Leslie Woodward

Chef Instructor

Location 15h@2xGreater New York City Area

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Work Experience
  • Chef Instructor

    Star Academy
    Aug. 2015 to Present (2 years and 7 months)
  • Founder & CEO

    Feb. 2014 to Present (4 years and 1 month)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Edenesque provides many non-dairy products, such as milk alternatives ranging from almond to hemp. Customized cold-pressed juices and juice cleanses and private chef services and corporate catering that I can be customized to suit any dietary preference.

  • Owner-operator

    Jan. 2014 to Present (4 years and 2 months)
  • Chef/Culinary Instructor

    Star Career Academy
  • Executive Chef, President's House

    Columbia University
    Mar. 2009 to Feb. 2014 (4 years and 11 months)
  • Columbia University

Advanced Knife Handling


Off-site Event Management

Cheese course

On-site Special Events


Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Dough Making / Portioning

Pasta Cooking


Pasta making

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Pizza Cooking

Equipment Maintenance



Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships

Family Meal


Fish Cookery

Sauce Development

Fish butchery


Food / Beverage Pairing


Food Budgeting

Servesafe Certified

Food Cost Optimization

Show Piece Work

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling

Staff education / motivation


Sushi Making

General knife handling

Gluten Free

Up to 100 covers a night



Up to 300 covers a night

Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Up to 50 covers a night

Kitchen management

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Meat Butchery

Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Wok Skills

Menu development

Wood Fire Cooking

Pastry Plating

Cake Making


Servsafe Certified

Food / Beverage Pairing


Time Management

Ice Cream/Sorbet

Vegan Baking

Menu / Recipe Development

Basic Floor Service

Regional Expertise - France

Regional Expertise - Italy

Regional Expertise - Southern Hemisphere

Regional Expertise - Spain/portugal

Regional Expertise - US

Food & Wine Pairings

Wine Knowledge

Classic Food / Wine Service

Menu development

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

POS Systems

Event Management / Organization

Experience in a Fine Dining Establishment

Staff Management of 75

Floral Arrangement

Staff education / motivation

Food / Beverage Pairing

Staffing / scheduling

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

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