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Objective

• Energetic and passionate, culinary professional seeking a challenging position as a chef. Bringing  integrity, professionalism, and skills to provide a high standard of service.

Work History

April 2017Current

Sushi Chef

Jackacudas Seafood and Sushi
  • Responsible for daily preparation and ensuring each product is the highest quality.
  • Maintaining cleanliness of each work station to ensure it follows food safety guidelines.
May 2016April 2017

Sous Chef

Brotulas Seafood House and Steamer
  • Responsible for training and managing staff members to ensure they are knowledgable of each production station.  
  • Responsible for daily and weekly ordering to ensure highest quality of products, and help maintain food cost.
  • Assisted the Executed Chef with developing and creating seasonal menu items.
  • Assisted with planning, prepping and setting up various catering and off-site events.
  • Used HotSchedules, to create the schedule for all back of the house staff members.
  • Assisted with the Executive Chef and help oversee food, inventory and labor cost.
  • Routine line checks before lunch and dinner service, to ensure each station is stocked and that every      product is the highest quality.
  • Coordinated with the front of the house manager, to ensure all staff members are knowledgable of daily specials, food and plating specs, and various menu changes.
January 2016May 2016

Line cook/prep cook

Jackacudas Seafood and Sushi
  • Responsible for various production stations(Saute, Expo, Flat-top, Grill, Fry, Pantry) following kitchen guidelines
  • Maintaining cleanliness of each work station to ensure it follows food safety guidelines.

Feb 2015Sep 2015

Hibachi Chef

Red Ginger Destin
  • Communicating and preparing items in front of customers, according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously
  • Utilization of a variety of knife techniques for preparations of fresh vegetables and meats(Cutting,Mincing,Chopping,Etc.)
  • Worked as an auxiliary staff member(dishwasher, busser,host,server,food runner)during times of staff shortages
  • Upon closure: cleaned, organized and properly followed food safety regulations
May 2013Feb 2015

Hibachi/Kitchen Chef

Yummy Japanese Steakhouse
  • Communicating and preparing items in front of customers and back of the house, according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously
  • Utilization of a variety of knife techniques for preparations of fresh vegetables and meats(Cutting,Mincing,Chopping,Etc.)
  • Worked as an auxiliary staff member(dishwasher, busser,hosting,server)during times of staff shortage
  • Responsible for the preparation of a variety of different dressings and sauces on a weekly basis
  • Worked as an efficient team player in an increasingly fast paced environment
  • Upon closure: cleaned, organized and properly followed food safety regulations
May 2009Mar 2013

Hibachi Chef/Kitchen Manager

Yamatos Fort Walton Beach
  • Trained and managed back of the house staff
  • Developed schedules for back of the house staff
  • Entrusted restaurant key-holder
  • Communicating and preparing items in front of customers and back of the house, according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously
  • Utilization of a variety of knife techniques for preparations of vegetables and meats(Cutting,Mincing,Chopping,Etc.)
  • Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures
  • Developed and maintained food and supply inventory controls
  • Worked as an auxiliary staff member(dishwasher, busser,host,server)during times of staff shortage
  • Responsible for the preparation of a variety of different dressings and sauces on a weekly basis



Education

Aug 2004Jun 2008

High School Diploma

Fort Walton Beach High

Certifications

Mar 2013Mar 2018

Servsafe: Food preparation Manager Certification

References

Chef Allen Teuton

Former Director of Culinary,  Savory Restaurants, LLC

(404)542-2637

Alicia O'Rourke 

Red Ginger Destin, General Manager

(850)376-9056

Charlie Yagher

Yamato Japanese Steakhouse, Co-worker

(562)200-1687

Paul Blackwell

Personal reference

(850)803-1589