James Gerard

Food and Beverage Manager

Location 15h@2xMiddletown, NJ

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Work Experience
  • Food and Beverage Manager
    The Thirsty TurtleFlorham Park, NJ, US
    Jun. 2015 to Present (2 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Train staff on proper front of house procedures
    Create new and exciting events for the bar
    Follow and enforce all policies
    Ensure daily operations are maintained and above standards
    Train staff on all varieties and styles of beer by region, liquor, and wine

  • Beverage Manager
    World of BeerNew Brunswick, NJ, US
    Oct. 2013 to Dec. 2015 (2 years and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Form close and improved relationships with vendors, to find new products
    Managed an inventory of 550 rotating products on a daily basis
    Followed outlines and goals in order to maintain brand standards
    Created training manuals for staff

  • Bar Manager
    TGI FridaysMarlboro Township, NJ, US
    May. 2008 to Sep. 2013 (5 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Teaching new techniques in flaring
    Ensure operations were maintained and above standards
    Ensuring cost was maintained efficiently

  • Media Arts and Animation
    Art Institute OnlineRankin, PA, US
    Mar. 1994 to Apr. 1998

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    B.A.S Degree • GPA: 3.5



Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Glassware Knowledge


Wine Cataloging

Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Staff Management of 150+

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge


Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management



Microsoft Office

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Beer Server
    Volunteer • Jun. 2014 to Present

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