Work Experience Time Line

 

September 27th 1999 - August 5th 2015                                                          

Designer / Builder / Managing Director

 Molly Malones Irish Pub Phuket, Thailand

 

Molly Malones Irish Pub is a 250 seat restaurant/Irish pub located at the Baan Thai Resort & Spa on Patong Beach Phuket Thailand. The pub opened up on October 1st 1999 & specialized in both traditional Anglo Saxon & International cuisine, also including an extensive range of draught stouts & beers, with a 40/60 food & beverage sales breakdown. Overseeing the design, construction & opening, I took the business from the first Irish pub in southern Thailand to one of the leading food & beverage establishments in southeast Asia. As the Managing Director over the past 15 years, I managed to steer the business through all the economic, political & natural disasters that devastated the island’s economy. With a finger on the pulse management style & a quick keep it simple attitude, I managed to overcome these situations & recover. Molly Malones first ROI was paid back in full in less than 10 months. Annual gross revenues from 1999 to 2015 approx 60m to 80m Baht

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, construct & operate the restaurant.

  • Recruiting & training all staff & positions, payroll & manning guides.

  • Inventory control, loss prevention, admin, accounting & banking.

  • Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

  • Recruit & hire bands / musicians / entertainers.

  • Negotiate lease extensions with the land lords.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

 

 Achievements

  • Develop food & beverage menus, itemize costs,  & adapt to season, tourist demographics & economic trends.

  • Overcome social, economic, political & natural disasters by adapting to the situation & implementing changes. IE; sars, Bali bombing, bird flu, swine flu, tsunami, airport protests & closures, two military coups & the current economic crash.

  • Achieve average Food COGS of 33% & Beverage COGS of 32-34% 

  • Tsunami Recovery, rescue all staff, protect damaged property, salvage safe & re-coup the cash I on property.

  • Spearhead the insurance claim & negotiate with the loss adjustors & recover 36m Baht.

·      Rebuild & kick start the outlet from scratch after the tsunami with a budget of 12m Baht.

 

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October 1st 2001 - November 15th 2014

Designer / Builder / Managing Director

 Scruffy Murphys Irish Pub Patong Beach Phuket, Thailand

 

Scruffy Murphys Irish Pub opened September 1st 2001, was a 200 seat bar located on Bangla road, Patong beach. Scruffy Murphys operated in tandem with Molly Malones however with a slightly different concept as a live music venue, Scruffy’s catered for a younger crowd pre-clubbing crowd it became more of a late night venue. With  Food & Beverage sales breakdown of 30 / 70 food was an add-on that kept customers in drinking. Opening 10 days before 9 /11 we struggled in the beginning, however the concept of a safe & clean environment in Bangla road aided in its recovery & over the 14 years lease stayed that way. Scruffy’s ROI in less than 12 months. Annual gross revenues from 1999 to 2015

60m to 80m.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, construct & operate the restaurant.

  • Recruiting & training all staff & positions, payroll & manning guides.

  • Inventory control, loss prevention, admin, accounting & banking.

  • Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

  • Recruit & hire bands / musicians / entertainers.

  • Negotiate lease extensions with the land lords.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

 

Achievements

  • Design, build & operate.

  • Review & modify F&B menus based on sales reports, demographics & economic trends.

  • Achieve average Food COGS of 33% & Beverage COGS of 35% 

  • Overcome social, economic, political & natural disasters by adapting to the situation & implementing changes. IE; sars, Bali bombing, bird flu, swine slu, tsunami, airport protests & closures, two military coups & the current economic crash.

  • Tsunami Recovery, rescue all staff, protect damaged property, salvage safe & re-coup the cash.

  • Spearhead the insurance claim & negotiate with the loss adjustors & recover 36m Baht.

  • Rebuild & kick start from scratch after the tsunami.

  • Due to the tsunami Scruffy’s had to close for two months due to the pending insurance claim, at this point I negotiated a no rent period until we opened again. 

  • In 2006 & 2009 I negotiated a monthly payment plan for the remainder of the lease contract (6 x years).

·November 15th 2014 the lease expired & the business was closed. I supervised all outstanding debt & property handover.

 

 

January 31st 2006 – Present    

                        

Project Manager / Dorector Of Operations / Managing Director

Coyote Mexican Bar & Grill Phuket, Thailand

 

Coyotes Mexican Restaurant & Margarita Bar is a 950 sq meter, 350 cover restaurant, covering both the 2nd & 3rd floors of the Baan Thai Resort & Spa.  First opened December 31st. Off to a slow start & located on the second floor Coyotes grew into a very profitable outlet. More of a destination dinning experience Coyotes had a 70/30 split on food & beverage sales. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee construction & operation.

  • HRD, recruiting & training all staff & positions.

  • Control all back & front of house procedures.

