Bohdan Bondaruk

Bohdan Bondaruk

Restaurants Operations Manager at Meraas
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Restaurants and F&B operations and pre-opening specialist offering over 10 years of cumulative experience in diverse dining concepts in Europe and Middle East. My overall experience includes but not limited to Steakhouses, British, American Smokehouse and latest one - Emirati Cuisine. Leading, developing and executing business operations while boosting bottom-line. Providing clear leadership while promoting and fostering team culture along with organizational values. Opened in total 7 restaurants within 6 years of F&B management experience, improved the performance of 8 outlets. Fluent in P&L analysis and multi-brand management.


  • Restaurants Operations Manager

    Meraas - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B other
    October 2016 - Now · 2 years and 2 months

    Last Exit E11 (5 outlets) / Big Chefs The Beach / Big Chefs Riverland / Al Mashowa / Main Duties: - Business Improvement; - P&L justification; - Cost Reduction; - SOP development and implementation; - Upselling implementation; - Team training Achievements: - Increased revenue +20% due to implementation of Sequence of Sevice. - Reduced F&B cost from 48% to 29% due to correct planning of stocks usage. - Increased motivation of staff by implementing rewarding challenges. - Reduced expenses of 3 restaurants and reached budget targets; - Improved customer experience and trained more than 70 team members; - Reduced F&B cost by precise planning and SOP implementation; - Recipes revised and decreased the consumption and cost.

  • Assistant General Manager

    Meraas - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    November 2014 - October 2016 · 1 year and 12 months

    Pre-opening operations: @ Butcha Steakhouse / Nov'14-May'15; @ Classic Car Cafe / May'15-Aug'15; @ Bikes & Bites / Aug'15-Sept'16 Main Responsibilities: - Pre-opening operations; - SOP Development; - Concepts development; - Budgeting for new outlets; - Menu engineering. Achievements: • Pre-Opening Team • SOP´s and Brand Standards implementation • Staff Trainings • Venue Forecasting • Venue Budget/Expenses • Menu Engineering • Guest Preferences follow up • Staff payroll and attendance • Recruitment • EMC Micros programming and configuring • 230 Seat Restaurant Capacity • 200 Covers on one meal period

  • Assistant Restaurant Manager

    Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    March 2013 - November 2014 · 1 year and 10 months

    ● Pre-opening operations @ Geales restaurant. ● Assistance of restaurant OM in all daily questions. ● Trainings for the staff FOH. ● Interaction with guests and making sure the guests are happy. ● Solving the complaints of guests “on the spot”. ● Regular guests personal consultant (food/wines/menu). ● Service control and support in all fields (if needed). ● Duty rota, vacation plans, attendance check. ● Cooperation with Chefs regarding sales and budget. ● Cooperation with Sales and Marketing dept in the promotion of the restaurant.

  • F&B Manager

    Zefir - Lutsk, Ukraine

    F&B other
    March 2010 - December 2012 · 2 years and 11 months

    • Development and implementation of new Disco Bar concept. • Opening and pre-opening operations. • Restaurant and Lounge management. • Budget and revenue planning. • Installation and trainings on restaurant IT systems (RC Front, R-Keeper, U-Keeper). • Due to precise planning achieved the budget starting from 2-nd month. /eq. 250k USD monthly/ • Negotiations with suppliers. • Event management for bowling and disco bar. • Training and examination of the waiters, barmen and kitchen staff. • Provision of special offers for VIP guests. • Profit and cash float control.


  • Management and Economics

    Volyn Institute for Economics and Management - Lutsk, Ukraine

    September 2003 - July 2009

  • Translation and Interpretation

    Volyn Institute for Economics and Management - Lutsk, Ukraine

    September 2003 - July 2008

    Translation and Interpretation in English and German


  • Ukrainian
    Native or fluent
  • Polish
    Native or fluent
  • Russian
    Native or fluent
  • English
    Native or fluent
  • Serbian
    Limited working
  • German
    Limited working


  • Budgeting / Cost Control
  • Budgeting/P&L
  • Business Improvement
  • F&B sales
  • Micros
  • P&L Management
  • Pre-opening a restaurant
  • Pre- Opening & Rebranding
  • Pre-openings
  • Restaurant Management
  • SOP development
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