MACRI SIMONE General Manager of JAAN by Kirk Westaway BIO CERTIFIED SAKE SOMMELIERS FEATURING: OUR MACRI SIMONE BIO NEXT: Sommelier @ Burnt Ends SG 1* Michelin - Neil Simon Claudio As General Manager for the complex, I direct and oversee all aspects of the organization's food and
beverage planning and service, with duties to include menu planning and costs, preparation and
presentation of food and drinks, and adherence to quality and safety standards. I plan, coordinate, and
oversee special events.
My duties also include:
-Manage all F&B and day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards
-Preserve excellent levels of internal and external customer service
-Design menus, purchase goods and continuously make necessary improvements
-Identify customers needs and respond proactively to all of their concerns
-Lead F&B team by attracting, recruiting, training and appraising talented personnel
-Establish targets, KPI’s, schedules, policies and procedures
-Provide two-way communication and nurture an ownership environment with an emphasis on
-motivation and teamwork
-Comply with all health and safety regulations
-Report on management regarding sales results and productivity
Neil Simon Claudio Sommelier — Burnt Ends SG 1* Michelin Star BIO CERTIFIED SAKE SOMMELIERS FEATURING: OUR Neil Simon Claudio BIO BACK TO FIRST SLIDE Neil is a Sommelier at Burnt Ends, a modern barbecue restaurant in
Singapore’s Chinatown neighbourhood currently ranked #59 on the San
Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and #5 on the San
Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List.

Burnt Ends is Claudio’s first role in Singapore. Before this, he has
worked across acclaimed restaurants from Maximal Concepts, Bjorn
Frantzen's The Flying Elk & Frantzen's Kitchen, Black Sheep Restaurants,
and The American Club in Hong Kong. Neil holds an advanced diploma in
business administration from Raffles School of Continuing Education and
several wine certifications including - Certified Sommelier from the
Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET L2, and is a Certified Whisky

Neil’s philosophy is that there is an ideal wine for each situation
and balance of flavours are key. In his leisure time, he explores
cocktail & wine bars, does photography, music, and travel.


Here we feature the past graduates of the Introductory Sake Professional and Certified Sake Sommelier programmes.

The participants here have gone through a grueling curriculum comprising a theory and practical component, and have successfully completed.

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