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Anthony Soethout has worked in the food, beverage and hospitality industry for twenty years, working in locations across the globe, from New York to Dubai.

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New York:

516 997 3654

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  • Nationality: American
  • Family: Married with 3 Children
  • Date of Birth: 8th August, 1969
  • Language Skills: English
  • Current Location: Dubai, UAE

Dubai:

00971 50 685 8272

Experience

Restaurant General Manager

The Restaurant Group – Perry & Blackwelder’s Smokehouse

December 2013 – Current | Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, UAE

P&B Smokehouse is a casual dining smokehouse and BBQ, with dishes and atmosphere inspired by America’s deep south.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading a team of 53 staff including FOH and BOH
  • We serve 12,000+ covers per month with a utilization factor of 1.75% bringing in monthly revenues of AED 1.5 million
  • In charge of concept design, layout and recruiting, hiring and training entire team
  • Assisted with menu development and concept for food and beverage
  • In charge of promoting and marketing of restaurant and brand
  • Reporting to shareholder and business partners

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Restaurant General Manager

Barzar

December 2013 – July 2014 | Souk Madinat, Jumeirah, UAE

Now known as P&B Smokehouse, Barzar was closed for a period of time and re-opened under a new name.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leading a team of 25
  • Supervising FOH and BOH staff
  • Overseeing budgeting, payroll, staffing, promotions and marketing
  • Overseeing hiring, training and development of staff

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Reason for Moving On: The establishment transitioned into P&B Smokehouse, where I’m currently the General Manager.


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Manager

Paitala Restaurant

2012 – 2013 | Dubai, UAE

Paitala Restaurant is a fine dining establishment specialising in North Indian cuisine.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting to the owners and investors
  • Leading a team of 30 to include the front & back of house, kitchen and accounts
  • Part of the pre-opening team
  • Developing menus and selecting beverages
  • Writing contracts and dealing with all suppliers
  • Tending to visas, medicals and all staff related issues, including payroll
  • Writing the guidelines and training program for the restaurant
  • Budget and cost control
  • Promoting and marketing outlet

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Reason for Moving On: I was seeking a new position with greater growth potential. 


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General Manager

Gramercy Sports Bar & Club

2010 – 2012 | Dubai, UAE Financial Center

Gramercy Sports Bar & Club is an upmarket sports bar style establishment with seating capacity for up to 200 guests.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting to the owners and investors
  • Leading a team of 47 to include the front and back of house, kitchen and accounts
  • Part of the pre-opening team
  • Writing contracts and dealing with all suppliers
  • Tending to visas, medicals and all staff related issues, including payroll
  • Writing the guidelines and training programs for the restaurant
  • Overseeing budget and cost control

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Reason for Moving On: I was seeking a new, more challenging position after spending two years with this establishment. 


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Club Leader

Jumeirah Golf Estates

2009 – 2010 | Dubai, UAE

Jumeirah Golf Estates is an 18-hole golf course and private health club with two restaurants, two bars, a BBQ area and banquet facilities for up to 100 guests.

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RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting to the General Manager of the Jumeirah Island Club and Director of Club Development
  • Led the pre-opening team of 47 at the Jumeirah Islands Club and a team of 23 at the Golf Estate
  • Overseeing all staff functions including recruiting, training, coaching and counseling
  • Planning and sourcing material for both properties
  • Selecting the equipment and brands for the opening
  • Negotiating and setting up all contracts for alcohol, food, soap and all consumables

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Reason for Moving On: I was made redundant. The establishment failed to see significant growth due to the recession.


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ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

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RadissonSAS Creek Park Hotel  |  Dubai, UAE  |  February 2007 to December 2008
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

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Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort & Spa  |   Muscat, Oman  |   October 2005 to February 2007
Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

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One & Only Royal Mirage  |   Dubai, UAE  |  February 2005 to September 2005
Executive Chief Steward

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Family Business  |   Connecticut, USA |  October 2002 to February 2003
Assisted With Family Business

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The Fairmont Dubai |   Dubai, UAE  |  October 2001 to September 2002
Executive Chief Steward – Pre-Opening

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Plaza Hotel, Fairmont  |   New York City, USA  |  October 1999 to October 2001
Executive Chief Steward (March 2001 to October 2001)
Banquet Service Manager / Maitre d’hotel (October 1999 to March 2001)

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Waldorf Astoria  |   New York City, USA  |  June 1997 to October 1999
Banquet Manager (night)

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New York Marriott Marquis  |   New York City, USA  |  May 1994 to June 1997
Catering Service Manager / Banquet Manager

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Crest Hollow Country Club  |   Long Island, New York, USA  |  June 1991 to May 1994
Operations Manager

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United States Army  |   USA  |  September 1987 to April 1991
Engineer / Demolitionist

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Crest Hollow Country Club  |   Long Island, New York, USA  |  August 1982 to August 1987
Banquet Captain / Housemen Supervisor

 

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