Candidate's Resume

 

Overview

I am currently looking for employment aboard a vessel in the Mediterranean. I have I have almost 25 years of experience in various settings that has created my style of contemporary global cuisine, or just plain catering. I understand the requirements of guests and crew and am able to provide a range of meals to suit the situation, country, climate, workload and also dietary requirements when it comes to food. I am easy going, passionate about my food and a competent mariner

 
 
 

Achievements

 TRAINING
 
I grew up in Melbourne, completed  schooling, then at seventeen, took on a four year apprenticeship at the Southern Cross hotel.  While training in all aspects of food preparation and service, I entered extra courses, including ice carving and many competitions and events.  In the Australian National Golden Chefs Hat Award, I won five gold and one silver medals, making us national winners.
This was the start of a long and varied career in food .
After completing  training, I  traveled to Europe where I spent time working and travelling in England, France, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey.  Positions t on the world’s top sailing yachts and mega yachts.  From a humble beginning on a Dutch schooner in Turkey cooking privately, I undertook two Atlantic crossings.  Then followed seasons throughout the whole Mediterranean, Corsica, Sardinia, a full tour of the east coast of America, Bermuda, and three seasons in the Caribbean islands.In the winter months,I worked in France cooking in private ski chalets and homes.
Other positions awakened my teaching skills.  As a product development manager for a major London food purveyor, I demonstrated the chocolate kitchen to schools and hotels.  I also appeared in a chocoholics weekend for the BBC television I created a set of classes for groups of people in their own homes in London with great success.
In Amsterdam, I appeared in my own television program called NIX IN THE FRIDGE.  A spontaneous program created in people’s houses, creating simple and quick dishes with only what he found in the fridge. This took me on to various television appearances Including a guest appearance in the original Big Brother house.
I then  set up a restaurant as chef creating menus and kitchen organization in Antwerp, Belgium called  BONBINI, the menu was International.  Along with the restaurant, I began food styling for Libella, one of the highest circulating women’s magazines in Benelux.
Another  project was an 85 seat restaurant In Amsterdam where he was involved in the full building and outfitting, menu planning and running of this modern project.
I returned to Australia where I set up a vineyard restaurant in ocean grove and managed the estate as well as cooking in the restaurant also catering for weddings.
I moved back to Melbourne to take up a role as Chef trainer for a new school called Academia International I was then promoted to Hospitality coordinator then Operations manager .I have been employed full time for the last six years cooking teaching and managing.

Career History

May 2005 - Mar 2010

Company name:Academia International
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Industry:Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Company size:11-50 employees
Company web site:http://www.academia21.com
Comments:I opened the college in may 2005 I set up the certificate III course teaching the students spent five years with this company.
    
Job Title:Chef Trainer / Hospitaliy Co ordinator / Operations Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Executive
Detailed Description:Chef trainer for three years teaching full time developing the course. Coordinating the department employing the chef trainers and then promoted to operations manager responsible for all school timetables new kitchen /classroom development and Student management system.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2005

Company name:Self Employed
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:Commercial kitchen producing cakes pies and preserved goods for retail sale.
    
Job Title: Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Closest Job Role:Chef
Detailed Description:I produced a range of cakes pies and preserved good for sale in boutique cafes and shops in Melbourne.

Feb 2001 - Jan 2003

Company name:Oakdene Vinyards
Location:Ocean Grove, Australia
Industry:Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.oakdene.com.au/
Comments:Restaurant with 50 seats, Country Bed and Breakfast with three rooms, Vineyards ,Cattle,
Property of 200 acres.
    
Job Title:Chef Manager.
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Closest Job Role:Manager & Supervisor
Detailed Description:I took the house from a building site to a fully functioning country house hotel. I was involved in fit out of kitchens and restaurant menu development and opening.

Jan 1999 - Aug 2001

Company name:Bon Bini
Location:Antwerp, Belgium
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.bon-bini.be/
Comments:80 seat modern restaurant with large garden dining area in the heat of Antwerp
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Part-time
Closest Job Role:Chef
Detailed Description:I started with Bon Bin during the building phase ,designing and opening the menu I worked as chef running the kitchen .

Jan 2000

Company name:Altman Restaurant and Bar
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.diningcity.nl/altmann/index.php
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Closest Job Role:Chef
Detailed Description:I was responsible for menu development and completion of kitchen layout equipment purchase . The menu was modern east meets west.

Jan 1999 - Dec 2000

Company name:Tribune A Productions
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.tribunea.nl/new/index_tribunea.html
Comments:Nix in the Fridge a seven series cooking program centred around fun easy cooking in the home It was presented in Dutch and aired in the Nederlands on the Veronica network.
    
Job Title:Chef Presentor
Job Type:Unspecified
Detailed Description:We created the seven episodes and along with the program there were various guest appearances in various media. It was a great success

Nov 1998 - Mar 1999

Company name:Private Family
Location:Courchavel, France
Industry:Food & Beverage
Comments:Private catering for @ fourteen guests in chalet
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:I created all meals for the family and extended friends on holidays from england.

Mar 1998 - Dec 1998

Company name:Coconut Grove
Location:London, United Kingdom
Industry:Food & Beverage
Comments:Cocktail Bar and Restaurant
    
Job Title:Cocktail Barman
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:I had to learn one hundred and nine cocktails their glasses garnish and worked in this busy bar.

