Maximilian Wascher

Maximilian Wascher

Partner Specialist at Booking.com
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
over 6 months ago

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I am an enthusiastic young man looking for a challenge in the hospitality industry.

With a bachelor in Tourism & Leisure Management, I am keen to further dive into the lodging industry.

Experience

  • Partner Specialist

    Booking.com - Barcelona, Spain

    Customer Service
    May 2018 - Now · 9 months

    Assisting accomodation partners in growing their business and ensuring a beneficial partnership for both sides.

  • Contract and Product Manager

    FALKTOURS S.R.L. % FALKTOURS G.M.B.H. - Vienna, Austria

    Other
    October 2017 - April 2018 · 7 months

    Contracting Manager for the Austrian market mainly. Distributing the allotments to OTAs and "traditional" travel agencies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Scandinavia. Establishing new partnerships with hotels and marketing the existing partners of the company.

  • F&B Trainee

    Island Shangri-La Hong Kong - Hong Kong

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

    I spent my Practical Training Semester in the Island Shangri-La's French Fine Dining outlet, the Restaurant Petrus. As the name suggests, the focus is on the restaurants impressive high-quality wine selection. I was given the chance to assist the Sommeliers, one of them being Master Sommelier, as a commis de vin for half my time in the service side. This was an extraordinary opportunity to improve my skills regarding wine description, wine service and wine selling. The other half of my time on the floor I worked as a commis, which was a memorable time and I gained extensive knowledge of the work in a fine-dining restaurant. I concluded my time in the Shangri-La with a month in the kitchen of the Petrus, as I wanted to gain insight into the 'other side' of the restaurant as well.

  • Chef de Rang

    Weingut Hutter - Krems an der Donau, Austria

    F&B service
    April 2015 - June 2015 · 3 months

    During my studies I worked in this high-class restaurant as a Chef de Rang occasionally. It is a restaurant of a winery, with top notch Austrian cuisine. I worked mainly at weddings and large events with up to 100 people. Small team, depending on the event 3-6 waiters. Was a great time, and as soon as I am back studying in Austria I will continue working there.

  • Chef de Rang

    Hus Nr. 8 - Lech, Austria

    F&B service
    July 2014 - September 2014 · 3 months

    My first job as Chef de Rang, before my studies began. Restaurant with traditional Austrian cuisine. Mainly a la Carte service with a lot of walk-inns. A team of 3 Chef de Rang and 1 commis was responsible for in total up to 160 people. Great experience, I could learn a lot from my more experienced colleagues and was able to perfect my service skills.

  • Commis de Rang - Intern

    Erlebnis Waldegg - Teufen, Switzerland

    F&B service
    July 2013 - September 2013 · 3 months

    Internship in an 'entertainment' restaurant. This restaurant was split in two parts: the main restaurant with space for up to 250 people with traditional and modern Suisse styled cuisine. Also upscale wines and menus. The second part is regarded as 'Grandmothers House': basically, an atmosphere from 100 years ago is created. No softdrinks, simple food and wines in a genuine old house. Us waiters had to tell the story of grandma, and let our guests feel like 100 years ago. A very busy restaurant in the beautiful scenery of Appenzell. Team of around 10 waiters. I worked in both parts, wherever workforce was needed. First experience abroad, and I enjoyed it.

  • Tourist Office - Intern

    Alpenregion Bludenz Tourismus - Bludenz, Austria

    Guest Relations
    July 2012 - September 2012 · 3 months

    Internship in a tourist office/incoming agency. Responsible for the assemblance of the weekly and daily event calendar. As well as providing help & information for incoming tourists. Administrational tasks and Customer Relationship Management were also amongst my duties. I was also responsible for developing a cooperation with camping sites in Vorarlberg.

  • Service - Intern

    Hotel Arlberg***** - Lech, Austria

    F&B service
    July 2011 - September 2015 · 4 years and 3 months

    Half board service internship in a small 5 star luxury hotel in Lech am Arlberg. Breakfast and evening menu service. Occasionally working in the a la Carte evening restaurant. Team consisted out of 1 Restaurant Manager, 5 Chef de Rangs, 3 Interns and 2 apprentices. First experience in the high-class luxury F&B service department.

  • Kitchen Intern

    Romantikhotel Krone***** - Lech, Austria

    F&B kitchen
    July 2010 - September 2010 · 3 months

    My first internship within the tourism & hotel school. I was responsible for the breakfast, also show-cooking in front of the guests. Also supportive tasks for every other kitchen department. In my very first experience in a 5star hotel I was able to get a short insight in all kitchen departments and the kitchen team taught me very precious skills.

  • Assistant

    Restaurant Engel - Klösterle, Austria

    Administration & General
    January 2009 - August 2015 · 6 years and 8 months

    With 90 seats this is a rather small business, where I grew up in. I started helping out in kitchen and service whenever needed, mostly during peak seasons in winter and summer. My first and longest experience in hospitality.

Education

  • BA Tourism and Leisure Management

    The IMC Fachhochschule Krems - Krems an der Donau, Austria

    September 2014 - September 2017

    A 3 years study program in the TLM business with the core subjects being business related such as Finance & Controlling, Budgeting, Marketing, Management and Accounting. The tourism specific subjects include Tourism Product Development, Destination Management, Hospitality, Tour Operations and Tourism Consumer Behaviour.

  • Tourism businessman

    Tourismusschule Bludenz - Bludenz, Austria

    September 2009 - June 2014

    A secondary school focusing on the tourism business. Core elements were the vocational training as a chef, waiter and receptionist - called "Tourism businessman" in Austria - on the one hand side and the corresponding theoratical knowledge on the other hand.

Languages

  • German
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • Spanish
    Professional working
    60%
  • French
    Limited working
    40%
  • Chinese
    Notions
    20%
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