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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


Connie Freiermuth

"Emilio impressed me with his cooking skills and knowledge of operating an efficient kitchen. Emilio is a dedicated Chef and manager with excellent organizational skills."

Paul Kelley

"Emilio was always punctual and diligent in his duties. Emilio was devoted to Grand Oaks and our residents on many levels."

Connie Freiermuth

"I have a great amount of respect for Emilio as do his peers and senior management. I can recommend Emilio Montenegro with Complete Confidence."


Work experience

Aug 2000Present


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 1998Aug 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 1997Jan 1998

Dining Room Service Coordinator

Sunrise Assisted Living
May 1986Jul 1997

First Cook

Georgetown Retirement House


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