Levi Austin

Event Manager

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Summary

I believe that when you surround yourself with the best, you will eventually be the best. I am confident my commitment to excellence will allow me to thrive as a leader and dedicated employee to benefit any company I'm with by presenting high standards and an exemplary work ethic. I hold a high attention to detail while dually being very efficient in my work.

I believe that when you surround yourself with the best, you will eventually be the best. I am confident my commitment to excellence will allow me to thrive as a leader and dedicated employee to benefit any company I'm with by presenting high standards and an exemplary work ethic. I hold a high attention to detail while dually being very efficient in my work.

My Dream Job is entrepreneurship

Work Experience
  • Event Manager

    LOTTE New York Palace New York, NY, US
    Apr. 2015 to Oct. 2016 (1 year and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Catering and Operational Manager for executive, corporate, incentive, social, and marketing events
    ⋅ Oversee over $50 million in sales, 65% rooms revenue and 35% F&B revenue a team of alongside 8 colleagues
    ⋅ Created BEOs, group resumes, and floor plans with group contact to plan and execute group functions and events

    Awards:
    Department of the Quarter, Q3 2015
  • Food and Beverage Manager

    LOTTE New York Palace New York, NY, US
    Jan. 2014 to Apr. 2015 (1 year and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Sales & Operational Manager for over 250 high-profile corporate, industry, social, & marketing events
    ⋅ Organize and develop the social event operational structures in 5 F&B outlets and 4 triplex suites
    ⋅ Install, utilize, and train F&B managerial team to understand and effectively utilize Avero Slingshot
    ⋅ Analyze sales and conduct cost analysis for the F&B operation optimizing efficiency & profitability
    ⋅ Create intuitive analytical excel models for operational and MS&E managers to engage in profitability

  • Server

    The Statler HotelIthaca, NY, US
    Sep. 2011 to Dec. 2013 (2 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Student server at Cornell Campus’ hotel restaurant, serving between 40 - 220 guests
    ⋅ Train new employees, host monthly staff meetings, and program Micros POS system

  • Director of Food and Beverage

    Northwood Hospitality
    May. 2013 to Aug. 2013 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Assistant to Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage/Procurement throughout a $146 million dollar renovation project opening 6 F&B outlets including bars, restaurants, and suite design
    ⋅ Attend a due diligence trip to Naples, FL for a hotel acquisition and F&B concept development
    ⋅ Organize procurement & purchasing of custom OS&E and wages under budget
    ⋅ Contribute to PR, construction, design, concept development, interviews & tastings

  • Commis

    Noma Restaurant
    Oct. 2012 to Oct. 2012 (Less than a month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Prepared general mise en place, to serve up to 80 guests and served PDR event for 16 guests
    ⋅ Concentrated on high standards, organization, timing, integrity, respect, and cleanliness

  • Commis

    Per SeNew York, NY, US
    Apr. 2010 to Sep. 2010 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    ⋅ Prepared general mise en place, to serve up to 100 guests, with the chefs on 8 different stations

Education
Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Expediting

Food / Beverage Pairing

Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff education / motivation

Menu development

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Profit & Loss Management

Budget/cost Analysis

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Classic Food / Wine Service

Hospitality / Management Degree

Menu development

OpenTable or other

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Business Management

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Hospitality / Management Degree

Microsoft Office

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