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Food Services Manager

Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
February 17, 2019

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Theresa Young Dunton

*** ***** **** ****** ~ Amherst, Virginia 24521

Phone: 540-***-**** ~ Email:


To obtain a challenging and mutually rewarding position in which I can utilize my education and training, customer relations skills, as well as my teaching abilities and crisis management expertise.

Employment History:

Director of Catering 8/2014-12/2018 Aramark, Inc. @ Randolph College Lynchburg, VA

The responsibilities of this position were varied and changed from day to day depending on the event(s). The Director was charged with soliciting new business, and maintaining that business. The Director booked that business, organized the event(s), planned the menu(s) worked within the clients budget constraints, ordered the linens and/or alcohol, scheduled staffing, oversaw the actual event set-up(s), attended and serviced the event(s), and oversaw the tear-down and evenings end(s), The Director, furthermore, coordinated the services, the venue, the client, and the Kitchen. It was very tedious undertaking to effectively manage all of those details, let alone several at the same time or in succession, not to mention several in the same day or numerous events day after day after day.

The Director was required to provide numbers for monthly forecasts. Another integral facet of the Directors duties included long range planning; I had weddings planned into 2020. The Director helped maintain Randolph College’s ABC license; it’s rules, regulations, and official managers and handled all of the alcohol ordering and check requests. The Director also worked hand in hand with the executive chef and pastry chef to develop recipes to adhere to the clients food parameters, i.e. gluten free, vegan, farm to table, organic, specific allergies, etc.

In addition, I assisted “Dining Services” with hiring of dining personnel, serving as a Supervisor for Dining Services, and as the Pastry Chef. I was also honored to serve as a Private Chef to the College President and his wife on occasion.

This position, as well as the others, require extreme organization, the ability to multi-task, the desire to stay five steps ahead of everyone else, the need to have everything prioritized, the skill to anticipate a problem before one exists, and to thrive in a fact paced environment. This is who I have developed into out of necessity.

Food & Beverage Manager 7/2012-8/2013 Spotswood Country Club Harrisonburg, VA

Responsibilities encompassed maintaining excellence in all aspects of service to maximizing member dining experiences; hiring, training and the management of the dining and bar staff, monthly bar inventory; scheduling and payroll supervision for my departments; estimating food costs; and the planning and execution of special events for members. The addition of management duties for the Poolside Café and Swimming Pool, as well as, overseeing the kitchen in the absence of the Chef, were also assigned. Proficiency in Word and Excel were mandatory.

Medical Services Specialist 9/2004-4/2007 Cara An Anam, PC Harrisonburg, VA

Performed nursing duties, to include, but not limited to, patient vitals, EKGs, injections and immunizations, labs, patient education, Rx prior authorizations, patient referrals, and insurance re-authorizations. Other duties included patient scheduling; ICD-9 coding, insurance billing and posting; medical records; and inventory control and supply requisitions.

Restaurateur/Chef 9/2002-2/2004 DBD, et al/The Serving Spoon Harrisonburg, VA

As owner and executive chef of a small up-scale bistro style restaurant, I handled everything from designing the space and ordering the equipment to creating the “one of the best new places in town” with a nouveau tradition menu, featuring farm to table cuisine before it was in vogue. In addition to the bistro, we offered in house and off-site catering.

Restaurant/Catering Manager 7/1996-9/2002 Harrisonburg BPOE/DBD, et al Harrisonburg, VA

Managed an innovative catering firm, specializing in custom catering and private functions. Responsibilities involved all phases of planning, to include menu and staffing needs, food preparation and presentation. Other managerial duties included accounting functions such as budgeting and payroll. In return for being able to use the club facilities, I provided private club management of 1000+ members which included food service, bar management and their special private events.

Director of Residential Property Mngt.12/1993-10/1995 Virginia Landmark Corp. Richmond, VA

Property Manager 4/1989-11/1993 Re/Max Executives, Inc., Midlothian, VA

Property Manager 9/1987-4/1989 Hunt, Inc., Realtors Richmond, VA

Administrative Assistant 1/1984-7/1987 Joyner & Company Realtors Richmond, VA

Paramedic & EMT Instructor 9/1983-1/1984 Central Virginia Ambulance Richmond, VA

Emergency Room Tech 11/1980-9/1983 Rockingham Memorial Hospital Harrisonburg, VA


James Madison University 6/1979-5/1983 Major: Biology/Medical Technology Harrisonburg, VA

Montevideo High School 8/1976-6/1979 College Prep Classes/Science & Math Penn Laird, VA

Licenses & Certifications: Completion Date Expiration Date

ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification # 15970539 1/11/2018 1/11/2023

Virginia Real Estate License VA Association of Realtors 8/1985 expired

EMT Lay Instructor VA EMS 5/1982 expired

EMT VA EMS 4/1982 expired

CPR Instructor/Trainer American Heart Association 9/1981 expired

Personal and Professional References Provided upon Request

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