Chief Operation Officer with company oversight, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance.
Business operations organization
Client account management
Federal and state tax regulations
Managing commission structures
Have taken continuing education classes and boot camp in Pastry and Baking at the Culinary Institute of America.
Hyde Park, New York in April 2014.
Member of the Womens Food Alliance of Northeast Florida who's mission is ".to cultivate and advance networking, education and collaboration for women in the culinary and hospitality industry in the Northeast Florida Region" www.XOwomensfoodalliance.com.
Owner August 2013 to CurrentFood Fairy － St. Augustine, Florida
of a growing baking/catering business.
Included all aspects of managerial, purchasing and cost analysis as well as all menu design and food preparation/baking.
Events included any range from small birthday gatherings to large community fund raising events of 1000 attendees.
Created a "Granola of the Month Club" providing various homemade granolas to established customers.
Provided various luncheons and parties for both corporate clients and medical facilities.
Created distinct fancy cookie trays and cookie bars for individuals and wedding events as well as corporate businesses.
Created elaborate specialty cookie trays for all holidays.
Created dessert bars for a wide range of events.
Participated in various farmers market/open air events for various schools, towns and fund raising events.
Specialties include specialty cakes, tarts, pastries, sweet breads, muffins, cookies as well as individual mini terrine desserts.
April 2013 to September 2013St Francis Home － St Augustine, Florida
Volunteered as kitchen staff at St Francis Homeless Shelter.
After two weeks, was hired as full time head chef.
Responsible for daily menu planning based on available food ingredients as donated and working with limited staff that reported to work as scheduled by the facility.
Responsible for managing all kitchen staff (who had no prior kitchen experience) including meal preparation, serving meals, maintenance of dining areas and daily breakdown and cleanup of kitchen.
Prepared meals in five hours or less for a range of 75 to 140 individuals.
Owner May 2007 to May 2008Piece of Cake － Uniontown, Pennsylvania
of a small full service catering business.
Managed all aspects of the business providing events from private dinner parties to celebrations of over 250 guests.
Responsibilties included all purchasing of ingredients and service ware, decorations and extras as needed.
Handled all food preparation, and all managerial and finance aspects of the business.
Working with each client, designed individual, often themed events, including all aspects of the event.
This included creating menus suited to the event, table décor, decorations and frequently take home gifts for guests.
Events were fully staffed for setup, service and breakdown.
Chief Financial Officer May 1987 to April 2007Nelson Steel, Inc － New Salem, Pennsylvania
with all full accounting responsibilities.
Handled A/R, A/P, in house payroll for 150+ employees.
Payroll included tracking hours and implementing a time clock software system to track employee hours and shifts.
Payroll also included managing health care benefits and retirement plans as well as preparation of all state and federal payroll tax forms.A/P responsibilities included tracking all raw material, verifying all purchases with purchase orders and receiver identification as well as all payment processing.
Maintained a physical monthly inventory with detailed breakdown of"work-in-process".
Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
Completed quarterly and annual financial reviews with CPA firm.
Coordinated all banking and leasing aspects of the corporation.
Involved in the purchasing and leasing of multi million dollar equipment requiring overseas travels for negotiation and periodic equipment review.
Responsible for all in house IT/software projects including "packaged" software and an ongoing inhouse sales, accounting and inventory program.
Company growth from one million to fifty million in sales annually.
Bachelor of Science : Economics and accounting, May 1985Allegheny College － Meadville, PennsylvaniaGPA: GPA: 3.85Economics and accounting GPA: 3.85
Bachelor of Arts : economics and political science, June 1983McGill University － Montreal, CanadaGPA: GPA: 3.0economics and political science GPA: 3.0
Graduate : program, June 1981Uniontown Area Senior High School － Uniontown, PennsylvaniaGPA: GPA: 4.2 Graduated fourth in class of 370.program GPA: 4.2 Graduated fourth in class of 370.