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Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Marketing Associate

Sysco Foods - Baraboo, Wi.

Develop new business, penetrate existing accounts, and minimize lost business to achieve profitable sales growth within assigned territory. Research customer business needs and develop a mix of products and service to meet needs. Evaluate market trends and recommend products to customers, based on business needs and goals.

May 2011Aug 2013

Executive Chef

Middleton Glen - Capital Lakes Retirement - Middleton, Wi.

Planned and managed a comprehensive, food program for 200+ elderly residents in a high-end retirement community. Reported budget analysis, goal accomplishment and new operational ideas to the board of directors. Trained and developed foodservice staff.

Dec 2005Aug 2013


Ole's Antique Trading Company - Madison, Wi.

Operated an online antique trading company specializing in the sales of decorative collectible lighting and home accessories. Responsible for all areas of self-owned business functions including: purchasing and acquisition, marketing, sales, customer relations, packaging and shipping, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

Apr 2003Dec 2006

Executive Chef

Middleton Glen - Essex Corporation - Middleton, Wi.

Planned and managed a comprehensive, food program for 100+ community residents Coordinated all kitchen operations ranging from ordering of product and supplies, to the logistic regulation of catering and dining room functions Facilitated regular employee meetings and performed regular performance evaluations

Feb 2001Apr 2003

Assistant Store Manager

The Picture Factory - Naples, Fl.

Facilitated acceptable and budgeted sales levels while supervising 21 employees from two large retail stores in the Naples and Fort Myers area. Managed the inventory database, organization of warehouse and showroom areas of a large retail facility, specializing in original art and home accessories

Jan 1998Feb 2001

Executive Sous Chef

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Madison, Wi.

Regionally supervised and motivated 26 foodservice employees in two separate hotel facilities. Provided quality meals and service in both, restaurant and hotel/catering environments while meeting goals associated with cost control, budgets and projected revenues



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