Taner Yigiter

General Manager

Location 15h@2xNew York, NY

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Summary

I am a fine dining restaurant manager with over thirteen years’ experience who has a track record of increasing sales, improving an average check and reinforcing high service standards. I am very passionate about the business and very knowledgeable of food and wine. I am extremely proficient in analyzing sales and costs to improve profitability. ... Read more

I am a fine dining restaurant manager with over thirteen years’ experience who has a track record of increasing sales, improving an average check and reinforcing high service standards. I am very passionate about the business and very knowledgeable of food and wine. I am extremely proficient in analyzing sales and costs to improve profitability. I am very well respected by my staff for training and motivating them to adhere to my high standards.

My Dream Job is Opening new locations are always the best challenges.

Work Experience
  • General Manager

    Jan. 2010 to Sep. 2016 (6 years and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed the restaurant since the construction phase. Worked with the contractors and designers to create all the bar and floor design. Responsible for purchasing and leasing all of the equipment. Designed and implemented the training program for all FOH and BOH. Continually maximizing profitability. Focused on increasing holiday sales and Restaurant week, year over year. Increased private event sales by 25%.

    Awards:
    2010 NY Times Don't Miss 2012 - 2016 Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator
  • Savannas - T-Bar Southhampton

    T-Bar Steak & Lounge
    May. 2009 to Sep. 2009 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Overtook management of Savanna’s for summer season. Modified the menu, hired and trained FOH & BOH employees. Redesigned indoor and outdoor seating and the bar to enhance the customer experience. Upgraded existing POS to R-Power POS to increase transaction speed. Increased cover count and amazing revenue compared to summer 2008.

  • General Manager

    T-Bar Steak& Lounge
    Sep. 2008 to May. 2009 (8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Same owners as Backals & Lenox Room. Overseeing FOH and BOH (inventory control, scheduling, payroll, and analyzing food costs). Responsible for all hiring and staff training. Responsible for wine and sprit purchasing. Oversaw Menus and managing of private parties. Responsible for all Charity Events Kids for Kids, City Harvest and James Beard House Dinners.

  • General Manager

    Backals
    Jun. 2006 to Sep. 2008 (2 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Project managed and oversaw the remodel of the restaurant, from construction, equipment purchasing and leasing. Worked on design and floor plan for the architects to apply for maximum occupancy while adhering to a strict budget. Setup the POS and in-house menu printing. Responsible for applying and renewing all of the permits for the restaurant. Managed staff of 40 people and trained them to ensure fine dining skills. Responsible for the menu management and wine list, accounting and payroll including all banking responsibilities and signing of checks for the vendors. Brought in over $500K in private events. Hired and trained 2 floor managers and a private event manager.

    Awards:
    2006 NY Times Good
  • General Manager

    Lenox Room
    Sep. 2003 to Jun. 2006 (2 years and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for overseeing the FOH and BOH (inventory control, scheduling, payroll, and analyzing food costs). Responsible for all staff training, wine list, and managing of private parties. Successfully enhanced the lounge business to contribute to the restaurants profitability after the dining room hours.

Education
  • Restaurant Management Degree
    French Culinary Institute
    Jan. 2004 to Jun. 2004
Skills

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

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff Management of 75

Floral Arrangement

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Off-site Event Management

Menu development

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Pricing

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying

Inventory

List Creation

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Hospitality / Management Degree

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Web Maintenance

Microsoft Office

Languages
Turkish, English Fluent
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