Rachel Marie Catanzarite
------------ | 1428 Yale St. #B Santa Monica CA, 90404 |------------
With 15+ years experience in fine dining establishments, I possess a thorough knowledge of global cuisines including--but not limited to--French, Italian, Vietnamese, American, and Pan-Asian. Having worked as a bartender for several years, I also have a comprehensive understanding and appreciation for the ‘beverage’ side of the food industry. I have an expansive knowledge of French, Californian, and German wines. As both food and wine are a passion for me, I always seek to broaden my knowledge and experience. I have extensive training in customer service and a great understanding of anticipating the needs of guests.
Farmshop |225 26th St. Santa Monica, CA 90402
Supervisor/Bartender/Server March 2015-March 2020
*2019 LA Magazine recipient for “Best Brunch Spot”
Along with helping guests selection of food and wine, I helped with the daily restaurant reconciliation of tills and end of day receipts. Helped with creating a seasonal beverage menu.
Red Medicine | 8400 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Server/Bartender March 2011- October 2014
*2011 Eater Award recipient for ‘Restaurant of the Year, Los Angeles’
Modern Vietnamese fine dining restaurant, expansive knowledge of German and French wines mandatory. Serve food, wine, and spirits.
Central Michel Richard | 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C
Server/ Member of Opening Staff December 2006-December 2010
*2008 James Beard Award recipient for ‘Best New Restaurant in the US’
French bistro style restaurant. Worked primarily as a server in the restaurant, dealing with food, wine, and spirits. Worked closely with sommelier in terms of wine table service and sales. Worked private dinners as well as culinary events held throughout the city.
Ocenaire Seafood Room | 1201 F St. NW Washington, D.C
Server/Bartender November 2004-May 2006
Fine dining seafood restaurant. Worked as a server dealing with food, wine and spirits. Thorough and broad knowledge of seafood mandatory.
Old Ebbitt Grill | 675 15th St. NW Washington, D.C
Bartender June 2002- November 2004
Worked as a bartender at famous DC bar and grill. Expansive knowledge of liquors, wine, and cocktailing necessary.
Brian Reimer- Culinary Director; Farmshop
Noah Ellis- Managing Partner; Red Medicine
David Hale- General Manager; Central Michel Richard
Christine DeClerfey- Managing Partner; Oceanaire Seafood Room
Dave Moran-Director of Operations; Old Ebbitt Grill
*contact info available upon request