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Chef Service

Toronto, ON, Canada
January 14, 2020

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Jose Matamoros

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El Catrin Destileria, Toronto — Senior Sous Chef

Aug 2019- Present

Work directly with Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine in menu development; food costing and labour control for very high volume restaurant

Manage and mentor team of 24 cooks

Kitchen inventory and placement of supply orders.

Expedite food supervising quality standards.

La Reina Restaurant, Toronto — Executive Chef

May 2018- August 2019

Opened new Restaurant

Menu development for restaurant and special events

Hired staff for kitchen

Kitchen Lay out consultation

Hired and Trained Sous Chef and Jr Sous Chef

Labour control

Did up to 400 covers per service.

Worked directly with GM and investors in deciding the restaurant’s direction.

Food Costing

Food Expediting

El Catrin Destileria, Toronto — Jr. Sous Chef de partie

March 2017- present

Work directly with executive Chef and Sous Chef in menu development; create new dishes, recipes and budget.

Manage and mentor team of 18; train cooks for food preparation and storage, and cooking for service.

Kitchen inventory and placement of supply orders.

Expedite food supervising quality standards.

Villa Mangiacane, Tuscany, Italy—pasta/ meat (Chef Francesco Laggi)

September 2016 - November 2016


Worked with Executive Chef to execute lunch and dinner service for Hotel guests and diners in a timely manner.

Taught cooking lessons to hotel guests focusing on basic Italian cuisine, such as pasta, pizza, and a selection of classic sauces.

Cooked food for catering events inside the Villa such as weddings and other events, while executing service.

La Grenouillere, Montreuil sur la mer, France—Garde Manger/ Légume (Chef Alexandre Gauthier)

April 2016 - September 2016

Relais et Château . 2 Michelin stars. Chef of the year Gault and Millau magazine 2017.

Worked with Chef de Partie and Chef de cuisine, prepared all sauces, and processed proteins and vegetables before service to offer fresh products.

Cooked appetizers, amuse bouche during service in garde manger and vegetables, sauces and herbs in entremetier station (legume).

Worked with Chef poissonier twice a week in butchery and fish processing.

Trained a team of 5 people for Garde Manger

Placed produce order with Chef de Cuisine approval

Cleaned the kitchen thoroughly twice a day

El Catrin Destileria, Toronto — Saucier/Chef de partie

June 2013 - October 2015

Produced salsas, sauces, and braised meats for 1000 covers a day

Trained cooks for food preparation and storage, and in cooking for service

Placed meats and vegetable orders for the station

Managed a team of 11 people in prepping station and other stations as required

Helped to create tacos, salads, and ceviches for seasonal menus, as requested by the Chef de Cuisine

Created Taco and Ceviche of the day relying on products available/on stock.

Pure Spirits Oyster House, Toronto — Chef de partie Garde Manger

April 2012 - June 2013

Prepared all sauces, vinaigrettes and dressing for service

Processed all vegetables and seafood for salads and cold and hot apps

Cooked hot apps and friers during service

Oyster Shucker twice a week, (400 a day)

Trained and managed a team of 5 people

Little Fish, Toronto — cook, commis

September 2011 - April 2012

Made preparations for all the dishes on the menu for breakfast and lunch/brunch

Set up the kitchen for service

Helped in Baking breads, pastries and making crepes

Made salads and plated all dishes during service alongside the Chef

Cleaned the kitchen thoroughly after service everyday


Stratford Chef School, Stratford, Ontario — Graduated with Honours,Chef Program

October 2014 - March 2016

University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico — Bachelor Business Management

August 2000 - September 2006


Mexican Cuisine

Classically French trained

Large Volume Cooking

Bachelor in Business Management

Red seal

Food handlers

Fine dining experience


Stratford Chef School Guest Chef February 2019

Taste of Toronto

Bocuse D’or support dinner 2018

National Taco day at CP24 2017

Chef Dj at Harbourfront 2016

Hot and Spicy food festival 2017


Winner of “Taco Wars” with El Catrin at Harbour Front in 2013

Winner of the Taco take down at the Delicious Food Show in 2013

Winner of the tapas battle in 2012 at the Distillery District in Toronto


Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, basic Japanese.

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