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Memberships

RCA - Research Chef Association®:

  • Student Member (2009 - 2013)

Culinology® Club:

  • President (2012 - 2013)
  • Vice-President (2011-2012)
  • Member (2009 - 2011)

Food Science Club:

  • Member (2011 - 2012)

Summary

Creative, results-focused professional, punctual, accurate, most willing, and quick to implement knowledge gain from related course work and industry experiences.

With these skills, I would like to obtain a position in the food and beverage industries where I can utilize acquired knowledge and collective experience to assist a talented team in its growing client needs. The type of work opportunities I am looking for are in the field of research and development, sensory science, and quality assurance.

Education

Aug 2007May 2013

B.S. Food Science and Nutrition, Opt. Culinology

California State University of Fresno

Related Courses:

  • Food and Culinary Science I & II
  • Food Product Development
  • Techniques for Healthful Cooking
  • Introduction to Food Science and Technology
  • Introduction to Food and Dairy Processing
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Food and Dairy Chemistry
  • Quality Assurance in the Food and Dairy Industry
  • Food and Dairy Microbiology
  • Food Laws, Regulations, Inspection, and Grading
  • Food Safety for Foodservice Professionals
  • Introduction to Food Systems Management
  • Cost Analysis in Food Systems Management
  • Elementary Nutrition

Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Quality Control Technician

Sun Valley Raisins, Inc.

Improving and developing the food quality and food safety system.

Jan 2013May 2013

Assistant

Knead-2-Know
Jun 2012Jul 2012

Quality Control Technician

Alaska General Seafood Co.
  • Oversaw good hygiene of all employees.
  • Evaluated/inspected seam visual of canned salmon.
  • Monitored weight control of canned salmon.
Jan 2009Jun 2012

Assistant Chef

Jimy Wen's Asian Restaurant
  • Line cook.
  • Preparation of food items.
  • Organized inventory.
  • Planned for special events.
Dec 2006Jan 2009

Cashier/Buffet Attendant

John's Incredible Pizza Co.
  • Selling and promoting membership cards.
  • Refilling and refreshing food item at buffet bar.

Competition Research Project

Research Assignments

Written Lab Report

Research Poster Abstract

Skills

Bilingual
Hmong

Certifications

ManageFirst® Certified

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation
2010Present

Co-Grand Prize Winner, America's Best Raisin Bread Contest

California Raisin Marketing Board
May 2013Present

HACCP Certified

California State University, Fresno
20092014

ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation