After working in the restaurant industry achieving the title of manager I still found myself wanting more. I decided to go back to school and find something that I can be passionate about, which I found in the form of coding. I took multiple classes in C# and HTML/CSS and found that I really enjoyed using my imagination to create. After this realization I decided to take a chance and move 800 miles to a new city and participate in the Nashville Software School. I want to use the customer service experience that I have gained in the service industry, and combine that with my new technical skills.
A restaurant that I worked off and on for 11 years at two of its locations. Both of them were fast paced and required a large degree of multitasking to maintain the section that was assigned.
A local country club in Shaker Heights OH. I was one of the lead servers with the responsibility to take all of the important parties and tables. I was also one of the main trainers for new staff.
An Award winning restaurant located in Beachwood OH. I started as a server and eventually was promoted to assistant manager. My main responsibilities included scheduling the front of the house staff, implementing a updated training process and pre/end of shift duties.
"I have had the pleasure of working with James for many years and I am continually impressed with his relationship with knowledge. James has always retained a humility which allows him to continually grow, seek and gain new knowledge. Further more he possesses the wisdom to apply his knowledge across multiple situations. And finally, James has the compassion to freely and openly share his knowledge in a continuing effort to help those around him."
— Joe Yanarell, Bricco
"James has had a charismatic attitude since the day I began working with him. His drive to learn and adapt whilst helping others around him grow is astonishing. Since I have known James, every project he took on he excelled at, even more so, if there was something new to learn in the process. His attitude towards seeking new knowledge is simply amazing. He is truly a one of a kind individual"
— Danny Kray, Giovanni's