Navy veteran with a pay attention to detail work ethic. Successfully owned and operated a pizza franchise, currently an event chef and kitchen manager for a high end catering company.
Hiring and training
maintaining an employee work schedule
ordering food for different events every week
prepared weekly prep list for kitchen staff
2 week intensive Franchisee training for Fox's Pizza
NC Realtor school graduate
Participated as an Event Chef or kitchen assistant in over a hundred weddings/Events to insure a wonderful and memorable event with excellent reviews on food and service
04/2015 to Current
Event Chef/Kitchen ManagerRochelle Myers Catering - Leesburg , VA
Event Chef for weddings and private parties as well as Kitchen manager for preparation of all event food. Scheduling of staff for prep and after event clean up. Take everyday as a learning and teaching moment for experienced or inexperienced staff.Guide them on menu items. Create menu and adjust to dietary needs and taste. Set up and expedite food as instructed by event timeline to insure guests receive the highest quality of food in a timely manner. Handle all day to day operations of food establishment and reported to owner at weekly meetings,daily texts,phone calls or email correspondents.
10/2012 to 05/2014
live in Innkeeper/Kitchen Manager and Event Coordinator Black Horse Inn - Warrenton, VA
Supervised preparation of meals and kitchen duties while being the perfect host for our guests. Managed all administrative functions of business including tours and leads for potential events and guests for the Inn. Email correspondence and reservations by phones Responded and expedited catering requests for B&B guests. Effectively maintained inventory through ordering and personally shopping. Hired and worked with vendors to make sure deliveries and quality of the Inn's grounds were properly manicured and pest control established. Delivered a memorable tour of Mansion,grounds and Grand Ball Room to effectively sell Estate for weekend weddings that consisted of 200 Ballroom guests and 30 overnight guests that I was the "Go too" person for entire event from start to finish Created, prepped, cooked and served menu for breakfast guests Prepared exotic cheese and hors d'oeuvre trays to pair with local wine's for guest to enjoy a fine dinning experience prior to their dinner's where I had made reservations for their evening out. Baked and platted cookie tray for guests after their return to the Inn from dinner at local restaurants. Created weekly work schedule and employee duties.
05/2008 to 01/2012
Owner/managerFox's Pizza Den Franchise - Chocowinity, NC
Supervised preparation of meals and beverages for costumers. Managed all administrative functions of my business including recruiting, training and monitoring employee performance and writing evaluations*Analyzed sales records to determine which menu items were making most profits and which ones needed further reconsideration for menu. Catering for community events. Effectively maintaining inventory and par levels to deliver the highest quality and freshest ingredients to costumers. Became highly recognized in the community for sponsoring teams and assist in fundraisers for local schools.*The restaurant started out as a small "pizza place" and over the years turned into a full service dining experience.
08/2003 to 05/2008
Realtor/BrokerCentury 21 - Washington, NC
Managed the listing and selling of homes to get the homeowners the highest possible amount their home was worth in a timely and efficient manner. Acted as a buyers agent to help home buyers find the home of their dreams while negotiating the best price and amenities. Worked with local banks to help buyers procure a home loan they could afford.
04/1990 to 04/1998
Petty Officer 2nd ClassUnited States Navy - San Diego, CA
Spent 5 years stationed on board the USS Cape Cod where we deployed on 3 WESPACS. Spent 6 months in Persian Gulf During Operation Desert storm while our ship acted as a full facility repair ship. Became a high pressure welder. Maintained proper chain of command and learned the importance of paying attention to detail while following instructions. Gained valuable life skills that I apply everyday to my culinary and management skills.
High School Diploma: GeneralPoolesville High School
Navy Certification: High pressure weldingC-1 Weld School
Real Estate LicenseJY Monk Real Estate
Servsafe: Safe food handling managers courseLoudoun County Heath Department
Although I have outlined my management skills mostly, I am highly qualified in the kitchen. Excellent at following specific recipes or creating a delicious meal on the fly. My comfort level and experience makes having me in your kitchen a pleasure and I will help maintain a stress free and enjoyable work environment.