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Rest. Owner. F&B Dir. Gaylord Opryland. VP Compass Group. Bartender

Hendersonville, TN
January 31, 2024

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John M Lawrence 615-***-****

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Hendersonville, TN 37075

Work Experience

**/****-******* ********* *** and Suites

Bar Manager/Bartender

Oversee daily bar operations including, but not limited to inventory,

staffing, scheduling, placing liquor, beer, and wine orders.

9/2021-10/2022 Homewood Suites

Bar Manager/Bartender

Oversaw daily operations of the bar. Maintain inventory. Place all liquor,

beer, and wine orders with distributors.

5/2017-06/2019 Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse


Server for Nashville’s oldest steakhouse.

Trained all servers.

1/2005-03/2013 Compass Group North America (Retired)

VP/Director of Operations/Director of Wines and Spirits

Accepted the position of VP/North American Director of Operations

3/2003-12/2004 Levy Restaurants/Fulton’s on the River

General Manager

While awaiting the sale of Port City Underground I returned to

Chicago and accepted the position of General Manager at Levy’s

number one property and the largest in the city.

8/2000-03/2003 Port City Underground/Button Factory


Involved in every aspect of conception, planning, and construction of

my own restaurant. Responsible for all financials, permits, licensing,

inspections, equipment, inventory, staffing, vendors, budgeting, and


9/1991-01/2000 Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Director of Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage Director of the largest hotel in the United States

outside of Las Vegas with annual department revenues of more than

60 million dollars. Responsible for development of management, hiring of

new restaurant and bar concepts. Long term financial

planning and goals.

2/1985-09/1991 Ruby Tuesday’s Restaurant

Bartender/Corporate Trainer

Six years behind the bar at the busiest Ruby Tuesday’s in Nashville.

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