Chelsea Clarke

Director of Food and Beverage

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Work Experience
  • Director of Food and Beverage
    The Chicago ClubChicago, IL, US
    May. 2015 to Present (3 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

     Head of department; oversees Meeting and Events operation within an extremely exclusive, upscale private club.
     Responsible for planning event logistics; cultivating ultimate member event experience.
     Creates, plans, executes social events, conferences, meetings and conventions; coordinates and enlists all outside vendors.
     Oversees Catering Sales team; provides daily support and facilitates all major business decisions.
     Cultivates relationships with members; remains in tune with member needs and demands.
     Creates yearly budget for Food & Beverage and Catering departments.
     Strives to provide the highest quality of service while effectively minimizing costs.

  • Food and Beverage Manager
    Warwick International Hotels
    Jun. 2013 to May. 2015 (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

     Oversaw banquet operation as sole Event Manager on premise and managed staff that operated within the parameters of a Local 6 and Local 1 CBA.
     Responsible for the maintenance of over 35,000 square feet of restaurant, bar and banquet space.
     Created and maintained P&L reports to ensure the profitability of each banquet event.
     Successfully minimized labor costs despite increase in sales volume.
     Implemented, streamlined and maintained china, silverware, and buffet display inventory.
     Engaged in one on one client contact through all phases of banquet event.
     Created floor diagrams; directed dining room and banquet set up.

  • Food and Beverage Manager
    Midtown Executive Club
    Aug. 2012 to Jun. 2013 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

     Oversaw daily food & beverage operations of a centrally located midtown hotel.
     Chose and promoted seasonal beverage selections; maintained monthly beverage inventory.
     Created and maintained quarterly and yearly P&L financial reports for food & beverage department.
     Responsible for maintaining relationships and promoting business with clients, club members and club vendors.
     Maintained clean work environment to ensure the receipt of an A grade (NYS Health Department).

  • Organizational Communication/ Public Relations
    SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, NY, US
    Sep. 2005 to Aug. 2009

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    Bachelors Degree • GPA: 3.0

  • Communications
    University of Limerick
    Aug. 2008 to Dec. 2008

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    Study Abroad Program Degree


Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs


Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying


List Creation

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

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff Management of 75

Floral Arrangement

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Accounting / Bookkeeping



Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance



Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
    Culinary Academy of Long Island
    Sep. 2010 to Aug. 2011
English Fluent
Spanish Intermediate
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