Marco A. Calderon
**** *** ******** *. ** Laguna Woods CA. 92637 (949) 400- 7953
Extensive hands on experience and proven success in Restaurant Openings, Management, Caterings, Banquets, Administration, Training, Marketing, Social Media, Leadership and New Concept Development
Restaurant Director, Coach / Larry Cano Restaurant Group, (Restaurant consultant) Corona Del Mar, CA.
Evaluate performance of company, Manage and improve restaurants profitability. ( Catering & Banquets programs.)
Co-founder & consultant of Taco Rosa LLC. Vice-President of Operations of Taco Mesa Inc. (QSR) Tortilleria organica & café (Orange, CA.) Catering and Banquets.
Currently operating six Taco Mesa restaurants and two Taco Rosas, and oneTortilleria Organica & Café. Annual Sales 12M.
Vice-President of Operations, Maverick Restaurant Group. Newport Beach, CA.
Responsible for seven concept locations; Studio Café, Kivas, Windows by the Sea, Pasta Mañana & (3) Mañanas
Restaurants. Annual Sales 22M.
Executive General Manager for Caliente Mexican Grill. Irvine, California.
Developed and managed this new concept for El Torito Restaurants, Inc. 1991 - Restaurant won nine awards, including Restaurant Of The Year, Best Sales, Founders, and Q.S.C. Annual Sales 3.5M.
Regional Director for Specialty Restaurants Inc. & Banquets. Anaheim, CA. ( Nightclub Operations )
Responsible for directing the operations of fifteen restaurants in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.
Annual Sales 35 M.
Regional Manager for Howard Johnson's Hotels and Resorts. Chicago ILL.
Responsible for ten hotels and restaurant locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Annual Sales
Director of Operations and Openings for McFaddin Ventures Inc. Houston, Texas. ( Nightclub Operations )
Responsibilities included developing and opening new restaurant concepts such as Confetti's, Ellan's, Acapulco Bar, Huaraches, and Bently’s.
Executive General Manager for Boccaccio / SRO a private discotheque and restaurant club.
Born in Mexico City. While still in school, began restaurant career with Casa Escobar in Beverly Hills. At the age of
sixteen, began working as a busboy for EI Torito Restaurants Inc. Learned fast and advanced through the positions of waiter, cook, bartender, bookkeeper, and assistant manager before being promoted to general manager with a Business Management Degree and a Culinary Diploma.