Emilio Montenegro

Objective

To continue building upon my Twenty-Two years of experience in Food Service Management and Senior Living Hospitality, and to further develop my culinary expertise and customer service abilities in a role that focuses on building relationships with new and existing customers, achieving milestones regularly, and cultivating new and profitable markets.

Culinary Certifications

  • Certified Food Protection Manager, Washington, DC9/2006
  • Certified Professional Food Manager5/2006
  • Food Protection Certification, Chauncey Group Intl., Princeton, NJ5/1999
  • Certified Food Service Manager, Dept. Health & Human Services, MD5/1999
  • HACCP Certification, The Future Challenge, Atlantic Food Services11/1997
  • Certified Food Supervisor, Food Protection Branch, University of DC12/1996

Work History

Work History
Aug 2000 - Present

Chef

Grand Oaks, Sunrise Assisted Living
  • Successfully created protocol for Purchasing, Inventory, Sanitation, Production and Presentation for the Kitchen facility
  • Developed entirely new Menus to accommodate Special Needs residents, taking into account individual dietary needs
  • Created and conducted a monthly forum for residents to voice their opinions and suggestions for improving Overall Service to the Food & Beverage Manager, Dining Supervisors, and Myself
  • Successfully established a high level of hygiene, which led to consistently passing all health inspections from both State and Sunrise audits
Jan 1998 - Aug 2000

Kitchen Supervisor

Marriott Maplewood Park Place
  • Successfully created a new system for inventory, highlighting shorter purchasing cycles and increasing efficiency
  • Introduced a Catering service for specific in-house functions.
  • Became Shift supervisor, responsible for all kitchen employees and the maintenance of hourly schedules
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998

Dining Room Service Coordinator

Sunrise Assisted Living
May 1986 - Jul 1997

First Cook

Georgetown Retirement House

Skills

Skills

Food Management Ordering Systems

DSSI

Microsoft Suite: Word, Exel