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Charles Collins
  • XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXXX, Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Professional Summary
Dynamic Culinary and Costumer Service Professional:
A precision-focused, progressive culinary and Costumer Service professional with extensive experience directing the culinary and Costumer Service operation and administration of diverse establishments. Extremely creative, bilingual chef with a passion for food, people, strong business sense and exceptional interpersonal skills. Proven record of streamlining operations and implementing key process improvements while preserving the highest level of customer service and food quality. Skilled at providing effective leadership and turning under-producing individuals into teams that work efficiently and exceed all expectations. Detail-oriented self-starter with excellent oral/written communication, analytical, organizational and time management skills.I look forward to meeting you!  
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Hospitality
  • Food Production
  • Administration and Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Service Orientation
  • Team leadership
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Wine
  • Multitasker
Executive Chef / Host-Cook, 10/2010 to 05/2015
Homewood Suites by Hilton & Elements Conference Banquet Center Orland Park, IL
  • Direct and organize the activities of the food and beverage department to maintain high standards and quality including implementing effective controls of food, beverage and labor cost
  • Ensure strict compliance with all health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards
  • Effectively handle a number of key human resources functions including extensively interviewing, training, supervising, counseling, scheduling and evaluating staff ensuring the complete understanding of their responsibilities and company policies
  • Accurately and efficiently prepared a variety of food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines
  • Responsible for assembling organized, efficient production lines while overseeing the quality and execution of cuisine in a fast-paced environment 
  • Developed and implemented high-quality food safety, hygiene and sanitation standards in the working and serving kitchens
  • Greatly increased organizational efforts by generating daily prep sheets to guarantee top productivity and efficiency 
  • Successfully handle a number of key day-to-day operational duties such as ordering, handling deliveries and purchasing to drive business growth.
  • Serve as a liaison between the kitchen staff and customers to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
  • Build a winning, mutually respectful environment between the front and back of the house, resulting in improved productivity, customer service, and staff longevity.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.

Bartender/Waiter, 01/2007 to 06/2010
Cielo Bar New York, NY
  • Mixed, garnished and served alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks according to all company specifications for bar guests in a fast-paced environment ensuring 100% fiscal integrity with each transaction
  • Responsible for coordinating the setup and organization of the bar station while also managing the restocking of inventory to ensure top operational efficiency 
  • Maintained a detailed calendar to coordinate staff schedules to ensure top operational productivity 
  • Maintained an organized working environment and increased client satisfaction by ensuring areas were clean and inviting to guests  
  • Quickly and efficiently took/delivered customer orders while ensuring customer satisfaction and developing loyalty
  • Provided personalized attention to an exclusive clientele ensuring that all their expectations were exceeded
  • Achieved a record number of referrals and repeat business due to lasting relationships built
  • Increased revenues by up-selling drinks and menu specials
Mixologist & Basic Hospitality Wine Knowledge & Service , Jun 2003 New York Bartending School - New York, NY
Associate of Applied Science: Engineer in Industrial Mechanic, Jun 1999 Universidad Autonoma de Occidente - Cali-Colombia, --
High School Diploma: Industrial Technic in Industrial Mechanic, Jun 1997 Instituto Tecnico Industrial "San Juan Bosco" - Cali-Colombia, --
Community Service
AID4AIDS, Speaker to Latinos (Social Services).  2002 - 2010
English, Spanish
Spirit of Homewood Suites Q1 2013.  Issuer: Hilton Worldwide
February 2013.  The Spirit of Homewood Suites HEART Award: Who on your team consistently exceeds expectations, embodies our “Be at home” and OPOG culture, and shows HEART to guests and Team Members.  The award is our brand's highest form of individual recognition.
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Previous Companies:

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton & Elements Conference Banquet Center
  • Cielo Bar

Previous Job Positions:

  • Executive Chef
  • Host Cook
  • Bartender
  • Waiter


  • New York Bartending School
  • Universidad Autonoma de Occidente
  • Instituto Tecnico Industrial "San Juan Bosco"

Level of Education:

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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