Oscar Villavicenzio

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Location 15h@2xBrooklyn, NY

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Summary

I am originally from San Diego, California. When I was a teenager my family relocated to Oregon, where I resided until last year. I moved to NYC to pursue my academic career in media and communication arts. I am currently enrolled at City College of New York in Harlem.

I have been employed in the hospitality industry for approximately ... Read more

I am originally from San Diego, California. When I was a teenager my family relocated to Oregon, where I resided until last year. I moved to NYC to pursue my academic career in media and communication arts. I am currently enrolled at City College of New York in Harlem.

I have been employed in the hospitality industry for approximately eight years, which I thoroughly enjoy because it provides me the flexibility I need while going to school and offers a fun, exciting atmosphere. I have worked in various establishments, including casual and upscale restaurants. I have experience as a server and a bartender. I have extensive food, wine and cocktail knowledge and experience working within a pooled tip system.

I am an incredibly hard worker. I am punctual and professional, yet warm and jovial. I take pride in my workplace and consider myself a strong team player. I am also highly organized and able to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously.

I am seeking employment in the hospitality industry because I enjoy being hospitable and working in a fast paced environment.

My Dream Job is My academic interests involve media, marketing, and advertising. My dream job would be to work on campaigns that promote sustainability.

Work Experience
  • Server

    Dos CaminosNew York, NY, US
    Mar. 2017 to Present (8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    A fast-paced, lively atmosphere with a strong focus on Mexican cuisine, tequila & mezcal. Hired in the spring to accommodate the summer influx of customers, and now seeking employment in a more sophisticated environment.

  • Server

    Forno RossoBrooklyn, NY, US
    Aug. 2016 to Jun. 2017 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Forno Rosso is a family-owned restaurant located in bustling downtown Brooklyn. Focusing on Neapolitan cuisine, the menu features traditional Italian dishes. A welcoming atmosphere with a strong emphasis on food, culture and hospitality. I predominately worked server shifts, however I also bartended when needed.

  • Server

    ShigezoPortland, OR, US
    Oct. 2015 to Aug. 2016 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    A modern Japanese eatery serving both classic and contemporary dishes. Located in downtown Portland, the atmosphere was continually fast-paced. Shigezo expanded my knowledge of Japanese cuisine and culture, and strengthened my hospitality skills.

  • Server

    ImperialPortland, OR, US
    Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2015 (11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Voted Portland’s #1 restaurant in 2015, Imperial is an upscale restaurant with a high attention to detail. The restaurant boasts an intricate craft cocktail menu, a seasonally evolving food menu, and a strong emphasis on teamwork. Departed with skills far exceeding those upon entering.

  • Server

    Oct. 2013 to Dec. 2014 (1 year and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Popular lounge emphasizing intricate, creative cocktails and seasonally driven food. A social hub, The Dogwood was constantly bustling with guests. Hired as a server, cross-trained as bartender.

  • Server

    Mar. 2012 to Dec. 2014 (2 years and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Located in a boutique hotel, 10 Below offers guests eclectic dishes, with a strong focus on sustainably sourced ingredients. Consistently busy, 10 Below enhanced my multi-tasking skills, problem solving capacity, and ability to remain calm under pressure.

Education
  • Advertising & Public Relations
    City College of New YorkNew York, NY, US
    Jan. 2017 to May. 2019

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    Bachelor of Arts Degree

Skills

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food Safety Knowledge

Interests
Film, Photography, Music/Concerts, Art/Museums, Watching documentaries, Travel, Fitness, Eating at amazing restaurants
Languages
Spanish Intermediate
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