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Food & Beverage Manager / Event Manager

Location:
Dorchester, DOR, DT2 9UB, United Kingdom
Salary:
60000 Canadian Dollars
Posted:
November 26, 2009

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DAVID WALKER

** ******* ****, ******** ****, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9UB

English Mobile: +44-075*-*******

Email: m11hel@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

A competent, focused, ambitious and result-orientated professional with the ability to operate under own initiative within situations of autonomy, whilst representing the interest of the company (an effective and persuasive communicator).

Accustomed to a customer focused environment where high standards of service are vital.

Possesses skills in decision-making within a personal role where confidence and a positive response to pressure and challenges are essential.

A committed team player, with extensive, leadership experience, who uses excellent communication and organisational abilities to achieve deadlines and objectives.

CAREER HISTORY/ WORK EXPERIENCE:

PETER ROWLAND MAJOR EVENTS

Beverage, Logistics & Accounts Manager Aug 2009 – Nov 09

 Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington – Birdcage Hospitality

Assistant Event & Logistics Management Sept 2008 – Aug 09

 MOTO Grand Prix Philip Island – 2008 and 2009

 Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington

 Kooyong Tennis Tournament

 Avalon Airshow

 Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne

FMC/COMPASS AT ‘ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CLUB’ Jun 2008 – Sept 08

Food and Beverage Cellar Manager

 Wimbledon Tennis Championship

 Davis Cup Tennis Championship

BALMLANE EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY May 2008 – Aug 08

Assistant Event Manager / Logistics Manager

 Royal Windsor Horse Show

 Elton John concert at Mercedes Benz World

CHRISTMAS COMPANY/QUANTUM LEAP EVENTS AT BATTERSEA EVOLUTION Nov 2007 – May 08

Logistics Manager

 Corporate Party/Event/Awards venue, catering for up to 2400 guests per night

SODEXHO PRESTIGE EVENTS TEAM Nov 2000 – Nov 07

Beverage and Logistics Manager

 Beverage Manager for various prestigious UK events : RHS Chelsea & Hampton Court & Tatton Park Flower Show’s, The Grand National, PGA Wales Open, Ryder Cup Golf Championship, Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot, The British Open Championship and eight Corporate Christmas Party sites

 Overall Beverage account holder for £4.6million annual turnover events, achieving average gross profit of 74%

 Working to the highest standards, including providing bespoke beverages for the Royal family at the many Royal attended events

 Catering for up to 240,000 guests at one event ranging from Public to Patrons, Local Councils to Hospitality

 Preparing, forecasting and achieving budgets including delivering good levels of event profitability

 Stock ordering for all events, forecasting and ordering with various beverage suppliers

 Stock controlling: distribution, rotation, replenishment

 Maximising profit potential, including designing of bars and layouts, arranging Technical Service beer installation, point of sale material and signage layouts

 Ensure gross profit percentages are met by monitoring sales-mixes and tight budgetary control

 Responsible for over 100 staff at Major Events

 Training staff and motivating new company members in operational procedures, meeting budgets, sales and client satisfaction

 Stocktaking and implementing and maintaining stock-to-cash procedures

 Menu, tariff and wine list planning (product analysis)

 Site planning and logistics

 Co-ordinating and planning logistic delivery schedules for up to twenty class one lorries; liaising with clients & suppliers

 Personal Licensee Holder

 Developing and implementing key Health and Safety procedures

 Interacting with colleagues, suppliers and clients on a day to day basis, by face to face, by telephone and email, offering advice and assistance as required

CRYSTAL HOLIDAYS January - April 2002

Chalet Representative in France & Switzerland

 Catering for 25 guests per week

 In-control of budget

 Food ordering in French, menu planning and chefing

 Guest liaison and customer satisfaction

TONY PAGE LTD Various casual

Bar Manager at Dorchester, Claridges, Grosvenor and Hilton Hotels

 Training and management of all bar staff to include cocktail bar staff

 Cashiering and stock control

 Client Satisfaction

 Ensuring standards are met

TARGET UNDERWRITING LTD (Insurance Underwriters) Sept 95 to Oct 00

Office Administrator

General Office Administration

EDUCATION

1995 – 1997: Enfield College, London

1990 – 1995: Sheredes School, Hoddesdon

QUALIFICATIONS

WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wines, Spirits and other Alcoholic Beverages - Merit

BIIAB National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

BIIAB Licensed Retail Course in Beer and Cellar Quality

Word and Excel Advanced Course

Food Hygiene Certificate

NVQ Administration Level 2

9 GCSE’s including French

Forklift Licence: ITSSAR all-terrain vehicle including tele-handling up to 9.0m and 3500kg - 12 years experience

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth: 6th December 1978

Nationality: British

Marital Status: Single

Driving Licence: Full includes 7.5 Ton lorry – 12yrs experience

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

 Food and Wine

 Travelling to visit other countries and cultures

 Sport and Fitness

 Socialising

REFERENCES Available on request



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