  • Stock ordering, control, accounts & costs.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

  • Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

  • Set up & run all aspects of admin, cashiering, accounting & banking.

  • Oversee all aspect of sales & marketing.

  • Oversee all aspect of admin / accts / finance / profit & loss.

  • Negotiate lease extensions with the land owners.

·Cover all aspects of the position of GM & MD.

 

Achievements

  • Consult, build & operate.

  • Review & develop F&B menus based on sales reports, demographics & economic trends.

  • Oversee & train kitchen staff & cuisine training.

  • Achieve average Food COGS of 28-30% & Beverage COGS of 25-28% 

·Overcome social, economic, political & natural disasters by adapting to the situation & implementing changes. IE; bird flu, swine flu, airport protests & closures, two military coups & the current economic crash.

 

May 1st 2006 – Present         

                                                         

Designer / Builder Operator

The Cicago Steakhouse Phuket, Thailand

 

Chicago steakhouse is a steakhouse concept based on the late 20's art deco style & prohibition era Chicago.

With the 3rd floor of the Coyote restaurant not being used, I designed a turnkey outlet with surround booth seating, circular salad bar & spiral stair case entrance. Based on a value added dinning concept & to reflect the changing demographics of Patong, the salad bar buffet was essential. Totaling 120 seats Chicago’s is very popular for functions & parties & family dinning.

 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects from design, construction & operation.

  • HRD, recruiting & training all staff & positions.

  • Control all back & front of house procedures.

  • Stock ordering, control, accounts & costs.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

  • Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

  • Set up & run all aspects of admin, cashiering, accounting & banking.

  • Over see all aspect of sales & marketing.

  • Oversee all aspect of admin / accts / finance / profit & loss.

  • Negotiate lease extensions with the land owners.

Achievements

  • Consult, build & operate, utilizing & covering all the building main structure & engineering access pillars.

  • Review & train & implement F&B menus based on sales reports, demographics & economic trends.

  • Achieve average Food COGS of 33% including complimentary salad bar & Beverage COGS of 33% 

·Wine Consignments. To carry a compressive wine menu without costs, I negotiated wine consignments & menu printing. 

 

January 31st 2009 - September 30th 2010

 

Renovation Project Manager / Managing Director

 Molly Malones Irish Pub Bangkok, Thailand

 

Molly Malones Bangkok is located in Silom, the center of the business district. In 2009 I supervised the renovation & re-branding form the previous owners to Molly Malones Irish Pub.

 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Renovate, re-brand & oversee operations.

  • Stock ordering, control, accounts & costs.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

·Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

 

Achievements

  • Resource contractors, create BOQ's & Budget for renovation & re-branding.

  • Conduct a full interior renovation while still open.

  • Recondition draught beer system.

  • Install new POS system.

 

February 28th 2012 – October 31st 2014   

                     

Director Of Operations

 Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill Bangkok, Thailand

 

The Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill is a 180 seat restaurant / pub located on Sukhumvit Soi 8.

The outlet was in dire need of renovation, however due to no funds available, I negotiated with GUINNESS to get a 170,000 Baht sponsorship package, where we renovated & re-branded the entire outlet. With initial monthly revenues of 2.1m to 2.3m & with nil profit, plus joint F&B costs in excess of 45%. Over 3 months of development & modified menu changes to reflect the outlet concept (sports pub), I achieved a food costs of 35% & beverage  35-38%.

The high beverage costs was due to the draught beer chilling system & kegs on the floor at room temp. Spoil was high, plus the existing happy hours were not cost effective. The beverage costs was a gradual change of menu prices & modified happy hours without upsetting the locals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Renovate, re-brand & operate.

  • Stock ordering, control, accounts & costs.

  • Restructure man power.

  • Restructure kitchen design & equipment. Retrain kitchen crew & re-launch food menu.

  • Set up all aspect of admin & COGS.

  • Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

  • Negotiate a 170,000 Baht sponsorship for re-branding.

·Prepare end of month reports & P&L for monthly board meetings.

 

\Achievements

  • Renovate & re-brand within budget.

  • Increase revenues & reduce food & beverage cost.

  • Steam line kitchen & train staff on standards & menu development.

  • Set up fire & safety standards plus loss prevention.

  • RecruitGeneral Manager & set up for hand over.

  • Negotiate a 170,000 Baht sponsorship from GUINNESS for re-branding.

  • Complete the entire re-brand under budget.

 

February 28th 2012 – October 31st 2014                                

 

Director Of Operations

The Australian Pub, Bangkok, Thailand

Responsibilities 

  • Oversee operations.

  • Stock ordering, control, accounts & costs.

  • Restructure man power.

  • Restructure kitchen design & equipment.

  • Reconstruct food menu to reflect a sports pub cuisine. Develop all food & beverage menus, including product sourcing & plate costing.

