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Education
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Cristian Ricardo Roa Medina

Chef
Melbourne

Summary

Talented kitchen leader and team motivator successful at maintaining staff focus, efficiency and productivity in high-volume, fast-paced operations. Experienced with Italian cuisine, sourcing ingredients, controlling budgets and boosting restaurant profiles. Conversational English and Spanish (native) skills.

Overview

2
2
Languages
3
3
Certifications
3
3
years of post-secondary education
7
7
years of professional experience

Head Chef

Saluministi
2016-10 - Current
  • Align seasonal plans with ingredient availability and key area events for optimal promotions.
  • Hire, train and manage all kitchen staff, including employee development, issuing disciplinary action and conducting performance reviews.
  • Oversee scheduling, inventory management and supply ordering to maintain fully stocked kitchen.
  • Inventory food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan costumers orders.
  • Maintain well-organized mise en place to keep work efficient and consistent.
  • Maintain high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Create recipes and prepare advanced dishes.
  • Properly handle and store food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Evaluate inventory levels on a weekly basis and place orders to restock items before supplies run out.
  • Prevent cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Initiate training for kitchen staffs on Italian culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
  • Inspect kitchen to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Arrange for kitchen equipment maintenance and repair when needed.
  • Verify compliance in preparation of menu items and customer special requests.
  • Practice proper safety and sanitation standards.
  • Manage opening and closing shift kitchen tasks.
  • Preserve freshness of food by storing food in designated containers and storage areas within freezer or refrigerator.
  • Sanitize kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Trainee and assist new kitchen staff members.
  • Package, arrange and label ingredient stock, storing at established temperatures.
  • Oversee scheduling, inventory management and supply ordering to maintain fully stocked kitchen.
  • Supervise and enhanced work of five-person team producing more than 150 plates per day.
  • Inspect kitchen to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.

Cook

Atlantic Group
2016-09 - 2016-11
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Packaged, arranged and labeled ingredient stock, storing at established temperatures.
  • Prepared ingredients for menu items.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables in advance to save time on food preparation.

Cook

Pinocchio Pizza Restaurant
2016-02 - 2016-03
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables in advance to save time on food preparation.
  • Worked with chef to prepare daily food specials and other supplies.

Banquet Cook

Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2014-06 - 2015-01
  • Grilled, roasted, baked and performed other cooking techniques to produce high volume meals.
  • Dated and rotated food containers, safely stored perishables and maintained sanitary work environment to maximize food safety.
  • Chopped vegetables, butchered meat and prepared sauces in advance to serve guests promptly and efficiently.
  • Learned all menu items produced by assigned station to achieve proper quantities within designated timeframe.
  • Recognized quality standards in vegetables, fish, dairy and meat products and selected and used freshest ingredients to prepare menu items.
  • Practiced safe work habits at all times to avoid possible injury to self or other employees.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Maintained clean, hygienic kitchen workspace by sweeping, mopping and taking out trash.
  • Packaged, arranged and labeled ingredient stock, storing at established temperatures.
  • Fried, grilled and baked foods such as poultry, beef and seafood.
  • Received shipments and placed items on proper shelves to restock and organize restaurant pantry.
  • Trained and assisted new kitchen staff members.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables in advance to save time on food preparation.
  • Practiced proper safety and sanitation standards.

Cook

Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2014-01 - 2014-06
  • 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.
  • Efficiently prepared sandwiches and other menu items for guests.
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, tools and equipment.
  • Executed sandwich artistry duties with very low occurrence of errors.
  • Contributed to consistent customer satisfaction rating by producing high-quality food and providing timely service.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Prepared ingredients for menu items.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and dinner service by cleaning and sanitizing all works stations.
  • Collaborated with hostess to collect information about specific customer desires and dietary needs.
  • Cooked all menu items according to specified instructions.
  • Practiced proper safety and sanitation standards.

