Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Affiliations
Software
Certification
Timeline

Chastin Thompson

Expert In Culinary Management And Processes
Oxford,MS

Summary

Diligent person possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety. Proficient in maintaining well-stocked, organized and clean kitchen areas to maximize productivity. Dedicated team player with punctual nature and open communication style dedicated to meeting every preparation and service need.

Overview

2
2
Certifications
8
8
years of post-secondary education
13
13
years of professional experience

Work History

Bearded Mixology

Chastin Thompson
Oxford , MS
2014.03 - Current
  • Performed high-quality alcoholic beverages suited for one's personal desire.
  • Devised, deployed and monitored processes to boost long-term business success and increase profit levels.
  • Created and monitored promotional approaches to increase sales and profit levels.
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations.

Line Cook

Big Bad Breakfast
Oxford , MS
2020.01 - 2020.07
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Unloaded food supplies from distributor trucks to efficiently organize inventory.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Fried, grilled and baked foods such as beef, poultry and seafood.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepared average of 220 orders each shift.
  • Distributed food to team members with efficiency in high-volume environment.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.

General Manager

Gus's Fried Chicken
Oxford , MS
2014.08 - 2019.11
  • Delivered business strategy and developed systems and procedures to improve operational quality and team efficiency
  • Applied performance data to evaluate and improve operations, target current business conditions and forecast needs.
  • Organized budgets, oversaw P&Ls and achieved margin targets consistently to stay on track with growth plans.
  • Enforced quality assurance protocols to deliver ideal customer experiences.
  • Devised and deployed successful marketing strategies, dramatically boosting store ranking.
  • Set, enforced and optimized internal policies to maintain efficiency and responsiveness to demands.
  • Increased revenue streams by reducing costs, managing schedules and performing variance and risk analysis to implement corrective actions.
  • Chaired weekly meetings with executive leadership to identify opportunities for improvement, establish milestones and tailor products to individual markets.

Head Line Cook

City Grocery
Oxford , MS
2020.01 - 2020.07
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Safely used kitchen equipment such as RoboCoupe and knives, effectively reducing injuries and burns 25%.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Communicated closely with FOH Manager to fully understand special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Produced over 80 fine dining dishes per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
  • Prepared average of 80 orders each shift.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.
  • Unloaded food supplies from distributor trucks to efficiently organize inventory.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Distributed food to team members with efficiency in high-volume environment.

Education

High School Diploma -

Oxford High School, Oxford, MS
2002.08 - 2006.05
  • Member of JROTC, Student Council, Oxford High School Football Team, FCA

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education

University Of Mississippi, University, MS
2006.08 - 2010.05

Skills

Clear oral/written communication

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Affiliations

  • Freemason (Arthur Herod Lodge No. 408

Software

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Publisher

Certification

ServSafe Food Proctor

Timeline

ServSafe Food Proctor

2022-06

ServSafe Food Instructor

2022-06
Line Cook - Big Bad Breakfast
2020.01 - 2020.07
Head Line Cook - City Grocery
2020.01 - 2020.07
General Manager - Gus's Fried Chicken
2014.08 - 2019.11
Bearded Mixology - Chastin Thompson
2014.03 - Current
University Of Mississippi - Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education
2006.08 - 2010.05
Oxford High School - High School Diploma,
2002.08 - 2006.05
Chastin ThompsonExpert In Culinary Management And Processes