Alexia Silva

Alexia Silva

Skills

Skills

Kitchen Skills

Familiar with various tools and equipment. Understanding of principal cooking and baking methods. Knowledge of basic knife cuts. Knowledge of Mise en place. Dishwashing experience.

Food Microbiology Skills

Practice of aseptic techniques. Basic staining procedures. Knowledge of proper dilution methods and calculations. Experience in various media preparation. Operation of autoclave.

Food Science Laboratory Skills

Capable of operating the following equipment: Bostwick Consistometer Brookfield Viscometer Handheld refractometer Abbe refractometer % sugar and % alcohol hydrometer Infra-red Drying Oven AquaLab Moisture Balance pH meter and pH paper

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

B.S Food Science emphasis in Culinology

California State University, Fresno

Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Intern

MIHO Gastrotruck

Performed daily prep work for regular weekday lunch service. 

Assisted during set-up and service for catering events (i.e weddings, business meetings).

Efficiently took customer's orders and delivered food during weekend service.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2010

Visitor Assistance Officer

San Diego Zoo

Turnstile attendant, parking lot observer, pamphlet stuffer, show attendant and guest counter.  Guest Services representative.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Culinology® Club Secretary, 2011-2012.  Duties included: attended all club meetings, sent club emails, assisted in organizing and running club events throughout the semester, recruited new members and new students, served as liaison to Fresno State's Food Science Club and Student Dietetic Association.
  • Member of the Food Science Club.  Attended club meeting and events.  Assisted during Fresno State Vintage Days.
  • Student member of the Research Chefs Association.  Attended the RCA Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Food Science Academic Reports

Culinary Science Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
2011 - Present

Food Production - Manage First Program

National Restaurant Association
2008 - Present

Course 1: Decorating Basics

Wilton Cake Decorating
2009 - 2014

ServSafe

National Restaurant Association