Abdullatif AlMokdad

Server

Location 15h@2xGreater Chicago Area

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Summary

I am an experienced fine dining professional that is passionate about world-class food and service.

I am an experienced fine dining professional that is passionate about world-class food and service.

My Dream Job is A serving role at a fine dining restaurant.

Work Experience
  • Server

    Mar. 2014 to May. 2016 (2 years and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Employed as a full-time server at Amman's most prestigious restaurant. Guests were frequently politicians, celebrities, royalty, and successful business people. My responsibilities were similar to my previous fine dining roles.

  • Server

    Il Pizzaiolo
    Mar. 2012 to Mar. 2014 (1 year and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Fine dining server for politicians, celebrities, royalty, and successful business people. Similar responsibilities as my role at the Four Seasons.

  • Server

    Four Seasons Hotel
    Feb. 2007 to Mar. 2011 (4 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Fully trained on wine, spirits, cheese, tea, coffee, and the Italian cuisine.

    Explanation of service:
    - Recorded beverage order
    - Delivered breads, cheeses, and olive oil
    - Reviewed catch of the day with guests
    - Recorded food order, starting with female and moving clockwise
    - Repeated order with guests to ensure it is recorded accurately
    - Input order into dining software to be delivered to the kitchen
    - Prepared table for the first course, and delivered appetizer when ready (females guests first)
    - After the first course was bussed, I began preparing the table for the main course
    - Delivered main course (female first then clockwise)
    - Removed main course plate after completion, and cleaned off the table
    - Reviewed glasses on table and asked guest if they desired refills
    - Asked for dessert order and prepared table
    - Delivered dessert order (female guest(s) first, then clockwise), and refilled drinks
    - Asked for coffee or tea
    - Delivered bill, with compliments of the house, when requested.
    - After payment is completed, I farewelled the guests
    - Checked the tables
    - Ensured chinaware, napkins, glasses, chairs, and cloth are in order.
    - Prepared the Side Station (silverware, chinaware, napkins, salt and pepper shakers, and wine opener.)
    - Checked the reservation list to prepare the tables
    - Checked the billing station, and wine display

    Awards:
    5 written guest recommendations.
Skills

Classic Food / Wine Service

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

POS Systems

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Pricing

Regional Expertise - Italy

Classic Wine Service Expertise

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Craft Cocktail knowledge

Food & Wine Pairings

Glassware Knowledge

Wine Buying

Wine Cataloging

Wine Knowledge

Wine Ordering

POS Maintenance

Wine Sales Proficiency

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