Joe Woodel

Head Chef, BO Manager

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Summary

Career Summary: Self-motivated, professionally trained with outstanding skills as Owner, Chef & Manager, 8+ years of experience. Superior leadership & interpersonal skills; able to c... Read more

Career Summary: Self-motivated, professionally trained with outstanding skills as Owner, Chef & Manager, 8+ years of experience. Superior leadership & interpersonal skills; able to control inventory; Strong background in preparing menus & developing recipes; Knowledgeable & certified in the safe handling of food; ability to thrive in high-pressure challenging & deadline-driven environments.

Work Experience
  • Head Chef, BO Manager

    The Stop AlongChicago, IL, US
    Jan. 2016 to Present (1 year and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed back of the house, controlled inventory, ordering and scheduling.

  • Chef/Head Pittmaster

    Bub City BBQ
    Jan. 2016 to Present (1 year and 6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed back of the house, ran commercial smokers, inventory, ordering and scheduling.

  • Owner/Chef

    Husky Hog BBQChicago, IL, US
    Feb. 2010 to Dec. 2015 (5 years and 10 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed front of the house, back of the house, inventory, 12 employees, payroll and scheduling. Managed one the first cook on board food trucks in Chicago, the only one with a full smoker on board. Managed 3 employees, inventory and scheduling. Booked, organized, planned and fulfilled cook on site catering for customers all over the Midwest.

    Awards:
    Charlie Trotter Student Culinarian Award, 2009
  • Owner/Chef

    Husky Hog BBQChicago, IL, US
    Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2015 (5 years and 11 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Managed front of the house, back of the house, inventory, 12 employees, payroll and scheduling. Managed one the first cook on board food trucks in Chicago, the only one with a full smoker on board. Managed 3 employees, inventory and scheduling. Booked, organized, planned and fulfilled cook on site catering for customers all over the Midwest.

  • Manager

    The Home Depot
    Jan. 2005 to Jan. 2012 (6 years and 12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for intake and rental of 1 million plus dollars of inventory, equipment and product.

  • Garde Manger

    Table 52
    Jan. 2009 to Jan. 2010 (12 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Responsible for all soups, appetizers and desserts

Education
  • BBQ
    Melissa Cookston BBQ school
    Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2015
  • BBQ
    Myron Mixon BBQ school
    Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2012
  • Culinary
    Washburne Trade SchoolChicago, IL, US
    Jan. 2008 to Jan. 2009

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    AAS Culinary Degree

    Awards
    Charlie Trotter Student Culinarian Award, 2009
  • Theater/Directing
    Aug. 2003 to May. 2007

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    Bachelor Degree Degree

Certifications & Courses
  • Serve Safe Manager
    Illinois Restaurant Association
    Jan. 2020
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