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Manager Executive Chef

Waterbury, CT
October 31, 2018

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More than twenty years of food service management and professional culinary experience. Exemplify leadership qualities and professionalism, backed by a consistent, verifiable record of achievement. Ability to manage and oversee several operations, balancing all aspects of the business successfully. Creating a relationship between the organization and myself to cultivate the optimum successfulness and utilize my skill set of industry experience, culinary knowledge and leadership.


Executive Chef, Abel Catering 8/2017- Current

Kosher catering Executive chef for the independent company with its reputation of over 30 years in New Haven and neighboring counties. Offsite catering and Lead culinary professional for multiple events weekly. Successes are developing staff strengths, managing costs, vendor relations, product ordering, maintain proper inventory and delivering exceptional quality. Worked along with fellow managers and owner to exceed the expectations of the guests and clients.

Restaurant Lead Chef, Ethan Allen Hotel & Conference center 12/2016- 8/2017

Oversee and lead restaurant culinary team in executing items for daily dining room guests, room service, banquets, weddings, and conferences. Prestige environment with professional atmosphere along with corporate environment. Responsibilities include but not limited to, are daily inventory of menu ingredients, food preparation, creating daily and weekly specials, maintain staff assignments and support all aspects of events onsite.

Chef, At The Corner Restaurant and Pub 9/2016- 12/2016

High volume restaurant located in the heart of Litchfield, CT. Daily execution of preparing menu items and managing inventory in a very unique “farm to table” concept utilizing local vendors which include a variety of fruits and vegetables, beef and bison products along with cheese and dairy products which is incorporated into the seasonal menus and daily specials.

Kitchen Manager/ Executive Chef, Fire Engine Pizza Company 1/2016-9/2016

Responsibility for all Kitchen operations including but not limited to, staff management and scheduling, food inventory and preparation, executing catering orders for offsite parties. Developing daily and weekly specials along with seasonal restaurant menus.

General Manager/ Managing Partner in Training, Outback Steakhouse 6/2014-1/2016

Selected to be trained for Manager Partner for the Connecticut/ RI area. Completed 12 week Manager in Training course. Assigned to the CT/RI region as Restaurant Manager working with the existing

proprietor(s). Responsibilities and expectations include, but not limited to, are full knowledge of the entire property and restaurant. Financial responsibility and accuracy, employee management, food safety and quality assessments. Ensuring marketing and promotions are above standards with customer satisfaction scores above regional levels.

General Manager, Sodexo, Wilton, CT 1996-2014

Responsible for overseeing café dining, catering, high end offsite events & client services in three multi tenant facilities with total population of 1300+ tenants. Developed strong relationship with clients and tenants which in turn, created opportunity for additional contracts. Financial analysis, Culinary and Marketing promotions, Food and Physical safety audits, coordinate employee development and training.


The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY- Associates Degree in Culinary Arts- 1996

W.F. Kaynor Vocational Technical High School, Waterbury, CT- HS Diploma/ Culinary Arts- 1994

Volunteer Experience

*Hotchkiss Hose Fire Department - Derby, CT Volunteer Fire Fighter and past 1st Lt. for the Company officers

*Sodexo Servathon and Stop Hunger Awareness 2002 – 2004 & 2007 – 2009, 2011. Directed Food drives 2009- 2015 with the donations going to The Spooner house in Shelton, CT and Connecticut Food Bank

*Naugatuck Babe Ruth Baseball – Assistant Coach, 10 years


*Servesafe Certified- March 2002, March 2005, March 2009 and July 2014 (valid until July 2017)

*Medical Response Technician (current through 10/2017)

*CPR and AED Certified

References (Additional furnished upon request)

*Jeff Burr, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Fire Engine Pizza Company, Bridgeport, CT

Work Relationship- personal contact information would be provided as requested

*Sean Fitch, Director of EMS, Midstate Medical, Meridan, CT

Fire Fighter of 8 years- personal contact information would be provided as requested

*Michael Kelleher, Senior Foremen (retired), United Illuminated, Orange, CT

Fire Fighter of 8 years- personal contact information would be provided as requested

*Ernie Nieves, General Manager, Compass Group, Startford, CT

Colleague of 15 years- personal contact information would be provided as requested

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