Server
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Location: Boston, MA, United States
School: USM
Major: Nursing

Server

Sonya L. Ritter


Objective:
I wish to continue my career in hospitality as a server. My goal is to provide great service as well as radiate positive energy and good atmosphere in my workplace. I hope to work in an environment where I can share my passion for food, service and take pride in promoting the menu. I love sharing and learning about fine cuisine and any restaurant that adds creative flare to their food. I'm adamant about learning, and hope to continue my education of this industry and what it has to offer, while also being the best employee I can be.

Qualifications:
I have worked in the restaurant industry as a server over the past six years and have wide experience including fine dining, brunch service, hibachi, wine pairing, catering and events. I also have my Bartender Certification and a good knowledge of wine, beer and mixing drinks. I take great pride on the service provided to the guest. I always put the guest first and keep a smile on my face. I enjoy any fast paced work environment and am great at multi-tasking. I am serve-safe certified and well experienced on a variety of computer systems.

Restaurant Work History:
Mother Anna’s Restaurant​​Boston, MA October 2015-March 2016 ​Server
• Exceptional fine Italian cuisine and table service
• Functions and event organization and follow through
• Experience with vast wine and cocktail menu

Bru's Room Restaurant & Bar ​​Deerfield Beach, FL June-Sept 2014 ​​Server
• Multi-tasking
• Serv-Safe Certified
• Team work and providing excellent customer service

Diamond’s Edge Restaurant​​Great Diamond Island, ME June-Oct 2013 ​Server
• Casual Fine Dining
• Functions and Catering
• Knowledge of fine cuisine, seafood and wine

Gennaro’s 5 North Square​​Boston, MA Jan-May 2013​​​Server
• Fine Dining Atmosphere
• Requirement for knowledge of wine, presentation, and Italian cuisine
• Food Running and attending to large parties


The Maine Squeeze Juice Cafe ​​Portland, ME Sept-Dec 2012​Juicer and Smoothie Maker
• Providing great customer service to regulars
• Managing, using, and breaking down Juicer
• Taking daily inventory

The Muddy Rudder ​​​Yarmouth, ME May 2011-August 2012​​Server
• Providing guest with quality lunch and dinner service (fine dining atmosphere)
• Working large functions and serving 4-8 tables at a time on average
• Wine-pairing dinners, wine presentation, experience pouring beer and mixing drinks

Willard Street Inn ​​​Burlington, VT September 2010-April 2011​Server
• Served breakfast to guests
• Lead Server
• Bussed and reset tables for service
• Gained knowledge of fine breakfast service, breakfast foods and baked goods

Fuji Restaurant ​​​Portland, ME April 2010-August 2010​​Server
• Served Tables, Hibachi Bar, and Sushi Bar
• Experience mixing drinks
• Gained knowledge of Asian cuisine
• Learned the Aloha Computer System
• Provided great service to guests in a fast-paced work environment

Education:
Southern Maine Community College S. Portland, ME Liberal Studies
Cheverus High School Portland, ME High School Diploma

Interests:
I have a love for music, especially live shows, and deeply admire musicians and anyone who creates art or music. I am a very active person and teach and practice yoga regularly. I am a very kind and patient and hope to bring that to any work environment.

References:
Nate Gawron – Sous Chef
Truluck's Miami, FL
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Alexandra Sturges – Executive Chef
Willard Street Inn Burlington, VT
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Kelly Benson – Server/Co-worker
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, ME
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Server, fine dining