11A Simpson Street
Geneva IL 60134
I am seeking a wine/chef position within a reputable company with an opportunity
for promotion. I am currently studying for my WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate
in Wines and Spirits.
- AAS Culinary Arts (High Honors) from Elgin Community College Culinary
and Hospitality Institute
- Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Certificate in Wine and Spirits
- Certified Nursing Assistant, Renton Technical College, Renton, WA
- Certified ESL teacher, Wellington Home Tutor Language Project,
Wellington, New Zealand
- Strong Leadership skills, Hardworking, Articulate, Intelligent, Team Player,
- Culinary – Experienced in Hot Foods, Garde Manger and Pastry,
Sales/Marketing, Computer skills, Web Page Design, Administration,
Fox Valley Girl Scout Council – Camp Dean June 08-Aug 08
I was contracted by FVGSC for the summer camp season to be the Food Service
Director and Executive Chef at Camp Dean, feeding approximately 120 people
three meals a day for three months. My duties included menu and recipe
development, purchasing and storage, sanitation, staff training etc.
Pheasant Run Resort and Spa August 2007 to date
St. Charles, IL
Garde Manger, Chef de Cuisine - Terrace Café and Atrium dining room.
Responsible for running the Terrace Cafe and for sanitation of the Terrace Café,
with two direct reports. Responsible for running Atrium dining room functions with
three direct reports.
Ovation Culinary Consultants Apr 2006 to date
Junior partner in culinary consulting firm. Involved in restaurant design, menu
development, costing, catering private events, cooking demonstrations for
organizations including Radio Disney, Fox River Foods, National Pasteurized
Eggs, and at the NRA show.
Hotel Baker Summer 2007
St. Charles, IL
Intern: Banquet cook
Spoonfuls Restaurant Group Feb to Apr 2007
Sears Tower, Chicago, IL
Intern: Cook and Pastry Cook for Sodexho’s Spoonfuls Restaurant group at
Sears Tower and the Shedd Aquarium, covering 5 restaurants and catering.
Von Maur Feb 2004 to Feb 2007
Charlestown Mall, St Charles, IL
Sales Associate, part-time. Working part-time and attending culinary school full-
Prior to 2000, I worked in both London, England and in New Zealand in business
sales and marketing positions within the computer software, investment banking
and newspaper/press sectors. From 2000-2004 I worked at Geneva High School
in the counseling and guidance office.
Chef Larry O’Sullivan, CEC, CCA, AAC, CMIC (630) 965 5336
Chef Michael Zema, CEC, Program Director (Retired), ECC Culinary Arts
program (630) 638 0002