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Summary

My professional experience in hospitality dates back to when i had my first job at McDonald's.  My career grew further as I excelled in the industry working my way up at a young age to line cook, and then eventually head chef.  I attended college to further my career being the only student to go to school for business management and work as a cafeteria manager for a major University at the same time.   My love for the industry shows in my work and my willingness to grow.

Work History

HardRock Rocksino

2016Present

Chef de Cuisine

Oped a new concept for the HardRock International called Concerto Italian Kitchen where we served Fresh Pizza, Pasta, made to order.  Managed and trained all crew members sous chefs, and lead cooks.  Implemented systems for kitchen flow, food ordering, prep, and various other tasks.  Have been on all major news networks with the grand opening and other news segments.  

Dec 2014

General Manager

Tozzi's of Magnolia is a upscale fine dining restaurant.  We specialize in giving its customer a dining experience.  I am in direct control of  Menu planning, wine dinner parties, catering events, schedule making, training, and front of the house direction.

We have raised sales consistently since we have been re-opened.  We have had many positive reviews because of the dining experience that we provide.  

Executive Catering Company Inc.

May 2008Nov 2014

Executive Chef

As the Executive chef of Executive Catering Inc..  I provided a dining experience for many types of events, from weddings and dinner parties to privately held events for the Mayor of Cleveland and other cities.  

I also catered different events in other states and countries all over the world.  I managed a crew of over 30 chefs and cooks with different talents.  Planned menus for many different types of cuisine.  Wine pairing and importing.  Each menu had to costed and submitted to accounting for final approval.  We worked closely with our customers to provide a cost effective but trendy menu.  

Lagerheads

Jan 2005May 2008

Kitchen Manager

Lagerheads was a new BBQ smokehouse concept. I came up with the menu, designed a state of the art kitchen, and hired my own staff to run the kitchen.  Some of the job duties where menu planning and costing, working with different vendors, hiring and training employees, Making all ingredients from scratch including my own signature sauces.  

Had many great reviews from the local papers Cleveland plain dealer, Beacon Journal and even a visit from Kenny Crompton of Fox 8 news.  

Education

Pennsylvania Culinary

Mar 1998Jul 2000

Associates Degree

Received Associated degree in Culinary Arts.  Excelled in the classes I took and graduated top in my class.

Mentor High School

19861989

High School Diploma

Certifications

Summit County

2016

Serve Safe Certified

Level 2 certification with safe food handling Certification. 

Medina County

2007

Serve Safe Certified

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References

Mark Hover

General Manager, Hard Rock International

Joe Capobianco

Marketing manager Capobianco Inc.

Dina Tozzi

Owner of Tozzi's restaurant and Pucachono's Downtown Canton