Josie Christiansen

Sous Chef

Location 15h@2xWasilla, AK

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Summary


My name is Josie Vie Christiansen. I moved to Alaska one year ago from Las Vegas where I was born and raised. I have spent the past five months working in a remote backcountry luxury lodge for Within the Wild Adventure Lodges.

I have a Culinary Arts Certificate from the College of Southern Nevada, I am ServSafe certified, and ... Read more


My name is Josie Vie Christiansen. I moved to Alaska one year ago from Las Vegas where I was born and raised. I have spent the past five months working in a remote backcountry luxury lodge for Within the Wild Adventure Lodges.

I have a Culinary Arts Certificate from the College of Southern Nevada, I am ServSafe certified, and have spent the last eight years honing my craft. I have worked at different restaurants on the Las Vegas strip and spent five years at J.W. Marriott working through the brigade system and taking advantage of their career development opportunities. I have experience in various kitchen environments; from production for buffets and banquets to fine dining and pastry. Employers have looked to me to help lead their kitchens.

I very much love to cook, and to teach others how to love it too. I have a strong work ethic, and pay close attention to detail while maintaining a sense of urgency. I promote a professional work environment and collaborate well with others.


My Dream Job is A place that has new challenges everyday. Somewhere I can invest my time in and become a better chef than I was the day before.

Work Experience
  • Sous Chef

    May. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Production, planning, execution of all guest and staff meals

    Menu development for daily changing offerings- including multi- course dinners

    Responsible for both savory and pastry offerings

    Bread baking

    Training new staff and elevating standards of technique and cleanliness

  • Sous Chef

    J.W. Marriott Resort at Summerlin Las Vegas
    Apr. 2012 to Aug. 2015 (3 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for production and preparation of various outlets

    Ensure culinary staff adheres to all hotel policies and procedures and food safety standards

    Experience in high volume multi-unit operation

    Menu development and costing utilizing Microsoft Office programs

    Inventory control using electronic ordering systems

    Manage food cost for Ceres/Room Service at 35% with budget of $35,000-$40,000

    Manage food cost for Waterside Cafe at 25% with budget of $25,000-$30,000

    Provide recipes, training, and staff development

    Line cook to Sous Chef in under 3 years

Education
Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Cheese course

Chopping

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Over 300 covers a night

Dough Making / Portioning

Pasta Cooking

Dressings

Pasta making

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Pizza Cooking

Portioning

Expediting

Family Meal

Receiving/Organizing

Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery

Saute

Scheduling

Food Budgeting

Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling

Staff education / motivation

Frying

General knife handling

Ticket Management

Up to 100 covers a night

Grilling

Up to 200 covers a night

Inventory

Up to 300 covers a night

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Up to 50 covers a night

Kitchen management

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Kosher Preparation

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Menu development

Bread making

Pastry Plating

Catering

Servsafe Certified

Cost Optimization

Time Management

Ice Cream/Sorbet

Menu / Recipe Development

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Menu development

Customer service

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food Safety Knowledge

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Microsoft Office

Interests
Cooking, baking, hiking, fly fishing, music, family
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