COVER LETTER FOR:

Hospitality Industries Management

Attention of Human Resources

To the attention of the Human Resources Department: I moved back to Colorado at the behest of a long time friend and business associate to assume GM duties as a managing partner in a restaurant he was attempting to purchase. Unfortunately the restaurant has since been purchased by another business group and the opportunity has dissolved. In the interim, I have been employed by my friend as Director of Business and Fleet Sales for his automotive repair business. While I am grateful for the employment, it is not the industry where my interests and passions exist. I truly desire to return to the Food service and/or Hospitality Industries. I have remained involved in these industries as I volunteer my services to the Denver Rescue Mission and direct their kitchen in the preparation and serving of 250-400 meals on two Sundays each month. In addition, I have utilized my extensive wine knowledge, coupled with my sales and marketing skills, to conduct in-home wine tasting/food pairings, and it has proven both profitable and rewarding. Some other skills and experience that might not be readily visible from my resume are as follows: 1. A minor in Accounting and Finance from MSU with extensive bookkeeping experience and office mgt skills. 2. Serv-Safe accredited and a corporate instructor of the program. 3. A certified Mixologist with 25 yrs. fine wine experience including expertise in sales and marketing, staff education, and wine dinners including cognac, bourbon, single-malt scotches, and cigar pairings. 4. Multi-unit Mgt. experience for Unique Restaurant Corp., the largest privately owned restaurant/catering corp. in the Mid-West. 5. Extensive Resort and Country Club experience including 8 yrs. in Vail, Co. at both 5-star Hotel and Restaurant operations. 6. 15 years experience in the area of banquet and catering including, but not limited to marketing, sales, event planning, and mgt/execution of both on and off-premise events. 7. Designated corporate trainer of both employees and entry to mid-level mgrs. in food service, beverage, and mgt. philosophy and customer service. Thank you for the opportunity of reviewing this addendum and please understand that it is my singular goal to return to my profession of education and experience as soon as possible

Sincerely, James R. Salazer
salazer@hotmail.com
Littleton, Co

This example was posted: 1/14/2010 9:24:37 PM EST


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