EMPLOYMENT

Batch Gastropub, Miami, FL ♦ Executive Chef
October 2014 to January 2015

  • Day to Day Executive Chef Duties for 200+ Seat Establishment
  • Cost Control & Budgeting for food and labor
  • Hiring & Training

Asia Bay, Fort Lauderdale, FL Chef-Consultant
Project Began in June 2014 and Completed August 1, 2014

  • Menu & Recipe Development

Dos Pistolas, Key West, FL ♦ Chef-Consultant
Project began in June 2013 and was Completed in February 2014

  • Developed menu concept and recipes.  A primarily indigenous fish & seafood concept using authentic Mexican ingredients, recipes and culinary techniques augmented by influences of other world cuisines.
  • Consulting on all aspects of the opening including but not limited to:
  • Design – Kitchen and Overall floor plan
  • Wine & Drink Lists
  • Employee Manuals
  • POS Purchasing & Programming
  • Daily operation systems.

The Epicure’s Palate, Pittsburgh, PA Chef-Owner
January 2011 to October 2014

  • Exclusive Full Service Catering
  • Specializing in Wine Dinners and other theme dinners and large events
  • One on One and Group Instruction
  • Cooking & Mixology Demonstrations

The Urbanite Bistro, Miami, FL Executive Chef/Director Of Operations 
April 2009 to July 2010

  • 2.5 Stars From The Miami Herald
  • Featured On Deco Drive “Deco Bites”
  • Featured on South Florida Today
  • Many articles and other press on both the Bistro and my self (Herald, Wire Mag, New Times, Ocean Dr., Dine, Sun Post etc.)
  • 4 Open Table Diner’s Choice Awards including “Fit For Foodies”, “Neighborhood Gem” and “Most Booked”
  • Created concept and expedited opening of Bistro featuring traditional European bistro dishes with International and South Floridian Influences. 35 Wines by the glass, 25 rotating Craft Beers and Artisanal Cocktails
  • Created Miami’s first predominantly All Natural Game menu
  • Seasonal Menus based on All Natural Meats and Game Meats, Indigenous Fish and seasonal local Produce
  • Daily operations as Executive Chef and Operator including all Staffing, P&L reporting, Cost Control & Analysis
  • Created, designed and hosted monthly Beer Dinners consisting of Six Courses paired with Six Craft Beers
  • Special Event and Catering sales & coordination
  • Bistro closed due to lack of proper funding

The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, Miami Beach, FL  Executive Chef
November  2008 to April 2009 /  July 2010 to December 2010

  • Day to day operations for multiple food concepts within hotel, Pan Asian Restaurant, Café, Coffee Bar and Grill outlets.
  • Menu Development, Staffing and Training for all concepts
  • P&L reporting, Cost Control & Analysis

The Brass Monkey Café, Brigantine Beach, NJ Chef-Owner
February 2005 to November 2008

  • 4 stars from The Courier Post of Philadelphia
  • Chosen by Craig LaBan of The Philadelphia Inquirer as ‘Best Of The Shore 2006’
  • 3 stars from the Press of Atlantic City,
  • Other reviews:  Ed Hitzel’s radio and television shows, features in At The Shore Magazine and Atlantic City Weekly
  • Developed Eclectic Global menu concept and seasonal menus specializing in Pan-Asian, North African and Middle Easter cuisines.
  • Developed concept, coordinated and expedited entire opening from conception
  • Daily Operations as Executive Chef/Owner including all P&L

EVO Restaurant * Bar, Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ ♦ General Manager/Executive Chef
April 2002 to February 2005

  • Managed all aspects of this 200 seat Casual-Chic dining/cocktailing establishment Grossing over 2.7 million dollars in the first quarter
  • Developed concept, coordinated and expedited entire opening from
  • Developed Contemporary Italian Menu and Recipes, Wine and Cocktail lists
  • Developed and implemented all operational and administrative systems
  • Hired and Trained entire staff including Chef’s and FOH management
  • Party, Banquet and Catering sales and coordination
  • Drafted all employee and operations manuals

CONSULTING

Asia Bay, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dos Pistolas Tequileria & Key West Mex Cuisine, Key West FL
Captain Mas Seafood & Crab House, Sterling, VA
Twin Grove Mountain Retreat, Pine Grove, PA
Remedy Lounge, Bellevue, NJ
Remedy Lounge, NYC
Coppola’s Ristorante East, NYC
The Hi-Life Restaurant & Lounge, NYC
The L Café, NYC
The Backyard, NYC

EDUCATION

Northeastern University, Boston, MA – Major: Music & the Music Industry
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO – Major: Hotel/Restaurant Management