Elizabeth Stewart

General Manager

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Work Experience
  • General Manager
    Empire State SouthAtlanta, GA, US
    Apr. 2013 to Present (5 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for all front of house day to day operations of Hugh Acheson’s flagship Atlanta
    location (James Beard award winner 2012).
     Developing and maintaining all social media accounts, providing an interactive platform for
    engaging with guests and potential clients.
     Leading initiatives for staff education, including field trips to local farms and distilleries, and
    food and wine education programs.
     Planning large scale events for local and national brands and institutions (Delta, SCAD, King
    and Spalding, Salesforce, Mailchimp).

  • Server
    The Pump Room
    Aug. 2012 to Apr. 2013 (8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

     Providing exceptional brand building service in the opening stages of a collaboration
    between Jean Georges Vongerichten (James Beard award winner 2011) and Ian Schrager
    (Studio 54, Morgans Hotel Group).
     Building relationships with high expectations and celebrity clientele in a contemporary
    reinterpretation of a classic Chicago fine dining institution.
     Consistently delivered top sales averages by engaging guests through in depth knowledge of
    a diverse menu drive by seasonality and local produce availability.

  • Assistant Manager
    Oct. 2011 to Jul. 2012 (9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for day to day operations in a locally and regionally recognized (Rachael Ray’s
    $40 a Day, The New York Times, etc.) purveyor of contemporary twists on traditional
    southern fare, specific duties including but not limited to overseeing product quality, cash
    management, social media, and staff scheduling.
     Guiding staff through training and re-education programs with consistent positive
    reinforcements and constructive critiques.

  • Bartender
    Sep. 2007 to Oct. 2011 (4 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

     Introducing guests to unique crafts brews from a broad selection of taps, utilizing knowledge
    of personal taste to tailor selections and make recommendations.
     Creating a fun and welcoming environment for a variety of patrons in a multi-use venue
    space, ranging from bridal showers to business lunches to concerts by regionally touring
    music groups, specifically in the genres of bluegrass, Americana and southern rock.


Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

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 Safety Knowledge

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Regional Expertise - US

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Knowledge

POS Maintenance

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Staff Education / Motivation

Marketing / PR


Microsoft Office

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Wine Sales Proficiency

Certifications & Courses
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Volunteer • Jan. 2016 to Jan. 2016

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    Volunteer at various TGK events (Team Hidi, Spring Tonic Dinner)
Reading lots of novels and science fiction, Cooking dinner with friends, Hiking and camping, Eating!
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