Restaurant professional with over twenty years experience in both front and back of house operations. Extensive food handling experience as well as hands on management skills. Knowledgeable in Health code compliance, hiring, training, cost controls, and purchasing. Highlights include attention to detail, sense of urgency, and working well under pressure. EXPERIENCE
Corporate Catering Cook Compass Group Chicago IL 3/2017 to present Responsible for opening kitchen at Google headquarters for breakfast service. Prepared all hot breakfast dishes in addition to operating omelet station. Also worked all lunch stations and prepared signature dishes for special events.
Line/Banquet Cook Valley Lo Country Club Glenview IL 7/2016 to 2/2017 Duties included a la carte prep, fry, flat top, and char grill cooking as well as preparing a variety of entrees and hor d’oeuvres for banquets and parties. Also operated omelet, carving, and saute stations Lead Cook TooJay’s Gourmet Deli The Villages, Fl 03/2008 to 06/2012 Worked all line cook positions for all shifts at full service restaurant. Oversaw catering, training, inventory control, purchasing, and health code compliance. General Manager International House of Pancakes Chicago, IL 9/2003 to 6/2007 Responsible for all aspects of operating a 24 hour IHOP franchise. Responsibilities included labor and food cost controls, purchasing, hiring, scheduling, budgeting, cash reconciliation in addition to ensuring corporate and State of Illinois standards were met, General Manager Mason Jar Restaurant Belleview FL 5/1996 to 10/2002 Performed the roles of Kitchen, Dining room, and General Manager for family owned restaurant. Days consisted of preparing daily specials, addressing employee and customer concerns, hiring, training, vendor negotiations, budgeting, and equipment maintenance. Corrections Officer Cook County Sheriff’s Department Chicago. Il 4/1991 to 3/1995 Responsible for safety and security of inmates incarcerated at the county jail. Enforced laws, policies, regulations, and procedures in order to prevent disturbances and escapes. EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Business Management Illinois State University 1988