Kelwin Lewis

Kelwin Lewis

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager (HOD Role) at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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About me

Result orientated hospitality industry professional with management experience in high end international hotels. Established leadership skills in large operations and multi cultural environments focusing on highest service standards delivery, achieving profitability and leading market share.

Experience

9 years and 11 months

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager (HOD Role)

    Courtyard by Marriott Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    April 2019 - Now · 9 months

  • Restaurants Manager

    Millennuim Plaza Hotel - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    September 2018 - April 2019 · 8 months

  • Restaurants Manager

    Kempinski Hotel Muscat - Muscat, Oman

    F&B service
    December 2017 - March 2018 · 4 months

  • Restaurant Manager

    Marriott Marquis City Center Doha - Doha, Qatar

    F&B service
    May 2014 - December 2016 · 2 years and 8 months

  • Restaurant Manager

    Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    February 2013 - August 2013 · 7 months

  • Assistant Bars Manager

    Divan - Erbil, Iraq

    F&B service
    November 2011 - November 2012 · 1 year and 1 month

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor

    Millennium & Copthorne Hotel - London, United Kingdom

    F&B service
    March 2008 - October 2010 · 2 years and 9 months

  • Restaurant Shift Leader

    Marriott - Manchester, United Kingdom

    F&B service
    December 2006 - February 2008 · 1 year and 3 months

Education

  • Hotel Management and Catering

    Kohinoor IMI - School of Hospitality Management - Khandala, Lonavala, India

    June 2002 - April 2005

Languages

1 language

  • English

    Full professional

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Indian

Additional Information

1 information shared

  • Covering Letter

    Hello

    As a Food and Beverage Service Professional with an extensive hotel industry experience, I am very interested to learn about your vacancy.
    I am presently in Dubai in visit visa seeking a suitable Management role in Food & Beverage in the competitive UAE market. I consider myself as a well-seasoned Restaurant Manager with over 6 years of Leadership + Management experience in Food & Beverage along with more than a decade of Hotel's experience in UK and GCC.

    A few of my notable accomplishments as a Restaurant Manager can be summed up as under:

    • Achieved a YOY (2015 vs 2014) Increase of 33% on the "Associate Engagement Survey" (Staff's Job Satisfaction Survey) - a result of changes in shift patterns, transparency in decision making processes, "one-on-one" job chats, etc.
    • Representing Food & Beverage in “Guest Satisfaction” hotel meetings.
    • Achieved a YOY (2016 vs 2015) , 18% increase in dinner revenue, and a 15% increase in covers during the dinner meal serving period - a result of implementation of Theme-Nights, Promotional events and Food Festivals.
    • Achieved and exceeded budgeted expectations by 4% for the financial year of 2015.
    • Achieved a YOY increase of 4.6% on GuestVoice (Guest Satisfaction Survey)
    • Successfully scored a Green on the Brand Standards Audit, securing a score of 88% and 98% in the years 2015 and 2016 respectively.
    • Nominated for the "Restaurateur of the year 2015" with in Middle East and Africa within the Marriott International Brands
    • Specialist in organizing food festival for multiple outlets within the hotel.

    After gathering my majority work experience + Education in UK; I have developed and embraced the work culture in the Middle East region by exploring new challenges. I trust my passionate and professional approach in every challenge I have taken would be a vital ingredient in achieving greater success here in the Middle-East, for myself and your establishment alike.

    I look forward to your kind revert and having a conversation with you in the near future.

    Sincerely,


    Kelwin Lewis
    Enclosure: Resume

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