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James Bourassa

James Bourassa

Server

The Wave... of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Orlando, FL 32819

Musician and Foodservice Professional

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The Wave... of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Server

This sophisticated casual restaurant in Disney's Contemporary Resort serves seasonal New American fare—locally sourced for freshness and sustainability—alongside an extensive collection of New World wines and cocktails.

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Cabana Bar and Beach Club at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Server, Poolside Cocktail Server

Ensure that stringent service standards are met in a relaxed atmosphere to ensure the happiest guest with a consistent experience at Starwood's worldwide highest-grossing food and beverage resort. The position requires extended outdoor work and includes service in a 132-seat restaurant, five pools, three hot tubs, and a beach. Servers are aware of all ingredients and allergens in each menu item, including cocktails.

I have also been trained at Todd English's Bluezoo as an irregular server assistant.

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Cabana Bar and Beach Club

Intern

Key project areas of work include service product creation and refinement, intra-organizational communication, workload and labor cost, and marketing and sales for reservation and buyout service products and packages.

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Whispering Canyon Café at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Food and Beverage Service

Ensure that the correct buffet-style and a la carte meals are delivered to each seat in a 120-seat restaurant. Remain alert to guest cues and special requests to provide a continuously entertaining meal. When needed, provide room service functions to a 727-room hotel or perform as a service bartender.

I have filled in as a server assistant at Grand Floridian Café and The Wave... Of American Flavors and as a host for Cinderella's Royal Table and the Crystal Palace. I have also completed shifts across parks and resorts in sales, attractions and regulatory training, and a front-of-house shadowing shift at Victoria and Albert's.

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Florida Opera Theatre

Chorus

Adapt my own singing volume and acting style on the fly to adjust to improvised and guided acting of other performers

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Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

Ewart Dunlop from Merideth Wilson's The Music Man

Perform as a solo and ensemble singer with an orchestral choir for two performances. In the performance, small barbershop quartet pieces were performed under my direction as lead tenor.

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Pumpernickel's Delicatessen

Backwaiter / Apprenti

Filled water, brought bread, and cleared and crumbed tables between courses
Maintained a clean dining room before, during, and after service periods
Prepared basic items such as bacon or lettuce
Ensured all kitchen areas were clean and oversaw the dish room

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Cocoa Beach Community Church

Music Director

Rehearsed and presented ensemble and solo music for every service Selected choral music with characteristics to train and promote skilled singing Maintained a budget and negotiated contracts to efficiently use funds
Ordered and categorized new sheet music and recorded music
Planned community events, including location and time, catering, and audio/visual

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Brevard Community College

Music Education

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science, Restaurant and Foodservice Management