Chris was a very big part of my first experience with Pittsburgh Blue. I was hired as the Sales & Event Manager at Pittsburgh Blue Maple Grove where Chris was the AGM. Chris definitely took the time to help me in my new position. Chris is very knowledgeable when it comes to the restaurant world and I could always trust him to give me the right answer or help me with a problem. I am happy to recommend Chris and I enjoyed working with him for the past 3 years.
I have known Chris for a number of years and it is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation. I myself have spent the past 43 years in the hospitality industry. I have managed and trained and spent nearly 20 years with the largest privately owned hospitality company in the United States and have worked with only a handful of individuals who exemplify what a great manager should be. Chris is one of those individuals. His management style incorporates successfully what few can manage to accomplish. He works hard for his company, he keep the guest's best interest at heart and treats his employees fairly while managing to command their loyalty and respect. He encourages his staff to work at their peak capacities and be mentors to those who need guidance in their job performance. He is trustworthy and sincere and clearly strives for the success and satisfaction of all those around him. Chris is the type of person who, with the necessary tools, could easily succeed at whatever he chose to do. It has been my pleasure to work with him.
Chris is an intelligent, driven and savvy individual that will always be successful. We learned a lot and grew from his experience and prospective.
Chris is one of the most skilled restaurant managers with whom I have ever worked. He has the rare talent of being in control of his environment all times without stifling the creativity of those he is overseeing. He is able to walk into a restaurant and immediately identify its strengths and opportunities. I am sure that he will prove to be a valuable asset to all of those who work with him in the future.
I have worked with Chris in more than one capacity. As a manager, I found him to be a fair, passionate and inventive leader. He strives for excellence in every aspect in his job and leads by setting a great example to his peers and subordinates alike. When Chris is around, the bar is always set a little higher. Despite his expectations and sense of detail, he is very affable and patient, in the work place. Chris would be a stellar contribution to any company lucky enough to have him.