J O H N B R A T H W A I T ER E S T A U R A N T G E N E R A L M A N A G E R97007-23861Houston, TX(713) 245-6802Johnbrathwaite30@gmail.comP R O F I L ERestaurant Manager with 8+ years of managing high quality and fast paced restaurants. My ability to train restaurant personnel to the highest standards of customer service has resulted in increased customer satisfaction, reduced staff turnover rates, and a rise in sales and referrals. I am seeking to use my strong leadership skills and proven track record of assisting restaurants in achieving new levels of profitability and efficiency for your fine dining or casual establishment. I appreciate the freedom of expression that culinary and entertaining gives and I’ve learned to work smarter to build a career in a culinary world and eventually, operate the best restaurant in this region. In-Room Dining Microsoft Office Revenue ManagementHealth & SafetyMenu planningInventory ControlS O F T W A R E / P R O G R A M SFine Dining Experience Personnel SchedulingAlohaKronosMicrosLightspeed74999803811S K I L L SW O R K E X P E R I E N C EHEI HOTELS & RESORTSRestaurant ManagerHouston, TX04/2022 – Present Supervised a diverse team of over 15 restaurant staff, while managing dining room, bar, groups and banquet orders. 1929755127Working knowledge of various computer programs (restaurant management software, point-of-sale etc.) Manage and train kitchen staff, establish schedules and assess performance reviews when necessary. Completes the duties of a line cook when needed, and is capable of performing the duties of all kitchen positions.QUICKAPP BANQUETBanquet CaptainHouston, TX05/2022-10/20228627555127Responsible for services and parties on the convention level floor. Expedite parties up to 1,500 people. Recognized by Director of Banquets for improving menu selections and significantly increasing the quality of the provided service.Managed the high-end banquet events of fortune 500 corporate clients, weddings, and charity fundraisers.CAFE NATALIEBanquet Specialist Houston, TX05/2022-10/202211515155127Ensure exemplary guest service through all forms of banquet service, carving stations, bartending, running food during events, buffets, plated, replenishing product and supplies in compliance with event standards.Accepted payments, and made change or wrote charge slips as necessary.Prepared healthy nutritional meals for dietary restricted patrons including diabetic, kidney dialysis and high blood pressure patient’s.MAGIC 1 Restorative Technician Stafford, TX05/2021-10/202213469455128Provide ceramic coating for cars, SUVs, trucks, semis, trailers, toy haulers, boats, jet skis, motor homes, etc.Removed paint imperfections and polish vehicles with high-speed random orbital polishers.Guarantee each vehicle meets all quality standards when customer personally signs Quality Control documets.BACON BROS Kitchen Manager 794238319921Sugarland, TX2017 – 201816918455128Conduct minor repairs on the equipment in the kitchen and front of house.Ensure the kitchen department runs smoothly and complies with safety regulations. Assists in completion of all back-of-house employee 30-day and annual reviews.BANGERSSous Chef Austin, TX2016-201716918455127Planned and directed food presentation based on Brand Standards.Responsible for inventory, product and supply rotation, and menu tasting. Produce high quality dishes, both design- and taste-wise.BENNO’S CAJUN SEAFOODBanquet LeadGalveston, TX01/2015 – 201616918455127Kept the inventory of all-conference center equipment in order and stored in their appropriate areas.Reviewing Banquet Event Orders (BEO’s) at the beginning of each shift to ensure room is set as contracted.Serving food or beverages to patrons, and preparing or serving specialty dishes at tables as required.KARRIAGE CATERINGCatering Assistant Pearland, TX12/2014 – 06/20176875055127Prepared extensive assortment of desserts, rotating on a weekly basis, including cakes, pies, cookies and cobblers.Maintained accurate records of all foods purchased and/or stored in good standings with the department of health.Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment, utensils, sanitation and safety issues.FOXX SPORTS DENKitchen Manager Pearland, TX11/2011 – 05/20148291555128Reviewed food and beverage purchases and train chefs and other food prep personnel.Implemented cross training programs ensuring FOH staff members were able to perform confidently and effectively in all positions.836034293065Assessed equipment and kitchenware needs, ordering replacements are repairs, resulting in 0 instances of equipment malfunctions during operating hours. ABSOLUTELY DEVINE CATERINGAssistant Catering Manager Sugarland, TX2012 – 20186875055127 Coordinated with hotel chef to plan menus and place supply orders.Arranged catering for meetings and conferences held at hotel facilities. Acted as Catering Manager while owner/operators are off-site.LUBY’S CAFETERIA Junior Sous ChefSugarland, TX01/2008 – 07/20126875055127Assisted in vendor selection for food purchasing, hiring, and menu development trained and managed staff to be enthusiastic and to always satisfy the customer. Reduced food costs by 4 percent by expertly estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.Effectively managed and assisted kitchen staff in producing food for banquets, catered events, and fundraisers.