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Sheldon - Hospitality Employee - Littlehampton, England, UK

Melanie Sheldon

Littlehampton, England, UK


Hospitality Employee

Work History

Duty manager

Seaspray Hotel

From June 2009

During my time at here I have contributed to the increasing popularity of this themed hotel. I
introduced a number of customer feedback initiatives and the hotel has achieved high ratings in all the review sites, especially relating to personal customer service.

Running hotel on a daily basis
Managing chambermaids
Managing bookings and room pricing using all major web-based hotel booking sites
Acting chef for breakfast service

Breakfast Supervisor

Landsdowne Place Hotel

June 2008 - May 2009

June 2008 to May 2009

Day to day management of breakfast and lunch service
Overseeing bar
Rota management
Event management including weddings etc. and business conference events

Le Lion D'or Wine Bar

July 1998 - May 2008

Assistant Manageress

May 1998 - July 1998

During my time at Le Lion D'or I managed a team of people, running all aspects of the champagne
bar, delivering exceptional customer service. I was the named licensee and grew the business to be
one of the most profitable & successful of the 12 or so licensed houses in the Golden Lion Group.

Management of rotas, and calculating the weekly gross wages
Management of takings, banking and providing reports to head office

Recruitment & training staff
Responsible for all stock orders
Cellar management, which included maintaining high standards of health & safety including
cleaning of bar equipment and draught wine / beer pumps etc.
Event management and planning in consultation with customers for private functions & theme


Cunard Line Ltd

Up to April 1998

I started on the QE2 and was promoted though all classes to providing Silver Service in the "Queens
Grill" Restaurant, the highest class dining room for Penthouse Guests. I passed the basic sea survival
course, obtained a safety / fire-fighting training certificate and a Steering certificate. I was given the
Customer care award and the Silver pin customer care award.

I managed a station of 18-20 dedicated guests for up to 3 consecutive months with a partner in the
Queen's Grill, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner as well as managing cocktail parties. I
was responsible for all a la carte orders and service. I had personal responsibility for silver & china
inventory. I maintained hygiene standards to UK & US public health regulations

Peckish Sandwich Shop

March 1988 - August 1988

Managing and running the business during owner's maternity leave

Agency Relief Waitress/Chef /Manager

White Hart

January 1988 - March 1988

Public house specialising in seafood


Fredericks Restaurant

I Co-owned the businesses with my partner, which we built from scratch, selling the first one in
January 1988 and setting up another in September 1988. We obtained a listing in the Michelin Guide and the Egon-Ronay Cellnet Guide.

I co-managed the business in conjunction with my partner who was the chef. I was personally
responsible for all of front of house aspects including the management and training of staff. I was
also the assistant to the chef in food preparation.

Qualifications & Certifications

General Catering

Merton Technical College


Wallington High School for Girls

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