Experienced and skilled events worker with over 10 years experience in the sector I have worked on a range of events from serving canape’s in Gordon Ramsays private events to large scale bar work at festivals and football clubs. Able to both lead teams and take an active roll on the floor I am available for any event you may be able to envision.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Birmingham College of Food Tourism and Creative Studies Sept 2004 – 2008

  • Studied BA (Hons) Hospitality Leisure Management
  • Practical training to achieve NVQ1 in Preparing and Serving Food

University College Worcester Sept 2002 – Jul 2004

  • Studied Information Technology Management at HND level

Worcester College of Technology Sept 2000 – Jul 2002

  • Achieved 3 AVCE’s in Business Studies and Information Computer Technology

The Chase High School, Malvern Sept 1995 – Jul 2000

  • Completed 8 GCSE’s all grade C and above
  • Achieved a 1st class pass in Intermediate Word Processing (Pitman)
  • Received a Credit in Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Studied Basic Sign Language

Additional Qualifications

  • Awarded Intermediate certificate in Wines and Spirits (WSET) June 2005
  • Completed NVQ1 in Preparing and Serving Food (HAB) May 2005
  • Awarded certificate in Intermediate Food and Hygiene (CIEH) Jan 2005
  • Awarded certificate in Basic Health and Safety (CIEH) Jan 2005
  • Awarded certificate in Conflict Handling (HAB) Jan 2005
  • Awarded certificate in Medic First Aid (EMP) Jan 2005

Additional Responsibilities

Course representative for Hospitality Leisure Management 2004-2005: This involves ensuring everything is okay for the group, and getting feedback from the students to pass onto the course tutor, or at meetings where all reps attend to ensure that things that people may be to scared to say themselves are put across to the college so that they can make sure everything is going okay for its students
PERSONAL DETAILS
Hobbies and Interests: Actively enjoys playing for the university men’s hockey team, regularly trains in the art of thai boxing, and also enjoys snowboarding and socialising. Frequently listens to music and whenever possible going to the movies to watch the latest sci-fi and horror movies. Whenever possible enjoys taking part in unusual activities.

Character Information: Energetic, reliable and hard working. Enjoys variety, as well as customer contact, willing to challenge accepted norms if perceived that there is an easier or more effective way of performing a task. Interested in learning new skills. Can be quite determined and committed, a competitive nature, which enjoys a challenge. Other people have described me as down to earth, feisty in a good way, and trustworthy

Skills and Achievements: Team leading and Supervising, Chef, Barrista, Waiter, Mathematics, Accountancy,

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Flair Events, Festivals and events around the UK SUMMER JOB 2008 – 2012

Bar service. Cash handling and serving drinks at busy festival bars, predominantly at V festival, also at the big chill festival, Cornbury, Isle of Wight

Creative Events @ the NEC, Birmingham Feb 2008 – Oct 2009

Barrista and Food service. General food and drinks service role at events at the NEC as well as at some summer festivals.

Hare of the Dog, (Mitchells & Butlers: Scream), Birmingham Mar 2007 – July 2007

Progress Placement Scheme: Full Time: The main customers to this pub are students and teachers for UCE university. During term at lunch and before villa football matches the pub gets very busy. Kitchen: For the majority of the day as chef you are on your own running the kitchen, with morning prep, food service, daily and weekly cleaning duties to be performed, and have large amounts of food to serve.

Offtowork.co.uk, Birmingham July 2005 -Sept 2007

High end waiting and Silver service and team leading, along with plated and bar service for high class events,  along with some supervisory shifts. Most shifts performed at the ICC, NEC and thinktank.

Hotel Westport, Ireland Feb 2006 – April 2006

Bar Staff: Full Time: During daytime shifts Café service was in motion, during night time shifts, the bar was a fully fledged bar, and work involved serving food and drinks, replacing barrels, maintaining stock, and ensuring the room was tidied to a suitable standard.

Tramps Nightclub, Worcester SUMMER JOB July – Sept 2005

Glass Collector: Tramps is one of Worcester’s biggest nightclubs with 3 different rooms, also work splits between the 3 interconnected clubs.

Bransford Hotel Golf and Country Club, Worcester SUMMER JOB July – Sept 2005

Chef and Waiter – Various: Mostly working in the kitchen in the vegetables section, preparing and cooking vegetables for the main meals, also involved in the sandwich making process for weddings and conferences. Silver service waiting was also performed here.

Dialog Direct, Scotland SUMMER JOB June 2005

Dialoguer – Six days a week: The work involves working 10+ hours per day, and regularly changes location throughout the UK. Duties involve heavy customer contact on the street persuading people to donate to charity. Sundays are used to travel between locations, as the designated driver I was also responsible for driving to and from destinations every day.

Birmingham College of Food Tourism and Creative Studies Sept 2004 – May 2005

CAP AND GOWN (8th floor) Part of Studies: Was responsible for preparing and cooking main meals in the team. Service aspects: Experience in drinks and table waitering involving silver service. Experienced role as restaurant manager with 25 covers which entailed assigning duties to other staff members, supervision to ensure they are performing correctly, drawing up table plans for expected customers, and allowing for extra customers, delegating duties.

CAFÉ (5th floor) Part of Studies: Duties in this area include preparing and serving food. Experienced supervision of front staff ensuring tasks were performed as expected standards; this was outside of the normal training scheme.

Lloyds (no1) bar, Worcestershire Jan 2004 – Mar 2004
P008 Poundland, Worcestershire Sept 2002 – Sept 2003