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CV, British Chef or Cook seeking work in Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7554
(10/12/1978, female)
List top 5 skills: chef, cook, customer service, kitchen management, people skills
Short Bio:

In my working life I have worked as a waitress, working up to a store manager, a chef, working up to a kitchen manager. Whatever the position is I hold I do so with pride and true dedication, Been reliable and trustworthy, able to cover many areas and eager to learn new tasks.
Friendly and calm in nature, have worked on the marketing side, training, and worked closely with staff and management striving to provide a happy atmosphere.
I have pushed myself, learnt and excelled in areas of my work, always taking pride in my appearance, attitude and work.
This has enabled me to work at many big restaurants throughout the world, including Australia, south Africa, Holland and England

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 

english (fluent)

Locations I am interested in working:


Personal strengths;

• Motivated, reliable, trustworthy, willing to take on responsibility

• Friendly, welcoming and honest

• Proficient in Microsoft, excel, word, windows, email and internet

• Works independently or as a team player


• GCSE level; English literature B, English Language C, Maths C, French C, Geography C, Home economics B, Drama B

• A level; English literature A, English Language B, Business studies B

• Additional courses; NVQ level II customer care, Pass. Cert III child services Pass, Dipolma, child services and management Pass, Events and wedding planning, Pass, Fire investigation, drug and alcohol awareness, disability awareness, cultural awareness, first aid, manual handling, manual handling of food.

Employment History;

Missoula, Solihull, Chef, Oct 2012-N/A

Cooking, food preparation, stock rotation, deliveries(checking and putting away) service of food, maintaining high cleaning and hygienic procedures.

BHS, Solihull, July 2012-Oct 2012 (hrs to irregular for childcare)

Serving customers food from a canteen style restaurant, wash up, cleaning the seating area

Niewe Rotterdams Cafe, Rotterdam, Cook, Sept 2011- June 2012 (move back to uk)

Responsible for the preparation and making of food from fresh, including soups, pasta sauces, curries, ordering stock, taking deliveries and putting away, food preparation and presentation, prep work, maintaining high cleaning standards, stock rotation.

Hotel Bazar, Rotterdam, Cook, Sept 2010-Sept 2011 (offered a job more suitable with shifts)

As all kitchen roles

Cappunccinos, South Africa, Restaurant Manager, July 2009-June-2010(moved to Holland)

Ordering stock, stock rotation, staff training, conversing with customers, dealing with customer complaints and compliments, serving food and drink, taking orders, working till systems, ensuring cleanliness standards are followed and met, rostering

Royal Albert, Australia, Kitchen Manager, March 2009-June 2009 (moved to south Africa)

As all kitchen roles with menu design

Ruth and Lewis Pullen, private nanny, Australia Aug 2008-March 2009 (kids due to start school)

Ensuring the kids are in a safe environment, educational activities, day trips, light housework duties, conversing, installing manners and politeness, cooking healthy meals for children.

Charlies, Australia, Kitchen Supervisor, Dec 2007-July 2008 (moved to Sydney)

All the kitchen roles with staff rostering .

Billy Baxters, Australia, Restaurant/kitchen Manager Aug 2006-Dec 2007(offered better job)

Running an efficient shift of up to 30 staff, rostering, ordering, training , marketing, health and safety procedures, meeting with suppliers, hiring of staff, paperwork for staff following legal requirements, cleanliness, serving, answering phones, booking and parties

Birmingham International Airport, Customer services, Aug 2000-March 2006 (to go travelling)

Face to face enquiries, operating a mercon switchboard, meeting and greeting passengers, directing passengers to correct destination, answering telephones, connecting people to relevant departments, obtaining and relaying information from handling agents and concessionaires, operating computer system, keeping logs, filing paperwork

First Leisure, Bar supervisor, May 1997-Aug 2000

Interacting with customers, selling and upselling food and beverages, processing orders, handling cash, rosters, stock taking, service of alcoholic beverages responsibly, maintaining health and hygiene standards.