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Manager Banquet

Chicago, IL
August 02, 2020

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Tomas Grigaitis

Oak Park, IL *****


Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Banquet Captain

Virgin Hotel - Chicago, IL

January 2015 to May 2019


Train, supervise and schedule banquet staff for all private and special English, Lithuanian, Russian

& Polish events. Responsible for the planning, set-up and delivery of requested food and beverage services. Ability to work under pressure

Events management

Events Manager

European Custom Catering - Chicago, IL

July 2011 to December 2014

Responsible for all aspects of both private and corporate event planning, Conflict management onsite management, post-event invoicing, and follow-up. Supervised all Guest communications staff members, sub-contracted service providers and rental operations. Floral & table design

Designed and built all floral, place setting and banquet displays. Bartender


Food for Thought - Skokie, IL

April 2008 to June 2011


Served at major corporate events and private parties across the Chicago metropolitan area. Managed all aspects of bar planning, onsite Creative & Organized management, and post-event invoicing. Disciplined & Success-Driven

Naturally social & responsive

Head Server

James Hotel - Chicago, IL

September 2006 to March 2008


Responsible for all food and beverage services in the hotel's banquet operation. Served as head bartender for all special events.

Swiss Hotel - Chicago, IL

1994 to 2001

Hotel Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania

Talented in the design of banquet and floral displays Grand Hotel Kempinski, Vilnuis, LT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



Bachelor's in planning and post-event accounting and invoicing Vilnius University - Vilnius

May 2003 to August 2006

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