Kimberly Lerner

Community Manager

Location 15h@2xNew York, NY

Connection 15h@2xConnections 36

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Summary

My Dream Job is My dream job is to open a small farm to table restaurant with a passionate and driven team.

Work Experience
  • Community Manager

    Culinary AgentsNew York, NY, US
    Sep. 2015 to Present (1 year and 11 months)
  • Assistant General Manager

    Swine Southern Table & BarCoral Gables, FL, US
    May. 2015 to Sep. 2015 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked closely with the General Manager and Executive Chef to improve operations, interviewed all FOH candidates, scheduled all FOH departments, updated the training program and creating new best practices

  • Floor Manager

    Jan. 2015 to May. 2015 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked closely with the General Manager and Executive Chef to improve operations, interviewed all FOH candidates, scheduled all FOH staff of approximately 60 staff members, created new systems and updated training manuals to improve service, guaranteed that our guests were offered the highest level of hospitality by anticipating their needs

  • Assistant General Manager

    Blue SmokeNew York, NY, US
    Nov. 2013 to Aug. 2014 (9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    worked closely with the General Manager and Chef de Cuisine to improve operations, directed and supervised the entire front of house of approximately 100 staff members, oversaw staff of four floor managers, attended all quarterly department meetings to ensure proper communication between departments, analyzed weekly P&L with management to ensure maximum profitability for the restaurant, updated training materials and manuals to align both restaurants, ensured smooth and effective communication between FOH and BOH during service, guaranteed that our guests were offered the highest level of hospitality by anticipating their needs

  • Restaurant Manager

    Blue SmokeNew York, NY, US
    May. 2010 to Nov. 2013 (3 years and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Interviewed, hired and scheduled the Host / Reservations and Support Staff departments, responsible for inventory and budgets for all FOH disposables, china, glass and silverware

  • Maitre D

    Blue SmokeNew York, NY, US
    Jul. 2008 to May. 2010 (1 year and 10 months)
  • Floor Manager

    Goodman's CafeNew York, NY, US
    May. 2007 to Jun. 2008 (1 year and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked closely with the General Manager to improve operations, resolved customer complaints, completed all daily financial reports and responsible for counting the daily bank

  • Host / Hostess

    Amelia
    May. 2007 to Aug. 2007 (3 months)
  • Host / Hostess

    Aureole New YorkNew York, NY, US
    Jun. 2006 to Aug. 2006 (2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Communicated patrons’ preferences and group sizes to Maître d’Hôtel, utilized OpenTable, served as point of contact to approximately 5 VIP/celebrity guests per week

Education
Skills

Menu development

Off-site Event Management

Chopping

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Over 300 covers a night

Expediting

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Budgeting

Scheduling

General knife handling

Inventory

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Profit & Loss Management

Beer Knowledge

Budget/cost Analysis

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Spirits/Cocktails Knowledge

Coffee Knowledge

Staff Education

Understanding Of Viticulture & Winemaking

Inventory

Wine Knowledge

POS Maintenance

Classic Food / Wine Service

Hospitality / Management Degree

Classic Wine Service Knowledge

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Staff Management of 150+

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

TIPS Certified

Food Safety Knowledge

Payroll

Budgeting

Profit And Loss

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Hospitality / Management Degree

Vendor Management

Marketing / PR

Writing

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
  • Food Handlers
    Department of Health
    Jan. 2010
  • CPR Certification
    Initiate Care
    Jan. 2010
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Chef Alliance Committee member

    Slow Food Miami
    Member • Mar. 2015 to Present
Languages
English
Français
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