Leslie Burch

Cake Decorator

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Work Experience
  • Cake Decorator
    Sugar Fixé PatisserieOak Park, IL, US
    Sep. 2016 to Present (4 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Prepare batters, bake, stack and ice cakes then decorate per orders
    Work with pastry cooks to complete daily production

  • Line Cook
    Jul. 2015 to Sep. 2016 (1 year and 2 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Co-managed fine dining kitchen alongside the head chef
    Prepared a variety of food during service in causal and fine dining, keeping a clean work station
    Prepared desserts and cold food for banquets of different sizes

  • Pastry Cook
    Sugar Fixé PatisserieOak Park, IL, US
    Dec. 2014 to May. 2015 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Completed daily production of cake orders, croissants, cookies, cupcakes, tarts, and pastries to the company's high standards
    Responsible for macaron production for two storefront locations

  • Internship/Baker
    Amy Beck Cake DesignChicago, IL, US
    Apr. 2014 to Sep. 2014 (5 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Assisted head baker by scaling out ingredients, flavoring cake batters and loading ovens, making buttercream and all fillings for the week's orders
    Helped with stacking, icing and decorating cakes
    Made gumpaste, royal icing and fondant colors
    Created plaques, gumpaste flowers, figures and other decorations

Education
  • Hospitality Management, focus Food and Beverage
    Kendall CollegeChicago, IL, US
    Jul. 2016 to Dec. 2017

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    Bachelor's Degree • GPA: 3.4

    Awards
    Kendall Trust Scholarship, NEWH - The Hospitality Industry Network Chicago Chapter scholarship
  • Baking and Pastry
    Kendall CollegeChicago, IL, US
    Jul. 2013 to Dec. 2014

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    Associates Degree • GPA: 3.3

    Awards
    Dean's Scholarship, Wisconsin Bakers' Association Scholarship, Created and presented the 80th birthday cake for IL Secretary of State
Skills

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Baking & Pastry
Bread Baking
Cake Decorating
Cake Making
Dough Making
Ice Cream / Sorbet Making
Pastillage Showpieces
Pastry Making
Petits Fours Making
Viennoiserie Making
Culinary & Kitchen
Basic Knife Skills
Dressing Making
Pastry Menu Development
Plating and Presentation
Portioning
Business Operations
Office Suite Software
Social Media Management
Team Development and Training
Service
100 Covers Per Night
Customer Service
Fine Dining Service
Certificates & Education
Hospitality Management Degree
Servesafe Certified
Cross-Functional
Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs
Time Management
Certifications & Courses
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Wonderland Camp
    Volunteer • Jan. 2010 to Present

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    Summary
    This is a camp for people with special needs that my family has founded in Rocky Mount, Missouri.