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Jessica R. Nix
4817 Elk Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 356-5581

Professional Profile

Experienced and innovative culinary arts food professional with vast experience in menu planning, custom meal creation, and food presentation. Seeking a position where knowledge and skills will be utilized in a challenging environment.
Core Strengths

• Budget     • Supervising
• Product Development     • Inventory Control
• Sanitation Adherence     • Trouble-Shooting
• Rapport Building     • Team Leadership
• Goal Setting     • Organizational Development
Computer Skills

•    MS Windows
•    MS Word
•    MS Excel
•    Internet Research
Areas of Achievement

• Appointed as Executive Chef for leading restaurant within second year of hire.
• Requested to lead all restaurant grand-opening celebrations.
• Improved company’s profitability and lowered employee turnovers.
• Supervised and trained all new culinary staff.
Professional Experience

Edwardian Resorts, Newport Beach, CA

1998 – Present
Executive Chef
Oversee all food responsibilities for this full-service, award-winning resort restaurant. Restaurant annual gross revenue exceeds $5 million. Responsible for merchandising, menu planning, budget, sanitation, training, and scheduling. Required to maintain resort’s exacting standards.

Kara’s Catering, Newport Beach, CA

1997 – 1998
Business Consultant/Executive Chef
Helped lead this busy catering company through period of growth. Increased sales by 50% and profitability by 25%.

Oceanside Resort, Palm Beach, CA

1996 – 1997
Executive Chef
Managed kitchen operations including purchasing and hiring for two restaurants and 24-hour room service operations.

Bergam’s Beach Resort, Palm Beach, CA

1995 – 1996
Executive Sous Chef
Created award-winning menu for this world-class resort. Daily operations consisted of procurement, inventory, menu, product development and restaurant openings.

New York Culinary Institute

Bachelor of Science, Food Service Management

Le Cordon Bleu Institute

Diploma, Culinary Arts

American Hotel/Motel Association Certificate

Certified Food and Beverage Executive

CPR/First Aid Certificatied


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