  • Set up all aspect of admin & COGS.

  • Recruit General Manager & set up for hand over.

·Report to share holders monthly financials & P&L reports.

 

 

 

 

 

February 28th 2012 – October 31st 2014         

                       

Director Of Operations / Q Bar Bangkok

                                              

Achievements

  • Set up back of house admin & inventory stock control.

  • Reduce beverage costs from 65% to 28%.

  • Set up measures & bar staff training with the 45 ml NY pour.

  • Propose serving food & kitchen renovation, to help promote functions & parties.

  • This was a untapped potential of the club in the unused operating hours from 7pm till midnight, the benefits were the staff were already on duty, the kitchen crew were in place.

 

 

 

 

February 28th 2012 – June 30th 2012     

   

Director Of Operations

 Catalana Tapas & Wine Bar

 

The Catalana was a high end tapas restaurant located in the ground floor of The Prime 11 condominium building Sukhumvit Soi 11.

Only open 12 months the concept did not develop resulting in progressive loss in revenues.

Exhausting all options, under instruction, I supervised the closing of the outlet & began to design & propose a new restaurant theme, “The Angel City Diner”.

 

 

November 1st  2012 – October 31st 2014     

 

Designer / Builder / Director Of Operations

Angel City Diner Bangkok, Thailand

 

Angel City Diner was a 150 seat restaurant design in the concept of a 1950’s American Diner.

I designed & built the outlet from the ground up to a turnkey operation. I also had to negotiate with the building management, the Jurassic Committee, I also prepared a concept presentation to build the restaurant & propose it for a committee vote in which 100 resident turned up.

 

Achievements

 

  • Design & build an indoor kitchen with a cold air return. The indoor kitchen was located as part of the counter, with a traditional back splash finish.

  • Installed to specification the gas system & pipe lines in accordance to Thai building codes.

 

  • Install a Rock-Ola juke box plus 11 table selectors.

  • Purchase memorabilia & décor.

  • Set up all aspects of admin, POS, accounting, inventory & cost control.

  • Seek authorization to move the existing security gate & install an entry & exit automatic boom gate.

 

  • Negotiate with the management company, & owner committee to lease an area of the property located on the side walk. 95 sq meter for 85,000 Baht per month with a 3 year + 3 year contract. This area was proposed for the Kazbah Restaurant.

  • Complete the entire set up under budget.

 

 

 

 

November 1st 2012 – October 31st 2014     

Director Of Operation

The Kazbah Bar & Restaurant Bangkok, Thailand

The Kazbah Restaurant is an open air restaurant located in front of the Prime 11 condominium building on Sukhumvit Soi 11.

 

Achievements

 

  • Negotiate lease contract.

  • Co-ordinate the building management, local Govt & building permits & fees.

  • Design & set up all garden landscaping.

  • Designed, built & setup for turnkey handover.

  • Set up the outside bar & service area.

  • Installed underground wiring, lighting & retractable roof.

  • Complete the entire set up under budget.

 

 

 

August 1st 1998 – October 31st 1999     

 

Department Head Manager

 JW Marriott Bangkok, Thailand

Responsibilities

  • Level 2 Department reporting to RM & Food & Beverage Manager

  • Oversee all aspect of the health club & spa

  • Assist with Front Office & Food & Beverage

  • Develop & train sales staff & membership co-coordinators

  • Recruit & train spa therapist, hair stylists, beauticians & massage therapist.

  • Assist in food & beverage service.

  • Assist in catering & functions.

  • Prepare outlet annual budgets & P&L reports.

  • Prepare outlet end of month P&L reports for monthly Excom Meeting.

 

 

 

June 1st 1995 – August 30th 1999     

 

Department Head Manager

The Dusit Thani Hotel Bangkok Thailand

Responsibilities

  • Level 2 Department reporting to RM & Food & Beverage Manager

  • Oversee all aspect of the health club & spa

  • Assist with Front Office & Food & Beverage

  • Develop & train sales staff & membership co-coordinators

  • Recruit & train spa therapist, hair stylists, beauticians & massage therapist.

  • Assist in food & beverage service.

  • Assist in catering & functions.

  • Prepare outlet annual budgets & P&L reports.

  • Prepare outlet end of month P&L reports for monthly Excom Meeting.

 

 

May 1st 1995 – June 30th 1995     

Department Head Manager

The Asscott Condominium Jakarta Indoneasia

 

A one month assignment contract to assist the Asscott Jakarta develop their Health Club & Spa.

 

Responsibilities

  • Level 2 Department reporting to GM.

  • Set up the new Club Sentosa Health Club & Spa.

  • Develop & train sales staff & membership co-coordinators

  • Recruit & train spa therapist, hair stylists, beauticians & massage therapist.

  • Oversee food & beverage service.