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I have always followed twin career trajectories: in teaching and in FOH food and beverage. I love them both! One of my earliest waiter jobs was working for Chefs Paul Bertolli and Michael Tusk (now Chef/owner of Quince and Cotogna in San Francisco) at Oliveto. I learned so much, including how to butcher wild boar and make gnocchi. When I moved to South Florida, I got deeply involved with the Slow Food/locavore movement, becoming increasingly responsible for organizing and serving at farm-to-table dinners at Swank Farms. These events have grown beautifully over the years, and each one features as many as five highly respected south Florida chefs. I am passionate and extremely knowledgeable about food from a variety of global cuisines, with a wine palate to match. And I'm endlessly curious; if there's something I'm not familiar with, I want to know all about it so I can better educate my guests about it. And I am committed to responsible and sustainable sourcing. My education background fits neatly with my F&B background, I believe. I love the pedagogical moments in waiting tables; those moments when I get to enthusiastically explain ingredients, flavor profiles, etc. to guests - without (and this is the important thing) without being pedantic or snooty. I take genuine delight in people experiencing new flavors and textures. As a colleague, my service approach is collaborative. I consider the entire floor part of my responsibility, so if, for example, I'm walking through your station on my way to the kitchen, I'm looking at your tables too, and I will prebus for you or refill your waters, answer guests' questions if flagged down...you get the idea. Um. I also knit, build freakbikes out of random bicycle parts, and am owned by two ridiculous dogs, George and Lil Dude. I am a San Diego native who is just so happy to be home, and who desperately needs a job. Thank you so much for your attention!!Sign Up - It's Free Industry for Business - Post Jobs Find Jobs My Newsfeed My Applications Blog Restaurant & Bar Owner Guide Small Business Resources Press San Diego Jobs Los Angeles Jobs Seattle Jobs Las Vegas Jobs Miami Jobs Orange County Jobs Bartending Jobs Server Jobs Chef Jobs Cook Jobs Hostess Jobs Host Jobs Cashier Jobs Dishwasher Jobs Security Jobs Manager Jobs Instagram Facebook Twitter