ABOUT PRESTON RIDEOUT

Nightclub Hall of Fame Vice President Preston Rideout has over 20 years of Nightclub and Bar Operations and Marketing Experience.

Preston Rideout has opened and operated some the hottest Nightclubs and Bars across the country and in thr Bahhams including; The Gin, Coyote Ugly, Tangerine Ultra Lounge, LAX Nightcluv, Noir Bar, Pure Nightclub, Pussy Cat Doll Lounge, Venus Pool, Audigier, Krave, Eve, Gatsby’s, Rehab at the Hard Rock, Eletcric Cowboy and Luke’s Ice House

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2016 / Pressent: Dahlstrom and Rideout: Memphis, Tennessee

Bar Manuals: Co-Founder and Editor

  • Published Bartender Training Manual
  • Published Bar Math Made Simple
  • Distributed 50,000 downloads in less than 60 days

2013 / 2016: Western Entertainment: Houston, Texas

Luke’s Ice House: Regional Director of Restaurant Operations

  • Responsible for all aspects of Luke’s Ice House Beaumont TX. (4.1 mil annually)
  • Responsible for all aspects of Luke’s Ice House Houston TX. (2.2 mil. annually)
  • Responsible for all aspects of opening Luke’s Ice House Nederland TX
  • Provide Vice President of Development weekly metrics to monitor operations.
  • Implemented productivity based scheduling reducing FOH / BOH Labor by 24%.
  • Active participant in FOH / BOH hiring, training, coaching, counseling & termination.
  • Eclipsed YTD sales projections by18% through hands on operational involvement
  • Drafted company wide operating procedures and FOH / BOH guidelines.
  • Increased Gross Profit Margin per Bottle, Pint and Pitcher 16% by standardizing company wide financial margin formulas for Draft and Craft Beer pricing.
  • Implemented company wide systems for staffing, scheduling, ordering, receiving, conducting Inventory, determining COGS, administering payroll, disputing chargebacks and forecasting daily sales to determine weekly budgets.
  • Conduct Daily Comp, Spill, Void, Cash Handling and Safe Audits.
  • Successfully restored two underperforming units to profitability within (12) months.

 2010 / 2013: Dahlstrom and Rideout: Las Vegas, Nevada

Dahlstrom & Rideout Nightclub, Bar and Restaurant Consulting: Vice President

  • Jon Taffer Bar Rescue Spike TV
  • On the Rocks Festival Las Vegas
  • Ambhar Lounge Las Vegas
  • Nightclub Hall of Fame Las Vegas
  • Eve Nightclub City Center Las Vegas
  • Senor Frogs Treasure Island Las Vegas
  • Krave Planet Hollywood Las Vegas
  • Park City Live Park City Utah
  • Thrive Nightclub Dallas Texas
  • Electric Cowboy Louisville Kentucky
  • Electric Cowboy St. Louis Missouri
  • Traveler’s Rest Nassau Bahamas
  • Daiquiri Factory Nassau Bahamas
  • Island Smoke House Nassau Bahamas
  • 25 North Nassau Bahamas
  • Gatsby’s College Station Texas

 2003 / 2009: Pure Management Group: Las Vegas, Nevada

Pure Management Group / (PMG): Multi Unit Assistant General Manager

LAX Nightclub: AGM (November 2008 thru August 2009) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of 26,000 sq. ft. nightclub. (18 mil. annually)
  • Directed 27 bartenders, 42 cocktail servers and 70 security guards.
  • Redesigned 12,000 sq. ft. Dance Floor, VIP Booth and Table layout.
  • Monitored Health, Fire, Live entertainment Tax and Gaming Compliance.

Pure Nightclub: AGM (November 2008 thru August 2009) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Pure Tuesday Industry Night (45 mil. annually)
  • Directed 29 bartenders, 47 cocktail servers and 23 Porters.
  • Supervised 6 Large Format Bottle Service Wells.
  • Administered all Comps, Voids, Split Checks and Refunds.

Noir / Pussy Cat Lounge: AGM (November 2008 thru August 2009) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Thursday Night Operations. (3 mil. annually)
  • Directed 6 bartenders, 4 mixologists, 12 cocktail servers, 6 Porters and 6 dancers.
  • Drafted and Implemented 6 Tier Bottle Service and Drink pricing structure.

Venus Pool Club: AGM (November 2008 thru August 2009) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Sunday Pool and Bar Operations. (1 mil. annually)
  • Directed 4 bartenders, 4 servers, 2 doormen and 2 lifeguards.
  • Drafted and Implemented Bartender / Server standard operating procedures.

Audigier: Nightclub: Bar Manager (April 2008 thru October 2008) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Bar Operations / Bottle Service. (8.5 mil annually)
  • Directed 12 Bartenders, 16 Servers, 10 Porters and 4 Bar Backs.
  • Designed Info Genesis POS Screens and conducted bartender training.
  • Developed new hire training guidelines and conducted orientation.

Tangerine: Bar Manager (July 2004 thru December 31 2007) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Bar Operations. (23 mil. annually)
  • Directed 16 Bartenders, 32 Servers, 12 VIP Hosts and 6 Bar Backs.
  • Conducted Bartender and Server Training.
  • Executed all Split Check, Voids, Comps and Refunds.
  • Provided PMG CFO / Treasure Island VP with Void, Comp, Refund explanations.

Coyote Ugly: General Manager (October 2003 thru July 2004) operated by PMG

  • Responsible for all aspects of Operation for 10,000 sq. ft. Bar. (8 mil. annually)
  • Directed 19 Bartenders, 4 Bar Backs and 12 Security Guards.
  • Prepared 16 banks and Responsible for Safe contents exceeding $50,000.
  • Designed Micros Screens and conducted Micros Training.
  • Conducted Coyote Training.
  • Conducted over 900 interviews for Coyote Search.

1996 / 2003: The Gin Bar and Grill: Oxford, Mississippi

The Gin Bar and Grill: General Manager (January 1999 thru October 2003)

  • Responsible for all aspects of Operations for 15,000 sq. ft. Bar.
  • Booked Live Entertainment and DJ’s.
  • Contracted and hosted Private Parties.
  • Contracted and hosted 1.500 person Barn Parties.

 Education

2002 / 2003: University of Mississippi School of Law: Oxford, Mississippi

1995 / 2000: University of Mississippi: Oxford, Mississippi

  • Bachelor of Arts: English / Political Science
  • GPA: 3.9