Night Cook

Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2013-05 - 2014-01
  • Determined quantity of product to prepare for next day operation by maintaining detailed production schedule.
  • Cleaned and maintained kitchen equipment and oven.
  • Prepared meals from scratch using authentic, popular recipes to generate repeat business.
  • Grilled, roasted, baked and performed other cooking techniques to produce high volume meals.
  • Managed production by adhering to preparation, plating and presentation standards and following safety regulations to deliver top quality food.
  • Chopped vegetables, fruits and prepared sauces in advance to serve guests promptly and efficiently.
  • Collaborated with head night chef and maître to create delicious meals for large banquets, including Colombian typical meals and Italian traditional food for events and everyday buffets.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Collaborated with head night chef in production or modification of menus and selections.

Kitchen Intern

Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2013-01 - 2013-04
  • Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.
  • Strategically plated hot meals and salads in aesthetically pleasing arrangements.
  • Maintained clean, trash-free workspaces to maximize productivity and safety.
  • Reduced kitchen accidents by maintaining high standards of cleanliness and organization.
  • Compiled recipe ingredients and prepared for cooks by washing, cutting or measuring food items.
  • Sanitized all pots, pans, utensils, kitchen appliances and equipment using company-approved cleaning supplies.
  • Chopped vegetables, cut up fruit and prepared sauces when kitchen staff was busy.
  • Sanitized dining ware and kitchen equipment according to health code standards.
  • Circulated kitchen area to receive work assignments from head chef and identify support tasks.
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables in advance to save time on food preparation.
  • Maintained composure and work quality while under stress.
  • Utilized culinary and cutlery tools to prepare various foods for cooking or cold dish presentations.
  • Cleaned and sanitized all work surfaces between preparation of various foods, avoiding cross-contamination while maintaining food safety guidelines.

Head Chef

Giordanelli Italian Restaurant
2012-06 - 2013-01
  • Hired, trained and managed all kitchen staff, including employee development, issuing disciplinary action and conducting performance reviews.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders.
  • Maintained well-organized mise en place to keep work efficient and consistent.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Generated employee schedules, work assignments and determined appropriate compensation rates.
  • Initiated training for kitchen interns on Italian culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
  • Inspected kitchen to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Evaluated inventory levels on a weekly basis and placed orders to restock vegetables and meats items before supplies ran out.

Kitchen Intern

Giordanelli Italian Restaurant
2011-03 - 2011-05
  • Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Strategically plated hot meals and salads in aesthetically pleasing arrangements.
  • Reduced kitchen accidents by maintaining high standards of cleanliness and organization.
  • Chopped vegetables, cut up fruit and prepared sauces when kitchen staff was busy.
  • Circulated kitchen area to receive work assignments from the chef and identify support tasks.
  • Maintained composure and work quality while under stress.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Utilized culinary and cutlery tools to prepare various foods for cooking or cold dish presentations.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Cleaned and sanitized all work surfaces between preparation of various foods, avoiding cross-contamination while maintaining food safety guidelines.

Work History

A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts - Gastronomy

Instituto Superior De Gastronomia Mariano Moreno
2012-01 - 2014-04

High School Diploma

Colegio General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
2008-01 - 2008-12

Education

Skills

    Colombian cuisine

Italian cuisine

Food preparation and safety

Workflow Optimization

Languages

Spanish (native)

English

Work Availability

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
saturday
sunday
morning
afternoon
evening
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Certification

World Grill Course 1

2014-11

Beef and Pork seminar

2015-05

General english

2016-02
Head Chef - Saluministi
2016-10 - Current
Cook - Atlantic Group
2016-09 - 2016-11
Cook - Pinocchio Pizza Restaurant
2016-02 - 2016-03

General english

2016-02

Beef and Pork seminar

2015-05

World Grill Course 1

2014-11
Banquet Cook - Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2014-06 - 2015-01
Cook - Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2014-01 - 2014-06
Night Cook - Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2013-05 - 2014-01
Kitchen Intern - Hotel Marriott Bogotá
2013-01 - 2013-04
Head Chef - Giordanelli Italian Restaurant
2012-06 - 2013-01
Instituto Superior De Gastronomia Mariano Moreno - A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts, Gastronomy
2012-01 - 2014-04
Kitchen Intern - Giordanelli Italian Restaurant
2011-03 - 2011-05
Colegio General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla - High School Diploma,
2008-01 - 2008-12

Timeline

Cristian Ricardo Roa MedinaChef