Ryan Marc STrydom

  • General Manager / Restaurant server
  • Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jul 30, 2020
EB-3 Green Card Visa Business Development Customer Service Entry Level Hospitality-Hotel Restaurant-Food Service

What is your goal to work in the U.S.A.?

I am a hardworking, passionate and interactive person with the ability to pick up new skills rapidly. I thrive under pressure and manage teamwork well

I have spent my working career, which has been since the age of 13, in the restaurant industry. My experience extends from bar work to waitering, chef to managements of both BOH and FOH as well as multiple sites. I've also had extensive coffee and barista training through "Starbucks". I have worked with both independent and national franchised stores and therefore have knowledge of Brand compliance and maintenance as well as internal auditing.

During my career I have also studied Computer Programming, Web Design, Database Management as well as F&I Management.

Intelligent, Goal orientated, Hard Working, Sincere, Patient, Good People skills, Socially Confident, Good motivator, Enjoy Challenges, Capable, understanding of customers and businesses needs and requirements, Thrives under pressure, GP maintenance and costings

I tend to get bored if I'm not challenged.

Work Experience

General Manager
Oct 2017 - Oct 2019 Devils Peak The Taproom Salt River

Managed to get the labour costs down and GPs on both food & beverage in line. Staff training. Attention to detail regarding the day to day administrative work. Grew customer satisfaction back to its former glory.

General Manager
Dec 2016 - Oct 2017 Nomad Bistro&Bar

Redesigned all menus along with costings. I trained all the staff from scratch, along with handling the sound set-ups for live music, comedy shows, DJs and the odd fashion show. Was very hands on in the daily running of the business.

Feb 2015 - Sep 2016 Rocomamas

Worked closely with the founders of the brand - Brian Altridge & Paul Dempsey - together we developed the training schedules used in all stores, from waiters all the way management and operators. I was considered as a problem solver and got transferred to other stores in order to get their cost of sales, budgets & recipes in line

Regional Operations Manager (JHB)
Sep 2014 - Feb 2015

Ran both the Pretoria and Midrand stores in line with the owner's requirements and standards. Responsible for all ordering, costings and daily operations.


Introduction to Law
- Jan 2001 Intec College
Certified Business Manager
F&I Business School

Your Country:

South Africa

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