My love for food started at a very young age and I've worked in and around food most of my life. What you don't see on this resume are the years I put in as a line cook at numerous restaurants, my experience as a personal chef or even that stint at the bagel joint in college.
I bring a unique mix of experience, from understanding what restaurants need, what consumers want and what processors can provide. My experience as an R&D Chef for a food manufacturer could prove valuable to Bloomin' Brands to help facilitate the transition to using more sous vide product to help streamline processes, reduce labor and increase profit margins. My background in Corporate Finance is an added benefit when projecting food/labor costs of a new item, working with recipe costings, yields and scale-ups.
Creating center of the plate proteins for retail and foodservice applications. Understanding clients' needs and developing recipes tailored to fit those specifications, while working within the framework of the manufacturing process. Developing recipes for raw marinated/value added items and well as a fully cooked meats, entrees and sides. Researching new techniques, functional ingredients and packaging to improve our process. Keeping abreast on the latest food trends and working close with vendors/suppliers to meet customer needs. Continually conducting Quality Assurance checks on all products before shipping.
Managed all BOH operations of a full service hotel restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner, roomservice and banquets). Ordering, schedules, staff training, menu development, portion and cost control, inventory and day to day operations.
FOH Manager - Managed daily operations of service and bar staff, schedules, training, and customer satisfaction.
Banquet Manager - Managed all service aspects of 30,000 sqft banquet space including lay-out, vendor coordination, staff management/training, schedules and guest/client relations.
Graduated Magna cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma Inductee- Int'l Honor Society for Business Students
Financial Executives Int'l Award Recipient
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