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Owner or "Your Treasured Times" Wedding and event consulting/coordinating and Specializing in Holiday decorating for your home or business.

Profile Summary:
Holiday decorating/event planner Bakersfield, CA
Mens retail/Upscale restaurant mgnt. Bakersfield, CA
Interior design Bakersfield, CA
More About Me
Interior design and holiday decorating, clothing consulting, personal shopper.
Work Experience:
Dan W. Duke
2900 Stanfield Place, Bakersfield, CA 93306 (661) 872-0487, (661) 900-1622,

Experience Asst. Store Manager
January 2006 - July 2008 Patrick James Inc. Bakersfield, CA
Corp. Visual Merchandiser
Upscale men’s wear company with 16 stores in the western states. All in store operations, inventory control, customer consulting, service, accounts receivable, day-to-day operations, merchandising, and visual floor design and window trim. Numerous community fashion events and community functions.

Director of Restaurants "The Bistro"
August 2003- January 2006 Interstate Hotels Bakersfield, CA
Dining Room Manager
Responsible for a fine dining/four star restaurant. Managed the front and back of the house operations with high quality of service. Increased food & beverage profit up to 20% and guest satisfaction by 30%. Fine dining four-star restaurant. Implemented new upscale wine list to include food & wine pairing. Coordinated with the catering department for special functions. Created a marketing strategy for local market and increase visibility through T.V. and newspaper ads, community function, and networking. All aspects for both front and back of the house operations. Staff training, guest relations, marketing, networking, forecasts, liquor inventory, labor costs.

Store Manager
September 1994- August 2003 H. Walker Clothing Co. Bakersfield, CA
Management, Visual Merchandiser
Responsible for day to day operations, all buying, merchandising, visual display, customer sales, forecasting monthly reports, sales audits, staff training, inventory control. Award winning visual display windows. Coordinator for all community fashion shows for non-profit organizations such as, Junior League, Republican women’s group, American Cancer Society.

Restaurant Supervisor
August 2000- May 2003 Rio Bravo Resort Bakersfield, CA
Supervisor and Lead Server
Four star dining room, supervisor and lead server. Banquet captain for
Bakersfield College, A.A. Liberal Arts with minor in Counseling and Business Management.
Pacific Career College, Hospitality & Tourism, Majored in hotel and airline education and cruise lines. Trained on Apollo and Sabre computer system.
Interior Design, Certificate of Completion from Bakersfield College covering; interior design, planning, merchandising, color schemes
Organizations / Affilations:
Numerous Non-profit, business organizations, sororities volunteering and impimenting, coordinating fashion show fundraisers throughout the year.
Dan Duke is located in Bakersfield, CA and has the following skills: Holiday decorating/event planner, Mens retail/Upscale restaurant mgnt., Interior design
Miscellaneous, Event / Party Planning, Home / Domestic
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My Skills

Holiday decorating/event planner

Category: Event / Party Planning
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1

Mens retail/Upscale restaurant mgnt.

Category: Miscellaneous
Extencive fine dining and wine knowledge as well as retail mgnt.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 15

Interior design

Category: Home / Domestic
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 12