Oversaw 5 cooks and 10 kitchen staff at high-volume restaurant. Managed preparation workflows for entrées, specialty dishes, and desserts. Proposed unique offerings to chef for approval. Streamlined preparation of dishes to improve quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Developed and implemented policies and procedures that helped meet operations and food safety guidelines.
Managed and led kitchen for the popular bakery, floating between 2 of the 3 local chains. Ensured sanitation standards and established effective, compliant protocols for kitchen staff. Recruited and hired excellent kitchen crew additions to streamline workflows. Consulted with customers to build dream designs for private events.
Coordinate overall success of food service delivery impacting the bottom line by collaborating with business leadership on menu items and partnerships. Manage daily kitchen activities, plan and assign work to crew, and report data and trends to management teams.
Oversaw menu development and preparation standards for high-end local restaurant featuring delectable and unique food presentations. Directed kitchen operations and service for 50-tables including management of 8+ staff.
Directed food preparation and production at 100-table dining establishment, ensuring sanitation and safety compliance with 100% adherence. Hired and trained serving staff, ensuring low turnover rate and establishing culture of pride and loyalty among team members.