Freddy Garcia

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Location 15h@2xSacramento, California

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Work Experience
  • Sous Chef
    Thunder Cafe
    Mar. 2016 to Present (2 years)
  • Gourment Cook
    High SteaksLincoln, CA, US
    Nov. 2013 to Mar. 2016 (2 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Worked on Sauté, Grill, Fry, Prep with expertise in poultry, steaks, and seafood.
    Created and recommended new daily specials to Head Chefs, consistently receiving positive feedback from patrons for quality and taste of food.
    Executed ability to season, garnish and present food creatively and attractively.
    Excellent liaison between cooks and servers for critical smooth pace and flow of kitchen.

    Safety Slogan of The Month
  • Line Cook
    May. 2013 to Nov. 2013 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Specializing in classical American cuisine.
    Ability to organize tickets and produce high volume of food in timely manner.
    Prep and stock line for service. Complete side tasks and duties.

  • Lead Cook
    Canal Street GrilleRipon, CA, US
    Jan. 2010 to May. 2013 (3 years and 4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Garde Manger Cook, Sauté Cook, Grill Cook, Prep Cook,
    Specializing in Contemporary American Fare.
    Train, and direct four cooks
    Plan specials, assure quality control, and minimize waste.
    Exceptional skill in plate presentation.
    Wine service and presentation, expectations met and exceeded for FOH.

  • Line Cook
    P Wexford's PubModesto, CA, US
    Jul. 2009 to Jan. 2010 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed designated area in the back house.
    Cleaned, and organized and prepped work area.

  • Shift Leader
    Bleacher's Grill
    Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009 (1 year)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed 3-4 people and oversaw production of establishment.
    Product orders, Inventory track
    Ensured quality service and food

  • IBO - Entrepreneur
  • Culinary Arts
    Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA, US
    Aug. 2008 to May. 2013

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    Certificate in Culinary Arts Degree


    Always wanted to try out cooking for fun. It turned into a passion as i learned more. It ended up opening doors for me while attending the 6 month course.

  • Law Enforcement
    Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA, US
    2007 to 2013

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    Associates of Science in Administration of Justice Degree

  • Livingston High
  • General Education
    Manteca High SchoolManteca, CA, US
    2003 to 2006

Advanced Knife Handling

Cheese course

On-site Special Events


Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Over 300 covers a night

Pasta Cooking


Pasta making

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Pizza Cooking

Equipment Maintenance



Family Meal


Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery


Food / Beverage Pairing


Food Budgeting

Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling

Staff education / motivation


General knife handling

Ticket Management



Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Kosher Preparation

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

Wood Fire Cooking

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 20

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge


Business Management

Purchasing / ordering

Conflict Resolution

Recruiting / hiring

Customer Service

Reservation System Management

Food Safety Knowledge

Staff Education / Motivation

Microsoft Office

Certifications & Courses
Learning New Techniques and Refining Presentation Skills
Spanish Intermediate
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