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Christodoulou - Experienced Hospitality Manager - Morecambe, UK

Lazarus Christodoulou

Morecambe, UK


Experienced Hospitality Manager


A passionate, honest and hard working manager, versatile, with excellent business acumen. I possess extensive and in-depth knowledge, experience as well as qualifications in hospitality industry. Always able to adapt and apply new methods and procedures to maximum effect. I am customer focused and set myself high but realistic standards and targets and like to succeed.

Work History

Food & Beverage Manager


February 2006 - July 2013

• Responsible for the operation of all food & beverage outlets of the hotel, ensuring departmental financial targets are consistently achieved.
• Co-ordinating the preparation, presentation and service of food and beverage products ensuring the highest quality at all times.
• Co-ordinating with the FC to ensure par stocks and stock controls measures are in place to ensure maximum profitability.
• Responsible for Forecast, Budget and Cost control.
• Responsible for auditing and maintaining our and our partners’ brand standards.
• Actively demonstrate service attributes and train the team to ensure customer satisfaction at all times.
• Via Team member appraisals, manage the team’s departmental training and development and ensuring their welfare and a happy working environment.
• Interacting with external clients and local community members raising the profile of the hotel and creating good relationships with the local community.
• Identifying new opportunities to increase the revenue and profitability of the hotel F&B departments.
• Duty Management.

Restaurant Manager

Crowne Plaza Nottingham

November 2004 - February 2006

• Responsible for the operation of the main hotel restaurant (145 covers)
• Responsible for the operation of Room Service (210 bedrooms)
• Food & Drink Trainer.
• Food Safety Trainer
• Via Team member appraisals, manage the team's departmental training and development
• Responsible for operating the department within the departmental budgetary targets
• Identifying new opportunities to increase the revenue and profitability of the restaurant and room service
• Duty Management.

Logistics & Distribution Coordinator

Natural Bath & Body Care Product Importers & Distributors

March 2003 - November 2004

• Responsible for sourcing negotiating with principals and purchasing products.
• Responsible for co-ordinating shipments of products to and from inland and abroad.
• Purchase & Sales Ledger.
• Monitoring client account activity.
• Monitoring product activity and with the Sales manager review strategies of sales and report to the directors with suggestions.
• Preparation of budgets for submission to the directors.
• Office Management.
• Organisation and management of exhibitions.

Assistant General Manager (Catering Manager)

Rentokil Initial Group

February 2000 - February 2003

Major Contract Catering Company
Client: Greater Manchester Ambulance Service Training Centre

• Managing the day-to-day business of both residential and F&B side of the contract.
• Compilation of P&L reports to HQ and monthly reconciliation.
• Personnel management, including staff appraisals, training and development.
• Leading the management team in continuously developing and adapt their department performance in new ways and updated methods.
• Created Standards of Performance, for F&B and C&B Departments as well as Duty Management.
• Food Safety (ISO 9002) & Health and Safety Manager.
• Compilation on annual budget.
• Achieved an annual 25% growth of both business and net profit every year.

Acting Food & Beverage Manager

Manchester Town Hall

September 1995 - January 2000

Civic Catering Contract Company
Client: Manchester City Council

• Responsible for the organisation, planning and delivery of high profile Civic and private functions and conferences.
• Managing a large team of full-time and casual staff.
• Identify the needs and implement methods of service achieving high standard performances equal to the level of clientele (Heads of States, Public and Private Sector Corporations).
• Invoicing clients for events
• Wet stock control.
• Improve the administration of the department.

Dec 1982 - Sep 1995
I have held a number management and supervisory positions within the hospitality industry in both Greece and UK.

Qualifications & Certifications


Huddersfield University

Bolton College

Supervision & Management

Bolton College

Maths, Greek

Kifissia Grammar School for Boys

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