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Blanca Facundo | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 11, 2014

Blanca Facundo

Food and Beverage Specialist
   Spain
Madrid

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Food and Beverage Operations and Management Specialist, with high experience and background on luxury Hotels and international and national (Spain) experience on Hotel Chains and Food and Beverage partnerships (Restaurants and bars) within the industry.

Also I have the experience in Tech start-up's related to gastronomy, where I've been involved in several international incubators and programs.

Interested in Hotel Openings, Food and Beverage Tasks Force, and advicement to Food and Beverage hotel Operations and Management.

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Portfolio

Together with a Pastry Chef in Barcelona, we wrote about chinese gastronomy in a very...

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Food and Beverage Operations
Restaurant opening

Service Description

I have an extensive experience in Food and Beverage industry, specialized in both Operations and Management sides, national and International.

I do Feasability studies and pre-opening guides for F&B operations (Hotels, Bars and Restaurants) Business Plan, culinary development, and Food and Beverage Turnaround, also Financial aspects of the industry.
I take care as well of basic issues as mystery guest, food and beverage sales, food and beverage quality, industry trends etc

As a hobby I have wrote some articles in Food magazines.
Also I have the experience to create a Start Up related to gastronomy that it is still running right now.



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Employment

MEETMEALS
COO
2013 - Present
Meetmeals is a social innovation start-up technology based project related to P2P economy. A gastronomic community where members (chefs/hosts and guests) promote social dining experiencies at...
MELIA HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
2012 - 2013
Responsible of the Food and Beverage operation and management of the 3 hotels of the Gran Meliá Brand: Gran Meliá Don Pepe, Gran Meliá Fénix (LHW) and Gran Meliá Colón (LHW) Reporting directly to...
HESPERIA HOTELS
FOOD AND BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
2011 - 2012
Responsible for the entire Food and Beverage operation. (La manzana Restaurant with capacity for 50 persons, Room Service, Scotch Bar, Hikari Sushi Bar, Conference and Banqueting). Planning and...
MELIA HOTELS INTERNATIONAL
FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER
2006 - 2011
Member of the opening team. Food and Beverage Operations operated by Gerber Bars (U.S) Responsible for the Banqueting, Restaurant, Bar, Room Service and Minibar daily Operations. 15 staff-member...
THE STEIN GROUP
ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER
2004 - 2006
SOFITEL (ACCOR HOTELS), MALAYSIA
F&B EVENT COORDINATOR
2003 - 2004
WARWICK INTERNATIONAL HOTELS, SAN FRANCISCO, US
F&B INTERNSHIP
2002 - 2003
BMW WILLIAMS F1 TEAM (DO&CO CATERING), VIENA
RESTAURANT MANAGER
1999 - 2002

Education

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
2010 - 2010
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
SOMMELIER
2009 - 2010
WTO- WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN TOURIST DESTINATIONS
2003 - 2005
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
HOTEL MANAGEMENT
1999 - 2002
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FOOD
BEVERAGE
RESTAURANT MENU
RECIPE
HOSPITALITY
GASTRONOMY
HOTEL
BAR
RESTAURANT
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