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Quality Control High School

Parlier, CA
January 31, 2014

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Hello, my name is Christian Velez. I'm bilingual; I speak both English

and Spanish fluently. I studied at the Le Cordon Bleu CCA. Ideally I would

like to find a position in baking pastries or on a line cooking as part of

a team during the week and brunch on the weekends. However, any position

would be appreciated. I am very well rounded with my cooking and baking

skills plus I am able to follow simple and complex recipes I am a fast

learner and work well with others in a team environment.

I have very strong work ethic. I am motivated by my passion for food

and my drive to succeed. I work well under pressure and thrive in fast

paced environments, when placed in a leadership position I am able to

perform with professional and friendly service to customers and my co-

workers. My ability to come up with simple solutions to complicated tasks

and motivate my co-workers, results in a more organized and less stressful

work place. I adapt well to working with others and with new surroundings.

If hired I would be an asset to the organization and do my best to insure

forward company progress.

Thank you for considering me for employment. I appreciate your time. I look

forward to meeting with you in the future.

Christian Velez


13335 E. bulah Parlier, CA, 93648


I am a Culinary Arts student with over four years of kitchen experience.

Currently I am seeking to gain more kitchen experience and expand into

other areas of fine dining. Also my goal is to share my own personal skills

and encouraging personality with others around me so we can work together

at accomplishing the main task of the business.

Dennys diner, Kingsburg, CA 07/2013- 11/2013

Line cook: grills and fryers

Duties include: cleaning, stocking, cooking and organizing in the kitchen

and freezers. Cooking a variety of burgers, including chicken, beef and

turkey. Also grilling steaks to order and preparing sides and plating.

Keith's box car caf, fresno, ca 02/2013 -


Line cook: grill and fryer

I am a short order cook in a fast passed busy caf . I prep fries, weigh and

potion beef for burgers. Make potato salad, macaroni salad, dough for rolls

and buns. Prep the burger condiments station. im also in charge of dessert

production. Also I smoke a variety of proteins which include; tritip, pork

shoulder, ribs, and chicken. I am very good with times and temperatures.

Slates restaurant, fresno, ca 12/5/2012 -


Pastry chef.

Duties include: creating dessert menu each month.

Preparing, baking, and plating each dessert.

My job also includes organizing dessert menu for parties and special


I also help with savory food prep and salad/pantry station a couple days

out of the week when needed.

Aria Persian cuisine 8/28/2012

- 10/5/2012

Sous chef.

My job was to prepare and portion out proteins daily for dinner service.

I worked with chicken, lamb, beef tenderloins and ground beef.

I also worked the grill fulltime when I wasn't busy prepping or grilling I

was organizing and cleaning the kitchen and walkin to ensure a sanitary

work environment.

Chaya Brasserie, San Francisco, CA 8/2011-3/2012

Pastry cook; Prepare, produce and plate desserts for a fine dining


. My duties include; daily cleaning of pastry part of the kitchen.

. I did everything from baking to making ice cream base and spinning ice


. I have experience making mousses, custards, brulees, sorbets, cheese

cake, prepping and baking burger buns, and cakes.

. I am also knowledgeable and skilled with making sauces and candied

garnishes for plates and desserts.

. Duties also included prep work for hot line.

Ironside, San Francisco, CA 5/2011-7/2011

. Dinner and brunch preparations.

. prepared expressos, coffee, and iced coffee for customers.

. Line cooking duties during brunch and buffet style breakfast.

. Baking pastries.

. Plating desserts.

. Prep for hot line and brunch service.

Pizza Pirate, Parlier, CA

. Made fresh pizza dough daily. Portioned for up to but not limited

to 150 guests per day.

. Started as a delivery driver and was promoted to prep line cook.

Daily job was to prep ingredients for the next day's pizza and salad


. Fulfilled customers' orders and requests in a professional and

timely manner.

Carl's Jr. Enterprises, Clovis, CA

. Head fryer and grill cook.

. Took apart, cleaned and re-assembled hamburger grill.

. Cut and prepped vegetables for next day's orders.

. Managed food and kitchen inventory for a $7,000 a day operation.

Don Martin Private Catering, Lemoore, CA

. Prepped salads.

. Grilled proteins, cooked rice &beans and baked dinner rolls for

200 guests.

. Plated food and served it to customers.

. Cashier experience.

Samson's Fresh Produce, Fowler, CA

. Supervised the work of a five person crew.

. Helped quality control inspection for over 30,000 pounds of fresh

fruit daily.

. Palletized boxes and prepared them for worldwide shipping.


Parlier High School, Parlier, CA

Diploma- June 2004.

Le Cordon Bleu, California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA


Food Safety and Sanitation: 6 week course. SafeServ Certified. Exp.



. Bilingual: English and Spanish.

. Punctual.

. Excellent knife skills.

. Natural ability to lead others.

. Thrive in a fast paced environment.

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