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Summary
Personable and responsible. Solid team player with upbeat, positive attitude. Results-driven with proven ability to establish rapport with clients.  
Highlights
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Seasoned in conflict resolution
  • Sharp problem solver
  • Courteous demeanor
  • Energetic work attitude
Experience
Goodwill Los Angeles, CA Data Entry 03/2017 to 04/2017
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry with warehouse items
  • Assisted co-workers with warehouse job duties   
Cajun Creole Creations Des Moines , IA Personal Chef 09/2005 to 10/2009
  • Prepared meals for individuals.
  • Purchased vegetables, meats, and other poultry for clients.
  • Created relationships with my customers for future references and referrals.
Club Bistro Decatur, LA Pastry Chef 04/2004 to 08/2005
  • Supervised 12 BOH employees.
  • Maintained full compliment of all desserts.
  • Created full orders and took orders.
Orleans Cafe New Orleans , LA Executive Chef 02/2001 to 04/2004
  • Supervised a kitchen of 30 people employees.
  • Purchased and oversaw the cost of food.
  • Customer service between employees, management, and customers.
Education
High School Diploma: General Education Marion Abramson High School, New Orleans, LA, USA
Culinary Certificate : Culinary 2001 Culinary Institute of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
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Professional Summary

Energetic culinary professional with a blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Works well as a dynamic leader in high-pressure settings. Expert in managing kitchen staff and preparing foods at reduced cost without compromising quality and taste. A dedicated US Army soldier of three years of experience and maintaining- directing analytic support for tactical, strategic, and conventional forces. Proven ability to lead planning efforts for soldier opporations. Adept at problem solving and multi-tasking during fast-paced and stressful situations. Demonstrates strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Dynamic leader and trainer with showing leadership. Outstanding reputation for integrity and presenting results. Enthusiastic with a positive, motivating and highly spirited personality style. Excellent given interpersonal skills; easily developed rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Innovative and resourceful. Successful at building strategic partnerships and alliances and spearheading business relationships to achieve beneficial outcomes.

Skills
  • Effective planner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • ​Physical endurance
  • Extensive catering background
  • Hospitality and service industry background
  • Menu marketing expertise
  • Team work skills
  • Very reliable
  • Consistent
  • Motivating
  • Always prepared to exceed abilities
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to concentrate and complete task in timely matter
  • Strategic thinker
  • Willing to learn
  • Always up for a challenge
  • Sedulous/ Determined
  • A leader
  • Creative
  • Confident in work ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Assertive
  • Always open to sense of humor
Work History
Personal Chef, 01/2016 to Current
Self Employed Riverview, FL
  • Shopped at specialty grocery stores to obtain the ingredients needed for food preparation
  • Planned menus that incorporated healthy, fresh food sourced from local farmers and stores
  • Met with the client and discussed the types of meals that would be required and if any members of the household had dietary restrictions or food allergies
  • Studied the cultures and cuisines of various areas around the world in an effort to prepare authentic dishes
  • Prepared meals using a variety of cooking techniques, including baking, braising, roasting, frying and sautéing
  • Explained menu options in detail so that customers could make educated decisions on food items
  • Bussed, cleared, cleaned and set tables in quiet and efficient manner
  • Expertise in baking artisan breads and pastries
  • Received frequent customer compliments for going above and beyond normal duties
  • Maintained high standards of cleanliness and sanitation
  • Maintained an atmosphere of enthusiastic customer service
  • Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about the self made menu and products
  • Conducted annual performance reviews
  • Kept facility compliant with health codes, sanitation requirements and license regulations
  • Kept kitchen areas clean and free of debris and water
  • Negotiated product prices, availability, distribution and delivery deadlines
  • Moved and arranged tables, chairs and place settings and organized seating for groups with special needs
  • Developed unique events and special promotions to drive sales
  • Set dining tables according to type of event and service standards
  • Decorated cakes, cupcakes, cookies and special occasion trays
Culinary Specialist/ Soldier, 01/2015 to Current
United States Army Florida; South Carolina; Virginia; New York
  • Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction
  • Actively involved in cost control, sanitation, menu development, training, recruitment, private dining and catering
  • Ensured all staff understood expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily kitchen work
  • Led shifts while personally preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications
  • Able to get use to changed environments and get the job done quickly but yet efficiently
  • Fast learner and able to lead with uniformity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to provide excellent creativity
  • Ability to never quit on a situation and to succeed what the goal may be
  • Organized documents to increase operational productivity
  • Authored daily activity, incident, safety, repair and irregularity reports
  • Directed logistical training procedures in accordance with military regulations
  • Developed and led training programs in preparation for missions
  • Performed budget project management tasks, including food management and food order in accountability processed
  • Tracked and filed administrative paperwork and personnel folders
Education
High School Diploma: 2016
Bloomingdale Senior High School - 1700 E Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico, FL 33596
BBA: Business Management Saint Leo University MacDill Education Office - Tampa, FL
Certifications
  • American Heart Association: Heart Saver for First Aid
  • American Heart Association: Healthcare Provider
  • Personal Financial Management Certification
  • The United States Army Quartermaster Corps Regiment: Certification of Affiliation
  • Quartermaster School Diploma: Culinary Specialist