Dynamic, resourceful and skilled military Food Service Specialist with 11 years of success in fine dining, casual dining, bar and grill, baking and catering. Skilled in high-pressure culinary environments and preparing large volumes of food quickly and efficiently. Experienced Baker with expertise in but not limited to cake decoration, baking on a large scale and managing work loads using modern bakery equipment. Has the ability to work well in a supervised as well as an unsupervised environment. Seeking to use culinary skills and expertise to prepare a special variety of dishes in a professional, rewarding, successful team based business.+ Add
Sous vide technique
Contemporary sauce work
Focused and disciplined
High volume production capability
Focus on portion and cost control
Inventory management familiarity
Successfully managed a kitchen staff of 15+ military personnel during high volume dinner services for more than 700 patrons each night. Competed as part of Military Food Team. Led Kitchen staff of 4 during High volume sporting events such as U.S. Open Kids.
3381/ Food Service SpecialistApr 2006 to May 2014 United States Marine CorpsFunding, requisitioning, purchasing, receiving, accounting and storage. Preparing fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, poultry as well as baked goods. Quality control and assurance, making sure food is kept in sanitary and safe condition. Keeping track of supply levels and conduction quality assurance evaluations.
Closing (Training) Shift Lead/ Overnight Baker/Cake Decorator/ TravelingSep 2014 to Feb 2017 Dunkin Donuts/ Baskin RobbinsTrain supervise and assist Crew members in service of customers. Maintain cleanliness in restaurant and restock. Haccp, Wastelog, closing business day and sales and auditing safe. Unsupervised Overnight baking as well as daytime baking and decorating of breads and pastries and cakes. Traveled to locations outside of state to perform duties.
Food and Beverage Lead Cook/ Caterer/ Bar TenderJun 2015 to Dec 2016 Talamore/ Midsouth Golf － Pinehurst, NCMenu modifications, storage, inventory, food order, waste log, maintaining food costs. Preparing meals cooked to order as well as serving alcoholic beverages in a bar and grill setting. Individually preparing menus and food & beverage products for specific and/or private palette or buffet style catered events.
High School Diploma, College Prep/ College Tech Prep2004Pinecrest － Southern Pines, NC, USA
Food Service Specialist2006Marine Corps － Fort Lee, VA, USA
Serve Safe, Proper food handling & Nutrition
Courses in: Food Preparation, Kitchen Management, Patisserie and Confectionery, International Cuisine. Classes in Restaurant and Facility Operations