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Robert Engel

9440 Dakota Rd, Bloomington, MN, 55438, United States

(H) 952-832-5957, (C) 952-994-2665,


I am actively looking for a position within the hospitality industry. Seeking a position requiring excellent business management skills. I am able to multi-task, including office management, wordprocessing, spreadsheet and data program use. I have open several restaurants and managed crews up to 150 employees. Passion for cooking includes detail from start to fininsh.

Background includes health & wellness classes, active high school & legion umpire and knowlege in all facets of property maintenance.

Work Experience

Agent to Broker (11/01/2003 – Present)

Expertise in business evaluations and development solutions.

Last Employer: Opportunities In Business

Contact Person: Tom Green - 612-331-8392

Responsibilities: Hands-on understanding of the many facets of marketing, advertising and communication in reaching potential buyers. Skilled in buyer-seller negotiations, landlord issues and helping negotiate an agreement towards a successful

Accomplishments: Specializing in Restaurant valuations

Food Service Director (06/01/2000 – 03/15/2002)

Food production at the 3M headquarters in Woodbury, MN. Managed 20 plus cooks including the Chef. Cafeteria of 2000 seating capacity, three executive dining rooms and off campus catering. Work with company menu guidelines for maximum production and cost effectiveness.

Last Employer: ARAMARK - 651-737-3260

Contact Person: Mike Mezzaros

Responsibilities: Oversee daily food service operations in a Corporate Dining unit of a highly secure client location. Establish and maintain systems and procedures for the ordering, receiving, storing, preparing and serving of food and related products, as well as menu planning and development. Assist in unit forecast and unit accounting. Ensure requirements for appropriate sanitation and safety levels in respective areas are met and coordinate and supervise unit personnel regarding production, merchandising, quality and cost control; labor scheduling and staffing; employee training. Conduct period inventory and perform other functions such as maintaining records for ARAMARK.

Accomplishments: Directly responsible for 3M's 50 year anniversary. Served over 20,000 guests over a three day period. Catering to Golf events associated with 3M and ARAMARK. Catered General Mills annual summer picnic - 5000 people.

Owner/Operator Restauranteur (11/15/1982 – 12/31/1999)

Own and operated three restaurants in the Twin Cities. 150 employees including six mangers and Master Chef.

Last Employer: ADE Restaurants

Contact Person: Robert Engel

Responsibilities: Managed and supervised the opening of three stores in the Twin Cities. Sold the last store in December, 1999.

Accomplishments: Produced and marketed sales up to $4,000,000. Product cost and labor produced 40% margins.

Alexnadria Country Club (05/15/2000 – 09/14/2000)

Assistant to the manager.

Last Employer: Alexandria Coutry Club, MN

Responsibilities: Supervised dining room, kitchen, outside catering and building maintenance.

Accomplishments: Maintained service standards. Supervised Alexandria's annual Golf event in August.

Kitchen Manager (06/01/1974 – 06/01/1982)

Waiter, Bartender, Assistant Kitchen Manager, Management Trainee.

Last Employer: Restaurants Unlimited - see attachment

Contact Person: Ray Lindstrom - 206-634-0550

Responsibilities: Kitchen Manager - assured the quality of all food product, adhered to menu guidelines, managed 20 -30 cooks, performance evaluations, food costs and housekeeping standards. Repeated again when new store opened.

Accomplishments: At one time, I was considered the top chef for Restaurants Unlimited - growth period, 1974 - 1979.


Establishment: Gonzaga Prep - Spokane, Washington

Degree: General

Education Period: 11/30/-1 - 11/30/-1

Speciality: Athletic Scholorship

Average Grade: 3.0

Establishment: Washington State University

Degree: Business Degree

Education Period: 09/01/1969 - 12/15/1973

Average Grade: 3.0

Details: Atheltic Scholorship. Liberal Arts with business minor


Worked four years through college for Liberty Lake Golf Course and Washington Water Power in Spokane, Washington. Maintained course fairways and greens for Liberty and maintained landscape at WWP headquarters.

Computer Skills: Word, Excel spreadsheets, Power Point

Additional Information

Was an active umpire for the Bloomington Baseball Association. 2001 through 2005.

Honors: Athletic Scholorship - Fours years - Washington State University

Certifications or Licensures: Real Estate License


I'm passionate about cooking. I create new dishes, now for family and friends. I enjoy reading and yardwork. I still have my skills for electrical, plumbing and construction. Owning three restaurants required that I needed to act quickly and within financial constraints .... So, I was the guy!