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Krista Kolegraff

Major: Hospitality Management



Year: Senior

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Wayfare Tavern
Company/Organization website: http://www.wayfaretavern.com
Title: Intern
Destination: San Francisco, California
Timeframe: September 2015 - December 2015

Advisor/Coordinator Email: celbert@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
reservations : confirmation calls, all reservations via phone and email, large party main dining room coordinating, table plotting, special request forms, all restaurant printing, donation request processing private dining : starting and processing large event proposals, pre contract consultations, organizing BEOs (banquet event orders) hostessing : greeting customers, assigning tables

My most valuable effort...
my most valuable project was developing our competition matrix. I researched several of our competitors in the San Francisco area and complied their information on an easy to read table so our GM could develop the 2016 budget.

I will never forget...
the most memorable experience I have from working at Wayfare Tavern was when a grateful mother praised me for helping coordinate her son's birthday. Her comments were so genuine and it made me so happy to see someone so pleased with the work I did.

Advice for others...
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!

I wanted this experience because...
I wanted this particular assignment because I wanted to see how a large scale restaurant worked.

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