Reliable, high-performing, individual with 5+ yrs providing excellent service in the restaurant and cooking industry. Seeking new opportunities within the industry to expand my knowledge, provide challenges, and include room to grow. Over a year of experience baking unique and delicious pastries, cakes, and pies. Capable of adapting to regional tastes and various diets. Continuing education includes a range of certifications for handling food, catering style, slope work, and food plating. Admirable experience in preparation and presentation of cold foods. Exemplary knowledge of food hygiene in concordance with proper food handling regulations. Skilled in knife techniques including, but not limited to, chopping, dicing, cutting, and carving. Able to evaluate and comprehend cooking documents including manuals and recipes. Excellent team-building and conflict resolution skills.
Hotel Captain Cook - Whales TailAnchorage, AkSous Chef03/2017 to CurrentWorks with the executive chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant's policy and vision. Produces high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and
clients' requirements. Helps plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish's aspect and its taste. Helps train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in
minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources. Maintains order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours. Ensures the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages
of food preparation.
Hotel Captain CookAnchorage, AkGarm Chef05/2016 to CurrentPrepare cold food items for a kitchen, such as salads, sandwiches, amuse, soups, cheese plates, charcuterie and desserts. Follow day to day recipes of new and existing dishes while finding ways to help improve day to day operation of the position. Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
Doyon Universal ServicesAnchorage, AKLead Cook10/2014 to 05/2016Exhibited thorough knowledge of foods, beverages, and supervisory duties as Lead Cook while directing operations in kitchen. Responsible for 5 associate cooks during shift. Performed kitchen walk-through to gauge preparedness, freshness of food, and cleanliness of work areas. Oversaw the preparation and service of all food including, but not limited to, storage of kitchen equipment, maintaining kitchen sanitation, and safety standards.
Hotel Captain CookAnchorage, AkFront Desk04/2012 to 06/2013
Greeted guests in a timely manner. Managed registration process by checking identification and ensured accuracy of provided credentials. Handled check-ins and checkouts. Operated hotel switchboard, took calls, and provided information. Answered inquiries regarding the hotel services, charges, and dining facilities. Balanced cash at the end of each shift and generated accounting reports.
Culinary ArtsExpect to pursue
Graphic designUniversity of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesCompleted one year of general requirement classes before deciding to pursue other ventures.
HS Diploma2004Seward High School, Seward, Alaska, United States
Excellent leadership qualities, passion for culinary arts, excellent customer service skills, enthusiastic people person, self-driven, dedicated.