M.A. TONY TEEMS
I am a talented, award winning chef with over 30 years of hands on work experience in a high volume/high intensity/ever-changing kitchen environment as an executive chef / caterer; I also have 2 years work experience as a restaurant manager.
I am well versed and experienced at executing both large and small catering events while still maintaining our daily menus and production. I have the ability to create and develop new recipes; my menus are as diverse as is my staff. I cover a wide range of flavors, cooking techniques, from cultures all around the world. I have the knowledge on preparing safe, healthy wholesome, eye-appealing, flavored foods that are well-balanced, nutritious meals.
As a food service manager I ensure the proper care and maintenance of equipment as well as training my team the proper food handling methods and sanitation as required by state laws, safety always comes first in kitchen.
I have an excellent track record for being within my budget food for food, non food labor. I have effective methods of controlling both cost and waste. I do used Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft and most POS systems.
I am a strong leader with the ability to mentor and energize a diverse team of culinary professionals. I have the ability to function under time constraints, to expedite, and to meet deadlines while being organized and detail-oriented.
Chefs like it Hot" Caterers
Executive Chef / Owner
Los Angeles Ca. / Dallas Texas
September 2000 to Present
I owned and operated this small catering company. We provided meal-plans for private & charter schools, fraternities at both USC / UCLA. A few of my private clients are: California State Bar, Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Ernest & Young, U.S. Army Core of Engineers, and Guess Jeans Inc.
July 2014 I relocated from Los Angeles, Ca .90008 to Lewisville, Texas 75067 just north of downtown Dallas, since then I have been catering corporate events and wedding receptions throughout Dallas / Fort Worth and many of the surrounding communities.
Kingsley Manor / Front Porch Property / Los Angeles, CA. 90028
October 2006 to July 2014
Is a luxury retirement community that houses 290 seniors. There are all 3 types of living independent, assisted, and a medical memory care center.
As the executive chef I directly supervise kitchen personnel with the responsibility of hiring, discipline, performance reviews and initiating pay increase. I ensure that kitchen provides nutritious, safe, eye-appealing and properly flavored foods; that purchasing, inventory, menus production methods portions met all federal, state and districts standards and guidelines
I estimate food consumption and purchase foods in cost effective manner. Standardize production of well-balanced, nutritional recipes to ensure consistent quality; consulting with RD/LD as needed. Establish presentation technique and quality standards. Oversee special catering events and sent 120 meals per day to a second property.
I also planned priced and purchased for all catering event held on and off the Kingsley’s property. I ensured the proper use of equipment operation/maintenance, safety and sanitation throughout the entire food service department. From January to March 2014, I worked both positions as acting food service director (DDS) along with me executive chef duties, so well that corporate office awarded me a $1000 appreciation check for my being successful.
Great Western Caterers - Culver City, CA
July 1988 to June 2000
I produced all foods for movie and television film productions on-location for stars, cast & crews. As well as catered for all occasions for both private and professional clients throughout Southern California.
Denny’s Restaurant 1986 – 1988
1440 West Pacific Coast Hwy, Wilmington, Ca. 90744
National Restaurant Assn
1977 - 1986
Certified with American Safety Council Food Handler Program online
10/5/2018 – 10/5/2020 # 64-9318469
Certified with ServSafe 11/20/2017 – 11/20/2022 # 9585908
Texas Food Manager Certification - Learn2Serve 11/10/2019 -11/10/2024 # TX-133165
Chefs De Cuisine Assn - Los Angeles, CA
1977 to 1986
Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles, Ca. 1966 -1969 no completion
Abram Friedman Occupational Center Los Angeles, Ca. GED completed 3/1994 - 6/1994