Karl U. Chavis
1531 Atlantic Ave, Chesapeake VA 23324, (757) 222-1935
obtain a position as a cook with an organization dedicated to excellence in
customer service and quality in food preparation.
21 years experience in full
Experience in kitchen
Extensive experience in
training staff and opening new locations.
Experience in Italian, and
French-Creole Cuisines, steak house, seafood, and desserts.
Sous Chef –Executive Chef
The Big Easy Oyster Bar and Grill
Chef with Kitchen operations, responsible for salad, fry, sauté, grill and
for planning and directing food preparation in a kitchen.
kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the
kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment's notice.
underperforming staff members
Paradox East Coast Bar and Grill
Assists general manager with kitchen operations,
staffing, inventory control and training.
Supervised staff of 35 production personnel.
the scheduling and training of employees and preparation of food
Manages the purchase and cost
control of food
Responsible for weekly and
November 2009 -Assisted in
opening of new location in Currituck, NC
Paradox East Coast Bar and Grill, O'Charlie's, and Ruby
overseeing the preparation and production of food. Managing food handling, sanitation and
storage of foods as well as general kitchen cleanliness.
Organization of walk-ins,
freezer, and dry storage areas
Responsible for safety,
security, and personnel motivation
Assisted with kitchen staff
Line and Prep Cook
Joe's Crab Shack, Paradox East
Coast Bar and Grill, Carrabara's, O'Charlie's, Ruby Tuesdays, and Honey Baked
for the preparation and production of food.
all sauté, pasta, pizza, grill and fry station duties including training new
Sugar glazed hams and turkeys; prepared sauces,
desserts, and salads.
Filleted and portioned seafood;
butchered and portioned steaks.
Won O'Charlie's 2005 Kitchen
Olympics, a company wide competition involving 68 of the company's best
Crab Shack, Chesapeake, VA September
Easy, Norfolk, VA February 2010- September 2012
East Coast Bar and Grill, Chesapeake, VA August 2007-February 2010
Chesapeake, VA July 2006-August 2007
Baked Ham, Fredericksburg, VA August 2005 – January 2006
Fredericksburg, VA June 2003-July 2005
Tuesdays, Portsmouth & Fredericksburg, VA September