Charles Hundley has well over nine years of overall cooking and kitchen experience. Four years of lead cook experience. Three years as a certified trainer. He has gained various amounts of knowledge in the culinary industry and has taken his career to many different levels throughout his cooking career, though he only has minimal school training Charles has learned from various top of the line chefs including the top three chefs of The Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride Of America Executive Chef Frank D. Chef David Lilllis, and Chef Alan) These great chefs have taught Charles various skills in the kitchen including learning of the mother sauces, knife skills, and even new kitchen terminology. Charles Has also worked with Iron Chef Michael Symon on a couple different occasions and has learned various techniques with smoking meats, using herbs and spices, as well as manage cooking time and work different items all at once. WIth an Associates degree in Business Management and a strong understanding of business concepts, Charles can combine the knowledge of business management and culinary to become a very outstanding chef, and has done so thus far in his career in the culinary field. Able to deliver quality dishes in a timely matter. Superior culinary art skills and techniques. Willingness to learn while retaining a positive attitude, and ability to understand guests want and needs. Charles has the drive, passion, and heart to be a great chef. Core Qualifications Knowledge of Mother Sauces, Produce orders, Knife Skills, Menu organization, Kitchen Management skills, Employee management, Scheduling management, very fast learner. Learned new skills and knowledge with each company I worked for, and learned how to better serve our guests wants and needs therefore I would base most of my menus off that.
I also Attended Beechwood High school my junior and senior years of high school as part of the Vocational program where I studied Culinary Arts.
Lakeland College Kirtland, OH, United States Although it is not a degree for the culinary field, I have been able to apply this degree to my career and it has helped me along in my career obtain various management positions within the culinary field, which I have excelled in in my nine plus years of this profession. My goal is to one day become an executive chef and I feel at this point I will reach it one day soon. Cooking has become a strong passion of mine to where cooking jobs do not feel like jobs anymore, its more like a fun way to live my life day to day able to wake up excited to go learn new cooking skills and make people excited about visiting our restaurant, well which ever one I am working in at the time. High School Diploma: Culinary Arts (Vocational School at Beechwood High School) 2005 Charles F Brush Lyndhurst, OH, United States While attending Brush High School (My high School) I also attended Beechwood High School from my Junior year (11th Grade) to my senior Year (12th Grade) to study culinary arts where we learned the basics of cooking. I was interested in how to become a cook and how to make various dishes so I would e able to cook meals for my family at home. During high school, although I was in the Culinary Arts program, at the time it did not keep my interest, so when I graduated I got into the Business management field, while attending college I began working as a dishwasher at Houlihans and was intrigued again by working in the kitchen, so much that I was able to be promoted to prep cook and from there I started my Culinary Career. Each year they have it here in Cleveland, and if I am Available, I work at our annual Air show as a cook vendor if there is an opportunity for me. I also like to volunteer to cook for the homeless at our Cleveland Food Bank, during the holidays which I have not been able to do recently, but I do love being able to put smiles on everyone during the holidays with exceptional and delightful meals.
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