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Sales Chef

Louisville, KY
January 09, 2020

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William Szenay / *** ***--298 298--2857



25+ Years of Culinary


Achieved Positive GS

scores and maintained

for 11 months after

* ***** ** **ruggling

with previous


ACE Player Award

from White Lodging

Former President Of

Kentucky Chapter of

American Culinary


Chef for USTA Open

2006, 2007 & 2008 &

the 2008 Ryder Cup

Chef for the Pacer

Players & VIPS at

Conseco Fieldhouse

Coordinate Multiple

Catered Events for

Kentucky Derby &

Breeders Cup


Maintaining Accurate Food Costs— Maximizing Labor—Team Building & Coaching—Menu Management Restaurant Operations—Banquet and Large Production—Fine Dining WORK EXPERIENCE

Oct 2017 ~ Oct 2019 ~ Crushed Ice Catering ~ Louisville, KY ~ Executive Sous Chef Responsible for all menu tasting experiences and creating a partnership with the guests that provides them with the confidence to make the best selections for their event. Handle on site and off site catering events.

Design Menus for an array of events such as, catering showcases, corporate, charitable and pri- vate events.

In conjunction with F&B management team, assist in maintaining a high level of service principles. Manage day to day activities of the kitchen plan, assigning work and establishing goals for the team.

Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.

Create a safe and positive environment that encourages ownership and improved performance. Serve as Executive Chef when needed.

Oct 2016 ~ 2017~ Louisville Marriott ~ Louisville, KY ~ Outlets Manager Responsible for convention & special event coordination, including Derby and other special events.

Institute and enforce dress code and code of conduct for all employees. Plan training and associate meetings.

Recruit and hire associates.

Coordinate remodel of multiple outlets

Sell and manage catered events in Private Dining Room Work with Hotel Sales Team to provide one of a kind experiences. Oversee all outlets including In Room Dining Service. Oct 2015 ~ 2016 ~ Louisville Marriott ~ Louisville, KY ~ Sous Chef Create innovative daily specials.

Prepare all Prep for nightly service.

Train staff, manage labor, and preform inventory control. Manage catering events at restaurants and IRD

Execute all F&B for 2 full service restaurants and a cafe Oct 2012 ~ 2015 ~ Marketplace Restaurant ~ Louisville, KY ~ Sous Chef Create innovative daily specials.

Prepare all Prep for nightly service

Train staff & implement polices and best practices for all food handling. Manage catering events at restaurant & assist off site locations WS

WS William Szenay / 502 502--298 298--2857

Feb 2011 ~ Oct 2012 ~ Chef Events ~ Louisville, KY ~ Restaurant Consultant & Chef More than doubled annual catering sales of client in first 30 days Secured catering contract with premier sponsor on the backside of Churchill Downs for Derby week.

Train staff for daycare catering program, feeding over 600 children daily Manage catering events at restaurant & off site locations Aug 2010 ~ Dec 2010 ~ Clements Catering & Derby Museum Cafe via Chef Events ~ Louisville, KY ~ Sous Chef

Manage multiple catering events at Derby Museum & off site locations Reduced food costs 15% in less then 60 days

Improved Health Department score 12 points to 99

Reduced labor costs by 7% by cross training program April 2009 ~ Aug 2010 ~ Guava via Chef Events ~ Westmont, IL ~ Restaurant Consultant & Chef

Assisted owner with remodel and opening of a new Latin concept Managed daily operations, hired and trained staff of 40+ for front and back of house Trained front of the house staff on wine & specialty cocktails April 2006 ~ Feb 2009 ~ Levy Restaurants ~ Louisville, KY ~ Sr. Sous Chef Executed daily operations of a kitchen and two dining rooms with over 900 seats Planned menus, developed themed chef’s tables that increased sales 38% Sales & labor forecasting, managed & trained over 50+ staff members Achieved 98% or better on all health department inspections Sept 2004 ~ April 2006 ~ Levy Restaurants ~ Indianapolis, IN ~ Sous Chef & Traveling Support

Part of elite culinary traveling team as support for world class sporting events and concerts Catered various events for the Indiana Pacers Basketball Team Head Chef for exclusive Varsity Club

2003 ~ 2004 ~ Restaurant & Entertainment Ventures ~ Indianapolis, IN ~ Regional Chef

Chef for multiple locations of NY style Pizzeria with yearly sales of 2 million & La Trattoria Regioni, a fine dining Italian restaurant Introduced delivery and increasing sales Centralized food distribution and created portion control program EXTRA


Honors &


Chairman of the

Kentucky Chapter of

the American Culinary


President of the

Kentucky Chapter of

the American Culinary


Serv-Safe Certified

Volunteer Activities

Jackson’s Trivia Night

& Phelan-McDermind

Syndrome Foundations


Dare to Care

Susan G. Komen


Uspiritus Child &

Family Services

March of Dimes

ACF Chef & Child


Salvation Army

Metro United Way

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