junior ramirez

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014

Menu Development

Monkey Monkey Coffee & Tea // New Orleans, LA

Intensively worked with owner testing & developing all original recipes for pastry, food & coffee items to be served in cafe.  Currently still in process of opening.  

Aug 2012 - Oct 2013

Prep / Line Cook

St. James Cheese Co. // New Orleans, LA

Responsible for daily preparation of all menu items.  Ensured all recipes were made properly.  Occasionally tasked with creating new items (i.e. daily & seasonal specials).  Responsible for fast/efficient/quality food assembly during service.  Adhered to all safety/sanitation requirements.

Jan 2009 - Jun 2012

Barista / Server

Il Posto // New Orleans, LA

Delivered exceptional service by greeting & serving customers in a timely, friendly manner.  Utilized knowledge of coffee & coffee beverages to prepare orders.  Opened, closed & reconciled drawer daily.  Responsible for daily food prep as well as assembly during service.  Acted as food runner & dishwasher. 

*At this job there were no person specific job titles everyone worked together to ensure a positive customer experience.  

Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

Prep / Line Cook

Gott Gourmet // New Orleans, LA

Same responsibilities as prep/line cook position with St. James Cheese Co.  Also hustled/cooked through intensely busy weekend brunch shifts.

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

Garde Manger / Line Cook

Dick & Jenny's // New Orleans, LA

Responsible for daily preparation of all first course (e.g. soup/salad, etc.) & entree accompaniments.  Responsible for fast/efficient/quality food assembly during service.  Adhered to all safety/sanitation requirements.

Jan 2002 - Jan 2007

Barista / Manager (one location)*

PJ's Coffee & Tea Co. // New Orleans & Metairie, LA

Generated weekly schedules, inventory, ordering, balancing receipts & making daily bank deposits.  Trained new hires.  Delivered exceptional service by greeting & serving customers in a timely, friendly manner.

*Within this time I worked at multiple locations (minus one year when I lived out of state).

May 2005 - May 2006

Barista / Server

2nd Street // Brooklyn, NY

Started in barista position - applied coffee knowledge & know how to provide caffeinated beverages to Brooklyn, NY masses.  Also responsible for reconciling nightly register.  Was quickly promoted to coveted server post & continued to provided efficient, courteous, quality service with a high standard of positivity & customer oriented service.  

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - Jul 2007

Culinary Arts Certificate

Delgado Community College

Intensive one-year course of study that lead to a certificate of completion.