Mar 1995

Company name:M.Y. Nachite
Location:Mediterainian
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:Private motor vessel 29m 4 crew.
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:Mainly private catering for owner and guests cruising Mediterainian waters IBIZA Palma Portobanus formentera

Jan 1995

Company name:M.Y. Ambrosia
Location:Mediterainian
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:65m Benetti Private Chattering Mediterainian
    
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:I was on the maiden voyage with owner to porto banus and then returned to viareggio.Italy for completion. Chartering with guests of the owner.

May 1994

Company name:M.Y.Easy to love
Location:Mediterainian
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.superyachttimes.com/yachts/details/711/
Comments:Chartering Caribean St Maarten Antigua Ft lauderdale,
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time

Nov 1992

Company name:Endevour J class Sloop
Location:USA, Nova Scotia, Caribbean, Mediterainian,
Company size:1-10 employees
Company web site:http://www.jclassyachts.com/endeavour/
Comments:J Class 1930 Sloop chartering with owner and guests
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:Chartered on the east coast of America, Caribbean Antigua race week St Maarten st Lucia st Kits, Atlantic crossing, Mediterainian Corsica Sardinia St Tropez Noularge ,Moneco.Cann.

May 1992 - Oct 1992

Company name:By Word of Mouth
Location:London, United Kingdom
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:London Based Catering company catering for functions from 10 to 1000 people.
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time

Jan 1991

Company name:Colt International Swan 60
Location:Mediterainian
Company size:1-10 employees
Comments:Chartering and Racing Caribbean Antigua, Cowes England, Horn-Nederlands.Atlantic crossings.
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:Two crew on charter this boat had a full racing wardrobe we would race Antigua race week Cowes fastnet .

Mar 1990 - Dec 1990

Company name:S.V. Moana Vahine
Company web site:http://www.turizm.net/bluecruise/moana.html
Comments:Ketch rigged charter boat with three crew, Turkish coastline ,Greek islands.
    
Job Title:Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:My first real charter job catering for english tourists sailing for up to two weeks along the coast based in Marmaris.

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989

Company name:V.Benoit
Location:London, United Kingdom
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:51-200 employees
Comments:Purveyor of fine foods to the royal houses of England.
    
Job Title:Product Development Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:I was employed as product development manager to introduce a chocolate brand called Cacao Barry based in Paris. I was trained in the factory in Meulan then travelled around Briton running chocolate demonstrations.

Mar 1988 - Jun 1988

Company name:Coconut Grove Cocktail Bar
Location:London, United Kingdom
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:11-50 employees
Comments:I trained in the cocktail bar and learnt 96 cocktails thier glasses and garnishes and worked as a barman.
    
Job Title:barman
Job Type:Full-Time

Jan 1984 - Dec 1987

Company name:Southern Cross Hotel
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Industry:Food & Beverage
Company size:51-200 employees
Comments:5 Star Melbourne Hotel.
    
Job Title:Apprentice Chef
Job Type:Full-Time
Detailed Description:I complete a four year apprentice ship in this 5 star hotel , 2000 seat functions, A la cart room ,Grill restaurant ,Public and Tavern Bars.

Education & Training

Apr 2010 - Apr 2010

Institution:Superyacht Crew Academy
Institution Type:College
Course Name:STCW95

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009

Institution:Training Unlimited
Institution Type:College
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:HLTFA301B Apply First Aid
Grade:Level 2

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009

Institution:Training Unlimited
Institution Type:College
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:21659VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Feb 2008 - Feb 2008

Institution:Australian Culinary Federation
Institution Type:Association/Club
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:Culinary Judge

Jan 2005 - May 2005

Institution:Corporate Training Australia
Institution Type:College
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:CIV workplace training and assesment
Comments:I studied this in order to begin teaching professionally

Jan 1984 - Nov 1987

Institution:William Angless
Institution Type:College
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:Commercial Cookery Certificate IV
Comments:While working at The southern cross hotel I studied my apprenticeship course doing block release

Jan 1978 - Nov 1983

Institution:Vermont High school
Institution Type:High School
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Course Name:Year II
Comments:This is where I studied at high school completing year 11 Maths Physics Chemistry and Home economics

Skills

Product Skills

  • Chocolate Work (Advanced - 2-3 years experience)
  • Excel (Advanced - 4-5 years experience)
  • French Patisserie (Intermediate - 1-1.5 years experience)
  • ice carving ( - experience)
  • PowerPoint 2007 (Intermediate - 2-3 years experience)
  • Word (Intermediate - 4-5 years experience)

Languages

  • Dutch (Intermediate - 3-4 years experience)
  • French (Intermediate - 2-3 years experience)
  • Italian (Novice - 3-6 months experience)
  • Spanish (Intermediate - 6-12 months experience)

Licenses & Certifications

Hospitality management Commercial Cookery

Issuer:William Angliss College

STCW95

Issuer:Superyacht Crew Academy

Driving Licence

Reference:40304027
Issuer:Victoria Australia

Associations

Australian Culinary Federation

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Seriously Looking
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:9th May 2010
Would you relocate for a job?Yes
Date of Birth:1st November 1966
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Engaged
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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