family owned food business manager marketing chef resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accomplished Photographer with 20 years of industry experience and exceptional talents in film development and image manipulation. Artistic and creative professional with strong portfolio and outstanding computer skills. Technical knowledge of equipment operations and photography principles. Proven success in other trades and skills outside of my education. Work background also includes customer service, consulting, fast paced in-take and out-take phone/and in-person sales and solutions, multimedia design, construction and building, food and beverage serving and cooking. Skilled with tools and equipment, stay current with industry standards and upgrades with computer programs and app use as applied to area of employment. When learning new skill sets I am patient, listen well, memorize material, stay focused, and communicate accurately while developing solutions and applied technique. I eagerly embrace new areas of creativity, knowledge, and work experience to continue improving upon my character and attributes that make me a very credible choice for employment.

Family Owned Food Business Manager/Marketing/Chef, 1994 to Present
Lee Enterprises, IncorporatedBloomington, MN,
  • Joined my Father in living out his dream to cook his traditional recipes of ethnicity for the Colorado Springs community he's lived and worked at since fleeing Cuba to America. We purchased a food truck in 2014 and is to this day a well known, adored, and accomplished food truck and take-out spot in our community.
  • We purchased a food truck in 2014. I was responsible for coming up with the marketing identity for the business, creating menu photos and food details, building and managing our online presence with daily specials and creative ad design, website building, answering emails, scheduling food truck events and catering, purchasing equipment/product/kitchenware, cooking, and daily cleaning and upkeep of our kitchen and appliances.
  • After winning once and runner-up in 5 annual Colorado Springs Food Truck Cook Off's, and also nominated every year since 2006 as Independent Magazine's Best Of Food Truck, we also purchase a brick and mortar, take-out location with added menu items for our community to dine in and enjoy. We continue to take our food truck to truck roundups, special events, business lunches, catering engagements weekly, as well as running our daily functions and daily upkeep at our N. Circle location.
Lead Photographer/Studio Manager, 2009 to 2015
428 Photography StudioCity, STATE,
  • Hired to manage and provide my specific brand/style of photography as an identity for a high-end portrait studio with each sold portrait package ranging from $800-$3,000 each booking.
  • Responsible for the all aspects of the studios marketing, appearance, and business functionality.
  • Purchased camera equipment and props and trained staff on using the equipment.
  • Trained staff on photographic methods and techniques.
  • Explained price and package details to customers.
  • Tracked studio inventories and ordered new supplies when needed.
  • Set up camera control equipment, stands and tripods for shoots.
  • Collaborated with clients to plan shoots and boost satisfaction with photos.
  • Scouted locations and curated props for photography shoots.
  • Manipulated and enhanced scanned or digital images using computers and specialized software.
  • Took pictures of individuals, families and small groups in studio or on location. Type of sessions included:
  • Family
  • High School Senior Graduation
  • Wedding
  • Maternity
  • Infant
  • Corporate Environments, Headshots
  • Special Events
Apprentice Mill Yard Hand, 2011 to 2013
The Log YardCity, STATE,
  • Performed entry level functions for a friend of mine's saw mill, and furniture design start-up business.
  • Basic Functions included lifting logs, putting them through the mills, measuring, slabbing, sanding, edging, staining, making detailed cuts, and helping with any final assembly and design of specialty tables, benches, bed frames, cabinets etc. to send to clients.
  • Provided my photography background to capture the working environment and take portfolio shots of the one-of-a-kind furnishings we designed and made for future marketing use.
Staff Photographer, 2005 to 2011
303 MagazineCity, STATE,
  • Hired as 303 Magazine's Staff Fashion/Editorial Photographer to dream up, conceptualize, and idealize a 5-7 page fashion layout for each monthly issue, also photographer and editor for all other editorial imagery used in support of each issues written article content. Reoccurring monthly articles with images included:
  • This Week in Denver
  • Neighborhood Tour
  • Featured Chef
  • Featured Musician
  • Featured Restaurant
  • Successful Minds (A prominent member of Denver chosen to be covered that month).
  • Scouted locations and curated props for photography shoots.
  • Worked with design team to align photography with project specifications.
  • Saved and archived images and maintained master image library for future use.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Photography/Multimedia, Expected in 01/2007 to The Art Institute of Colorado - Denver, CO
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree/ Minor in Communication
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Oriented
  • Excellent Workflow Management
  • Personable and Professional
  • Decision Making
  • Attention to Detail
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Phone and Email Etiquette
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Task Driven
  • Time Management
  • Focus and Follow-Through
  • Program Optimization
  • Quality Assurance

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School Attended

  • The Art Institute of Colorado

Job Titles Held:

  • Family Owned Food Business Manager/Marketing/Chef
  • Lead Photographer/Studio Manager
  • Apprentice Mill Yard Hand
  • Staff Photographer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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