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Leah Long
Expert in managing kitchen staff and preparing foods at reduced cost without compromising quality and taste. Sixteen years of experience in high volume culinary environments. Skilled in preparing large volumes of food quickly and efficiently. Seeking to use culinary skills and expertise to prepare a special variety of dishes in a professional, rewarding environment. HIGHLIGHTS Strong attention to safe food handling procedures Serv Safe certified Banquet experience Ordering and receiving High volume production call Experienced with QSR and Aloha Experienced with Doc Star Experienced with Menu Link End of period/inventory experience Experienced in creating schedule templates using Hot Schedules/Labor per forms High volume cooking experience Managed Labor and food cost budgets Hospitality and service industry background Supported and guided employees to high standers that led them to promotions. Took the unofficial roll of Executive Chef for three years when opened Scottsdale. Cross trained into multiple stations and promoted into a manager position. Hired into Yard House with extensive culinary experience as a line cook.

Accomplished and energetic kitchen manager with a solid history of achievement in the restaurant business. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include inventory control, staff management and customer service.

Dedicated kitchen manager with more than 16 years of experience combining management and customer service expertise in food preparation and restaurant kitchen management call centers. Looking for a position as a manager in a fast growth company.

Bi-lingual manager who builds and leads friendly, efficient service teams. Managed  kitchen staff of 40 + in fine-dining establishment, serving an average of 500 customers per night. Level-headed and composed professional, who maximizes table turns and receipts.

  • Successfully managed a kitchen staff of 40+ empl
    Administration and Management
  • Active Listening
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Instructing
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Service Orientation
  • Public Safety and Security
Kitchen Manager 09/2010 to Present
Yard House Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Consistently kept a clean and sanitary work environment by adhering to Everclean and health department standers.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and cooling procedures.
  • Worked with Menu Link for inventory, ordering, invoice tracking, and labor control.
  • Experienced with QSR system and Doc Star for employee document storing.
Kitchen Manger 04/2009 to 09/2010
Yard House Scottsdale, AZ
  • Managed store and worked over 16 hour shifts to ensure success of stores production.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards with low food cost.
  • Created schedules in accordance to projected sales, labor budgets, history patterns, holidays, special events and employee requests.
  • Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and holding employees accountable.
Kitchen Manager 11/2008 to 04/2009
Yard House Phoenix, AZ
  • Managed store and focused on lowering food and labor cost according to budgets.
  • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Reduced food costs by expertly estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved purveyors and managed waste.
  • Experienced with writing schedules using Hot Schedules templates according to labor budgets, actual and projected sales.
  • Worked with Hot Schedules labor performa to eliminate overtime, and create schedules that were projected under budget according to projected sales, actual sales and past sales.
Kitchen Manager 12/2006 to 11/2008
Yard House Glendale, AZ
  • Opened restaurant and hired kitchen staff, trained, educated and certified all cooks.
  • Instructed staff on how to execute Yard House recipes, quality control points and plate presentation.
  • Placed orders, called production, supported cooks during peak hours, evaluated employees performance and managed labor throughout the shift.
  • Ensured food quality and smooth kitchen operations by overseeing daily production.
  • Educated staff throughout the shift and instructed cooks on proper production procedures, recipe adherence, and portion control.
  • The Yard House Glendale is located in West Gate City Center in front of arena, which houses the Phoenix Coyotes and the University of Phoenix Stadium which houses the Arizona Cardinals.
  • In 2007 Glendale, AZ hosted Super Bowl XLII, during this weekend the restaurant made over $70,000.00 a day.
Kitchen Manger 04/2003 to 12/2006
Yard House San Diego, CA
  • Hired as a Pizza cook because of prior experience, then quickly crossed trained and certified in Pantry, Fry, Grill and Sautee.
  • Quickly promoted to Lead Line cook due to performance and ambition.
  • Learned to train and develop other cooks, support the line during power shifts and assist Kitchen manager with production calls, orders, and labor cuts.
  • Organized and executed successful banquets and private parties in the in the Yard House "Under Ground" private room.
  • Learned to communicate with Regional Managers by informing them the development of the staff and progress of the restaurant.
  • Executed administrative work by following documentation procedures, monthly goal sheets and emails.
  • Promoted to Kitchen Manager due to hard work, dedications, and perseverance.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) ACCOMPLISMENTS
High School Diploma: Management Jun 1998 Culinary School - San Diego, CA
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Previous Companies:

  • Yard House

Previous Job Positions:

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Kitchen Manger


  • Culinary School

Level of Education:

  • High School Diploma

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