food service

Work Summary: From 1997 through late 2013, I have owned and successfully managed four restaurants, from start-up to solid performing businesses. While my fourth restaurant did not succeed as personally desired, we got excellent reviews while opened from customers and businesses who appreciated us being there. I am detailed- oriented and able to learn new tasks quickly and implement them effectively.

Objective:  Seeking a food service position, with chance to help a business grow

Work Experience

Toula’s House of Pizza                                                   Virginia Beach, VA                           2011-2013

  • Owner, Lead Cook and Manager
  • Handled large transactions and currency
  • Catered to organizations and small birthday parties
  • Managed 5 employees daily


Family House of Pizza and Seafood                          Charlton, MA                                     2005-2008

  • Owner
  • Handled large transactions and currency
  • Managed 8 employees daily
  • Improved food quality, customer sales, and customer service resulting in 25% annual growth


 Toula’s House of Pizza                                                  Rutland, MA                                       1998-2008

  • Owner and Lead Cook
  • Managed menu and events
  • Handled large transactions and currency
  • Managed 15 employees daily
  • Started business from scratch from an empty spot in a plaza
  • Built customer base; improved food quality; increased customer sales and customer service; and, grew business by 35% annually


Toula’s Diner                                                                      Rutland, MA                                       1997-1999

  • Owner and Lead Cook
  • Handled large transactions and currency
  • Managed 5 employees daily
  • Catered eight functions monthly for businesses, community organizations and individuals
  • Built customer base; improved food quality; increased customer sales and customer service; and, grew business by 60% annually


Skills Summary

Advanced food preparation techniques; budget development and execution; cashier; great communications skills with employees, customers, suppliers and local businesses; solid customer service; effective use of available items to decrease waste and improve profit; executed accounting, legal, and food safety requirements; skilled with slicers, grills, conveyors, etc.; managed catering for large events (e.g., meetings, parties, etc.); solid inventory management and control; and, licensed and trained in beer and wine accountability requirements.

Education:  Doherty Memorial High School; Worcester, MA  01602   1979-1981

  • ID#: 91615
  • Location: Chesapeake, VA , 23323

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