DASHA A. FERNANDEZ
Chemist/ Quality Assurance Analyst/
Hygiene and Food Safety Coordinator
Address: Al Khabeisi Bldg., Al Muraqqabat
Deira, Dubai, UAE
Chemist with 5+ years of experience in Food Safety, HACCP, Quality Management System, Environmental Management System, Laboratory Management System, GMP, OPRP, and calibration. Seeking to leverage my technical and professional expertise to learn and grow in the position most deemed fit in your organization.
2018- Present Assistant Hygiene Officer/ Food Safety Coordinator Asiana Hotel Dubai, UAE (5-star hotel)
Leads HACCP Team in promoting and executing food safety standards
Implements food hygiene procedures and HACCP system
Conducts daily inspection and monthly audit in all the company’s outlets
Ensures prepared food is deemed safe for consumption including the processes it undergoes
Oversees stewarding duties and activities within the premises
Assures that food safety standards (as per Dubai Municipality) and HACCP are strictly implemented and followed
Coordinates with the Human Resources department in planning and scheduling trainings
Conducts refresher on basic food hygiene and safety and HACCP
Coordinates with housekeeping department in communicating pest issues and monitoring
Coordinates with Engineering team for equipment and facility maintenance and calibration
Develops and provides corrective action plan of identified hazards in the premise
Ensures all kitchens and F&B outlets are clean and free of pest
Liaises with third party laboratory to ensure the microbiological quality of food and water is safe
Co- leads food safety and HACCP audit conducted by external party and Dubai Municipality
Maintains and verifies documents on food safety 2014-2017 Quality Assurance Analyst/ Environment Specialist OIC Coca- Cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc.
Conducted microbiological testing and analyses on product, raw materials, equipment, environment and personnel.
Conducted sampling, physicochemical testing, and sensory evaluation on product and raw materials.
Conducted and ensured calibration of all laboratory equipment are up-to-date and within specifications.
Validated method changes.
Conducted and lead Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) evaluation of plant.
Lead projects in water and energy efficiency and community development.
Conducted refreshers and training on environmental awareness.
Conducted aspect impact analysis and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
Ensured waste water effluent quality, disposal and segregation of solid waste and hazardous wastes conform to internal and legal standards.
Evaluated third party performance, e.g. pest control and janitorial services.
Trained and organized proficiency testing of freshers, tenders and casuals.
Reviewed and observed SOPs, HACCP, and Food Safety.
Participated in Quality, Environmental, Safety, Food Safety and HACCP audits. Trainings
Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering (RQF) with Merit
HACCP Level 3 (Intermediate HACCP)
PIC Level 3 with Merit
HACCP Level 2 (Awareness)
Food Safety Level 2 (Basic Food Hygiene)
13th Dubai International Food Safety Conference Education
2013 University of Santo Tomas
BS in Chemistry
Interpersonal and communication skills
Food Safety, HACCP, GMP, OPRPs, LMS, QMS, EMS
Calibration and instrumentation