Aaron Latterell

Brewery Assistant

Location 15h@2xChicago, IL

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Summary

Texas born and Chicago bred. Came for the art and the culture, instantly smitten by this town. I'm a working actor and performer, so naturally I found a path to this wonderful industry, instantly smitten again. The community that I've found in every bar and restaurant is a strong and fun one. It's also this community that taught me to obsess over f... Read more

Texas born and Chicago bred. Came for the art and the culture, instantly smitten by this town. I'm a working actor and performer, so naturally I found a path to this wonderful industry, instantly smitten again. The community that I've found in every bar and restaurant is a strong and fun one. It's also this community that taught me to obsess over food, cocktails, and experiences. Fell in love with the craft beer scene a few years ago and began studying everything there was to know. Brew my own once a week when I'm not hiking, playing banjo, or rebuilding my motorcycle. I'll share an engaging conversation with you, I'll bake a cake with you, I'll go outdoors with you.

My Dream Job is In the next 10 years opening a theatre venue/brewery of my own. A crucible of good times! Building the bridge between the crafts.

Work Experience
  • Brewery Assistant

    Empirical BreweryChicago, IL, US
    Oct. 2015 to Present (1 year and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Opened taproom as bartender in 2015. Have since moved to the brewery, helping brew days, general cleaning, organizing, and all brewery operations. Work beer events and give all brewery tours on Saturdays.

  • Server

    Little Goat DinerChicago, IL, US
    Mar. 2015 to Sep. 2015 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Control section, run a tight ship, share knowledge of upscale
    menu and bar program. Gained extensive experience with upscale ingredients, recipes, and cocktails.

  • Food Runner

    FarmhouseChicago, IL, US
    Dec. 2014 to Jul. 2015 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Run meals to tables/events upstairs. Expo the kitchen window during the day, prep and plate dishes. Gained knowledge of regional ingredients as well as regional beers.

  • Server

    DMK Burger BarChicago, IL, US
    May. 2012 to Sep. 2014 (2 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Controlling section, sharing extensive knowledge of craft beer and finer burger ingredients.

Education
  • Theatre/Religious Studies
    Roosevelt UniversityChicago, IL, US
    Sep. 2010 to Jun. 2014

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    Acting Degree • GPA: 3.8

    Awards
    Honors
Skills

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Equipment Maintenance

Food / Beverage Pairing

Servesafe Certified

General knife handling

Grilling

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Bread making

Cake Making

Vegan Baking

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Basic Floor Service

Beer Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Glassware Knowledge

Inventory

POS Maintenance

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Social Media

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Marketing / PR

Writing

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • Cicerone Beer Server
    Cicerone
    Aug. 2015 to Aug. 2015
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Special Needs therapy, holiday parade volunteer, event volunteer

    Champion Services
    Volunteer • May. 2013 to Present

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    Summary
    I've been involved in the DFW special needs community my whole life. Worked as a therapist for Champion before moving to Chicago, now volunteer every holiday season. Extensive experience with autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.
Interests
Baking, Rebuilding motorcycle, Acting, Vinyl Collecting, Banjo/guitar, Home brewing, Long distance running/crossfit, Travel and hiking
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