I have been in the restaurant business for 25+ years. I have worked long
term (8+ years) for quite a few establishments. I am a hardworking chef, with a passion for food.
I have years of experience with every position in the back of the house.
Preparing soups, sauces, breaking down fish, meat and poultry are just a few things that I am very familiar with.
08/2015 to Current
ChefMan of Kent － Hoosick, NYLine chef in high volume restaurant. Able to cook and plate up to 90+ lunches unassisted on a daily basis.
01/2015 to 08/2015
ChefMount Anthony Country Club － Bennington, VTHelped friends out during a quiet time by cooking on the line at this seasonal country club.
04/2004 to 01/2015
Chef/OwnerPeppermills of Bennington － Bennington, VT
Managed kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when necessary.
Prepared all foods including soups & sauces.
Strong commitment to quality, service and cost control.
Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning and cooking.
Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
Actively involved in cost control, sanitation, menu development, training, recruitment, private dining and catering.
Planned lunch, dinner and bar menus, as well as special menus for in-house.
Properly labeled and stored all raw food ingredients including produce, meat, fish, poultry, dairy and dry goods in the appropriate storage room, walk-in refrigerator, freezer or cooler.
05/1995 to 03/2004
Chef/ManagerKevin's Sports Pub － North Bennington, VT
Managed all inventory, cost control, sanitation, menu development, training and recruitment.
Prepared all soups and sauces.
Butchering skills utilized.
Ordered all food and beverage for on premise.
Scheduled all back of house staff.
Led shifts while personally preparing and executing food items for diners.
Accepted all deliveries to the kitchen and front of the house.
Able to keep up with multiple tasks in this face paced environment.
Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations required by the state of Vermont.
High School DiplomaBrentwood High School － Brentwood, NY
- Safe handling of all commercial food service equipment
- Able to follow recipes, instructions and guidelines
- Meticulously attentive to quality and detail of all food preparations
- Familiar with POS data entry
- Able to calculate food cost
- Familiar with all aspects of the back of the house
- Experienced with broiling, braising, sauté, grilling and baking
- Able to multitask in a fast paced environment
- Knowledge of state health and safety codes including labeling, dating and rotating
- Able to keep to budget concerning labor and food cost