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Liam Johnson
  • XXX XXXX XXX, Honolulu, HI 96816
Professional Summary

Seasoned restaurant manager with more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant, tourism and hospitality industry. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities, and proven track record of achieving exceptional results in customer service scores, sales and cost efficient operations.


Full service, fine dining restaurant background Excellent customer service and communication skills

Adept at reacting calmly and decisively under pressure Hiring, training and supervisory skills

Staff development Operations management

Beverage Manager, 01/2013 to Present
Morimoto Waikiki Restaurant Honolulu, HI

Responsible for selection, purchasing, storage and inventory

of all wines, sake, spirits, beer.

Work with head bartender and liquor vendors to create  unique seasonal specialty cocktails.

Conduct monthly staff tastings and training for wines, sakes and specialty liquors.

Negotiate with liquor vendors and wine representatives for best pricing and discounts.

Reduction of liquor cost by 5%, average 21% monthly liquor cost over last 24 months.

Supervision, support and training of 60-70 front of house staff members.
Continually monitor restaurant and take appropriate action to ensure food quality and service standards are being consistently met.

Provide highest level of service, care and discretion to celebrity clientele and VIP guests including Crown Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco and President Obama and his family during their annual visits to Morimoto Waikiki.

Server, Designated trainer, 05/2011 to 12/2012
The Cheesecake Factory Honolulu, HI

Provided exemplary customer service in extremely high volume restaurant with annual sales of $27 million.

Thorough knowledge of over 200 menu items.

Designated trainer.

Assistant general manager, 08/2009 to 04/2011
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Cafe Pescatore San Francisco, Ca

Responsible for beverage, labor and operating costs, monthly

P & L summary.

Sales forecasting, creative marketing and promotions leading to 12% increase in sales.

Created cost effective design solutions for additional bar and patio seats to increase revenue.

Collaborated on website re-design, content and implemented social media.

Re-trained and held staff accountable to Kimpton's exceptional customer service standards resulting in increased customer satisfaction scores.

Use of effective cross training and direction of staff in daily work assignments to maximize productivity.

Reduction of loss and misuse of equipment through proper restaurant supervision and staff training.

Assistant Manager, 07/2008 to 08/2009
Grand Cafe, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants San Francisco, Ca

Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs on a daily basis.
Built sales forecasts and schedules to reflected desired productivity targets.

Creation of incentive sales contests for servers to help increase check average.

Conduct daily pre-shift and monthly departmental meetings to ensure organizational efficiency.

Supervised staff of up to 75 including hiring, training, mentoring, disciplining and cost effective scheduling.

Revised and updated staff food description manual to ensure accuracy and include allergy guidelines and information.

Owner, Self-Employed realtor dba Apollo Real Estate Group, 04/2002 to 12/2008
Keller Williams Realty, Prudential Real Estate Oakland, Ca

Generated consistent sales of $4-5 million annually

Prudential Real Estate Top Producer Award - 2003/2003

Group Sales Agent, 01/2000 to 11/2001
Adventure Express Seattle, Wa

Provided customized high end scuba diving travel for individuals and groups to select destinations around the world.

Maitre'd/Server, 04/1998 to 10/2000
Masa's Restaurant San Francisco, Ca

Server and Maitre'd at one of San Francisco's top fine dining restaurants helmed by chef Julian Serrano, offering his prix fixe menus of traditional and contemporary French cuisine.

Server, hostess, 02/1996 to 03/1998
Zuni Cafe San Francisco, Ca
Acclaimed San Francisco restaurant for over 20 years featuring chef Judy Rogers modern European cuisine.
Manager, 02/1986 to 12/1995
Max's Restaurants San Francisco, Ca

Innovative and hugely popular San Francisco restaurant company founded by former Hyatt Executives Dennis Berkowitz and Walter Fey.

Held nearly every position from server, hostess to executive secretary, corporate purchasing director and restaurant management.  Was on the opening and training team and participated in over eight new restaurant openings during my employment. 

General Studies; psychology, sociology, Italian/Spanish language studies, City College of San Francisco - San Francisco, Ca
Serve Safe Certified -
Ongoing food and allergy safety, human resourse and self leadership training , Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants -
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Previous Companies:

  • Morimoto Waikiki Restaurant
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Previous Job Positions:

  • Beverage Manager
  • Server
  • Designated trainer
  • Assistant General Manager
  • Assistant Manager


  • City College of San Francisco
  • Serve Safe Certified
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

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