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Food Safety Manager

Walpole, MA
April 22, 2021

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Yawali Aird ****** - ****

LI - EatMyKarisma

Executive Chef / Business Owner

Innovative thinker with solid operations and marketing acumen to succeed in competitive, fast-paced markets

Business Savvy / Organizational Effectiveness & Leadership / Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Creative Thinking & Problem Solving / Negotiating Strategies / Planning, Organizing, Scheduling & Delegating

Team Leader & Team Player / Customer Service Awareness & Skills

Career History

Executive Chef & Owner 2016 - 2019

Eat My Karisma, LLC, Cumming, GA

oCreated vision and established culture of company

oAccountable for business performance, inspiring and motivating staff to achieve goals

oDeveloped solid reputation and relationship with public by providing best quality catering in Atlanta and North Georgia, maintaining awareness of customer preferences and target market

oEncouraged customer suggestions and proactively responded to complaints

oFormed business relationships throughout city with big business owners and government officials

oServed 100+ weekday/ 250+ weekend customers

oEffectively managed multi-ethnic staff with wide range of skills and work experience

oControlled inventory of food on weekly basis to minimize food costs

oCreated marketing strategies to track existing and new customers

oMaintained excellent working relationships with employees during busy periods

Savory Chef Instructor 2018

Sur La Table, Alpharetta, GA

oDirected employees to ensure customer service standards

oDelivered exceptional cooking class experience at every class using recipes and game plans provided

oStayed informed by maintaining product knowledge, accessing available training and additional resources.

oEnsured high standards of sanitation and food safety

oWorked as part of high-performing team to achieve individual and/or class sales goals.

oEffectively communicated standard operating procedures to employees, ensuring they were consistently followed

Sous Chef 2014 - 2016

Sterling Spoon, Atlanta, GA

oEnsured kitchen brigade worked to highest culinary standards

oTrained, developed and grew kitchen staff

oPrepared multiple stations and monitored products for freshness

oConducted daily inventory checks and placed orders for items needed for production

oOpened and closed café and registers each workday

Early Career:

Cashier & Cook, Southern Food AJC, Atlanta, GA

Shift Manager / Cook, Smashburger, Alpharetta, GA

Fine Dining Chef, Bahama Breeze, Berkeley Lake, GA

Education & Certification

Culinary Arts Coursework; Art Institute of Atlanta

Supervision and Career Development Management, Art Culinaire, Garde Manger, American Regional Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, Latin Cuisine, Classical European Cuisines, World Cuisines, Nutrition, Introduction to Baking and Pastry Techniques, Fundamentals of Classical Techniques, Foundations of Classical Techniques, Sustainable Purchasing and Controlling Costs, Ideas of Mathematics, Safe Serve Certification

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