I'm an enthusiastic Chef and Culinary Arts Instructor eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. My extensive experience in the restaurant and wine business, along with my 12 years in education give me a clear understanding of cost controls, budgets, working with existing inventory, and training in staff/student/volunteer development. Motivated to learn, grow and excel while applying my skills and talents to help solve today's social injustices.
State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Continuous Career Education, Exp. 2114
ServSafe Certification - Food Protection Manager Manager Certification, Exp. 2022
With over 35 years in the food and beverage industry, I have retired as the Culinary Arts Instructor at the Fort Osage Career and Technology Center, a 2-year program for grades 11/12. Food literacy is the vehicle I have used to motivate kids to take an active interest in their own lives and to connect to their communities.
My mission has been to teach students to become positive contributors and leaders through an integrated approach of teaching Technical, Academic and 21st Century skills facilitated by active, voluntary learning. With a focus on college and career readiness, the “farm-to-fork” curriculum introduced growing, cooking, serving, and eating food as they relate to professional and personal success and well-being.
The food service industry has given me immeasurable opportunities and experiences I would not have otherwise had. I'm convinced of that. It has the capacity to educate, connect families, and unite friends as few things can. I am eager to apply my talents, skills, and innovative approach to help solve today's most pressing social issues.
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