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Thomas D.

Downey
Permanent Address:
34 North Lake Ave.
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 859-4285
Email: td76b9f4@westpost.net
Career Objective
To obtain a position as an Assistant Food Service Manager, this will compliment
my strong culinary knowledge and communication skills.
Highlights of Qualifications
* Able to work well with others
* Always ready to take on a new and challenging task
* Have studied under and worked for some of the best in the culinary field to da
te
Chef Michael LoPorto
Chef Robert Lavoie
Chef Anthony Bonaquisti
* Strong Organizational skills
* Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Successfully completed financial workshop and scheduling, payroll and projecti
ons courses
Work History
12/07-Present Assistant Food Service Manager Troy, NY
Price Chopper Supermarkets
* Developed daily specials to increase sales
* Maintained a constant shrink percentage of 10% or better
* Improved product availability to satisfy customer needs.
12/06-12/07 Assistant Food Service Manager Putnam, CT
Price Chopper Supermarkets
* Ensure sanitation guidelines are being followed
* Worked closely with department manager regarding staffing concerns
* Addressed customer concerns in quick and timely manner
* Assisted with the grand opening of store #221 Windsor
2/06 - 6/06 Sous Chef Atlanta, GA
Pacific Kitchen
* Responsible for placing orders for items needed for daily service
* Developed new menu ideas with Executive Chef
* Directed employees towards proper setup of line stations
* Followed recipe guidelines as they were stated
6/05 - 2/06 Lead Line Cook Troy, NY
Country Grove Inn
* Developed daily specials
* Oversaw proper setup and breakdown of buffets of 45-100 people
* Worked directly with owner upon guest requests and concerns
* Developed excellent working relationships with entire restaurant staff
9/04-5/05 Banquet Cook Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium
* Prepared food for luxury suites and clubhouse level on game days
* Personally prepared and served entrees in luxury suites on game days
* Learned to work with large volumes
* Communicated with banquet staff regarding questions and concerns
3/04 - 6/04 Line Cook Providence, RI
Nordstrom Cafe
* Produced entrees in well timed manor
* Properly received incoming meats, seafood, and produce
* In charge of kitchen in Executive Chefs absence
6/03 - 10/03 Grill Cook Saratoga Springs, NY
Bayshore Tropic Hut
* Expedited with wait staff nightly
* Successful at producing entrees on time
* In charge of kitchen in Executive Chefs absence
6/02 - 6/03 Pantry Cook and Banquet Cook Albany, NY
Loporto's Sign of the Tree
* Catered events of 400-1400 guests
* Organized co-workers to successfully get event out on time
* Took charge of out of control situations
Education
Johnson & Wales University Providence, RI
B.S. Food Service Management Graduate 5/05
A.A.S. Culinary Arts Graduate 5/03