wesley murray

Experienced House Manager and Butler
Experienced House Manager and Butler

Wesley T. Murray


6202 State Road 7 Apartment #307, Coconut Creek, FL 33073•(203)293-5402



My name is Wesley T Murray and I am a classically trained house manager and butler experienced in all aspects of ultra luxury private estate management.  I am results driven ands self motivated while striving to meet the needs of my Principle. I have over 10 years experience working in some of the most respectable homes in America as you will see below in the Experience section. I operate with a hands on approach as I feel it is necessary to complete any given task personally in order to be able to express how that task should be done. When other employees are involved it is training them to accomplish the task correctly the first time. I truly am the ultimate all in one employee who is well versed in staff management, budgeting, operations, caring for fine art, cooking, acting as stand in nanny or housekeeper, or any other detail.  I have experience in homes with staffs of just myself, all the way up to 12 people, and in my events business I have managed staffs of over 60 in multiple kitchens while preparing meals for 500 guests per seating four times per day. I have also managed extensive residential construction projects of both additions or full new homes. Please give me a chance to show you I am the right person for this role.



Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

Ancell School of Business, BBA May 2009

Major: Management-General Business, Dean’s List


Related Experience

House Manager/Chef, Judith Bartholomew, Bridgewater, CT, August 2016-Present

  • Maintain household including inventories to be in stock for principle when in residence
  • Coordinate all outside vendors including house cleaning, lawn, and pool maintenance
  • Managed complete home upgrade construction project
  • Prepare healthy and delicious homestyle Italian food
  • Act as personal assistant to get any and all errands done for principle and guests

House Manager, Nicholas and Diana Passalacqua, Delray Beach, FL, October 2016-May 2017

  • Manage and vette all vendors for current home in addition to the new home under construction
  • Hands on housekeeping management including hiring and training; also scheduling and payroll
  • Perform morning and evening graces, delegate projects to the housekeeper or handle it myself
  • Liaison between all staff, vendors, and principles including travel(both domestic and international with private and commercial accommodations)
  • Execute all private events, up to 55 people, both in the house and event spaces
  • Maintain ongoing efficient household inventories
  • Effectively source as much organic products for the home as possible
  • Perform light child care for the newborn baby

House Manager, Earle and Carol Mack, Palm Beach, FL, April 2016-July 2016

  • Coordinate all vendors and construction upgrade/repair projects
  • Actively manage housekeepers with a hands on approach, for example, demonstration of proper cleaning technique
  • Perform morning and evening graces, delegate project responsibility among the staff to ensure project efficiency
  • Manage and schedule staff; including;  housekeepers, assistants, housemen, and  gardeners, inclusive of hiring/firing, scheduling, vacation planning, travel and  payroll submission
  • Restructure and reorganize house manual for current employees and to ensure seamless training of new hires
  • Maintain ongoing  household inventories to ensure that shopping gets done efficiently
  • Effectively source and vette vendors cross checking their references and performing background checks, while maintaining an organic approach to both meals and landscapes

House Manager/Chef, Timothy and Cecilia Crowhurst, Bridgewater, CT, November 2011-January 2013

  • Oversee all vendors including outside lawn care and housekeeping, while maintaining household inventories
  • Hire staff/vendors including all due diligence required
  • Plan, prepare, and serve organic Pritikin and child friendly style meals, maintaining organic chef's garden
  • Responsible for care of family animals, including all veterinary and grooming needs
  • Effectively manage household calendar
  • Perform light housekeeping and general maintenance of home and cars

Estate Manager, Adriana and Robert Mnuchin, Washington, CT, August 2006-April 2011

  • Coordinate events at home in regards to staffing, menu, and guest list
  • Manage other staff which includes a chef, a housekeeper, two groundskeepers, and a driver
  • Actively hands on approach to managing organic chef's garden
  • Oversee and schedule proper maintenance for vehicles, homes, and groundskeeping equipment
  • Handle relationships with various vendors
  • Train new staff to maintain level of service to highest standards
  • Keep home office and keep and accounts payable, send bills to accountant

Server, Mayflower Inn and Spa, Washington, CT, May 2003-December 2009

  • Manage breakfast shift in absence of full time manager
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of wine list and menus
  • Improve operations at pool house with regard to changing to full service
  • Provide input regarding staffing decisions and delegation of responsibilities

Administrative Director, Reed Construction, Stamford CT, Luxury Home Builder, December 2014-December 2015

  • Oversee and manage all fiduciary responsibilities for both the client and business
  • Implement effective job costing
  • Acquire new clients and re-establish connections with past clients
  • Organize and establish new filing and office organization strategy
  • Optimize and manage the online presence of ReedCo

Owner, Wesley T Murray Catering, Big Daddy’s BBQ, Danbury, CT, March 2013-December 2015

  • Successfully built, equipped and oversaw business as a food service truck.  This included purchasing, setup, operation, and breakdown of a commercial kitchen to be used at  multi-day music festivals, each with attendance around 5000 people
  • Effectively managed staff of 12 paid employees and 30+volunteers throughout  music festivals, in two kitchens
  • Under strict Health department guidelines, built a full commercial staff catering kitchen and produced over 3000 meals in addition to $7000 in sales with “Big Daddy’s BBQ” food truck, throughout each of  the three day festivals
  • Successfully decreased staff catering budget by 7% through implementation of departmental meal accountability and redemption procedures
  • Trained new paid staff at beginning of each festival and 20+ volunteers each day
  • Successfully maintained a perfect safety record and health code scores throughout the entire season
  • Continually engaging in private catering events specializing in organic and local based fare
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BA-Business Management @ Western Connecticut State University
Sep 2004 — May 2009


House Manager/Chef @ Bartholomew Household
Aug 2016 — Current
I run this part time property for the principle. When they are not in town I take care of daily pool maintenance, keeping inventories of household items, prepare the house for the next guest as the entire Bartholomew family uses this house separate from each other. When one of the family is in residence I cook, clean, and run any errands needed. I also chauffeur the family in the evenings if needed.

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