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Michael J. Maraist

PERSONAL CHEF & CATERING |LINE COOK|DELIVER DRIVER|LAW OFFICE ASSISTANT & RUNNER

Summary

  • Skilled culinary professional with broad experience in Tex-Mex, Traditional and Italian cuisine, fine dining experiences.
  • Seasoned Delivery Driver adept at delivering shipments as well as food deliveries safely while meeting tight deadlines. Reliable, energetic & professional. I possess a comprehensive visual memory and an excellent sense of direction.

Culinary Background

July 2013January 2014

Construction/ Maitenance/ Line Cook

Madison's Bar & Grill/ Music Venue

Maitenance and repaired broken equipment when needed. Constructed back patio and outside game room. Followed building codes, regulations and standards. Selected the trusted- high quality products and adhered to safety regulations and sanitary requirements.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Executed construction of Patio and 2 stages in only 2 weeks
20142016

Sous Chef/ Line Cook

Scuttlebutts Seafood Bar and Grill

Provide culinary vision/ expertise, leading back of the house operations, oversee all kitchen operations in a high-volume setting, including proper food prep, seasoning, quality, plating and sanitation.

Train high-caliber teams to provide great service and exceed customer expectations. Scope of responsibility includes inventory control, maintaining a clean-as-you-go mentality within co-workers and myself, maintain efficiency and keep ticket times efficient.

2017-01Present

Sauté Chef

Niko's Steakhouse

Preparing and plating pasta, side dishes, and assisting other stations

Using down time wisely such as cleaning and preparing back up instead of waiting for rushes.

Febuary 2011January 2013

Delivery Driver/ Runner

Anderson, Lehrman, Barre, Maraist L.L.C.

Deliver a wide variety of items to different addresses and through different routes

2016-122017-2

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Chelsea's Pub & Grill

In charge of opening kitchen, ordering, and overseeing kitchen efficiency, preparation, food sanitation and communicating with employees to ensure kitchen success.

References

Ben Cueva

Former Sous Chef and Current Managing Partner of Chelsea's Pub & Grill

(361) 548-6207

Chef Marcelini Puente

Former Kitchen Manager/ Executive Chef

(361) 806-7477

Jose Castillo

Former Server and Current Manager

SCUTTLEBUTTS SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL

Skills & Qualification 

Communication

Constantly letting others know about food order modifications.

Computer Literate

Experience in music production, data entry, building public relations using specific marketing tools

Team Player

Help others if you have the opportunity or chance.

Customer Focused

Preparing presentable dishes to accommodate any need and committed to creating memorable dining experiences for customers.

Fast-Paced

Make decisions quickly and efficiently.

Cleanliness

Keeping sanitary cooking conditions. Always try to clean as you go.

Education

20082012

High School Diploma

Richard Milburn Academy