Natalia V

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Location 15h@2xLos Angeles, CA

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Summary

After working at an upscale boutique hotel under a world renowned maî·tre d, I'd love to continue developing my knowledge in the world of fine food, beverage, and hospitality.

After working at an upscale boutique hotel under a world renowned maî·tre d, I'd love to continue developing my knowledge in the world of fine food, beverage, and hospitality.

My Dream Job is Hotel/Restaurant management

Work Experience
  • Server

    L'Assiette Steak FritesLos Angeles, CA, US
    Nov. 2016 to Present (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    +French cuisine and service style
    +Wine and beer knowledge
    +Dinner service
    +Bar
    +Setting up and closing down the dining room
    +Micros fluency
    +Wine stocking

  • Server

    Sunset Tower HotelWest Hollywood, CA, US
    Nov. 2015 to Oct. 2016 (11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    +Special events, such as The Golden Globes, The Oscars, and The Grammys
    +Extremely high order accuracy and proficiency in Micros
    +Virtually no cash, payment processing, or room charge errors
    +Top ranking server on highly detailed menu knowledge
    +Attending shift meeting daily to discuss wine, food, and operational aspects
    +Fine dining
    +Luxury/boutique hotel
    +Setting up dining room and stocking credenzas for dinner service: mis-en-place
    +Greeting table within 30 seconds upon seating
    +Wine and spirits
    +Verbally presenting daily/seasonal specials
    +Graceful, elegant, highly attentive yet non intrusive service
    +Timing and firing courses promptly according to volume and dish cook times
    +Keeping track of in-house guests and outside guests
    +Table manicuring: crumbing, keeping drinks and water full, removing excess
    plates/silverware, marking for next course

  • Lead Server

    Apr. 2008 to Sep. 2013 (5 years and 5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    +Maintain clear communication between guests and kitchen at all times
    +Problem solving in an extremely fast paced environment
    +Large menu knowledge
    +Working under a highly organized and corporate structure
    +Teaching new staff members how adapt to their new environment
    +Minimizing comps through clear communication concise order input through the POS
    system
    +High level teamwork to keep restaurant running smoothly
    +Uniform maintenance

    Awards:
    Top ranking sales
Education
Skills

Charcuterie

Cheese course

On-site Special Events

Over 300 covers a night

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Expediting

Receiving/Organizing

Food / Beverage Pairing

Servesafe Certified

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Sous-vide

Food Styling

Gluten Free

Up to 100 covers a night

Up to 200 covers a night

Up to 300 covers a night

Up to 50 covers a night

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Certifications & Courses
  • eTIPS
    eTIPS
    Dec. 2015 to Dec. 2018
  • SERVsafe
    SERVsafe
    Dec. 2015 to Dec. 2018
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Build Trainer

    Habitat for Humanity
    Volunteer • Aug. 2008 to Present

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    Summary
    Building houses for those in need.
Interests
Cooking, Wine, Tequila, Travel, Cities, Architecture, Design, Photography, Hiking, Yoga, Animals, Sake, People
Languages
Spanish Intermediate
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