Outgoing Restaurant professional with over fifteen years in FOH and BOH operations. My skills and expertise include hospitality etiquette, food preparation and superior customer service. Skilled at memorizing menu items and orders.
Highly responsible and reliable
Works well under pressure
Upbeat, outgoing and positive
Efficient at inventory keeping, menu creating, food and supply order taking and waste control.
Efficient at employee scheduling, shift operation and team building.
01/2012 to 09/2017
Private Chefpersonal catering － maricopa, AZAs a private chef I was able to maintain and practice basic skill as well as new skills necessary to keep up with new trends and popular ingredients, all while being able to provide great food, presentation and customer service.
01/2010 to 01/2012
Kitchen Manager/FOH leadO'shay's pub and grill － maricopa, AZ
As kitchen Manager, it was my duty to perform any and all duties necessary to keep the kitchen running productively, including menu creation and daily specials. Quality control, proper food handling and sanitation, prep levels, inventory and employee training.
FOH lead. I performed table checks, table side as well as through p.o.s to insure proper customer service, food and beverage expediting, customer service tasks; handled compliments, complaints and general issues in reference to the restaurant, cleaning and sanitation, bar back and end of shift/day reconciliation for servers and for the house.
02/2006 to 01/2009
Executive chefThe silver spur grill － maricopa, AZMy duties including overseeing and training employees for daily operations which include;proper food handing and sanitation, daily food prep and order pulling, shipment receiving, order cooking and presentation, staffing and scheduling, inventory and product ordering and menu creation. I was also given the task to assist the F&B director with aiding in securing special engagement and private events such as wedding reception and golf tournaments where food was included.
Activities and Honors
I held a seat on the board of directors for the culinary arts program at Maricopa High School, for culinary instructor Rex Sherry.
Assisted with practicum hours program with Chef Sherry for advanced Culinary arts high school students.