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Chef Kwesi
Laurel | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Fusion
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Personal Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event, Catering, Chef Consultancy

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How did you start your journey?

I would definitely say that I am a fusion cook. I love expressing different cultures and backgrounds through my cuisine; I feel as though it unifies us as mankind!

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

Well my love for cooking began at home; where my mother began to teach me. Eventually, I completed culinary school and have worked in the food service industry for the last 8 years.

Work

Food & Beverage Manager | First Baptist Church of Glenarden | 2016 - Now
Manage & fulfill all Food & Beverage Requirements for the entire church; Members currently stand at around 12,000.

Food Manager | Sodexo | 2015 - 2016
Overseeing The Entire Food Court and their day-to-day operations to include Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Burger King, Subway and Some Sodexo Brands; ensuring that all promotions and other franchise responsibilities are kept up to date, ensuring ordering & inventory are completed weekly, day-to-day staffing and scheduling, etc.

Senior Cafe Manager | Restaurant Associates | 2014 - 2015
Carried out various catering functions & Catering Planning & Execution, Menu Planning & Execution, Overseeing all operations of both the Cafe & the Dining Room, Ensuring that all signage is correct, Upholding proper safety & sanitation, state & local regulations, Guaranteeing the proper operation ran smoothly and without error, Placed all orders, Coordinated between locations to ensure that requisitions were correct and completed daily, Expediting meals to ensure timely delivery to all patrons.

Line Cook | Brock & Co. | 2014
Completion of all culinary tasks per request of the customer. Taking orders from the flattop grill station and sandwich station, completing and presenting them. Also, some preparatory work. Preparing items for later line use, cooking food to order, producing recipes upon request, set up and break down of stations, completion of all cleaning tasks and side work.

Food Service Manager | Sodexo | 2012 - 2014
Managed the day-to-day FOH & BOH service of Ring House Dining (the building’s name on campus) along with Landow House and Cohen-Rosen House while upholding Kosher Law. Carried out various catering functions throughout all three buildings & ensured high quality service standards.

Line Cook | The Country Club at Woodmore | 2010
Completed all culinary tasks pertaining to back of the house as assigned and catered events that include: Line breakfast and lunch cookery, Cold Side Preparation, Operation of outdoor grill, Plating for Banquets, Operation, set-up and breakdown of action stations, Producing recipes upon requests

Prep Cook | McCormick & Schmicks | 2009
Preparation and production of all items for dinner service “line”, Prepared all entrée accompaniments (starches & vegetables), prepared large quantities stocks and “mother” and small derivative sauces

Training

Management Internship | Aramark | 2011
An internship at one of their Higher Education Accounts; Georgetown University. I worked within all departments (Catering, Banquets, Human Resources, Kitchen, Stockroom, Front Desk, Housekeeping, Restaurant (The Faculty Club), Sales, & Conference Planning) in order to become skilled at all aspects of Hotel Operations.

Hotel & Restaurant Management/Food Nutrition Student | University of Maryland Eastern Shore | 2010 - 2012
A full-time Hotel & Restaurant Management Student with a Minor in Food Nutrition.

Management Internship | Restaurant Associates | 2010
An internship at one of their Corporate Accounts; Corporate Executive Board. I worked within all departments (Catering, Café, Kitchen, and Manager's Office) in order to learn how to properly manage and complete work in all sections of the establishment.

Culinary Arts Student | Prince Georges Community College | 2007 - 2010
A full-time Culinary Student.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Strict - No refund after booking is made

What languages do you speak?

English

How far can you travel?

50 kms

Foodie Elizabeth | 4.3

Kwesi was an excellent selection for our first time using Check Xchange. He was professional and prepared for the meal that he was serving. Overall the meal was delicious! I ...