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CV, Ex Army Chef with Commercial Experience seeking work in Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7799
(13/04/1974, male)
List top 5 skills: customer services, l4 in catering, nvq a1, team building
Short Bio:

Just finished an established career as a Chef in the British Army after 22 years. I have worked all over the world, catering in different environments from small numbers to large numbers (1000). I am talented and experience Culinary professional with a passion for food and have the ability to manage food service operations. I have experience in bulk catering to fine dining with special events understanding. For the past 5 years i have been teaching my students on Food Safety and assessing them on NVQ.

Current location: 

Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:


Career History

Executive Chef 2011-Present

• Managed 3 kitchens feeding on average 200 covers per meal.

• Managed 19 staff with a supervisory role for a further 15.

• Managed a food budget worth £300k per annum ensuring it remained in parame-ters.

• Responsible for infrastructure maintenance and hygiene routine.

• Ensured all staff were trained developed and all training deadlines were met.

• NVQ Assessor, coached and mentored junior staff to achieve relevant qualifica-tions.

Production/administration manager 2008-2011

• Managed the production of fresh food, feeding 150 covers per meal.

• Applied standards to meet organisational policy and law.

• Managed all administration tasks from basic accounting, staff leave and training, ordering of commodities.

Production Supervisor 2003 – 2008

• Supervised and produced fresh food in a kitchen feeding 200 covers per meal.

• Planned and organised catering for official and high profile functions.

• Maintained food quality and hygiene standards.

Chef 1993 -2003

• Completed basic chef training 1991.

• I worked in various locations and countries feeding as part of a team 40 -1000 people.

Joined the Army Catering Corps at the age of 17 in 1991 as an apprentice.

During my training I completed City & Guilds 706 1 Cookery and BTEC National Di-ploma in Catering Studies.

Relevant Qualifications 

L4 Diploma in Food Service Management (LCGI)

NVQ L3 Catering Hospitality and Supervisory Management

BTEC First Diploma Hotel and Catering Studies

CIEH Intermediate L3 Supervising Food Safety in Catering

HABC Level 4 award in Managing Food Safety in Catering (QCF)

Additional Qualifications

City and Guilds NVQ A1 Assessor

OCR Level 2 Certificate in Adult Numeracy

City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Literacy

NEBS Introductory Certificate in Management

AMEC Portable Appliance Testing Course

Additional Training

Fork Lift Licence

Protecting information

Experienced in completing COSHH and risk assessments

IT literate

Performance appraisals

Military training background with security clearance.

First Aider


Full clean driving licence

Excellent health, Non Smoker