Jeff Astemborski

Senior Director OF Food & Beverage

Location 15h@2xJackson, Mississippi Area

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Summary

Director with 30 years’ experience in the industry of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations with a demonstrated record of success leveraging management skills and experience to achieve business goals with focus on improved operational systems and processes, increase team productivity and generate significant local and corporate profitability.... Read more

Director with 30 years’ experience in the industry of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations with a demonstrated record of success leveraging management skills and experience to achieve business goals with focus on improved operational systems and processes, increase team productivity and generate significant local and corporate profitability.

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTHS

• Seasoned Profit/Revenue Producer • Business Sense of Facility Design and Utilization
• Strategic Planning and Market Evaluation • Leader in Organizational Efficiency
• Skillful Manager with Staff, Management and Vendors • Capable Team Builder with Creative/Inclusive Management Style
• Expert in Selection & Purchasing of China, Small Wares and Equipment • Financial Management; Definition of Capital Budgets
• Development of Business Plans and Management Business Objectives/MBO
• Strategic Planning & Analysis
• Proficient with Check Books • Team Leader; Performance Management and Development Plans Based on Key Performance Targets
• Marketing and Promotion Adaptability
• Technology Savvy

Work Experience
  • Senior Director OF Food & Beverage

    Mar. 2012 to Oct. 2016 (4 years and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Managed and supervised all aspects of construction of the opening of Steak House, Conference center, Buffet, Team dining room, Snack Bar, Coffee Bar with the we proudly serve Starbucks program and rehab of capital money to update bars.
    • Incorporated bench strength program to develop team members for the next position in their career
    • Developed annual budget forecasts; food costs, labor and menu offerings for each venue, management and team relations according to defined business plans and goals
    • Successful planning and execution of culinary food & beverage for off property events; charity and community, in adherence to business specification
    • Developed Training manuals and plating guides to execute service standards and food quality measures

  • Corporate Chef

    Feb. 2002 to Jun. 2012 (10 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Managed multi-restaurant operation with overall direction of staff development, training, vendor contracts & relations, personnel and finances with strong advisory consulting with Marketing, Finance, Construction and Corporate teams generating $43M in annual gross revenues
    • Responsible for growing and developing restaurant operations and managing project of added venues to include construction, service and delivery, staffing, training and implementation; HOME Night Club, Lixx Circle Bar, Retail Bakery, Conference Center and restaurant expansions
    • Development and implemented comprehensive annual budgets and provided accurate and timely monthly reports to control costs with variances identified and action plans communicated appropriately
    • Development and implement restaurant strategies, communications and implementation of support systems in response to market trends to maintain competitive advantage of the local market
    • Organized, restructured and implemented performance/service improvement plans for the Beverage department with emphasis on management reorganization/structure and quality, redesigned operations process & procedures, training and development coaching and team member relations/satisfaction
    • Achieved scores exceeding the company standards; 4.75 in Guest Satisfaction and 4.75 Team Member Satisfaction both on a scale of 1 - 5
    • Achieved 95% score based on evaluation completed by Talent Plus; consulting firm utilizing scientific studies of success to build high-performing talent based organizations

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