Restaurant operator with Progressive multi-unit and high volume operations experience. Documented success in roles including regional manager, director of operations, general manager and executive chef.
Outstanding key accomplishments in the following areas:
Strong practice with restaurant concept design and implementation, from initial concept to build out of franchise.
Conceived and implemented multiple restaurant and catering menus, executed specifications on existing menus and consulted on menu enhancements resulting in increased sales and guest satisfaction.
Expert in Italian and traditional cuisines. Background in both corporate and incubator operations, with excellent command of cost reduction and revenue building techniques. Resulting in reduced cost of sales, labor dollars and controllable costs.
Managed multiple international and domestic teams in multiple time zones. Strong leader who inspires and motivates others. Developed General Managers, franchisees and restaurant owners on understanding P&L’s and how they relate to operations. Trained operators to use Microsoft Office, POSI, Squirrel and Micros systems and utilize the reports they generate to full potential.
Twenty seven years of restaurant experience highlighted with seven years multi-unit, five years corporate consulting, six years franchise experience and nine years as executive chef or general manager experience. Currently Chef for the Texas Rangers Baseball and the Dallas Stars Hockey.