Ayush Mehta

Ayush Mehta

6 Years Experience
Accomplished hospitality professional with expertise in leading hotel operations, marketing campaigns, and sales promotions. Specialized in leisure, business, and MICE segments through experience in one of the largest Convention Centres in India. Keen interest in providing the highest standard of customer service and ensuring customer delight. Nurtured to work in a fast-paced, highly ambitious, and entrepreneurial environment while achieving targets through efficient strategy planning and execution. Helped create an engaged and cohesive team by employing best organizational practices and thus expanding food and beverage profits and brand value.

Experience

Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Hyderabad
Outlet Manager
  • Managed the bar's business aspect, which included supplier negotiation, inventory management, and  P&L ownership.
  • Handled the beverage portfolio of the hotel with 288 rooms, 4 F&B outlets, and a convention with an average inventory of INR 40 million.
  • Designed and priced the beverage menu for 2019, which led to an average increase in alco-beverage sales by INR 24 million YoY.
  • Streamlined stock taking and inventory system, which helped reduce cost by 2.5%.
  • Led a team of 9 and 31 respectively to achieve the highest annual revenue of INR 100 million for the bar and INR 140 million for the All-day dining outlet.
Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Hyderabad
Assistant Manager-F&B
  • Introduced a more effective employee orientation and support program, which helped reduce attrition by 6% for 2019.
  • Implemented techniques as part of Restaurant Revenue Management to increase restaurant Average Per Cover from INR 1260 to INR 1670.
  • Conducted more than 200 person-hours of training over six months to help improve the Net Promoter Score.
  • Managed the food and beverage-related social media handles while collaborating with the marketing team and improved average restaurant rating from 3.6 to 4.3 in 6 months.
Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam
Assistant Manager-F&B
  • Spearheaded multiple food festivals for the food and beverage department to achieve incremental revenue of INR 16 million YoY.
  • Managed on-site F&B operations during the International Fleet Review which included visiting dignitaries from more than 25 countries.
  • Led a team of 24 to achieve a BARE audit score of 94% and an FSSAI hygiene score of 91%.
  • Successfully led the food and beverage operations as part of the pre-opening team sent to initiate the soft opening of 28 room Novotel Bheemili Hotel and Resort.
Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, Visakhapatnam
General Management Trainee
  • Positioned in various departments within the hotel to understand basic operations and processes.
  • Successfully conducted check-in procedures for LRA Surprise Auditor and received a score of 93% as part of the front office team.

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Education

Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
BHM

2010 - 2014

Chirec International School, Hyderabad, CBSE
12th

2010

Chirec International School, Hyderabad, CBSE
10th

2008

Accomplishment

Branding Committee - IIM Indore
Vice Secretary

2021

Distinguished Restaurant Certificate - Fine Dining
Rocheston Accreditation Institute

2018

Courage and Exemplary Service - Hudhud Cyclone
Certificate of Appreciation

2014

Certified in French
CBSE Board

2008

Certification

Google Analytics for Beginners
Google Digital Garage

2021

Fundamentals of Digital Marketing
Google Digital Garage

2021

Train the Trainer
Accor Academie

2019

Leadership Development
Accor Academie

2019

Restaurant Revenue Management
Accor Academie

2018

Wine Fundamentals - Level 1 and Level 2
International Sommelier Guild

2012