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4752 N Louts Ave Apt # 2 B Chicago IL.60630 Office/Cell (708)275 - 2814 Fax (708)234-7001 Email: James D.

Petrizzo Objective: To obtain a Key Accounts Specialist position with a growth-oriented company focu sed on quality, creativity and cost management. Career Summary: A seasoned food consultant /sales manager. In depth knowledge of both sides of the food industry business (customer & client) with a keen sense of customer ser vice needs. Results oriented in building territories and customer base. Implem ented start-up strategies and marketing of new products A can do attitude, team player with strong work ethics. Accomplishments: Promoted to a larger territory based on past performances and increased customer base 50% within a 1-year period. Increase sales in the new territory by 45% in 2003 and 60% to-date in 2004. Trained chefs in how to use new products and brainstorm new ideas. Set up and worked vendor booths for trade shows (National Restaurant Show - Chic ago, World Pastry Cup - Las Vegas, and Fancy Food Show - San Francisco. Chef for NFL Super Bowl and NBC Special Events (2,000 to 5,000 served respective ly). Experienced in special event catering Responsible for menu design, production, requisitions, purchasing equipment, kit chen designs, dry storage, food/labor costs and implementing sanitation codes an d requirements. Education Professional Associations Community Involvement: 1979 1981 Washburn Trade School Chicago, IL 1988 Foley Fish School Boston, MA 2004 Board Member for San Franciscos American Culinary Federation (ACF) 2000 2003 Member of the San Franciscos American Culinary Federation (ACF) 1994 1995 Treasurer of Louis-Joliet American Culinary Federation (ACF) Guest Chef for ARA Food Service 2003 2004 Board Member Elks Lodge Livermore, CA 2003 - 2004 Officer of the Fremont HOG Chapter Charities Dennis Hall Run (Chef) Panetta Institute (3 years) supplied product and worked Diabetes Foundation supplied product (sponsor) SAVE Shelter for battered women (Chef)

Employment History- (Over 20+ years experience in the food industry) 11/2009 Present Chicago) 11/2006 11 / 2009 go) 04/2006- 11/2006 Food Service Representative - Executive Chef / A New Dairy ( Food Consultant / Sales Manger Albert Uster Imports. (Chica Consulting Chef - Las Vegas Gourmet Imports ,Inc.

12/2005 04/2006 Marketing Associate SYSCO Food Services of Las Vegas (I Was unable to sustain on training salary) 12/99 12/2005 Food Consultant/Sales Manager - Albert Uster Imports (Gaithersbur g, MD) 10/98 11/99 Executive Chef Barrington Shores Country Club (Barrington, IL) 2/96 10/98 Executive Chef River Walk Restaurant (Geneva, IL) 11/95 2/96 Executive Chef - Wells Street Station (Milwaukee, WI) Also free-lance Chef/catering 03/2006 04/2006 11/2006 11/2006 Diamond Events & Catering Las Vegas D.I. Food & Beverage of Las Vegas