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Summary

My professional experience in hospitality extends for over two decades. I am a culinary innovator creating dishes that are still being used in restaurants today. I have spent most of my career in high volume restaurants and have preformed at a very high level.   My experience extends to inventory control, labor control, sanitation management, team development, and P&L management.  

Work experience

100th Bomb Group

March 2017Present

Executive Chef

A full service aviation restaurant concept that has a rich history in the Cleveland area.  Built by John Talichait more than 12 years ago it is Cleveland's spot for great food, large banquet events and Sunday Brunch. 

I was hired by the 100th Bomb Group to help change the culture in the back of the house, and to update the food to a newer concept.  I oversee a 20 member team of Chefs, line cooks, dishwashers, prep cooks,and cleaning crews.  I also manage training and development, scheduling, inventory, food ordering, sanitation, menu research/development, seasonal promotions and food/labor costs.   

  • Increased Sunday Brunch Sales
  • Streamlined the 100th Bomb Group Inventory System
  • Implemented Sanitation control through out the restaurant 
  • Food ordering for Restaurant, Banquets, and Sunday Brunch
  • Produce new seasonal menus for restaurant, and banquets

Hard Rock Rocksino

2016March 2017

Head Chef

The Hardrock Rocksino is the most popular casino in Ohio with 51% of the market share.  Concerto Italian Kitchen is a fast paced Italian scratch kitchen.

I was hired at the Hard Rock Rocksino to open a brand-new restaurant concept called Concerto Italian Kitchen.  Opening this restaurant came with many challenges like creating all the recipes from scratch, hiring and training of all kitchen staff, Creating the systems in the kitchen to be successful like food ordering, inventory, labor management, recipe costing and much more.  Quotes from director was that this was the most successful restaurant launch in the Rocksino.  The restaurant concept will be tested at other Hard Rock locations throughout the United States. 

Dec 20142016

General Manager

Tozzi's Restaurant has a rich history in the Canton area for being a upscale Italian Steakhouse with a full bar.  After a fire shut down the restaurant for almost 5 years, reviving this restaurant was a major task.

Tozzi's of Magnolia is a upscale fine dining restaurant that specialize's in giving its customer a world class  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.  

Magic Touch Point of Sale

2008Present

Owner/Operator

Magic Touch POS is a company created by me to provide POS Systems to restaurants and retail stores of any budget.  After 7 years in business and over 200 customers we have successfully established our self as Ohio's premium point of sale company.

  • Business Management
  • Business to Business Sales
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Control
  • Employment and team member training
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Support
  • Installation Services
  • Custom Programming 

Lagerheads

Jan 2005May 2008

Executive Chef

Lagerheads was a new BBQ Smokehouse restaurant concept.  Remodeled from the ground up Lagerheads is still using many of the dishes I created 11 years ago.  

Lagerheads was a new BBQ smokehouse concept. I developed 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.  

IMAC

20012005

Executive Chef

IMAC provided food and shelter to replacement workers when factories that could not shutdown would go on strike.  

I had many responsibilities working at IMAC.  Hiring local workers from what region we were located in.  Bringing in food from different areas of the country.   Menu development, training programs, staff management,  and sanitation control.  

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

Level 2 certification with safe food handling Certification for management. 

Medina County

2007

Serve Safe Certified

Portfolio

References

Mark Hover

General Manager 100th Bomb Group  330-421-5729

Brian Davis

General Manager Hardrock Rocksino 440-339-2596