Energetic culinary professional with a blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional pastry skills. Works well as a dynamic leader in high-pressure settings. Desires a position at a luxury hotel or upscale restaurant.
Hospitality and service industry background
Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
Knowledgeable in American, European, Pacific Rim and Japanesepastries and techniques
Driven and quick learner
Familiar with cake decorating
Expertise in chocolate
Knowledgeable in molecular gastronomy cooking techniques
Excellent attention to detail
Team Lead04/2005 to 09/2007 Jamba Juice – Ala Moana,
Prepared smoothies consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, and waste control guidelines.
Managed staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when needed.
Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and safety issues.
Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
Led shifts while personally preparing menu items and executing requests based on required specifications.
Regularly interacted with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
Worked on inventory on a monthly basis as well as daily ordering.
Manager09/2007 to 07/2010 Lucky Brand Jeans – Waikiki,
Performed opening and closing duties by counting cash drawers and made bank deposits.
Assigned employees to specific duties to best meet the needs of the store.
Interviewed job candidates and made staffing decisions.
Instructed staff on appropriately handling difficult and complicated sales.
Hired, trained and developed new associates on POS system and key sales tactics.
Reported to the district manager regarding all store and staff issues
Completed profit and loss performance reports.
Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service.
Conducted store inventories once per quarter.
Maintained the stores merchandise by properly ensuring quality of product and performing monthly display changes.
Lead Server05/2010 to 06/2011 Side Street Inn on Da Strip – Kapahulu,
Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service.
Skillfully promoted items on beverage lists and restaurant specials.
Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper health standards.
Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about the restaurant's menu and products.
Set dining tables according to type of event and service standards.
Routinely cleaned work areas, glassware and silverware throughout each shift.
Demonstrated genuine hospitality while greeting and establishing rapport with guests.
Guided guests through menus while demonstrating thorough knowledge of the food, beverages and ingredients.
Provided friendly and attentive service.
Inventoried and restocked items throughout day.
Trained and mentored new staff on menu items as well as flow of service
Assisted co-workers whenever possible.
Pastry Cook06/2011 to Current Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa – Kapolei,
Recommended menu items to the Executive Pastry Chef for new dish development, holidays, special events and promotions.
Expertly prepared an assortment of chocolate garnishes for all resort venues. Which include, Fine dinning and buffet restaurants, banquets, and quick service venues.
Works with Executive Pastry Chef on special resort amenities which include Chocolate and sugar show pieces.
Works on a fast paced line during service for fine dinning restaurant.
Promptly reported any maintenance and repair issues to Executive Pastry Chef.
Prepared all pastry items in accordance with standards of quality, quantity control, taste and presentation.
Practiced safe food handling procedures at all times. Familiar with HAACCP.
Ordered and received bakery products and supplies. As well and monthly inventory control.
Associate of Science: Pastry2011Kapiolani Community College
American Culinary Federation Silver Medalist in 2011