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Westfield, NJ
February 27, 2020

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**** ****** ****** ****** ******, NJ * 157 W. Atlantic Way Chadwick Beach. N.J. 908-***-****


Operations ~ Sales ~ Marketing Professional

Broadly trained and highly disciplined manager with sales and operations expertise in the Hospitality / Food Service Industry

Strategic business thinker with a focus on execution, quality and customer satisfaction

Manage and motivate teams, reward accomplishments and work to develop a solid organizational structure

Results orientated team player. Values relationships with finance, operations, marketing and sales to ensure business success

Driver of increasing sales through creative thinking and recognizing opportunities for business development



General Manager at PVH Corp September 2013-Present

Guckenheimer LLC is a premier on-site corporate restaurant management and catering company dedicated to nutritious, locally sourced, seasonal, ethnically diverse, chef inspired cuisine. Catering to a population of over 950 staff. PVH Corp accounts for $3.4 Million in managed volume annually for Guckenheimer.

Member of opening team at newly acquired account in the PVH Corp headquarters

Total responsibility for all operations: staffing, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, guest comments, sales and promotions

Responsible for the recruiting and training of all employees

Involved in sourcing local vendors to satisfy the clients nutritional needs and culinary desires

Collaborate with Executive Chef on weekly menu creations, ensuring clients are offered appealing and nutritious cuisines

Work with Executive Chef on product ordering and inventory to achieve purchasing compliance targets

Maintain a “model unit’’ used by Guckenheimer to showcase operational excellence. Host lunches for prospective clients and participate in the training of newly hired Executive Chefs and Managers

Achieved higher than budgeted sales and participation figures with a participation rate of over 82%

Ensure Guckenheimer standards for quality and client satisfaction are achieved to accommodate a population of 1150

Constantly maintain HACCP standards to be in a position of “Inspection Readiness” and achieve high scores on any government, independent or corporate inspection. Received a 95%+ score on consecutive, biannual, third party announced workplace safety and sanitation audits

Selected by Senior Vice President of Operations to assist with new account opening, Bridgewater Associates in Connecticut

ServSafe Certified valid until April 2021

L’Affiare Fine Catering Mountainside, NJ

Catering Sales Manager 2011-2013 and1984-1991

Sold variety of catering events to ensure profitability for operation

In 2011, increased wedding sales 25% from 2010 through aggressive marketing and overall business increased 20%

Involved with menu planning, hiring staff, scheduling and pricing

Gran Centurions Clark, NJ Catering Manager 2008 – 2011

Supervised staff of 40 ensuring all events properly staffed. Planned menus with Chef to meet client’s expectations

Prospected and met with potential customers to plan, book and oversee events. Annual sales volume of $1.6 million

Prepared contracts for all catering functions, business meetings and social events

Purchased supplies, managed inventories, consulted with owner on marketing strategies on a daily basis

Compass Group, FLIK Conference Center Jersey City, NJ

Sales Manager, Culinary Conference Center at Hudson County Community Jan. 2008-Sept. 2008

One of 4 executive members opened new facility: General Manager, Executive Chef and Operations Manager

Developed and presented marketing / advertising campaigns to launch conference center

Researched prospective customers, coordinated ‘Open House’ Events, conducted tours

Established key networking relationships as a member of Meadowlands and Hudson County Chambers of Commerce

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Kenilworth Inn Kenilworth, NJ

Catering Sales Manager 2007-2008

Responsible for all aspects of food / beverage revenue, costs and operations. Managed sales office and staff of 30

Cardinal International Inc. Wayne, NJ

1997 – 2006

Cardinal Int’l, a marketing division of ARC International is a leading distributor of tabletop products supplying the U.S. food service & beverage industries. Product lines include flatware, china and glassware

Manager, Sales Administration 1998- 2006

Corporate contact for independent sales representatives, chain accounts and distributor network

Negotiated contracts, product selection, logistics & marketing materials for 50 tradeshows annually throughout the USA

Liaison between Sales and Marketing relative to inventory control, sourcing new products and coordinating phases of the custom china dinnerware program

Meeting planner for corporate sales events, national and regional tradeshows

Responsible for quality assurance and resolving product service issues to maintain highest standards of customer service

Spearheaded cost savings of $500,000 in booth design for National Restaurant Association Show, Chicago 2004

2002 Recipient “President’s Award”, acknowledged outstanding service to Cardinal International and its’ customers

Mid-West Regional Manager ~ Cardinal International Inc. 1997- 1998

Managed independent rep groups in Iowa, Indiana and Southern Illinois

Alliant / Kraft Foodservice, Inc. Metro-New York

Territory Sales Manager 1995- 1997

Received “Rookie of the Year 1996” for outstanding sales and job performance with a $1.5 million territory

Rytas, Inc., Sunrise Restaurant and Catering Scotch Plains, NJ

Proprietor 1991-1995

Operated a 50 seat breakfast and lunch entity

Catered off-site corporate and social events for 25-500 guests

Marriott Hotels Somerset and Newark, NJ

Beverage Buyer, Assistant Restaurant Manager 1984-1985



1984, B.S. Management - Hotel and Restaurant Management Concentration

Dean’s List 1981, 1982

References gladly furnished upon request

Please do not contact current employer

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