A skilled Culinary Professional with over 15 years of progressive experience managing the provision of fine dining for resorts, restaurants, and privately catered events. Especially skilled at developing menus and preparing culinary dishes that excite and satisfy. Particularly adept in the ability to cultivate partnerships and obtain the highest quality ingredients. Committed to leaving patrons with a memorable dining experience.
Staff Development and Training, Budgeting/P&L Management, Sanitation and Quality Control, Creative Menu Development and Research, Inventory and Purchasing, Kitchen Operations, Front and back of the house customer service, Guest Relations and the most important skill I have, is creating the most amazing food. I LOVE TO COOK!
eMJuly 2013 to CurrentChef/Owner Winchester, VA
Owned and operated a 65 seat restaurant.
Managed 13 employees including kitchen, bar and wait staff.
Created and implemented new weekly menus.
Ordered food daily and worked with multiple local vendors to create a fine dining experience in a casual comfortable.
Reviewed by the Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington Post as a Winchester fav!
McAlister's DeliJanuary 2012 to December 2013General Manager Front Royal, VA
Supervised service operations for two restaurants that generated a $1 million in annual food sales revenue.
Directed the activities of 18 employees.
Engaged in restaurant operations (food preparation, customer service, cooks and assistants)
The Mimslyn InnMarch 2009 to January 2012Executive Chef Luray, VA
Supervised the dining and service operations of a private resort consisting of two fine-dining restaurants along with room service, catered private events and pool bar menu.
Managed an operating budget of
Designed and implemented 5 different creative
menus with the use of fresh, local ingredients to provide a 5-
star dining experience.
Education and Training
University of Richmond1994Bachelor of Arts: Political Science Speech CommunicationsPolitical Science Speech Communications
Johnson & Wales2002Associate of Arts: Culinary ArtsNorfolk, VA, USA