Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen

Student from Roosevelt Uni
Lives in Chicago, IL, United States
over 6 months ago

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Jennifer, a Chicago native, began working in the food and beverage industry in 2012 as a hostess for the Boka group (a prominent restaurant group in Chicago). After 6 months of excelling in a high-volume restaurant she was promoted to be a Maitre D, where she managed hosts, communicated with teammates and managers to ensure great, efficient service.
Fast forward 6 years, Jennifer has worked at various award winning and trendy restaurants helming the front of house as a lead hostess in addition to her experiences as a server, banquet server, bartender and busser. For more insight on the food industry Jennifer apprenticed at a Farm in Northern California as farm manager where she managed accounts payable including payroll, sales, the daily operations and staff to ensure timely and accurate delivery of product, also harvesting, packaging and assisting in social media and farm projects.
Jennifer was raised in a home where you treated other people with respect and love, and that is what she lives by. Jennifer is dynamic, great at multitasking , anticipating the needs of others, and is immensely passionate about food, drinks and people.

Experience

  • Maître d'hôtel

    Frontera Grill/ Topolobampo - Chicago, IL, United States

    F&B service
    February 2016 - July 2016 · 6 months

    Trained and developed host staff Ensured all “regulars” were greeted and specific needs were met Handled all guest inquiries via phone, in person, reservations email account and general inquiry email account Instruct host staff where to seat reservations/walk-ins Pre-assigned all reservations and able to give accurate quote times to walk-ins Worked with Topolobampo LH to sell tables Created/modified reservations via OpenTable & Rguest Communicated with teammates, managers and kitchen staff to control dining room and seating times

Education

  • Roosevelt Uni

    January 2012 - Now

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Notions
    20%
  • Spanish
    Notions
    20%

Skills

  • 80 wpm
  • Basic cocktail mixing
  • Beer Knowledge
  • Excellent memory
  • Experienced hostess
  • Food Safety
  • Great customer service
  • High Volume
  • Knowledge about wines
  • multitasker
  • OpenTable
  • Telephone manner
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