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Rudy "Vegas" Clai

"Back in the day in Chicago, I associated with people you don't ever talk about... the goodfellas, the deal makers, politicians, mobsters, etc. etc. Everyone from little old grandmas to the most corrupt of society came to me to solve their problems. If lawyers or the authority couldn't get things done, you called Rudy, the Go To Guy and I fixed it. And if I couldn't fix it myself, I found someone who could.

Then it happened. I had a life altering experience. I had a major heart attack and almost died. I now have three stents in my heart. It changed my heart completely and I decided to change my ways. I decided to help people any which way I can. Now I use my old school street knowledge and experience and apply it to everyday life... DOING GOOD!

So if you need anything in Las Vegas, just call me, CALL RUDY VEGAS!"

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RUDY CLAI

"The Go To Guy"

 

The Know All Team's "Go To Guy". Have you ever heard the phrase "I gotta a guy for that"? Rudy Clai has got a guy for literally everything From New York to Chicago, Las Vegas to Los Angeles and most impressively a global network extending all the way to Italy and China. Rudy's impressive repertoire ranges from the Old School "Chicago Political machine" to now, the "New Nevada Politics" and is a well known name in entertainment from Chicago to Las Vegas (the entertainment capital of the world). Rudy Clai has managed fine dining restaurants, created menu's and has owned fine dining restaurants specializing in Asian cuisine to the finest of Italian Bistros.

 

WEBSITE
callrudyvegas.com

Key skills include:
-Strategic Planning

-Entertainment Promotions

-Human Resources
-Revenue Growth

-Event Coordination

-Training Development
-Marketing Strategies

-Vendor Sourcing & Negotiations

-Unionized Workplace
-Service Enhancements

-Inventory & Cost Control

-Staff Supervision


Culinary Career-

01/1991-12/1994, PAPA D. LICIOUS ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZARIA,
Owner/Operator, Westmont, IL

 

01/1997-12/1999, THE GRAND MANDARIN CHINESE RESTAURANT,
Owner/Operator, Lisle, IL

-Directed all food and beverage operations including casual and formal
restaurants, kitchens, lounges, catering, and banquets.
-Management in food and beverage, expediting, scheduling, cooking, develop menu,
directing kitchen staff.

 

01/1999-12/1999, MARCO POLO ITALIAN RESTAURANT , Food and Beverage
Director, Chung Quing, China
-Directed all food and beverage operations.
-Management in food and beverage, expediting, scheduling, cooking, develop menu,
directing kitchen staff.
-Evaluated, redesigned and opened a previously neglected hotel restaurant.
-Recruited, trained and managed employees.

 

01/2000-12/2004, MELANGE BLUE RESTAURANT, Owner/Operator , Oak
Brook, IL

-Directed all food and beverage operations including formal restaurant, kitchens,
lounges, catering, and banquets.
-Recruited, trained and managed employees.
-Created and promoted the in house events.

01/2002-12/2006, BRUDDERS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL, Owner/Operator,
Chicago, IL

-Recruited, trained and managed employees in a sports bar and grill environment.
-Events, Promotions, Entertainment, and Marketing.

05/2013-11/2013, PARK INN BY RADISSON HOTEL, Food and Beverage
Director, Six Month Contract to get restaurant back on track,
Toledo, OH

-Directed all food and beverage operations including casual and formal
restaurants, kitchens, lounges, catering, banquets and room service in a
600-room hotel.
-Recruited, trained and managed employees in a unionized environment.
-Evaluated, redesigned and opened a previously neglected hotel restaurant.
-Designed and established new menu, inventory and layout for a newly opened Asian


FUSION RESTAURANT "ROCK DYNASTY"
-Reduced food costs from 65% to 28% and beverage cost from 45% to 24%.
-Created and promoted the in house events including Sunday Champagne Brunch and

Big Band Wednesday.

-Increased Sales of over $600,000.

06/2014 to 02/2015, ZIO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Restaurant Manager and
Chef, Colorado Springs, CO

-Management in food and beverage, expediting, scheduling, cooking, develop menu,
directing kitchen staff.

02/2015 to 06/2015, EPERNAY LOUNGE, Four Month Contract to get restaurant back on track, Denver, CO
-Management in food and beverage, expediting, scheduling, cooking, develop menu,
directing kitchen staff. Redesigning of restaurant. Profits and Losses.

Political Career-

01/1976-12/1978, INTINI AND ASSOCIATES, Paralegal, Chicago, IL
Chicago Law Firm specializing in Labor Law

01/1978-12/1983, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY,
Assistant to Judge 
Irwin Cohen, Chicago, IL

01/1983-12/1991, THE CITY OF CHICAGO AT CITY HALL, Mayoral and
Chicago City Council Administrative Aide, Chicago, IL


01/1994-12/1995, ILLINOIS STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY, Campaign
Coordinator ,Chicago, IL

01/1995-12/1999, ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE, Investigator, Chicago,
IL