Paul D’Adamo
(214) 636-7401
Experienced Director of Operations with concentrations for both start-up and established businesses in fine dining, food
and beverage, and hotel hospitality. Hands-on emphasis on multi-unit properties both front and heart of the operation
through budgeting, cost control, forecasting, labor management, and revenue generating programs. Excels in overseeing
hiring, training, and development of revenue driven teams. Excellent leader who can discover the most efficient ways to
develop the quality of a business.
• Client and guest relations
• Savvy negotiator
• Operational improvements
• Catering and Convention services
• Assembling a team of creative people
• Achieving growth by nurturing and directing efforts
• Fostering key business relationships
• Working knowledge of Italian and Spanish languages

Kahala Brands International January 2020 – Present
Grabbagreen Food & Juice Restaurant, Addison, TX
Owner, Managing Partner
• Grow revenue by continuously developing house accounts for local business catering; added 20 accounts in 2
• Consistently operating on less than 25% food cost and less than 30% labor cost with a forecasted annual
revenue to exceed $500,000 (pre pandemic forecast)
• Purchase, budget, manage payroll, and oversee food preparation for a team of 15 ensuring all employees
work safely and efficiently
• Maintaining inventory control and par ratios

Plan B Entertainment January 2005 – Present
Plan B Variety Band, The D’Adamo School of Performing Arts, & Cozy Ark Recording Studios, Dallas, TX
Owner, Entertainer, Educator
• Education platform with the specialization of private in-home music lessons taught by a staff of 16 industry
professionals, concentrating on the home schooled and special needs market
• 6 to 12 piece variety band playing 200 corporate and social engagements per year
• High-end analog boutique recording studio with revenues exceeding $88,000 annually

Interstate Hotels and Resorts August 2001 – December 2004
Holiday Inn Select – DFW Airport South, Irving, TX
Holiday Inn – DFW Airport West, Bedford, TX
Director of Food and Beverage
Director of Hotel Operations
• Responsible for two 3 Star 3 Diamond properties with a combined 656 rooms, and 27,000 sq ft
banquet/meeting space
• Consistently above budget in YTD F&B revenues by 16%, Food Profit by 9%
• Total Food and Beverage Forecasted Revenue at $4 Million
• Maintained a below budgeted Labor expense in excess of 12% YTD

Flik International Corporation, a division of The Compass Group
Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett, New York, NY
Director of Food and Beverage
• Responsible for all Food and Beverage Outlets, including, 250-seat cafeteria-style restaurant, 40 coffee
pantries, and 120 coin-operated vending machines, along with all catering and conference service operations
• Maintained and managed daily cover count exceeding 1,500 over 3 meal periods
• Managed $3.5 million revenue budget in country’s third largest law firm with 1,700 staff members

Bristol Hotels and Resorts January 1997 – September 1999
Holiday Inn Select Stamford, CT
Director of Catering and Convention Services
• Responsible for generating catering revenue exceeding $3.7 million annually for the 3 Star 3 Diamond hotel of
385 rooms, 23,000 sq ft banquet/meeting space
• Spearhead new account acquisition resulting in increased revenues of approximately $1 million
Holiday Inn Select Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX
Director of Catering and Convention Services
• Responsible for exceeding budgeted revenues exceeding $2.1 million for the 3 Star 3 Diamond hotel of 355
rooms, 13,000 sq ft banquet/meeting space
• Task force leader and mentor over 9 hotels in Houston cluster

Rock Around the Clock Diner and Soda Fountain, Southbury, CT
Owner, Managing Partner

Ethan Allen Inn, Danbury, CT (4 Star, 4 Diamond)
Director of Sales and Catering

Rye Town Hilton Hotel, Rye, NY (4 Star,4 Diamond)
Senior Catering Sales Manager

Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, King of Prussia, PA
Director of Banquet and Convention Services

University of Houston, Conrad Hilton School of Hospitality Management
Graduate of Texas Hotel and Motel Association 55th Annual Short Course
Certification in Hospitality Management
Certification in Food & Beverage, Culinary Arts July 1999

Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
Marketing Management 1988-1991

Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington Indiana
Operatic Vocal Studies, Classical Piano, Music Theory and Harmony 1986-1989

The Juilliard School, New York, NY
Operatic Vocal Studies, Operatic Diction, Stage Movement 1991-1992

Texas Food Manager Certification
Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission Certification