Responsible employee proficient in Cooking and Teaching Culinary Techniques as well as General labor with Mechanical Skills. Passionate and motivated, with a drive for excellence. Many years in Management and Leadership positions.
Complex Problem Solving
Education and Training
Lead Saute CookFeb 2014－Apr 20141149 Restaurnat － East Greenwich, RITake over sauté after lunch for dinner service. Set up sauté station for service to include stocking all protein's, fill and stock lowboys, make all mash to include herb infused mash and sweet mash, heat up all sauces, cook and hold dirty rice. Prep every day for weeks service to include pasta cooking and portioning, sauce production, portioning protein's, prepping veg for entrees and so on. Clean up at end of shift and check line at end of night to make sure all is ready for next day's service.
Grill CookSep 2013－Feb 2014Chez Pascal － Providence, RISet up and tear down grill to include; break down and portion all protein's, make and put specific protein's in brine, put together rubs (wet and dry) apply to specific items, prep all ingredients for station (veg, starch, ect.). Help set up sauté station, work dinner service and clean up at end of shift.
Line Cook/ ExpoMar 2013－Sep 2013Red Stripe － Providence, RI
Set up and work lunch and dinner service on sauté, to include prep work for station. Food production during service as well as run the line, this includes making food, pulling tickets and making sure food is put up all together from sauté, grill and garmo stations. Train new employees on stations as well as prep procedures and cleaning and breakdown.
Lead Line CookOct 2012－Mar 20131149 Bar and Grill － Seekonk, MALead
Line Cook duties include all prep for sauté and grill station; to include making sauces,
cutting and portioning all protein's, making all garnishes, making mash potatoes,
cooking and portioning pastas, clean seafood, set up and tear down of station
before and after shift. Check stock levels for inventory, train employees,
clean and supervise.
Sous ChefApr 2012－Oct 2012The Grille on Comstock － Cranston, RISous
Chef in charge of placing orders, checking in orders, making sure walk-in is
clean and organized. Set up Sauté, Grill, Salad and Pizza stations for lunch
and dinner; to include making mash potatoes, herb polenta, cook and portion
pasta, heat sauces, clean seafood, fill stations for service, etc. During
service cook sauté or grill from start to plating. On a daily basis come up
with dinner specials to be run for service; make sauces, soups, produce food for deli counter and clean up after service. Train employees on all stations and oversee production.
Lead Garde MangerApr 2011－Dec 20111149 Restaurant － East Greenwich, RILead Garde Manger Cook in charge of prepping for
dinner service and for parties; to include portion sizes, sauce production, making
hors d'oeuvre filling lowboys for service, ect. Work dinner service in high
volume/high end restaurant, duties includes assembly and plating for Garde
Manger, Fry, Sauté and Grill stations.
Lead Line CookApr 2010－Oct 2010The Cliff House Resort and Spa － Cape Neddick, ME
Set up and work breakfast buffet, to include omelet, waffle and carving station. Cut and make fruit trays, also set up pastry trays. Work hot line for breakfast for cook to order items on days with no buffet. Work sauté and grill for bar/terrace lounge for lunch, while doing prep work for dinner in a fine dinning atmosphere. Work dinner service included cooking, plating and expo per station. Assist Chefs in making new nightly specials. Worked Sauté, Grill, Garde Manger, Pastry, Banquets and Breakfast cooking.
Warehouse ManagerAug 2004－Nov 2009Clifford Sales － Indianapolis, IN
Manage all aspects of warehouse. Shipping/Picking/Packing/Checking/Wrapping/Loading. Receiving/Unloading/Checking into inventory/Placing in stock. Use of Forklift indoors and outdoors. Handling paperwork/making corrections. Personally handle end of year inventory count. Over see and train other warehouse employees.
Forklift OperatorJan 2004－Jul 2004Regal Beloit Logistics － Indianapolis, IN
Use reach trucks, and order pickers to fill orders. Once order is picked it is then wrapped and set in line. When the order is complete do a piece count and label it for shipping.
BartenderSep 2003－Jan 2004Smokey Bones BBQ － Greenwood, IN
Set up and tear down bar for each shift worked. Mix and serve drinks of all types as well as serve food in fast passed bar.
Team Leader/Bradley Crew MemberFeb 2001－Jun 2003United States Army Infantry － Schweinfurt, DE
Served as the operator of a Bradley fighting vehicle during training as well as a real world deployment to the Serbian province of War Torn Kosovo and more. Accountable for the preventive maintenance, repairs and general readiness of Two Million dollars worth of equipment. Replaced engine parts, track accessories, tracks and track pads, corrected alignment, armor and tools. Operated and maintained six High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV' s) while enlisted. Performed searches for illegal weapons, drugs, and other contraband on homes, cars, and numerous terrain features while on deployment and force protection. Guarded and secured multi-million dollar installations and equipment. Proficient in emergency first aid to include CPR, application of tourniquets and splints, open chest wounds and other combat related injuries. Operation and maintenance of communication equipment. Served as team leader for a five man search and destroy team, as well as recovery of personnel and equipment.
Welder/Maintenance Handy ManFeb 1999－Dec 2000Keystone Engineering － Avon, IN
Created carbide cutter heads from start to finish. Delivered completed cutter heads to customers all over the United States. Performed maintenance on equipment and enhanced performance output. Shipped and received new parts and accessories for cutter heads. Experience on heavy machinery to include forklifts, backhoes, skid steers, and road equipment. Directly responsible for two years of an accident free work environment.
MechanicMar 1998－Feb 1999Avon Tire and Auto － Avon, In
Serviced all makes and models of automobiles. Replaced engine parts and accessories, changed tires and fixed flats. Changed engine oil, transmission fluid, and serviced front and rear differentials. Inventoried tire racks to keep count of product, and order more if needed. Corrected alignment issues. Maintained shop and equipment.
Associate of Science : Culinary and Pastry ArtsMay 2014Johnson and Wales University － Providence, RILearn all aspects of Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts from Classical French to New World Cuisine, Culinary Nutrition, Spa Cuisine, Menu Planning, Cost Control and Ordering. Deans List 2010-2014, Expected Graduation 2014.
Culinary ArtsThe Chefs Academy － Indianapolis, INReceived Basic knowledge of Culinary Arts. Transferred to Johnson and Wales University to receive higher level of education.
BartendingMid West Bartenders School － Indianapolis, IN
Career CounselingCentral Texas CollegeOnline Course taken while in Army to advance in rank. Covered how leaders need to lead and give proper advice.
Bradley Fighting VehicleAdvanced Individual Training (AIT) － Fort Benning , GALearn about Bradley Fighting Vehicle and how to utilize its capabilities.
InfantryBasic Training USARMY － Fort Benning , GAReceive knowledge on how to kill and stay alive while at war.
WeldingIvy Tech － Indianapolis, INLearn how to weld with mig and tig welding equipment.
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