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• Training of restaurant staff.

• Menu planning and design.

• Quality assurance.

• Knowledgeable about wines and food.

• Management Experience.

• Customer Service.









Professional Experience:

Catering, Freelance

Big Easy’s Seafood & Steak House, Ottawa Ontario.

Sous Chef:

- Ordering produce and seafood

- Monthly inventory and food costing

- Running the line with up to 5 cooks

- Capable of working every station

- Preparing and cooking of batch stocks to specifications

- Creating and cooking daily specials

- Ensuring prep lists and cleaning duties were completed

- Plating, saucing and garnishing all hot foods


Whole Foods Market, Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Specialty Team Member/Assistant buyer:

- Working with the Specialty team to provide the highest quality products

- Ensuring that guests were delighted and satisfied

- Providing outstanding customer service

- Ordering of cheese and coffee products

- Creating cross merchandising initiatives with other departments

- Creating different sampling methods to educate guests about the products

- Cutting and displaying specialty cheeses


Island Yacht Club, Muggs Island, Toronto, Ontario.



- Creating menus and overseeing special events

- Ensuring food prepared to the highest specifications

- Catering to clients’ private functions

- Ordering and costing of food items

- Providing weekly cooking classes to members of the Yacht Club

- Creating and cooking menus for clients with special needs (celiac/gluten free/low fat etc..)

- Setting up buffets and catered events

- Cooking all food to the required menu specifications

- Creating a weekly 5-course Chef tasting menu for up to 50 guests


Phebe’s Zee Grill, Toronto, Ontario


Server/assistant manager:

-Serving of food and drinks in a high-end restaurant setting

-Opening and closing the restaurant as required.  Cashing out and confirming sales

-Plating and serving of desserts

-Ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction with regards to menu, beverages and service by consistent teamwork

-Handling of customer requests and complaints

-Received numerous guest comments on excellent food and wine knowledge as well as service


Oliver Bonacini, Square Restaurant. Toronto, Ontario



-Serving of food and drinks in a high-end restaurant setting

-Opening and closing as required by General Manager

-Cashing out

- Serving guests to the highest level of satisfaction as required by Oliver-Bonacini Group

-Ensuring consistent knowledge of food and ingredients as well as preparation methods

- Liaising with Chef with regards to Special menus and food requests from guests

-Attending weekly Wine knowledge seminars and pairing wines with foods and tasting menus


Taro Grill. Toronto, Ontario.


Server/Restaurant Manager:

-Worked as a waiter for lunch, dinner, and brunch service

-Liaised between Chef and the floor staff regarding specials

-Ensured that customers were always happy and solved complaints

-Suggested wines and other beverages appropriate for meal

-Ensured the bussing areas were always maintained

-Scheduling of wait-staff

-Ensured that all closing duties were performed


Taro Grill. Toronto, Ontario.


Head Chef:

- Cooking:  Lunch, Dinner and Brunch

- Ordered Food and supplies

- Scheduled Kitchen Staff

- New Menu creation and daily specials

- Ensured stringent levels of hygiene and cleanliness in kitchen area

- Calculated food costs and restaurant budgets


Partners Catering Inc, Toronto, Ontario.    


Chef De Cuisine:

-Created daily menus for up to 140 people per day for Lunch. SAP Canada

- Ordering, food costing, new product development, meeting with clientele

- Designed and executed catered affairs ranging from corporate office parties to weddings

- Supervised a staff of up to 40

-Winner of Toronto’s Signature Winterfest Food Item- “Lastman Squares” awarded by the Honorable Mayor Mel Lastman, Lucy Waverman and Christine Cushing.

- Exclusive Caterer to many of Toronto’s Harbor Cruise Lines


Wittington Investments.  Toronto, Ontario.


Private Chef to the Weston Family.

- Responsible for creating menus, food purchasing and cooking meals for the Weston Family

-Cooking luncheons for the Honorable Hilary M. Weston, Lieutenant Governor, at Government House.

- Food purchasing and overseeing budgets

- Organizing and cooking of dinner parties and special functions at the Weston Residence

- Assisting Mr. Galen W. Weston’s Private Chef during corporate functions at GWL head office

- Cooking and serving of dinners at the Weston residence to family and guests

- Attending new product launches and tasting seminars for President’s Choice new store items


Movenpick Restaurants of Canada.  Toronto, Ontario.


Catering Manager/Executive Sous Chef.

- Responsible for creating menus based on restaurant and client requirements

- Supervising lunch and dinner service of up to 500 guests

- Food purchasing and overseeing budgets

- Corporate catering and on-site management

- New product development and staff management

- Staffing and scheduling events


The Bakers Arms - Leicershire Uk


Culinary Training


- Braeval Old Mill. Stirling Scotland.  Chef Master Classes with Nick Nairn. 2 Michelin Starred Chef, Author, television host, Product Developer for Marks and

- Loughborough College, UK.  City Guilds I & II




Chef Marco Pierre Whire UK 3 Michelin stars

Chen Alistair Little Italy 3 Michelin stars

Chef Marcus Wareing UK 3 Michelin stars

Chef Michael Smith Ottawa










Partial  Client List:


The Juno Awards at the CBC Toronto

Mr. Mike Pederson and family, Executive VP for Scotia Bank, Toronto

Mr. Richard Healey, president Mills Pride Cabinets  Vero Beach Florida

Senator and Carol Grafstein, Senator for the House of Parliament, Ottawa

Mrs Carol Bratty, Toronto, philanthropist

Toronto Winterfest by the request of the Honorable Mayor, Mel Lastman as winner the Toronto Signature Food Award for "Lastman Squares".

The Klancy II Harbour Cruises Toronto

Benson and Hedges Symphony of Fire Toronto

Tory Tory Delaurier and Binninton LLP Toronto

SAP Canada Toronto

Deloitte and Touche LLP Toronto

The North Metro and Megacity Chorus Christmas party Toronto

George Weston Limited and Salvatore Ferregamo Luncheon for Holt Renfrew GWL Toronto

The Soloway/Hadrovich wedding

Loblaw’s Board of Directors annual meeting at the Weston Residence in Toronto

Charles P MacPherson and Associates, Toronto


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