Chef with 20 years of critically acclaimed work preparing delicious, healthy dishes in Healthcare, retail outlets, institutional facilities and restaurants. Specializes in preparing menus that attract and retain customers. Looking for a challenging role in culinary management
Ability to handle/resolve problems
Special dietary needs expert
Proficiency in inventory and ordering
Proven leadership skills
Sensitive to cultural diversity
Communicated with kitchen staff, dietitians and doctors to assure compliance with complex and frequently changing dietary needs of clients. Estimated amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
03/2017 to Current
Executive ChefAJ'S Fine Foods － Scottsdale, AZProvide courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format. Effectively manage kitchen staff in daily production according to daily menu. Maintain inventory levels and food cost percentages.
07/2016 to 03/2017
Executive Chef/FPMCompass One @ Maricopa Medical Center － Phoenix, AZConducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports. Implemented and supported company initiatives and programs. Effectively managed and assisted kitchen staff in producing food for banquets, catered events and member dining areas. Regularly developed new recipes in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, and budgetary considerations. Built sales forecasts and schedules to reflected desired productivity targets. Also increased weekly revenue by 10 percent.
06/2009 to 07/2016
Executive Chef/FPMMaricopa Integrated Health Systems － Phoenix, ArizonaConsistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements. Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of all food products. Reduced food costs by 4.5 percent by estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.
01/2008 to 06/2009
Executive Chef/FPMARAMARK ASU West Campus － Glendale, ArizonaCollaborated closely with the Food and Beverage Director to conduct staff meetings and resolve service, product and personnel issues.
12/2006 to 11/2007
Executive Chef/Director of OperationsPERSONAL CHEF FOODS － Phoenix, ArizonaDiligently maintained safety and quality standards.
09/2004 to 12/2006
Production Supervisor/COP ConsultantSTOCK YARDS/US FOODS － Phoenix, AZReviewed production orders, schedules, delivery dates and inventory levels to determine product availability.
04/1999 to 09/2004
Executive ChefAJ'S FINE FOODS － Phoenix, ArizonaProvided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format.
03/1997 to 04/1999
Food Production SupervisorLSG\SKY CHEFS － Phoenix, ArizonaEnforced a culture of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement while providing operational leadership.
10/1996 to 02/1997
Sous ChefHACIENDA CAFE － Verbier, SwitzerlandConsistently produced exceptional menu items that regularly garnered diners' praise.
06/1996 to 10/1996
CookLSG\SKY CHEFS － Phoenix, Arizona
04/1996 to 06/1996
Head CookCOPPER CANYON BREWING AND ALE HOUSE － Chandler, AZ
09/1995 to 03/1996
CookA MOVEABLE FEAST － Houston, TX
03/1995 to 09/1995
CookPUFFABELLY'S RESTAURANT － Spring, TX
Culinary ArtsThe School of Culinary Arts @ The Art Institute of Houston － Houston, TexasCulinary Arts Introduction to Culinary Skills, Basic Cookery
*Food Pro I, American Regional and Seafood Cookery
*Baking and Pastry, Fundamental Concepts and Techniques of Baking
*Garde Manager, Main Items of a Cold Kitchen
*Safety and Sanitation, Safety and Sanitation Procedures in a Kitchen
*Purchasing and Cost Control, Planning and Control Processes in Food and Beverage Outlets
Certified by Serve Safe and Maricopa County in Arizona in safety and sanitation *Certified by Alliance Beverage Distribution Company in Professional Beverage Sales *Cautious in regarding Safety and OHSA rules and regulations *HAACP Knowledgeable and Certified. FEMA Certified