aurelijusmarudinas

54/295 moo1 Promphan village, Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket,

About Candidate

Highly skilled and accomplished food and
beverage professional with 20 years of
extensive experience in the culinary and
beverage industry. A true expert in
crafting innovative and unforgettable
dining and drinking experiences. Proven
track record of success in creating and
executing exceptional menus, managing
comprehensive food and beverage
programs, and training teams to deliver
top-notch service. Passionate about
staying at the forefront of industry trends
and techniques. Seeking a new
opportunity to utilize my expertise,
creativity, and leadership skills as a food
and beverage manager or director in a
dynamic and upscale setting.

Education

B
Business Administration and Management 2014
Vilnius University

Bachelor's degree

2003
Ukmerge "Silo" Secondary School

Secondary School

Experiences

H
Head Mixologist December 2021 - March 2024
Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Develop and implement beverage menus and offerings, considering customer preferences, market trends, and profitability; Source and select beverages, including spirits, beers, and non-alcoholic options, ensuring quality and variety; Manage inventory levels, monitor stock rotation, and implement efficient ordering and replenishment processes; Establish pricing strategies that balance profitability with customer satisfaction; Staff Training and Supervision; Hire, train, and supervise beverage service staff, including bartenders and servers; Conduct regular training sessions on beverage knowledge, service standards, and responsible alcohol service; Provide guidance and support to staff, ensuring they deliver exceptional customer service and uphold brand standards; Schedule staff shifts and manage labor costs effectively; Monitor beverage quality, presentation, and consistency; Collaborate with the kitchen and service teams to ensure proper food and beverage pairing and coordination; Analyze sales data and financial reports to identify trends, opportunities, and areas for improvement; Implement strategies to maximize revenue and minimize waste or loss; Establish and maintain relationships with beverage suppliers and negotiate favorable contracts and pricing; Organize and participate in beverage tastings, events, and promotions to drive sales and increase brand awareness.

M
Mixologist / Assistant F&B Manager December 2019 - April 2020 (Covid)
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort, Phuket, Thailand

“Perfect serve” system realization and improvement (4 outlets); Train team members (improving bar skills and techniques, drink service, up-selling, etiquette, psychology); Assist F&B Manager in daily routines of all outlets; Ensure that quality standards are followed; Cooperate with the local garden team for growing botanicals for cocktails; Cooperate with kitchen team in food and cocktails pairing projects; Improve acceptable ergonomic system in bar areas; Create and organize new cocktails and menu launches; Organize cocktail workshops for resort guests; Focus on new trends in the drinks industry and new spirits; Take part in cocktails and bartenders events and competitions; Visit local and international trade shows or bar shows; Organize guest shifts and participate; Improve “Mise en place” system in all outlets; Take care of bartenders responsibilities if needed; Control PAR stock and stock-taking (inventory);

M
Mixologist March 2019 - November 2019
Columbia Beach Bar Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

Improve "Mise en place" system; Meet all bar guests and take care of them with a high level of hospitality; Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks; Assist Head Mixologist in daily routines; Take part in private events and catering; Practice entire drink catalogue daily, refining technique until met with Head Mixologist approval; Interact with customers professionally and put interpersonal communication skills into practice to build a relationship; Monitor guests experience level, reviews and feedback; Assist in creating and coordinating promotions; Ensure that quality standards are followed; Participate in training sessions and testing;

B
Bar Manager November 2015 - March 2019
Craft cocktail bar "Apoteka", Vilnius, Lithuania

Develop a pre-opening plan and manage construction project; Create and improve operational and service plan; Manage the business aspects of the bar, such as keeping a current liquor license, negotiating supplier contracts, managing budgets and setting goals; Hire and train staff to provide excellent service to bar guests; Create effective schedules and quickly resolve conflicts to ensure that bar is well staffed during peak hours; Plan and take part in promotional events; Take care of all social functions including private parties, business meetings and formal engagements; Coordinate and organize new menu launches; Organize and take a part in masterclasses and guest shifts; Visit local and international trade shows or bar shows; Focus on new trends in the drinks industry and new spirits; Take part in creating non-alcoholic beverages; Take care of head bartenders or bartenders responsibilities, if it is necessary; Plan and implement cost control measures; The most hospitable bar in Vilnius 2019 Award; Support, motivate and lead the team members in the bartender's competitions and shows: Absolut Invite Lithuania 2016 - 4th place; Tahona Society Lithuania 2016 - 1st place; Tahona Society Final Tour 2016 (Mexico) - 23rd place; Absolut Invite Lithuania 2017 - 1st place; Diageo World Class Baltic Tour 2017 - 1st place; Diageo World Class Global Final 2017 (Mexico) - 38th place;

M
Manager August 2010 - November 2015
Cafe "Soul Box", Vilnius, Lithuania

Hire and train staff to provide excellent service to bar guests; Plan and take part in promotional events; Take care of head bartenders or bartenders responsibilities, if it is necessary; Create new cocktails for the next season menu; Take care of the overall daily bar functions including managing other bartenders; Handle customer complaints and disturbances; Cafe opening/closing duties.

H
Head Bartender May 2007 - May 2010
Live music and cocktail bar "L'Amour", Vilnius, Lithuania

Take care of the overall daily bar functions including managing other bartenders; Check appearance and cleanliness of the bar area; Handle customer complaints and disturbances; Order drinks, fruits and other necessary supplies; Perform closing process on a nightly basis, including locking up, preparing for the next business day, and guiding guests out of the establishment; Watch for new spirits or soft drinks to increase range of bar drinks; Take care of creating new menu and approval with bar manager.

B
Bartender May 2004 - May 2007
Restaurant "Terrazza", Forum Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania

Meet all bar guests and take care of them with high level of hospitality; Prepare alcohol or non-alcohol beverages; Interact with customers, take orders and serve snacks and drinks; Create new cocktails for the next season menu; Interact with customers professionally and put interpersonal communication skills into practice to build relationships.

Skills

INDUSTRIAL SKILLS - Cocktails, Mixology, Beverages, Hospitality, Food & Beverages, Food Pairing, Catering, Outlet Management, Menu Development, Project Management, Consulting, Event Management, Stock and Inventory Management, Finance and P&L Reporting
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS - Creativity Skills, Team Management, Leadership, Multitasking, Decision-Making, Supervisory Skills, Public Speaking, Organization Skills