Matthew Salayda

Executive Chef

Location 15h@2xPhiladelphia, PA

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Summary

I am looking for a career position in a restaurant with growth potential that would allow me to manage & assist them using my professional culinary and creative skills.

I am looking for a career position in a restaurant with growth potential that would allow me to manage & assist them using my professional culinary and creative skills.

Work Experience
  • Executive Chef

    2nd Story BrewingPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Jun. 2016 to Present (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Created seasonal, homegrown, weekly chef features, and banquet menus
    • Responsible for ordering all inventory
    • Managed, scheduled, and maintained payroll for a kitchen staff of 18
    • Managed all food product inventory, food cost at a profitable percentage and handled invoices.
    • Documenting and recording changes in all recipes

  • Sous Chef

    2nd Story BrewingPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Oct. 2015 to Jun. 2016 (8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Managed the kitchen when the executive chef was away
    • Managed Ordering, invoices and inventory
    • Assisted in creating new menu items with a list of given local ingredients

  • Prep Cook

    Triumph Brewing CompanyPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2014 (4 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Followed Chef’s directions in preparation for service
    • Maintained a clean working space.

  • Line Cook

    Triumph Brewing CompanyPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Oct. 2010 to May. 2014 (3 years and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Managed and maintained all cooking stations including fry, grill, sauté, and pantry
    • Maintaining reasonable ticket times
    • Assisted the sous and executive chefs delegate preparations for each station
    • Assisted executive sous chef and executive chef create menu items with a list of given local ingredients
    • Cleaning and sanitizing after cooking and preparations

Education
  • College Preparation Couses
    Northeast High SchoolPhiladelphia, PA, US
    Sep. 2003 to Jun. 2004

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    High School Diploma Degree

    Awards
    First Team All-Public Mens Soccer (Captain)
Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Off-site Event Management

On-site Special Events

Chopping

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Over 300 covers a night

Dough Making / Portioning

Pasta Cooking

Dressings

Pasta making

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Pizza Cooking

Equipment Maintenance

Portioning

Expediting

Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Family Meal

Receiving/Organizing

Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery

Saute

Food / Beverage Pairing

Scheduling

Servesafe Certified

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Sous-vide

Staff education / motivation

Frying

General knife handling

Ticket Management

Grilling

Inventory

Up to 300 covers a night

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Languages
Spanish Basic
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