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Manager Executive Chef

Kissimmee, FL
October 17, 2018

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Elson A Rivera

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Kissimmee, Florida 34758



To continually advance using my skills to their fullest.

Professional Employment:

November 2016 – January 2018

Morrisons Healthcare / Compass Group

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Executive Sous Chef

April 2016 – September 2016

Food & Beverage Director

Holiday Inn West

Little Rock, Arkansas

Responsible for Hotel Restaurant, Bar, Catering and all Meeting Spaces.

March 2015 – February 2016

Executive Chef

Two Brothers Restaurant

Monticello, Arkansas

Responsible for overall operation of a new casual fine dining restaurant.

August 2014 – September 2014

Regional Manager

Gourmet Solutions (K-12 Contractor)

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Responsible for the supervision of 3 School Districts in Arkansas

December 2012 – May 2014

Food Service Director/General Manager

Aramark Education services

Monticello, Arkansas

Responsible for overall Operation including but not limited to Unit Financials, Menu Planning, Ordering, Inventory, and Culinary Operations.

January 2009 – February 2010

General Manager

Great Western Dining

Odessa College

Responsible for overall Operation including but not limited to Unit Financials, Menu Planning, Ordering, Inventory, and Culinary Operations.

October 2005 – September 2006

Executive Chef / Manager


Savor El Paso Catering By SMG

Responsible for supervision of all catered events at the El Paso Convention Center, Abraham Chavez Theater, Plaza Theater, McKelligon Canyon Pavilion, City Hall Café and the El Paso Mayor. Menu Planning, ordering and cost controls.

Sodexo / Marriott Management Services

Over 10 years

General Manager – University of Texas Pan American

General Manager – People Soft – California

General Manager – Exodus Communications – California

General Manager – WYSE Technologies – California

Executive Chef/Manager - Santa Clara University – California

Executive Chef/Manager - University of Hawaii, Manoa

Executive Chef – General Electric Credit Corporation Headquarters – Connecticut

March 1996 – March 1998

General Manager / Corporate Chef / Commissary Director

Pollo Rey Restaurants

Mountain View, California

Responsibilities included supervising Commissary Operations for 27 Restaurants, Purchasing and procurement for the chain, overseeing an experimental new concept and new product development.

October 1986 – May 1989

Executive Chef / Peach Tree Golf & Country Club

Marysville, California

Responsible for the supervision of all Culinary Staff, Happy Carts and Wait Staff.

Coordinated all major catering events and dinners. Successfully implemented an upscale menu suitable for a Country Club clientele.


1972 – 1976

Bullard Havens R.V.T.H.S

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Culinary Arts Degree

1976 – 1978

Johnson & Wales College

School of Culinary Arts

Providence, Rhode Island

Related Experience

1990 Hawaii Restaurant Association

Culinary Arts Salon

ACF Judges Award

1993 American Pork Producers

Bon Appetit Management Co. Pork Promotion

First Place Winner

1993 California Strawberry Advisory Board

Strawberry Fields Promotion Contest

Second Place Winner

1993 Food Management Magazine

Spice of Life Recipe Contest

Third Place Winner

1998 - 2003 American Culinary Federation

1998 – 2001 American Culinary Federation / Treasurer SMS Bay Area Chapter

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