Dynamic Manager/Food Prep highly knowledgeable about FOH and BOH restaurant operations. Talented in creating a warm, friendly welcoming atmosphere for both patrons and co-workers. Passionate about making real food and helping people be the healthiest they can be.
Highly responsible and reliable
Works well under pressure
Arizona Food Handlers card
Serve Safe Certified
Hiring and training
Food Service Manager
I have worked in all aspects of the restaurant business and owned my own catering and restaurant business. I love working with food and people. I am passionate about real food and making it available to everyone. I have a great time at work and feel a real sense of accomplishment when I create REAL good food.
11/2016 to Current
Prep ChefUprooted Kitchen － Gilbert, AZProvided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format. Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with the kitchen team. Provided nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food. Displayed a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
08/2012 to 09/2015
ManagerParadise Bakery － Queen Creek, AZContinually monitored restaurant and took appropriate action to ensure food quality and service standards were consistently met. Developed and maintained exceptional customer service standards. Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs on a daily basis. Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage, and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
01/2007 to 04/2011
OwnerThe Park Bench Cafe － Orting, WAOperated a catering business and a full service restaurant. Menu planning, scheduling, labor cost, food cost and managed all aspects of the business. All of our food was made from scratch and we took pride in what we did. Menus were made specific to the needs of the people. We did not have a set catering menu because we wanted our clients to have what they wanted and we created it the best we could.
Education and Training
Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Certificatiion: YogaScottsdale Community College － Scottsdale , AZ, USACurrently in the yoga teacher and therapy program.