Santi Georgios Rifaat

Santi Georgios Rifaat

F&B Supervisor at Le Méridien Barcelona
Lives in Barcelona, Spain

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About me

Hotelier professional with an exceptional background in personnel and operations control, with solid experience in the
development, growth, and leadership of personnel. Experienced consultant, an expert in analyzing existing operations and
implementing effective systems, strategies, and processes to improve their organizational performance. Accomplished in
managing corporate finances and capturing sales opportunities to increase revenues and improve profit contributions.
Proven leadership and work ethic. Successful history of resolving corporate issues and exceeding organizational goals. Key
skills include:
Couching & motivating staff
✓ Restaurant and F&B Consultant
✓ Productivity improvement
✓ Finance Management and Cost Control
✓ VIP Customer Service and Satisfaction
✓ Stock Management and Control
Cross-Functional Leadership
Hospitality Sales
Strategic Operational Planning
Five languages speaker: English and Arabic bilingual,
fluency in French, Spanish, and Greek.


17 years and 4 months

  • F&B Supervisor

    Le Méridien Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B other
    July 2018 - Now · 1 year and 7 months

    ● Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards. Speak with others using clear and professional language, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. ● Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees ● Ensure adherence to quality expectations and standards. ● Complete closing duties, including the supervisor of storing all cleanliness and presentation of all china, glass, and silver prior to use. ● Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; and complete safety training and certifications

  • Restaurant Manager

    Meliá Hotels International - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B other
    December 2017 - June 2018 · 7 months

    * Establish and enforce standards and regulations for personnel, administration, entertainment, and food. * Develop operational, marketing, and business plans in conjunction with hotel board of directors. * Estimate food and supply needs, oversee the placement of orders. * Hire, train, and supervise managers and staff.

  • Maître d'hôtel

    Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B other
    March 2017 - December 2017 · 11 months

    * To ensure all services are opened and fully operational (Restaurant lobby/ Terrace/ Pool bar) at scheduled times, * standards are maintained throughout the service, particularly delivering exceptional levels of customer care and satisfaction. * Ensuring operational and service checklists are completed thoroughly, with attention to detail focusing on service led issues. * Ensuring staff are punctual, in correct uniform, and complying with the general guidelines outlined by the management. * Ensure an exceptional and consistent level of service, delivering the key performance indicators and range of quality food and beverage products in a clean and professional environment. * Filing in duty Log and reports to F&B director (sales/ incidents/guest’s feedback) Order stock and inventory.

  • Restaurant Manager / Events Coordinator

    Shôko Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B service
    June 2015 - February 2017 · 1 year and 9 months

    * Team development. Training: up-selling, organization, creating menus, customer service...etc. * Increase sales and couching staff by developing their interpersonal skills. * Management large groups reservations and private events up to 500 guests. * Maintain a high ratio of return customers through great service. * Run and coordinate floor plan. * Workplace scheduling.

  • Maître / Chef de Rang

    ONE OCEAN CLUB– Private Yatch Club, Marina Port Vell - Barcelona, Spain

    F&B service
    November 2014 - May 2015 · 7 months

    * Responsible for the VIP guests service satisfaction. Maintain a high ratio of return customers through great service. * Arrange and coordinate the floor plan with the waiting staff and kitchen. * Build a strong and well communicated working team. * Closing duties end of every shift including: Cash transactions , credit cards reports , direct e-mail and feed back to GM.

  • Front Desk Receptionist / Shift Leader

    PREMIUM - TRAVELLER / BCN INT' Airport - Barcelona, Spain

    Front Office concierge
    March 2014 - October 2014 · 9 months

    * Facilitating Fast Track services for VIP passengers. * Resolve any type of issues for travelers in a timely manner. * Maintaining daily activity logs and respond to guest’s inquiries. * Remain current on local airport schedules. * Maintaining solid professional relationships with key airport staff. * Report flights delays to the Front Office Manager.

  • Captain (Maître) / Assistant Manager

    Dream Hotel NY - New York, NY, United States

    F&B service
    November 2010 - November 2012 · 2 years and 1 month

    * Provide customer experience in trendy 13,000 square foot, modern Japanese Restaurant. * Responsibilities include reviewing and explaining Chef's tasting menus and extensive wine & sake pairings. * Coach and develop employees to build a strong cohesive working team. * Responsible for the VIP guests service satisfaction. * Maintain a high ratio of return customers through great service.

  • Head Waiter / Assistant Manager

    PETER LUGER Steak House - New York, NY, United States

    F&B service
    November 2008 - October 2010 · 2 years

    • Provided customer service and maintained flow of entire restaurant servicing up to 300 guests during lunch and dinner service. • Training and maintaining team self-confidence and training them to build the sale by improving their people skills and product knowledge. • Ensure uniform and personal staff appearance is clean and professional. • Perform administrative duties including opening and closing procedures, maintain cash registers, placed orders for weekly supply and organize and supervise private events.

  • Captain (Maître) / Banquet Assistant Manager

    THE LAKE CLUB - Golf and Restaurant Private Club - New York, NY, United States

    F&B service
    January 2004 - October 2008 · 4 years and 10 months

    * Maintain and organize all private events and Golf lunch's. * Provide customer service & maintained flow of entire restaurant. * Private events and wedding functions supervision up to 500 guests. * Group's and banquets events sales assistant. * A' la cart dinning and table side service.

  • Head Waiter

    DA NOI / Southern Italian Cuisine Restaurant - New York, NY, United States

    F&B service
    June 2001 - November 2003 · 2 years and 6 months

    • Provide customer service and maintained flow of entire restaurant servicing 110 guests. • Maintain restaurant standards of service, upselling, chef tasting menus and wine paring recommendation.


  • Hospitality Management Diploma

    New York Institute of Technology NYC.Tech - New York, IA, United States

    September 2000 - June 2002

  • Hospitality Management Bachelor's Degree

    The Higher Institute of Hotels and Tourism of Alexandria. - Alexandria, Egypt

    September 1996 - June 2000


6 languages

  • Arabic

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Spanish

    Full professional

  • French

    Full professional

  • Greek

    Professional working

  • Catalan

    Limited working

Personal information


  • American

  • Greek

Work Permits

  • European Union

Date of birth

February 19th 1979

Driving License



3 skills

  • Couching & motivating staff
  • Cross Functional Leadership
  • Stock Management and Control
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