Nightclub Hall of Fame Vice President Preston Rideout has over 19 years of Nightclub and Bar Operations and Marketing Experience.
Preston Rideout has Owned, Operated, Designed and Opened some of the hottest Nightclubs and Bars across the country and even abroad including; The Gin Bar, Coyote Ugly, Tangerine, LAX, Noir Bar, Pure, Pussy Cat Doll Lounge, Venus, Audigier, Krave, Eve, Gatsby’s, and the World Famous Hard Rock Hotel Rehab in Las Vegas.
2013 / Present: 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)