Education

Education
2007 - Present

National Food and Beverage Diploma

South Cape College

I am studying towards a National Food and Beverage Diploma at South Cape College, in cojunction with CPUT Cape Town Hotel School. The breakdown of subjects covered per year are listed below:

Year One:

Hospitality Management 1

Food and Beverage Studies Theory 1

Food and Beverage Studies Practical 1

Culinary Theory and Nutrition 1

Culinary Studies Practical 1

Hospitality Communication English 1

Hospitality Financial Management 1

Hospitality Health and Safety 1

Hospitality Information Systems 1

Accommodation Management 1

Flower Arrangement

Self Presentation

Etiquette

First Aid

Bar Course

Preliminary Wine course (SA)

Shecon Health and Safety

Semper Reservations

        Year Two:

Hospitality Experiential Learning 1

Hospitality Industry Law 1Food and Beverage Practical 2

Food and Beverage Operations 2

Culinary Studies Practical 2

Culinary Theory and Nutrition 2

Hospitality Information Systems 2

Hospitality Management 2

Hospitality Financial Management 2

Hospitality Communication English 2

Wines of the World

HRK Programming

      Year Three:

Hospitality Industry Law 2

Hospitality Financial Management 3

Hospitality Management 3

Hospitality Business Management Information Systems

Culinary Studies Practical 3

Culinary Theory and Nutrition 3

Food and Beverage Operations 3

Experiential Learning 2

Wine and Food Paring

Pastel

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Emily's Restaurant / CAIA Cooking School

As part of my last 6 months practical, Emily's Restaurant / CAIA Cooking School employed me as a guest student.

My duties and exposure involved:

Professional Cooking

Fine Dining Waitering Service

Quality Control

Professional Shopping

Wine and Bar

Administration

Jul 2008 - Jul 2009

Foster's Manor Guest House

I worked at Foster's Manor as part of my practical experience.

The fields covered at Foster's Manor includes:

Extensive Front of House Management

Front desk  /  Reception

Cheffing

General Housekeeping

Special functions

Hosting

Menu and Function Planning

Dec 2007 - Jun 2008

Sederkloof Lodge

I worked at Sederkloof Lodge as part of my practical studies for the specified time. During this time I had to submit regular assesments.

 I covered the following areas / duties:

General Management

Executive Housekeeping

Cheffing

Function planning

Front of house management

Menu Planning and Development

Jul 2007 - Nov 2007

Kingfisher Restaurant

I worked at Kingfisher Restaurant as part of my practical experience in the following departments:

Kitchen Management

Front of House Management

Waitron

Bar

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Dros Restaurant

I worked in the following sections in the Dros Franchise group for practical experience:

Kitchen

Bar

Waitron

Front of House Management

2003

Langenhoven Gymnasium

I completed my High School Matric exam in 2003.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Barman

Beefcakes

Working at Beefcakes as a Barman and my duties includes the following:

Cleaning and Prepping of both bars.

Stock control and ordering.

Cocktail prep and Making.

Making of all drinks in Restaurant including Hot beverages and dessert beverages.

General Bartending.

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010

Manager

The Venue

I worked at The Venue Lounge Bar as the Manager and Head Barman.

My duties includes the following:

Opening and Closing Shop

General Bartending

Stock Control

Host to the Guests

General Marketing 

Admin

General Upkeep

Training for General Barman and Cocktail training

2004 - 2006

Jack of all Trades

Vaaljapie Restaurant

I worked at Vaaljapie Restaurant as a Jack of all Trades before I commenced my studies.

The sections include:

Cleaner

Maintenance

Waitron

Cheffing

Bar

Maitre'd

2006

Chef/Maitre'D/Front of house

De Opstal

I was employed as an alrounder at De Opstal with exposure to:

Cheffing

Front of House

Waitering

Bar

Housekeeping

Reception

Objective

I am studying towards a career in the Hospitality Industry with the emphasis on becoming an Educator / Chef. My third and final year of studies have been completed  in January 2010.

My interests in studying involves a diploma in Food and Beverage Management which is completed as well as furthering my studies in a higher degree in Education and Training.

Interest

I enjoy reading, creative writing, painting and researching food in general. I am a keen photographer and enjoy outdoor life.

Summary

As you can see I enjoy the challenges of the catering and hospitality trade. I would like to empower myself with as much experience and knowledge as possible in order to constantly further my career with specializing in cheffing and management as a planned outcome to improve the ability to educate and train.

Skills

Skills

Computer Literacy

I am computer literrate in the following applications:   Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Publisher Internet Browsing E-mail clients POS System Semper  

Hospitality

In being a Jack of all trades the hospitality industry is my playground. My skills include: Food and Beverage (front and Back of house) Management including sub areas:       Waitron       Barman       Host       Floor Management       Hotpass management Chef and Kitchen Management including sub areas:       Cold section (starters and Desserts)       Hot section (frier, griller, plating) Hotel and Guest house Management including sub areas:       Reception       Housekeeping       Banqueting

References

References

Brian Kruger

Agnes Fourie

Thys Cilliers

Peter Veldsman