ricky cheung

Sommelier

Location 15h@2xHouston, TX

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Work Experience
  • Sommelier

    Kuu RestaurantHouston, TX, US
    Aug. 2013 to Present (3 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    build wine and sake list from ground, training new staff about wine and food paring.
    create wine dinner every year. JONATA , Bevan Cellar , Gandona , Revana and Carte Blanche wine dinner since KUU open.
    specialty New world wine.

    Awards:
    Court of Master Sommelier level 2 certified. Wine spectator Award of Excellence 2016
  • Director of Operations

    Kuu RestaurantHouston, TX, US
    Jun. 2013 to Present (3 years and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    set up restaurant layout, public relation strategy, training process for new hired ( FOH and BOH)
    pre-opening ordering, budget planing , wine and beverage program set up

    Awards:
    top 100 restaurant by Alison cook ( houston chronicle) 2015 and 2016, wine spectator award of excellence 2016 ( only Japanese restaurant in TEXAS), best Japanese restaurant by houston press 2015 and 2016
  • Server

    del friscos's double eagle steakhouse , houston
    Aug. 2010 to May. 2012 (1 year and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    provide hospitality to our guests, making wine selections

    Awards:
    employee of the month in december 2011
  • Captain / Lead Server

    Jun. 2005 to Jun. 2010 (4 years and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    train new team member
    provide service to our guests
    sake and wine ordering

Education
Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Up to 200 covers a night

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Pricing

Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Regional Expertise - France

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Regional Expertise - US

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Creating A Wine Program From The Ground Up

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying

Inventory

Wine Cataloging

List Creation

Wine Knowledge

National/International Compliance Expertise

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

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

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff Management of 75

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Hospitality / Management Degree

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Merchandising

Writing

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
Interests
Formula 1, wine and food , cycling
Languages
english Fluent
cantonese Fluent
mandarin Fluent
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