Food service worker with exceptional interpersonal skills. Reliable, punctual and works well under pressure. [Sous Chef] with excellent communication skills and rapid and precise customer service skills. [Executive Sous Chef] with  years of experience cooking in [Varied] environments. Prior work as prep cook, line chef, and sous chef. Energetic culinary professional with a blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Works well as a dynamic leader in high-pressure settings.
Fast and efficient service worker
[grilling] cooking technique
[sea food] cuisine expert
Extensive catering background
Food presentation talent
Menu marketing expertise
CEO/Executive Sous Chef, 01/2014
to 06/2016 Tiliva Resort – Kadavu Island,
Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume, fast-paced operations.
Assembled food orders while maintaining appropriate portion control.
Prepared specialty foods such as pizzas and sandwiches, following specific methods that required quick prep time.
Verified that prepared food met all standards for quality and quantity.
Prepared quality products while maintaining proper food safety practices, portion control and presentation within service goal times.
Executive Sous Chef, 01/2008
to 01/2016 De Young Catering – Columbus,
Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
Reduced food costs by  percent by using seasonal ingredients, setting standards for portion size and minimizing waste.
Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and safety issues.
Actively involved in cost control, sanitation, menu development, training, recruitment, private dining and catering.
Led shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications.
Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals.
Associate of Science: Reef Environmental Studies,
University of South Pacific - Suva,