Edgar Cuarezma

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Work Experience
  • Team Leader
    Zak the BakerMiami, FL, US
    Nov. 2016 to Present (1 year)
  • Head Baker/Consultant
    Arizmendi Donostia
    Mar. 2016 to Sep. 2016 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    I was invited to help kickstart a new Arizmendi Pizzeria cooperative in San Sebastian/Donostia, Basque Country (Spain). My task was to help train the new workers and set up the production schedule, as well as the recipes used, in order to function and make the business run. I made sure our products were up to standards and stayed consistent.

  • Lead Baker
    Columbia City BakerySeattle, WA, US
    Aug. 2014 to Oct. 2015 (1 year and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Mixing and shaping various types and styles of bread in a high volume, fast paced setting. I was also tasked the role of lead baker, keeping track of the doughs and directing my co-workers on when to divide, rest, shape, and proof for baking the following morning. I also had to keep detailed records of mixing times, temperatures, and maintaining the levain.

  • Baker
    Arizmendi BakerySan Francisco, CA, US
    Nov. 2012 to Aug. 2014 (1 year and 9 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    As part owner of the Arizmendi cooperative, I was tasked with mixing various doughs, baking goods, food preparation, cleaning duties, and helping to run and grow the business. I was in the production committee, responsible for recipe development, quality control, pars, ordering, and training.

  • Illustration
    Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
    Sep. 2002 to Apr. 2006

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    BFA Degree


Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Dough Making / Portioning

Pizza Cooking


Staff education / motivation

General knife handling

Bread making

Pastry Production

Staff Education / Motivation

Time Management

Menu / Recipe Development

Customer Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Spanish Fluent
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