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Hermanus, WC, 7200, South Africa
October 16, 2016

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Mercia Koebergh

Assistant Catering Manager / Head Chef

*** ***** ****, *********, ********, 7200, South Africa




Skype: Mercia Koebergh

Personal Profile

I am a driven and proactive individual with 1 year of practical training and 3 years’ catering experience in the hospitality industry. In addition I have worked at Fedics Food Services as a Duty Manager for 3 years’. I have done practical training in assisting in all the sections of a kitchen as well as preparation of food. I am currently an Assistant Catering Manager and Head Chef and I am responsible for leading and inspiring the team as well as being in charge of the control of all kitchen operations and preparation of food to very high standards.

I have worked in New Zealand as a Volunteer as well as in South Africa, whilst following my passion; I believe that I have the Kiwi “can do” attitude that is vital to being successful in my new career,



Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills

Innovative thinking

Good organisation skills

Strong time management skills


Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts: Warwick’s Chef School 2016

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts) – IVQ

Computer Skills


MS Office

MS Word

MS PowerPoint

MS Excel


MS Outlook

Work Experience

Assistant Catering Manager / Head Chef July 2016 – Current

Capitol Caterers

Lead, inspire and control of the kitchen operations

Preparation of food to a high standard

Ensuring high food quality and freshness

Serving, plating and garnish

Cleanliness of the kitchen workplace

Preservation and storage of food/ingredients in accordance with food hygiene and best practice

Ensuring all meals are presented attractively and served in a timely manner where the food is at a right temperature

Complying with all food safety requirements

Maintaining high standard of hygiene and cleanliness

Monitoring cost control

Staff training


Stock control

Staff discipline

Practical Training April 2016 – May 2016


Assisting in all the sections of the kitchen

Food preparation

Practical Training March 2016 – April 2016


Assisting in all the sections of the kitchen

Food preparation

Practical Training December 2015 – January 2016

Birkenhead House

Assisting in all the sections of the kitchen

Food preparation

Recreational Therapist - Volunteer Position in New Zealand September 2014 – January 2015

Summerset, Vine Havelock North Hawkes Bay (New Zealand)

Developing monthly/weekly program of activities taking into account the varying needs of residents and the requirements of aged care standards

Organising day to day supplies and equipment purchases

Preparing and conducting resident activities correctly and safely

Observing residents responses to activity program, and reports outcomes to RN

Contributing information to resident assessment and personal care evaluation procedures

Maintaining accurate and legible records of activities

Legal Secretary June 2013 – June 2014

Flemix and Associates November 2011 – June 2012

Collecting and delivering of Legal documents from Civil Courts

Collecting and delivering of Summonses from Sheriff’ s offices

Preparation of court documents

Typing of all legal documents

Attending to client queries

Stock Controller 2009 – 2011


Sourcing vehicles from other dealerships for sales consultants on request

Buying in of new vehicles and arranging payment for these vehicles

Following up on vehicles in progress from factory

Taking stock of vehicles and keeping record of all new vehicles on the showroom floor

HR Manager 2007 – 2009

LH Drums


Staff discipline

Administration of sick leave and annual leave ensuring that accurate records are kept

Monitoring and processing of overtime worked

Payment of salaries to all staff

Compilation of quality management system

Office Administrator 2003 – 2007

Delta City

Processing of vehicle warranty claims

Attending to all warranty claims

Switchboard control as well as attending to service bookings for customers

Old Mutual 2000 – 2002

Office Manager

Typing of drafted rule and rule amendments of policies

Printing of policy rules on request from Departments/ Branches

Submission of documents to new administration

Dr G Mohammed Practitioner & Acupuncturist 1991 – 2000

Personal Assistant

Managed all four practices by performing all personnel related as well as financial duties of the organization

HR duties


Payments of creditors as well as reconciliation of accounts

Purchasing stock from Pharmaceutical companies

Attending to all Workmen Compensation cases

Old Mutual Sports Club Bar & Venue Hire (Week-ends) 1995 – 1999

Catering for weddings and parties

Food preparation

Serving drinks


Voluntary work in South Africa

Old Mutual Athletics Club

events from conception through to completion

Researching markets to identify opportunities for events

Agreeing to, and managing a budget

Securing and booking of suitable venues or locations

Co- ordination venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors and equipment hire

Identifying and securing speakers or special guests

Events includes

Fundraising and social events

Fedics Catering services 1986-1989

Duty Manager

Food preparation


oFood & Beverage

Stock Control

Cash ups

Human Resources

oStaff Discipline




Warwick Chef School:

Chef Kevin Warwick, Principal

Cell: +27-72-288-**-**


Chef Jaco, Head Chef

Contact number: +27-28-212-**-**

*Information supplied solely by the candidate*

Professional CV prepared by Gwen Britz – Gwen Britz Specialist Recruitment

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