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Customer Service Executive Chef

Location:
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Salary:
Offer
Posted:
February 05, 2019

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Mr. Russo is an accomplished Chef with a strong combination of culinary experience and

management skills. His familiarity with a wide variety of international cuisines has produced award-winning menu preparations to critical acclaim. Chef Sam brings extensive experience in food inventory planning, procurement, and management on both national and international scale. The planning and execution of high profile special events is just one of his many strengths. Other areas of expertise include: Restaurant Operations Management; Staff Training

& Professional Development; Quality Assurance; Cost Containment; Customer Service. Professional Experience:

EXECUTIVE CHEF/PRODUCT MANAGER, STOCK EXCHANGE - MINDFUL NOURISHMENT INC., KITCHENER, ON. — 2016 - PRESENT

Stock Exchange - Mindful Nourishment produces small batch, local, organic bone broth products. Responsibilities include: Production Management & Execution; Inventory Control; Quality Control, Public Relations; Forecasting & Implementation of production facility requirements

EXECUTIVE CHEF, ENTERTAINING ELEMENTS, KITCHENER, ON — 2010-2013

“Dinner with the Chef” - a unique intimate dining experience with the Chef preparing quality, fresh food and sharing insights and cooking tips.

Highlights: Fusion & traditional preparation techniques for groups of 8 - 150; A la cart menu creation using locally sourced, organic products; Interact & engage with clientele to create a memorable dining experience; Manage staff - front/back of house; Wine pairing - Regional & International vintages

EXECUTIVE CHEF, MELANGE WINE BISTRO, KITCHENER, ON — 200*-****-** seat Fine Dining restaurant featuring international cuisine & wine selection. Highlights: Specializing in the creation & development of Slow Food menu & preparation; Meticulous attention to detail & delivery of fine dining experience; Managing all aspects of food safety, staffing/training, cost analysis; Wine cellar development & product knowledge; Change management & business development. Critical acclaim: Voted Best Restaurant in the Region of Waterloo 2002

EXECUTIVE CHEF AND PRINCIPAL; TOO RUSSO’S RESTAURANT, WATERLOO, ON — 1994-2000

120 seat Fine Dining restaurant featuring International Cuisine Highlights: Designed & built the first open-concept, non-smoking restaurant in the region; Demonstrated leadership in the development of the Slow Food movement; Leadership & training of young entrepreneurs and industry professionals; Menu creation & execution using locally sourced organic ingredients; Wine cellar management. Sam Russo, Jr

519-***-**** ac8eff@r.postjobfree.com 87 Gay Cres. Kitchener, ON, N2A 2C2 EXECUTIVE CHEF AND PRINCIPAL; THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT, KITCHENER, ON - 1987-1993

35 seat Fine Dining restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine Highlights: Nouveau Mediterranean cuisine - innovative interpretations of traditional food from around the world; Recognized as a premier dining experience in the Waterloo region International Awards:

Rick’s American Cafe, Honduras - voted “Best American Restaurant” 2000 Conde Nast magazine The Big Blue, Honduras - voted “Best Thai Restaurant” 2000 Conde Nast magazine Memberships

Canadian Federation of Chef’s and Cooks (CFCC);

Examiner for the Red Seal Association

Corporate Clientele

Desire2Learn, OpenText, Suncor, Comdev, M&M Meats, PGA. References:

Available upon request.

Sam Russo Jr

519-***-**** ac8eff@r.postjobfree.com 87 Gay Cres., Kitchener, ON N2A 2C2



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