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General Manager Tasting Room

Snoqualmie, WA
May 18, 2024

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Peter Kasperski

***** ***** ****** **, ***********, WA 98072 480-***-****


**/**** – 12/2023 Forgeron Cellars Woodinville, WA

Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager

●Annual Sales Volume: $500K

●Responsibility for management of all aspects of the Woodinville Tasting Room and Wine Club, including service, staffing, training, profitability, inventory, networking, marketing, tasting notes, wine club fulfillment and maintenance.

●Constant focus on providing memorable guest entertainment experiences.

(Reason for leaving: Winery closed Woodinville tasting room)

12/2020 – 10/2021 Character Distinctive Dining Phoenix, AZ

Partner/ Opening General Manager

●Annual Sales Volume: $800K

●Hired as opening General Manager for Character Distinctive Dining restaurant with 65 seats featuring Modern American cuisine.

●Interviewed, hired and trained 15 FOH employees including managers & shift leaders

●Created and managed beverage and wine program

●Ran nightly FOH operations and all special events


(Reason for leaving: Parted ways with partners due to financial situation; restaurant closed immediately after)

1996 – 2019 Spaghetti Western Productions Scottsdale, AZ

Partner / Director of Operations

●Annual Sales Volume: $2 Million - $14 Million

●Managed all operations for a multi-concept hospitality group operating full-service restaurants, wine bars, nightclub and cocktail concepts.

●Responsible for all elements of the business from planning to execution for each store, including overall vision (big picture & small details), physical plant design, menu development, beverage programs, wine lists, human resources, marketing, costing, inventory, and quality control.

●Concepts included:

oCowboy Ciao Bar & Grill ($4M)- upscale Modern American fine dining, nineteen Wine Spectator awards, National Restaurant Association Award for Most Innovative Wine Program.

oKazimierz World Wine Bar ($2M)- upscale Wine Bar & Nightclub, James Beard nominee for wine service, fifteen Wine Spectator awards.

oSea Saw Omakase ($1.25M)- exquisite price fixe Japanese cuisine, James Beard award winning Chef and Best New Chef Food & Wine Magazine (Nobu Fukuda), nine Wine Spectator awards.

oFnB Restaurant ($1M)- Arizona Farm-to-Table concept, James Beard award winning Chef (Charlene Badman), Wine Spectator award.

oDigestif ($1M)- Cal-Ital fine dining, craft cocktail with extensive Digestivo & Absinthe program, Wine Spectator award.

oCowboy Ciao at Sky Harbor Airport ($8M)- airport cafe, Best New Airport Restaurant by both Robb Report and Entrepreneur Magazine.

oSuper Chunk Sweets & Treats ($750K)- bakery/sweets/luncheonette, Best Bakery award Phoenix Magazine, James Beard nominee Best Pastry Chef (Country Velador).

oCounter Intuitive ($500K)- weekend-driven Craft Cocktail Bar, named Rising Star Bar by USBG (United States Bar Guild).

●Managed staff of up to 150 employees including 10 corporate roles..

(Reason for leaving: Closed company)

Peter Kasperski

15613 188th Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 480-***-****


1991 - 1996 Bravo Hospitality Phoenix, AZ/Chicago, IL/ Beverly Hills, CA Regional Manager

1988 – 1990 Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Chicago, IL/ Phoenix, AZ General Manager

1981 – 1987 Steven Restaurant Group (Steve Stone, Harry Caray) Scottsdale, AZ Beverage Director to Director of Operations


-Strong organizational, communication, sales and management skills. -Vast and varied hospitality industry and wine list/beverage programming experience. -People & Vision driven; strong belief that culture, attitude, and teambuilding determine success. -Extensive experience interviewing, hiring and leading various staff with proven results. -Menu design, comprehensive beverage programs, marketing and public relations. -Proficient at Open Table and Order Port programs.


Holder of 57 Wine Spectator Awards from eight different restaurants. Monthly Wine Columnist for Phoenix Magazine from 2002 until 2009. Awarded ‘America’s Most Innovative Wine List’ by the National Restaurant Association. Hired and mentored three James Beard Award-winning Chefs and received several other Beard nominations. Personal eight-page spread in Food & Wine Magazine. Five years on Board of Directors, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Moderator & Panelist on numerous events, including Aspen Food & Wine Fest and Hospices du Rhône.


Chris Bianco, Owner/Operator Bianco Restaurants, Phoenix, AZ / Los Angeles, CA (friend, former teammate) 602-***-****

Sean Tevik, West Coast Sales Manager Taub Family Imports, Phoenix, AZ / Las Vegas, NV (teammate, supplier) 707-***-****

Nobu Fukuda, Owner/Operator Hai Noon, Scottsdale, AZ (longtime friend, former partner) 480-***-****

Charles Smith, Owner/Operator K Vintners & House of Smith Wines, Walla Walla, WA (longtime friend, supplier) 509-***-****

Sariya Jarasviroj-Brown, Owner/Operator Circo Vino Imports, Tucson, AZ (longtime friend, supplier) 520-***-****

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