Jamie Dignam Jr.


Location 15h@2xPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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Work Experience
  • Bartender/Server
    Royal Sushi & IzakayaPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Aug. 2016 to Present (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Concentration in introducing top shelf Japanese whisky, sake and shochu, alongside a well rounded variety of Scotch, Bourbon and Whisk(e)y etc. to the Philadelphia restaurant scene.
    - Excellent at pairing sake, craft beer and whisk(e)y with Japanese fare.
    -Responsible for weekly liquor inventory/maintaining liquor room and beer cooler.

  • Bartender
    Independence Beer GardenPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Mar. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Experienced, comfortable and confident with extremely high-volume.
    -Specialized in local/craft beer/cider.
    -Involved in cocktail menu development.

  • Server
    ZamaPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Apr. 2014 to Mar. 2016 (1 year and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Trained in sake styles and geography with a constant desire to learn and build knowledge base.
    -Point person for all major upscale, private events.
    -Lead server of opening staff for the company's newest restaurant, Cozara.
    -Specialized in pairing high-end craft sake, spirits and beer with fine Japanese cuisine.

  • Bartender/Server
    AmisPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Jan. 2012 to Apr. 2014 (2 years and 3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    -Key involvement in the opening of the company's craft beer-centric restaurant, Alla Spina.
    -Thoroughly trained in beer service, international styles and pairing.
    - Lead server for many large parties, groups and private events.
    -Specialized in pairing fine Italian wine, craft beer and craft cocktails with rustic, Northern Italian cuisine.
    -Lead front of house staff average with highest grossing sales per guest.
    -Cicerone beer service certified.

  • Theatre, Television and Film Acting
    Pennsylvania State University
    Sep. 2006 to Jun. 2010

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    Bachelors of Arts Degree • GPA: 3.7

  • Theatre
    Creative and Performing Arts High School
    Sep. 2002 to Jun. 2006

Over 300 covers a night


Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff education / motivation

Sushi Making

General knife handling

Up to 200 covers a night


Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Kosher Preparation

Time Management

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Cellar Organization

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Staff Education

Food & Wine Pairings

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge


Wine Cataloging

Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Classic Food / Wine Service

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Customer Service

Social Media

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server
    Jan. 2012
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Volunteer
    The Vetri Foundation
    Volunteer • Jan. 2012 to Present
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