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Melissa Furano email@example.com Qualifications ServSafe Certified CPR Certified First Aid Certified Bilingual-English and Spanish PC and Mac Proficient Team Player Steep Learning Curve Punctual Passionate Background in Nutrition Studies Sushi making Work History Chef Work: 2006-2008 Taste Catering-San Francisco, Ca -On-site finishing of foods including: prep work, cooking, assembling, plating, managing others and cleaning up. Parties range from intimate dinners for 10 people to large events for over 500 people. -Prep kitchen work including packing out for events. Hands On Gourmet-San Francisco, Ca -Chef leader for culinary team building parties. I assist groups of 5-10 people create their assigned dishes through encouragement, demonstration and leadership. This position requires patience, last minute improvisation, and a passion for working with food and people. Weir and Associates Catering-Bay Area, Ca -On-site completion of food for large parties. Plating and garnishing of entrees and desserts. Creative Catering-Marin County, Ca -On-site plating of passed appetizers as well as individual plating of sit down dinner for 70 wedding guests. Private Event Catering-Bay Area, Ca -Executive Chef for a 75 person wedding in the Marin Headlands. I prepped, cooked and plated appetizers and entrees for a family style wedding meal with the assistance of one sous chef and one front of house waitperson. -I catered a political “meet and greet” party for Democratic candidate Mark Leno at a private residence in San Rafael, hosted by Chef Work Continued Deborah Grant. I assisted her in menu planning, and served appetizers and desserts for approximately 50 people. Melissa Furano firstname.lastname@example.org Private Chef/Nanny Work Family-San Francisco, Ca -Menu planning and execution of 5 Dinners and 4 lunches per week for a family of 4. Healthy, spa-like eating with lots of fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and fresh herbs. I make desserts about 1 a week as well. Family-San Francisco, Ca -I prepared 3-5 meals per week for a busy family of 6. The kids are 10, 10, 5, and 4 months old. I often cook with the kids and help them learn about nutritious foods. The mom requests protein rich meals as well as balanced meals that include a protein, a carbohydrate, a vegetable and fruit side dish. I also prepare desserts for all occasions for the family and have cooked for their small private dinner parties. I am responsible for the grocery shopping, menu planning, cooking, and cleanup. -In addition to cooking responsibilities I am also responsible for childcare and general household maintenance and errands. Family-San Francisco, Ca -I provided childcare for the 5 and 1 year old girls, which usually included some meal prep or lunch items. About once a week I would prepare dinner for the family of 4 from start to finish and the other days would do the prep work so that the mom could finish the cooking when she got home from work. Family-Las Vegas, NV -I prepared heart healthy and nutritious dinners and desserts for Peter and his family approximately 3 times per week. I would do the grocery shopping for the meals as well as cooking and cleanup. Brandeis School After School Program-San Rafael, Ca -I led 8th graders in baking lessons for a few weeks during their after school program. Other Work Experience Event Merchandising Inc., 2000-2005-Bay Area, Ca -I sold merchandise at concert events around the Bay Area and was often in a management position and responsible for the supervision of my booth and it’s employees. Valley Oak Elementary School, 2004-2005-Davis, Ca -Fifth Grade teaching assistant for 1 year while studying Human Development at UC Davis. Education California Culinary Academy-San Francisco, Ca -Associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, 3.85 GPA University of California Davis-Davis, Ca Melissa Furano email@example.com -Bachelor of Science in Human Development, emphasis on Community Nutrition Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo-Santander, Spain -Quarter abroad studying Spanish language, art, culture and cinema.
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