, and providing practical tools to support team transformations. As a result of personalized and attentive service. I benefit from a loyal clientele and my previous supervisors and staff value my recommendations and expertise.

My Dream Job is Leading a design team within a Hospitality Group that values the holistic approach to creating new and fostering old to create the future.

Education
  • Interior Design
    Aug. 2016 to Aug. 2018

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    Associate in Applied Science Degree

  • Culinary Arts | Hospitality & Restaurant management
    Sullivan UniversityLouisville, KY, US
    Aug. 1987 to May. 1990

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    Duel Associates Degree • GPA: 3.2

Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Over 300 covers a night

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Portioning

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Sauce Development

Food / Beverage Pairing

Scheduling

Food Budgeting

Servesafe Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff education / motivation

General knife handling

Kitchen management

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Menu development

Classic Food / Wine Service

Hospitality / Management Degree

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff Management of 75

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Merchandising

Writing

Microsoft Office

Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

List Creation

Certifications & Courses
  • Servesafe Manager
    The National Restaurant Association
    Sep. 2015 to Sep. 2025
  • International Sports Nutritionist
    International Fitness Professionals Association
    Jul. 2016 to Jul. 2016
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Culinary Instructor

    Volunteer • Aug. 2012 to Present
  • Food and Nutrition consultant

    Cooking Matters- Good Shepsrd Food Bank
    Volunteer • Feb. 2011 to Present
  • Women's Support Counselor

    Domestic Violence Womens Advocacy Center
    Volunteer • Dec. 2003 to Dec. 2005
  • Head Cheerleading Coach | Boys Soccer Coach

    National Youth Sports Coaching Association
    Volunteer • Jul. 1998 to Nov. 2004
Interests
Culinary Medicine , Food Science, Social Media, Spacial Design, Cycling, Triathlons, Music, Interior Design, Food Scarcity , Human Rights, Sustainability
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