Link Livingston2350 WestCreek Lane, Houston, TX 77027 * 713-828-5995 * link@manorsgourmet.netProfessional SummaryAccomplished Event Planner, Kitchen Mgr., & Sales Executive with a successful track record of Convention Sales, Kitchen & Event Management experience. Seeking a General Mgt., Catering Mgt. or Sales/Event Planning position with a restaurant, hotel or organization where I can put my Hospitality Expertise & Management skills to use.SkillsClient/Vendor Relations – Keeping the customer happy…name of the gameExecute Leadership – Positive Motivation, empathize; Know the way, Go the way & Show the WayStrong Communicator – Keep everyone informed, empower employees through delegationCommitment & Passion – If I can prove this…so will my employeesExtremely Punctual, Honest & Detail Oriented – Multitask & Prioritize is a mustWork History MANOR’s GOURMET & Interiors – Private Catering/Dining Co. Houston, TX 08.05 – Pres Owner/Executive Private Chef (CPC)?Private Dining for Estates, Ranches & Yachts (U.S.) – Serve the Elite/Fine Dining?Passion for food. Presentation is key! People eat with their eyes first!?Kitchen Management & Organizational Skills?Keep kitchens spotless, Chef coats ironed, extremely clean aprons?Savant System, Lutron Lighting & Home Entertainment Experience?Handle all private events – Anniversary’s, Seated Dinners, Client Relation Events & Political Events?Manage all staff: Chefs, Housekeepers/Stewards, Valet, Servers, Bar Tenders & additional staff?House Management: Daily Operations, Run all errands, Pet Grooming & Chauffeuring Serve seated 3,4 & 5 Course dinners guests of 10 – 150 PersonsWorked as a Private Yacht Chef, Estate & Ranch Chef since 2006TEXAS WESTERN EVENTS – Event Planning Co. Houston, TX 04.03 – 02.20Convention Sales/Marketing/Operations/Marketing/Mgmt.Managed and scheduled 35 + vendors and staff of 75 + PersonsManaged Convention & Corporate events from 200 – 10,000 PersonsMarket, Sell and Execute all convention events from concept, implementation to completionResponsible for pre-con meetings/airport pick up & delivery Hired and supervised all F&B /name entertainment & 3rd party vendors Ensured programs stay w/in Clients budgetary parameters, meet Client Deadlines Managed Super Bowl, Final Four, NCAA Tailgate Party, Corporate & Convention eventsProduced Executive Level Events: Houston Zoo, Museum of Fine Arts, Corinthian, Petroleum Club, etc.Microsoft WORD, EXCEL & Windows/Office 365 efficientEmbassy Suites Downtown Houston (Hilton) Houston, TX 03.10-04.11Interim F & B Director – GM Scott AustinManaged entire F&B team, FOH Training on service, POS, etc.Trained BOH & Chef on serving, timing & proper executionBEO’s, coordinated staff, Event flow, set up & strike, Approved Menu’s/standardized recipes, FIFO, F&B Inventory, Sysco Food orders, Liquor purchasesMason Jar RestaurantHouston, TX 08.01-03.03FOH Manager – GM Jeff MartinsonFood inventory, Liquor Inventory, Food purchasing through Sysco, FIFO MethodOn Premise POS experience – credit card batching, P & L StatementsWaited tables here for 2 years during High School, after graduating, I was hired back as FOH/BOH ManagerEducation Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 01 B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel & Institutional Mgmt. The Art Institute of Houston Houston, TX 06 A.A.S of Culinary Arts, Honor Student Maritime Professional Training Ft. Lauderdale, FL 08 STCW 95 (First Aid, Fire Fighting & Survival Techniques) American Yachting Institute Ft. Lauderdale, FL 08 Chef’s Introduction to Yachting TABC (Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission) Certified Houston, TX 11 SERVSAFE Certified – SYSCO – needs to be updatedHouston, TX 15 Activities/Hobbies/Philanthropy Lifetime Member of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) Lifetime Member of the 100 Club of HoustonMember of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)Board of Directors – CVB: 2016 – CurrentCertified Tourism Ambassador & Houston Insider of the CVBMember of the National Rifle Association (NRA)Member of Gulf Coast Conservation Association (GCCA)Lifetime Member of Texas Tech Alumni Association Lifetime Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, SAE, Texas Tech University Avid Fisherman, Hunter & Marksman (NRA, CHL/LTC – Licensed Gun Carrier) Malignant Brain Tumor Survivor (1993) – Texas Children’s Hospital, Radiation & ChemotherapyCanCare Lifetime Member – CanCer support groupMemorial Drive Presbyterian Church (MDPC) MemberCPR & First Aid Certified