John McCabe

General Manager

Location 15h@2xHonolulu, HI

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Work Experience
  • General Manager

    Tiki's Grill & BarHonolulu, HI, US
    Jun. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Direct food and beverage operations of a high volume, full service, three meal restaurant and catering operation employing over 150 employees with exceptional annual revenues. Business includes merchandising, marketing and social media broadcasting to local and tourism markets with considerable community involvement.

  • Director of Food and Beverage

    Lanakila Pacific
    Aug. 2015 to Jun. 2016 (10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Led food and beverage operations of Lanakila Pacific, a non-profit organization, in conjunction with a rehabilitation program to provide training, evaluation, and employment for workers with disabilities. The total operation of this division includes all evaluation, training, sanitation, food safety, production assignments, contract negotiations, program development, resources management, financial and personnel management, and safety programs.

    • Senior Meals On Wheels and Group Dining Programs, Hickam AFB Project, National School Lunch Board Program and Lanakila Kitchen catering operations.
    • Oversee and maintain certified kitchen operations with an output of 2500+ meals per day.

  • Event and Catering Manager

    Hawaii Convention
    Mar. 2000 to Aug. 2015 (15 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Manage F & B operations of up to 300 supervised employees within 420,000 sq. ft. of meeting and convention space. Responsibilities include event, concession, beverage and booth services and planning. Managed and drove preconvention meetings. In detail, ensure value, quality and consistency of service and products, sanitation and safety compliance, sustainability, liquor laws compliance, security of HCC F & B funds and inventory, maintaining FF&E, dry goods and beverage inventory purchase levels, cost controls, training programs, SOP’s, progressive discipline, capital equipment.
    • Successfully executed 2011 APEC convention.
    • Increased beverage revenue 5 - 7% or revenue per pax $ 3-5 while maintaining 16 – 18% beverage cost projections.
    • Implementing edgy catering concepts resulting in additional net in a volume environment.
    • Created more direct and efficient job descriptions with higher than normal standards and training requirements.


Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Over 300 covers a night

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Equipment Maintenance




Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Food Safety Knowledge


Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Menu development

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs


Basic Floor Service

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Staff Education

Tips Certified

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying


Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Staff Management of 150+

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge



Profit And Loss

Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Vendor Management


Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
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