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Professional Summary

  • Twenty years of diverse experience in the food service industry 
  • Red Seal certified

Work experience

Apr 2016Nov 2016

Chef

Whalesbone Catering, Ottawa

- managed food production and purchasing for catered events and weddings

- catered in venues including the Prime Minister's residence, French embassy and National Gallery

- designed and launched takeaway meals program in two Whalesbone locations 

Feb 2014Apr 2015

Chef

FromagerieSt-Albert, St-Albert

- created and costed menu in coordination with business development consultants and operations managers.

- established kitchen design and layout, developed operations manual and launched restaurant.

- directed kitchen training and built kitchen team to achieve common sales and service goals.

May 2011Nov 2013

Chef

TDA Global Cycling, Toronto

- responsible for cooking, food purchasing, coordinating cooking assistants and local guides.

- menu planning for up to 90 participants on transcontinental cycling tours in Africa, Europe, North America and Australia.

- consistently overcame logistical challenges and adapted quickly to unpredictable circumstances to maintain an exceptionally high level of food service and meet the nutritional requirements of the clients.

Oct 2008May 2011

Sous-Chef

Atwater Club, Montreal

- supervised kitchen crew.

- created menus for and managed club bistro.

- assisted executive Chef in all aspects of kitchen operations including food service for multi-course banquets of up to 300 guests.

Feb 2005May 2008

Sous Chef

Le Jolifou, Montreal

- lead kitchen team and trained kitchen staff.

-developed and standardized recipes for this critically acclaimed restaurant through it's opening and expansion.

Jul 2003Jul 2004

Chef de Partie

Restaurant Globe, Montreal

- worked alongside chefs David MacMillan and Frederic Morin.

- responsible for garde manger and raw seafood bar of this 120 seat restaurant as well as throught the 2003 Grand Prix de Montreal.

Education

Certifications

2014

Chocolatier

Ecole Chocolat

Completed the Professional Chocolatier program.

2009

Certificat de Qualification Professionnelle

Emploi Quebec

Professional cook apprenticeship training certificate.

2017

Food Handler Certification

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Professional Skills

English and French ( working knowledge )

Labour Cost control and Inventory Management

Microsoft Excel