Work History

Work History
Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Ground Crew

QLD Tree Lopping

Working in a team operating a commercial chipper, chainsaws, stump grinding. Full property clearance, palms and trees.

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Cafe/ Restaurant Manager

Plum Cafe

Short term role while the owners went on holiday. Full venue and business management of a busy cafe/restaurant on the main cafe street in Wellington, NZ. 

All management roles including: Barista, Staff management, stock taking, ordering, cash flow, rostering, bar service, customer service, coordinating kitchen staff and front of house staff (25 staff members in total.)

Nov 2014 - Apr 2015

Couple Chalet Host

Alpine Action

(6 months)

Couple Chalet Host for a 14 bed quality catered chalet.

6 days a week full time living on site.

Cleaning duties and day to chalet maintenance.

Chef role.

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

Farm Hand and Cheese Maker

Fromage Chevre

(2 months)

Volunteer position 

Traditional French Goats Cheese Farm

Farm Hand role.

Day to day farm maintenance.

Apr 2014 - Nov 2014

Domestic and Catering Staff

Discover Ltd

(8 months)

Field work centre hosting 100 students per week.

Day to day hosting, maintenance and cleaning.

Working alongside catering team assisting with meal times.

Labourer and grounds keeping jobs.

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

Farm Hand

Work Away

(3months)

Volunteer position on a traditional Turkish Farm

Farm hand, Planting vegetables, Fixing fences, Permaculture, Feeding animals, Day to day farm maintenance. 

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

Hotel Receptionist

Caveland Hostel

(3 months)

Full operations and venue management of a traditional cave hostel on Santorini Island, Greece.

Receptionist roles. Day to day maintenance and cleaning of the venue. Day to day dealing with customers. 

Dec 2011 - Aug 2013

Night Manager

Plum Cafe

(1 year 9 months)

Full time Night Manager for busy Cafe/Restaurant.

Working alongside Owner, Head Chef and Day Manager to coordinate a busy cafe/restaurant. 

Training and managing staff, Rostering, Cash Flow, Bar duties, Barista, Cleaning Duties, Customer Service.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

Kitchen Hand

Big Bite Sandwich Bar

(4 months)

Food Prep, Serving Customers, Making Sandwiches, Dealing with raw meat, Cash Flow.

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013

Labourer

Alex. C Joiner

(4 months)

Labouring role.

Concreting, Brick laying, Fitting kitchens, Windows & Doors.

Sep 2008 - Oct 2011

Manager

Fish King

(1 year 8 months)

Began as general kitchen porter then progressed to full time manager.

Full cleaning duties, stock management, cash flow, rostering, head fryer, customer service.

Mar 2010 - Oct 2011

Bar Tender

The Living Room

(1 year 7 months)

Very fast paced bar with large capacity. Full time bar tender, free pouring drinks and cocktails, Barista, Washing glassware, changing kegs, stocking the bar, ordering, customer service, working alongside 7 other bar tenders. 

Oct 2006 - Sep 2008

Kitchen Hand

Big Bite Sandwich Bar

(2 years)

Raw meat preparation, Food preparation, Counter Service, Cashier.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Bricklaying Apprenticeship

Shepard Construction

Construction basics, labouring, bricklaying, blocklaying, concreting. 

Nov 2005 - Jan 2007

Kitchen Hand, Waiter, Barista

Bagel Bite Sandwich Bar

(2 years)

Baking Bread, Basic Food Preparation, Waiting front of house tables, Barista, Cashier.

Jan 2005 - Nov 2005

Kitchen Hand

Minster Deli

(10 months)

Pot Washing, Assistant Baker, Basic Food Preparation and presentation. 

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - 2010

Chemistry, Biology, Physics & Maths

York College
Jan 2003 - Sep 2008

Canon Lee Specialist Arts College

Skills

Skills

I am good at managing my time efficiently. 

Practical 

I am a practical person and think logically and methodically, this is a skill I can use to my advantage in labour based jobs. 

Management

I feel comfortable managing staff and have had experience managing up to ten staff in hospitality based roles. I enjoy training staff and leading a team.

References

  • Joiner Alex Cammidge: Contact number +44 1904591553

  • Plum Cafe: David Fenwick & Stephanie Croft. (Owners)

This reference comes with our highest recommendation. Daniel has been a valued and trusted Manager within our company and we are certain he will be an asset in any business he is involved in. We are a very busy central city, fully licensed venue with a large number of customers each day. Daniel was our Licensed Manager and ran the complete venue to the highest standard. Daniel was responsible for managing other staff, customer service, stock control, cash handling and he did this to an incredibly high standard. Other responsibilities were sectioning staff, monitoring all orders placed, business turnover and table service. Daniel ensured our high level of service was upheld at all times and showed great initiative in all of these areas.

Email: info@plumcafe.co.nz

  • Discover Ltd, The Eagles Nest: Sam Hillcox. (Head of Centre)

Dan and Milly were vital members of our staff team, they contributed to the highest level, always

maintaining a smile. They are a friendly, outgoing and highly-motivated couple whose maturity and

serious approach belies their years.

Email: sam@discover.ltd.uk

Tel: +33 (0)4 66 45 83 95

  • Alpine Action: Ben Butler. (Operations Manager)

.Dan and Milly were a credit to Alpine Action over the season and worked very hard and achieved very good results. Their food was excellent and their standards remained high through out.They also received lots of praise from guests and also the rep ( Eloise ) who visited the chalet through out the week. Eloise was always keen on singing Dan and Milly's praises about their week, bonding with guests, food levels, high standards of cleaning, general enthusiasm.They are/were excellent employees for Alpine Action and wish them the very best for the future.

Email: ben@alpineaction.co.uk

Tel: +33(0)659043527

  • Caveland Hostel, Santorini Island: Konstantinos Sakavaras. (Owner)

Dan was responsible for management of the front desk, check ins and check outs and basic housekeeping. He was assisting with also the reservations and acquired knowledge of working with BPO software. He is a responsible and hard working personality. Moreover he is a fast learner with a positive attitude towards work and new tasks.

Email: info@cave-land.com

Tel: 00306977785359

  1. Even if we had not enjoyed the skiing, we would still have had a fabulous holiday due to our hosts, Dan and Millie, who were outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for them, the food was fabulous and timed to suit our day. They worked so hard and yet made it seem so effortless due to their organisation. Dan and Millie were also amazing with the children who all loved them and were sad to leave. Melanie Thomas
  2. Impressed. I wanted to let you know how impressed I was by the couple hosting this chalet. They were competent, attentive and warm but the quality of their presence and unobtrusive friendliness showed a maturity and capacity way above their years. Everything was attended to and well organised and the food was superb. Deirdre Gorddon


  • Fish King. Raymond Cheung. (Owner)                                 

Email: raycheung70@hotmail.com

Tel: +447810883188   


  • The Living Room. Morgan Goodridge . (Bar Manager)

Tel: +447584670355