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2015-01Present

Driver

UBER and Lyft rideshare companies

Driver Provided outstanding customer service. Ensured timely response in picking up and dropping off customers. Maintained compliance with company standards to perform all maintenance of the vehicle. Followed standards and procedures to maintain safe driving environment. Assisted customers with my knowledge of the great Chicago land area. Helped with inquiries regarding restaurants, hotels, and nightlife experience. Maintained a 5 star rating with customers and received outstanding written reviews.

2014-072015-02

Line Cook

The Dawson
Line Cook Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition Baked, roasted, broiled, and steamed meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods Cleaned and inspected galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas Checked temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and heating equipment to ensure proper functioning Cleaned and organized eating, service, and kitchen areas
2014-032014-07

Assistant Chef

Compass Group
Assistant Chef Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines. Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards. Properly labeled and stored all raw food ingredients including produce, meat, fish, poultry, dairy and dry goods in the appropriate storage room, walk-in refrigerator, freezer or cooler. Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces when beginning a new task to avoid cross-contamination. Cooked and served food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portions, temperature control procedures and facility policies.
2013-082014-03

Busser

The Big Four, LLC Hamburger Mary's
Busser Inspected restaurant and grounds and picked up any trash. Set up, arranged and removed decorations, tables, chairs, ladders and scaffolding to prepare facilities for large events. Assisted in bussing tables. Wiped down tabletops, chairs and condiment containers. Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service. Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper health standards. Developed and maintained positive working relationships with others to reach business goals. Inventoried and restocked items throughout day.
2007-112013-08

Line Cook

The Salamanca Group
Line Cook Systematically tasted and smelled all prepared dishes, and observed color, texture and garnishes. Expertly estimated staffing needs and adjusted hourly schedules in accordance with demand patterns, budget and local labor laws. Consistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements. Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with the kitchen team. Consistently produced exceptional menu items that regularly garnered diners' praise. Developed strategies to enhance catering and retail food service revenue and productivity goals. Actively participated in staff meetings and operated as an effective management team leader. Managed kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when necessary.
2006-082007-11

Prep Cook

The Salamanca Group
Prep Cook Cut and chopped food items and cooked on a grill or in fryers. Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and griddles. Frequently washed and sanitized hands, food areas and food preparation tools. Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures. Led shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications. Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation.

Education

A.Arts

Art Institute of Chicago

High School Graduate

Lane Tech College