Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, CA
Patisserie & Baking Diploma - GPA 3.86 - Classes completed – Graduated 5-13 – externship was at Chef Eric’s Culinary Classroom in Santa Monica, Ca.
Ask Miss A – (online lifestyle magazine that highlights charities) – Food Columnist 4/13 to present – freelance - http://askmissa.com/2013/03/15/organic-dark-chocolate-and-apricot-bread-pudding-with-irish-whiskey-sauce/
Examiner.com – (online magazine) – Pasadena Restaurant Examiner – Food Writer 6/13 to present – freelance - http://www.examiner.com/article/a-shopper-s-choice-restaurant-tucked-away-pasadena?cid=db_articles
Food Stylist – (freelance) – for Gourmet Proppers – 7/13 to present – works on Access Hollywood TV show
Sparrow Lane – Ceres, CA (Vinegar Manufacturing), 5/09 to 2/10
Developed new flavors for product line, and managed relationships with major restaurants, food brokers, caterers, chefs, gourmet retailers, and produce companies:
? Spearheaded recipe creation for new products, based on customer demand
? Increased customer base by 15% through relationship development and maintenance: industry trade show representation, NASFT, phone sales, and other networking.
? Promoted brand recognition of all Sparrow Lane products, adding 4 new distributors, and more than 40 new accounts.
? Responsible for handling website orders, maintenance, and improving website effectiveness.
The Pen and the Pear - Gourmet Vinegar & Imported Food Online Store, 1/06 to 2/10
Owned and operated an online vinegar/food store:
? Developed and marketed a line of vinegars
? Launched and managed all operations for my website offering my original vinegars, and gourmet and imported food products
? Broad P&L responsibility for budgeting, strategic planning, creative design, marketing, recipe tasting and development.
? Wrote restaurant reviews, food writer for small Central Valley newspapers.
Freelance Food Writer
Feature and food writer for several Northern California newspapers. Clips available.
Mortgage Solutions Consultant
First American Corporation, Northern California Territory, 3/97 to 1/06
Promoted from credit specialist in less than a year to launch new division:
? Top 5 Sales Reps in California
? Established completely new territory, with 75 accounts over 6 months
? Managed and maintained accounts on a continuous basis
? Trained and supervised a team of seven
? ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, valid through 12/16/2016
? Food Blogger: http://thedutifulbaker.blogspot.com/ and http://wwwthepenandthepear.blogspot.com/ and http://thebleuschool.blogspot.com/.
? AA Degree – Los Angeles Pierce College, Woodland Hills, Ca.
? Linkedin.com profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=31250850&trk=tab_pro
? 7 years retail experience in sales for major department store.
? 3 years Assistant to Real Estate Developer – handled new tenants.
? 5 years experience in Aerospace working in Quality Assurance.