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Manager Chef

Manhattan, NY, 10007
September 28, 2020

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Eric Cruz

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Chef Manager

Specializing in Italian, Asian and Continental Fine-Dining Cuisine Dynamic, Results-Oriented, and Team-Spirited




Over 35 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience. Exemplify leadership qualities and professionalism, backed by a consistent, verifiable record of achievement. Meal design and preparation. Special Event catering and planning. Forecasting. Kitchen management. Staff Management/Development Customer Service. Purchasing. Cost reduction. Cost containment. Inventory management. Sanitation/Safety protocols

● ServSafe Certified/NYS food handler certified

● Executive Chef designation

● Sous Chef/Chef experience with million-dollar volume, upscale establishments

● Unique blend of creative flair and passion for food and interpersonal skills

● Training and development specialist; teaching instructor

● Successful catering experience (600+ people)

● Maximizing kitchen productivity team and staff performance

● Personal taste for designing Asian, Italian and Continental cuisine PROFESSIONAL



Chef manager for Standard/Edition/JFR HOTELS

● Menu development, quantifying, ordering, executing of daily menu, six week cycle

● 365 day operation including holidays. Two daily

deliveries, three locations

● Trained, scheduled, Managed 10 union employees

and one chef

● Maintained food costs & labor cost within budget

● Achieved & maintained HACCAP procedures

Naturally delicious 487 Court street

Sous chef

● Worked right hand to executive chef

● Catered for on and off premises events

● Coordinated/ quantified prep lists & recipes

● Executed specific recipes from scratch

● Expedited catering deliveries


Designated Chef for Standard Hotel

● Direct contact with client

● Design and manage budget menu for 500+ meals for Standard Hotels NYC

● Managed daily delivery of 5-course meals (365 days)

● Train and manage 10 person staff including servers and cooks

● Expedite and concluded catered Creative Gourmet


2012 – present

Inside Park Restaurant - Chef Manager

● Managed 12 employee staff

● Executed Safety, HACCAP and Sanitation procedures

● Recorded inventory as well as ordering and managing Food cost

● Expedited and executed Front Line

● Maintained kitchen repairs and standards

● Maintained house inventory database

Bank Of America - Chef Manager

● Managed a 12 union-related staff

● Executed Safety, HACCAP and Sanitation procedures

● Recorded inventory as well as ordering and managing Food cost

● Recorded keeping of registers and weekly sales/invoices

● Developed Menus, promotions and Special events for Catering

References and supporting documentation furnished upon request ARAMARK, NYC

NYU Higher Education-Kimmel Center - Sous Chef/


● Responsible for front line and back house staff

● Instructed and disciplined staff on sanitation


● Logged and maintained as well as instructed others for food production logs

● Designed Special Event menus and semester’s Halal menu

● Secured evening shut-down of entire unit


AIG - First Cook/Catering Chef

● Communicated directly to Executive Chef on daily issues and solutions regarding staff or menu

● Prepared and executed Executive Dining for 250 covers daily

● Created and garnished cost controlled dishes while maintaining quality and taste

● Logged and maintained as well as instructed others for food production logs

● Responsible for preparing and executing catering menu 2012-2010

Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand – Catering Chef

● Managed and supervised culinary team and servers of 50

● Prepared and expedited hot and cold Catering for 200+

● Coordinated and supervised special events/high end executive dining

● Took charge of training new cooks to catering team 2010-2006

SKILLS ● Have expertise in a variety of techniques in cooking to prepare healthy tasty dishes

● Have excellent managerial ability and have managed various teams with great efficiency

● Able to perform in high pressure environments

● Anti-harassment training

● Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)

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