Jeremiah Kobelka

Pairing the love of wine with food

Location 15h@2xRiverside, NJ

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Summary

Life is nothing without food, wine, family, and friends. I have been in the service industry for 15 years now. I have worked with some amazing people along the way. Currently studying for my Certified Test with the Court of Master Sommeliers in February 2017.

Life is nothing without food, wine, family, and friends. I have been in the service industry for 15 years now. I have worked with some amazing people along the way. Currently studying for my Certified Test with the Court of Master Sommeliers in February 2017.

My Dream Job is Beverage Director for a major restaurant company

Work Experience
  • Captain / Lead Server

    The Capital Grille
    Jul. 2015 to Present (1 year and 5 months)
  • Assistant General Manager

    Workshop Kitchen + BarPalm Springs, CA, US
    Oct. 2013 to Apr. 2015 (1 year and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked closely with owner and executive chef Michael Beckman. Trained staff members, weekly budget meetings, maintained a high level of service and quality with all beverage needs. Other key duties were booking all events and catering for our High End Clients including: Coachella Music Fest for Samsung, NBC Universal, Bentley, Aston Martin, etc. A prestigious honor winning the 2015 James Beard Restaurant Design Award.

  • Food and Beverage Manager

    Escena Lounge & GrillPalm Springs, CA, US
    Apr. 2012 to Oct. 2013 (1 year and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Ran day to day floor shifts, built from scratch a worldly wine list, schedules, inventory and budgets. A key member in making sure food and beverage costs were in line with restaurant averages. Planned and implemented crucial training of staff on all aspects to ensure knowledgeable staff and great customer service.

  • Beverage Director

    The Betsy - South BeachMiami Beach, FL, US
    Jul. 2010 to Jul. 2012 (2 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Maintained the high level of excellence for which the B Bar has become known. Training of key mixologists, extensive menu research and development, building and maintain relationships with liquor vendors, P&L statements, forecast models, schedules, event coordination, and the daily duties of inventory and purchasing.

  • Assistant Manager

    BLT SteakMiami Beach, FL, US
    Apr. 2009 to May. 2010 (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for full customer experience in a high-end restaurant. Daily duties included staffing, P&L statements, and keeping the BLT brand standards.

Skills

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Certifications & Courses
Interests
Wine and Food
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