San Francisco, USA email@example.com
A creative and focused Sous Chef who has over 6 years hands-on experience working in all areas of a commercial kitchen at world-famous restaurants of Taj Group of hotels. Exceptionally innovative in operations for renowned restaurants preparing a wide variety of unique appetizers, soups, entrées, sauces, and desserts.
Hosted dinner for the prime minister of India – Narendra Modi & his 2500 delegates including Ms. Ivanka Trump at the 8th annual global entrepreneurship summit (GES) 28-11-2017
Under my team supervision, we helped to achieve various ratings for TAJ:
oTaj Campton place restaurant rated Two Michelin stars again in 2019
oTaj Adaa rated 19th best restaurant in India by Conde-Nast Traveler
oTaj Adaa rated 85th best restaurant in the world by Elite Traveler
Awarded certificate of appreciation by Professor Christopher J. Cowton - dean at University of Huddersfield Business School, UK. for meritorious performance 2013
Received numerous letters of appreciation and excellent service from senior executives of Taj Hotel Group.
Skills & Abilities
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Recipe Development, Menu development, Managing volume, Cleaning kitchen equipment, Nutritional Issues, Special Dietary Cuisine, Health & Safety procedures, Budget Management, Dining room operations, Sanitation Techniques, Banquet Management
B.A. (Hons.) in Culinary Arts 2011 - 2015
University of Huddersfield, UK at institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
PRE-OPENING HEAD CHEF - DEPUTATION
Taj Wellington Mews, Chennai November 2020 -PRESENT
Managing all the aspects of initial opening, hiring new employees, directing staff training.
Developing menu by doing the market survey to appeal the customer tastes, and effective pricing strategies based on market trends.
Ensuring compliance to health & safety standards.
Managing all culinary operations including the equipment & project handover of the kitchen.
SENIOR SOUS CHEF (CHEF DE CUSINE) JULY 2019 - AUGUST 2020
TAJ CAMPTON PLACE RESTAURANT (TWO MICHELIN STAR)
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
·Overseeing and directly supervising 29 professionals and staff members including 3 CDP, 20 cooks, 5 kitchen stewards & 1 butcher, as well as managing the performance of associated staff.
·Leading kitchen team in chef's absence, making sure that all government food regulations are consistently followed by kitchen staff.
·Collaborating with the Executive Chef in managing & reviewing existing menus, analyzing & updating recipe to ensure quality.
·Determining food orders, calculating labor & overhead cost & assigning prices to the menu.
·Establishing plating & garnish practices.
·Preparation of menu items & evaluate taste, texture & aroma.
·Managing and maintaining acceptable inventory levels from suppliers & vendors.
·Managing operational costs within establish budgetary constraints.
JUNIOR SOUS CHEF OCTOBER 2017 – JUNE 2019
ADAA, TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE (85TH BEST IN THE WORLD BY ELITE TRAVELER’S & 19TH BEST BY CONDE NAST)
·Managed 11 cooks & 2 DCDP’s, responsible for delivering high-quality, great tasting food to patrons, and for keeping an impeccable kitchen and clean food preparation area.
·Operated all the banquets from the same kitchen & team. Also, led systems compliance and delivered team briefings
·Created innovative and authentic dishes.
·Prepared food for special diets, kid meals, diabetics, and allergies etc and inspected meals / trays for attractiveness as well as palatability.
·Monitored portion control, with the aim of ensuring that all meals are profitable.
·Ordered and coordinated the delivery of food supplies.
·Carried out all other duties deemed necessary by the Head Chef.
ASSOCIATE TAJ MANAGEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM AUGUST 2015 – SEPT 2017
Worked as associate at various restaurants in India:
Southern Spice Restaurant, Taj Coromandal, Chennai, India
Varq Restaurant, Taj Mahal, New Delhi, India
Oudhyana Restaurant, Taj Gomtinagar, Lucknow, India
Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore, India
INTERNSHIP & TRAINING JULY 2012 – APR 2015
Kafe Fontana & Masala Art, Taj Palace, New Delhi, India
The Oberoi’s Udaivillas, Udaipur, India
Taj Residency, Aurangabad, India