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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Private Estate Chef to the Fortune 500 and California's most remarkable families and homes. I live to cook. As a chef I celebrate the seasons: inspired by California's Mediterranean climate and sensibility, as well as my clients lifestyle and interests. Whenever I can, I love partnering with my community and world organizations to donate my time to help children and others learn to cook and experience good food.

Skills
  • Seasonal and Preferential Cooking
  • Organizing and Managing Estate Kitchens- to include waste control
  • Training and managing household staff
  • Sourcing the best ingredients
  • Menu Planning- to include food and beverage pairing
  • Event Planning/Promotion to include External Relations
  • Casual and Formal Service
  • Medevac Certified Training
  • CPR/AED/First Aid/Tempus 2000 Certified
  • Flight Crew Training
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Culinary Teaching
  • Co-creating chefs gardens
  • Floral Design
Experience
11/2020 to Current
Part-Time Private Chef Mga Entertainment Van Nuys, CA,
  • Part-time 3-4 days a week when client is in town.
  • Prepared family dinners for 4-12 guests nightly.
  • Prepared occasional lunches and weekend food according to dietary likes and dislikes.
  • Duties included grocery and farmers market shopping, meal prepping and cooking, overseeing maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen and coordinating with other household staff.
  • Partnered openly with clients to create specific menus to their liking and diets.
  • Specialized in California/American/Italian/Mediterranean/Asian cuisine and cooked seasonally and locally, with a fresh and healthy approach to cooking.
  • Introduced children and family members to new foods.
06/2018 to 03/2020
Chef/Head of Client Services/External Relations Coordinator Therapy Studios Production House City, STATE,
  • As a chef, I oversaw client services and hospitality at Therapy Studios and partnered Therapy Studios with local campaigns and organizations to enhance our greater community. Everyone In with the United Way; UN Women FEM talks; Playa Vista Fun Run are among the organizations and events that I personally brought to Therapy Studios.
  • Created daily, seasonal menus for clients high level breakfast, lunch, dessert, coffee and tea service, wine and cocktail service.
  • Delivered high level of service to clients in effort to build upon relationships for future.
11/2013 to 01/2018
Estate Chef Eric And Susan Smidt City, STATE,

• Managed multiple kitchens in Beverly Hills and Malibu, sometimes simultaneously.

• Prepared dinner m-f with occasional lunches and weekend family gatherings; as well as small to large, casual to formal events, as needed.

• Duties included grocery and farmers market shopping, meal prepping and cooking, overseeing maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen and coordinating with other household staff.

• Partnered with the head gardner to enhance a chefs garden for my menus.

• Partnered openly with clients to create specific menus to their liking and diets.

• Specialized in California/American/Italian /Mediterranean/Asian cuisine and cooked seasonally and locally, with a fresh and healthy approach to cooking.

• Introduced children and family members to new

11/2006 to 01/2011
Executive Estate Chef to Mr. Alec Gores The Gores Group LLC City, STATE,
  • Managed two very busy estate kitchens simultaneously Beverly Park and Malibu.
  • Prepared casual to formal dinners five days a week, plus small to large family and business gatherings, as well as casual to formal business meetings, lunches at The Gores Group offices.
  • Duties included grocery and farmers market shopping, menu planning, meal prepping and cooking, event planning, overseeing maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen, and coordinating with other household staff.
  • Specialized in Middle Eastern cuisine and California/American/Italian/Mediterranean cuisine all with a healthy twist.
  • Created and co-managed a chef garden to cook from.
  • Worked closely and openly with the family's diets, likes and whims.
  • Created massive family events and holiday parties for The Gores Group.
  • Introduced children and family to new food.
  • Co-designed their Beverly Park chef kitchen.
09/2004 to 09/2006
Estate and Global Chef Jerrold Perenchio Chartwell Estate And Private Jet City, STATE,
  • Prepared 3-7 course formal dinners 2-4 times a week at the Chartwell Estate and prepared 5 course meals on their private Boeing Business Jet.
  • Sourced out the best seasonal ingredients and products for Mr. and Mrs. P and their clients, in the Los Angeles and around the globe.
  • Nightly formal service with butler and executive staff.
  • Partnered with the head estate chef to create small to large events.
  • Created and co-managed a chefs garden to cook from.
  • Trained as the house florist and did multiple floral arrangements throughout the property and on the aircraft.
  • Trained medevac in CPR, First Aid, AED and TEMPUS 2000.
  • Trained as a flight crew member.
  • Managed expenses.
10/1999 to 10/2005
Private Chef David Dollinger And Family City, STATE,
  • Managed and stocked the kitchen for a family of four. Duties included overseeing the maintenance and cleanliness of the kitchen and coordinating with other household staff.
  • Prepared 3 course dinner, Sunday through Friday, to include regular small and large family gatherings, as needed.
  • Traveled and lived with the family during 'polo season' and worked closely with Michelle Dollinger to create and cook small to large events for the Polo community from Santa Barbara and Palm Desert, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Helped design their Atherton kitchen.
  • Cooked daily with their young children, creating new dishes with them.
  • Created and executed multiple parties and events with Michelle in Atherton and the Bay Area.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1996 to to
Associate of Science: Culinary Arts And Sciences
California Culinary Academy - San Francisco, CA,
GPA:
Expected in 10/2005 to to
Medevac Certificate: Medevac Training
MedAire - Burbank, CA,
GPA:
Expected in 10/2005 to to
AED, Tempus 2000, CPR And First Aid Certification : Medevac
MedAire - Burbank, CA,
GPA:
Expected in 10/2005 to to
Flight Crew Certification : Multi-Engine Aviation Attendant
MedAire - Burbank, CA,
GPA:
Activism and Volunteerism
  • Volunteer Chef Instructor for the Culinary Training Program at St. Joseph in Venice, CA.
  • Co-created CHOP a not-for-profit program teaching underprivileged youth to cook. The organization has been adopted by the American Heart Association.
  • Food Revolution Ambassador with Jamie Oliver's foundation to teach kids how to cook.
  • Produced and executed events and fundraisers such as the LA Times 2019 FOOD BOWL, Big Night Film Screening and Timpano Competition Fundraiser for Everyone In with United Way and Therapy Studios; Playa Vista Fun Run; and UN WOMEN FEMtalks 2019 reception at UCLA for 275 women with Therapy Studios.
  • Previous Board Member with the Venice Resistance; worked with the congressional district, California Senate and State Senate offices on local and state bills and voter education.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • California Culinary Academy
  • MedAire
  • MedAire
  • MedAire

Job Titles Held:

  • Part-Time Private Chef
  • Chef/Head of Client Services/External Relations Coordinator
  • Estate Chef
  • Executive Estate Chef to Mr. Alec Gores
  • Estate and Global Chef
  • Private Chef

Degrees

  • Associate of Science
  • Medevac Certificate
  • AED, Tempus 2000, CPR And First Aid Certification
  • Flight Crew Certification

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