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  • Lancaster County Historical Society Sauerkraut Competition - First place
  • YTI Mac and Cheese Competition - First place
  • YTI Iron Chef Competition - Second place
  • Hershey Chocolatefest Cake Competition - Third place and most creative
  • Gold Seal Gold Award - awarded for working over 75 hours a week (Southwestern Company)


Chad Corradino

Steve Drake

Chad Jajczyk

Michael Giovingo


Jan 2009Present

Associates in Specialized Business

Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts - YTI Career Insitute
  • Expected graduation: November 2010
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Student of the Term: second and third terms
  • Student Ambassador (award based upon attendance, GPA and leadership skills)
  • Student Chef Association
    • Member: 2009-present
  • Student Chef for Chaine des Rotisseurs induction dinner
  • Guest chef at Pennsylvania Govenor's Mansion
  • Executive Chef - innaugural Aaron's Acres Charity Dinner
  • Student chef for "Martinis at the Mansion" function - James Buchannon Mansion
Aug 2006Dec 2008

University of Maryland - College Park
  • University of Maryland Collegiate Cycling Team
    •  Member: 2006-09
    • Vice-President: 2006-07           
    • Clothing Coordinator: 2007-09                       
    •  Co-Organizer of 2006-07 home cycling race with over 500 attendees

Work experience

Mar 2009Present

Cook 2

The Belvedere Inn
  • Develop dishes for weekly specials and static menu
  • Train new employees on garde manger and saute stations
  • Create daily prep-list
  • Assist in daily ordering and inventory management
  • Responsible for nightly closing of kitchen and dishwashing areas
  • Manage kitchen activities in absence of Sous Chef
  • Proficient in all kitchen stations
Jan 2009Mar 2009

Cook 1/Dishwasher/Bar Back

Mezmerize Restaurant and Lounge
  • Operated kitchen and dish area singlehandedly on Sundays and Mondays
  • Assisted in grand opening
  • Maintained par stock for dry goods, fresh/frozen inventory and alcoholic beverages
  • Created menu items for preliminary menu
Mar 2008Aug 2008

Sales Dealer

The Southwestern Company
  • Completed week long sales and communications school
  • Established and operated a personal business from June-August 2008
  • Gained valuable personal insight, communication and interpersonal skills through cold calling
  • Motivated and coached other student on business strategy and success
Jun 2006Jan 2008

Engineering/LEAN Manufacturing Intern

High Concrete Group LLC
  • Team and Co-Team leader for multiple Kaizen (rapid improvement) events
  • SAP (business management software) super-user and trainer during implementation
  • Created pouring, crane and form schedules for New York Mets Stadium job

Letters of Recomendation

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Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher

YTI Criminal Justice & First Responder Program

ServSafe Food Safety

National Restaurant Association