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Manager Sales

Houston, Texas, United States
October 18, 2016

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Donald Crawford Jr

Restaurant Manager

Houston, TX - 832-***-****

Willing to relocate to: Houston, TX

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Assistant Manager

Brewingz Sports Bar & Grill - Houston, TX - July 2016 to Present Sports bar and grill specializing in chicken wings and also appetizers, beer and burgers. Assistant manager aspiring to become a General Manager.

Restaurant Manager

IHOP - Houston, TX - March 2015 to June 2016

Annual Sales Volume: $2.2 Million $3 Million (depending on store) Manager

The Epic Cafe - Southfield, MI - August 2013 to September 2014 Annual Sales Volume: $1.1 Million - Full Fiscal Year not established

● The Epic Café was an American, Modern and Vegetarian Café located in Southfield Michigan that recently closed in the Fall of 2014

● Increased sales by 14% in a 6month period

● Conducted wine tasting class for servers to educate on proper pairings with a specific entree General Manager

Dot & Etta's Shrimp Hut - Detroit, MI - January 2010 to August 2013 Annual Sales Volume: $1.2 Million on average per unit

● Knowledge of P&L reports, building actions plans and achieving results

● Effectively applied cost balancing knowledge in day to day operations w/action planning for improvements on daily/weekly/period basis

● Participated in new store opening - trained and developed all employees for 7 fast casual locations

● Increased profitability by 4% over 6 years - focused on controlling labor, food cost and mentoring staff of suggestive

selling techniques

● Donated to local charity events - staff participated in monthly "Friday Night Fish Fry" at local church Manager

The Grill Room, Detroit Athletic Club - Detroit, MI - September 2003 to January 2010 The Detroit Athletic Club is a private social club and athletic club located in the heart of Detroit's theater, sports, and entertainment district.

● Contains fullservice athletic facilities, pools, a fine dining restaurant (The Grill Room), ballrooms, and guest rooms

● DAC Honors:

o Platinum Club of America

o Michigan Quality Leadership Award

o Crain's Cool Places to Work

o Detroit Free Press Best Places to Work

o American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence Award o Metropolitan Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Kitchen Manager

Lone Star Steakhouse - Dearborn Heights, MI - 2001 to 2003 Annual Sales Volume: $3 Million

● Reduced food cost from 32% to 28% by training and mentoring kitchen staff on proper portioning, recipe adherence, and product rotation

● Created incentive programs to increase kitchen staff pride and awareness in preparing each meal to 100% accuracy, thus

promoting a "No Steak Returned" goal

● Increased stores rank from 14th to 9th in District during a two-year period EDUCATION

Business Management

Wayne State University - Detroit, MI

1980 to 1983


Management Davenport University - Warren, MI



Employee of the Month The Epic Cafe

January 2014


Red Cross CPR Certified

Passed Windows on the World Wine Course

ServSafe Certification

TABC Certified

August 2016 to August 2020


Houston Sommeliers Association


I am currently studying to take the Level 1 Sommelier exam, with expectations to continue my studies and eventually attempt the remaining 3 tests towards becoming a Master Sommelier.

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