The Resumé

Robert M. Hillyer
2000 Jefferson St. #10
Hollywood, FL 33020

Position: Beverage Manager/ Sommelier/ Wine Director
Primary Skills: Extensive knowledge of wines and spirits, foods and flavors/aromas,
cooking techniques/cuisines, teas. Extensive service experience.
Experience in developing wine and specialty cocktail menus.
Additional Skills: Bartending, Cooking (particularly pastry/dessert), Menu Design,
Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, Social Media

Job History
11/15 - current : Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Fort Lauderdale - Waiter/Captain
  • Upscale Mediterranean dining, primarily seafood, global winelist.
  • Service, some wine staff training
8/14 - 11/15 : The Federal Food & Drink, Miami - Waiter, on-call manager
  • Casual, but upscale dining, farm-to-table, eclectic winelist.
  • Service, staff training
  • Some input on winelist, but primarily operations
1/06-10/13 : Bistro du Vent/Esca, NYC waiter/sommelier
  • Upscale Modern French Cuisine/ Italian Seafood
  • Service, pre-theater, extensive small appellation French winelist (Bistro) and small producer Italian winelist (Esca)
9/05 : Jefferson Grill, NYC Wine/Cocktail consultant
  • American-Asian fusion cuisine
  • Purchasing, Staff training, Cocktail development
10/02-3//03 : Guastavinos, NYC Wine Director (upstairs fine dining closed, laid off)
  • American-French cuisine
  • Wine Pairing, Purchasing, Inventory, Staff Training, POS programming
8/02-10/02 : Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood, NYC Wine Director
  • American-Seafood
  • Wine Pairing, Purchasing, Staff Training, POS programming
3/02-8/02 : Mandarin Oriental - Miami,  Café Sambal, waiter
  • Japanese-Asian fusion restaurant.
  • Server/Bartender, some cocktail development
4/01-12/01 : Haru - Times Square, NYC Headwaiter
  • Japanese-Asian fusion restaurant.
  • Service, Staff training and scheduling, Cash Handling, Inventory
10/99-10/00 : Quince Restaurant, NYC Sommelier

  • French/Japanese cuisine
  • Wine Pairing, Purchasing, Inventory, Cocktail development
4/99-10/99 : Pop Restaurant, NYC Sommelier/Assistant Manager
  • French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant
  • Wine Pairing, Ordering, Inventory, POS programming

Prior experience includes corporate trainer for T.G.I. Fridays
and Walt Disney World.
Other Skills Most POS restaurant systems (Micros, Positouch, RMS, Squirrel.
including maint/prog), Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office
References available on request

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