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Manager General

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 26, 2016

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Jason M. Caruso

**** ************ ****. ***. ***, Philadelphia, Pa 19131, 215-***-****


Accomplished professional pursuing to leverage extensive education, training, and hands-on experience into a leadership role within an organization grounded in core values that facilitate growth through managing change

Core competencies

Leadership values procured through coursework and focused professional development endeavors

Highly effective in decision-making and problem-solving strategies

Exceptional attention to detail

Budgeting / Profit & Loss Management

Training in advanced food safety and alcohol priniciples

Innovative menu development through extensive knowledge of food and wine

Successfully established two multifaceted venues as Director of Operations


Bachelor of Arts

August 2012-May 2016

Villanova University

Magna Cum Laude

Leadership, Communications, and Human Relations


Leadership & Hospitality Coaching


One Degree Hospitality, LLC

Advocating clients to reach their goals through team building, leadership development, quality of operation assessment and implementation

General Manager

December 2008-November 2012

Union Trust Steakhouse-Philadelphia, PA

Responsible for all facets of creating and operating the 240 seat multi-leveled venue


November 2002-November 2008

Capital Grille-Philadelphia, PA

Employee of the year for creating an “Exceptionally Distinctive Guest Experience” at the $13M/yr. location

Consulting General Manager

March 2006-October 2006

Waterworks-Philadelphia, PA

Assisted in transforming a historic landmark into a 150 seat restaurant and special event facility

General Manager

August 2001-November 2002

Tori’s Brickhouse-Philadelphia, PA

Assisted owners in all facets of operations for a 75 seat first floor restaurant and second floor bar/lounge

Beverage Manager

October 1997-August 2001

Rittenhouse Hotel-Philadelphia, PA

Worked closely with Keith Wagner (AGM) and Jim Coleman (Chef) to uphold the standards of a four star five diamond hotel/condominium food and beverage venue

Director of Operations

June 1994-October 1997

Sfuzzi-Philadelphia, PA

Responsible for all facets of the 195 seat multi-leveled restaurant and lounge

Team Leader of Food and Beverage

February 1991-June 1994

Ritz Carlton Hotel-Philadelphia, PA

Supervisor of all restaurant/lounge operations as well as entertainment in lobby lounge

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