Aashish Salunkhe

Aashish Salunkhe

Chef Consultant at Clovers Gastro GmbH , Swiss Gastronomie GmbH
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal
over 6 months ago

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Creative thinker having knowledge of latest food trends and familiar with all activities in kitchen with culinary and management skills Self-motivated professional with more than seven years of experience supporting kitchen operations.

Quality-focused and efficient Chef at preparing and plating food in high energy fast-paced kitchens. Seeking to bring strong supervisory food prep and organizational skills in collaboration with a leading chef in the culinary world; further develop my skills in making high quality mouthwatering delicacies and ensuring maximum guest satisfaction.

Having vast knowledge and experience of world cuisines like Italian, French, American, Southeast Asian, Central European etc. I have worked under the supervision of renowned chefs and cooks and have gained a valuable experience.

In addition, familiar with Indian culinary cooking methods, products and techniques. Strong background in sustained and Indian influenced practices utilized in the culture and cuisine, organized planner of menu development focused on Indian food items. Knowledge of Indian spices and cooking tools and comfortable adjusting food to taste.

Experience

  • Chef Consultant

    Clovers Gastro GmbH , Swiss Gastronomie GmbH - Engelberg, Switzerland

    F&B kitchen
    April 2016 - September 2018 · 2 years and 6 months

    • Selected appropriate menu items to fit each restaurant. • Achieved additional sales in existing accounts by providing product and pricing comparisons, competitive product cuttings and effective product selection scenarios. • Increased sales by developing recipe with a product focus, menu analysis and development. • Educated customer on reducing expenses and increasing profits, food cost consulting and wait staff training. • Prepared menus for Tourist Groups and other events at the restaurants • Inspected the quality of food materials delivered by vendors and suggest expulsion or retainment accordingly • Monitored usage of raw material cost and safe food handling procedures • Maintained price controls and food cost goals. • Worked alongside management and accounting to maintain inventory and finances • Decided restaurant ambience to work with menu • Interacted with guests enhancing their meal experience

  • Chef

    Clovers Gastro GmbH - Schwyz, Switzerland

    F&B kitchen
    September 2015 - April 2016 · 8 months

    • Overall Responsibility for daily operations in kitchen • Making sure food is of right quality and produced on time • Trained and monitored staff responsible for short orders • Managing inventory of food • Managing health and Hygiene and Health Procedures • Inspected deliveries for freshness and ensured proper storage based on local food handling codes

  • Head Chef

    McGee's Irish Pub - Gastromacher AG - Zürich, Switzerland

    F&B kitchen
    August 2014 - February 2015 · 7 months

    • Overall Responsibility for daily operations in kitchen • Excellent cooking skills • Developing Menu Offerings • Forecasting the supply needs and estimating costs • Delivery of company standards • Delivery of Food Service  Ensuring all menus are to the company specifications  Ensuring all dishes are to the company specifications  Ensuring all recipes and preparations requirements are met.  Readiness for service and place is set for peak trade  Food is presented in timely manner and in correct sequence • Food Margins  Dishes are according to the specifications and no over portioning  Staff food policy is followed and no unauthorized food leaving the kitchen  Controls wastage and records/reports are maintained  Only nominated suppliers and petty cash purchases is minimum to zero

  • Chef De Partie

    Himesh Foods Pvt Ltd - Pune, India

    F&B kitchen
    June 2011 - December 2013 · 2 years and 7 months

    • Launched “Mad Over Donuts“in Pune as being in pre-opening team, commencing four outlets. • Responsible for overall Donut quality and production for the city. • Ensuring that all food preparation areas, utensils & cooking surfaces are sparkling clean. • Come up with new methods & techniques of preparations to ensure the highest quality of standards. • Monitor the safe operations of bakery equipment’s i.e. dough mixer & sheeter, oven, fryer etc. • Managing staff roaster & staff efficiency. • Production Planning & Volume forecasting on daily basis. (Includes all Festive seasons & Days). • While working also focus on training and learning development of the staff all across the city. • Responsible for new product training along with their launch. • Balancing the various tasks of Inventory Management.

  • Internship

    Sahara Star - Mumbai, India

    Other
    May 2009 - October 2009 · 6 months

Education

  • MBA in Hospitality

    Swiss Institute for Management & Hospitality - Weggis, Switzerland

    March 2015 - April 2016

  • Post Graduate Diploma

    Swiss Institute For Management & Hospitality - Weggis, Switzerland

    February 2014 - March 2015

  • Bachelors In Hotel Management & Catering Technology

    MSIHMCT(FCI) - Pune, India

    July 2007 - June 2011

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • German
    Limited working
    40%

Skills

  • Food and beverage kitchen
  • Food Safety
  • Hot kitchen
  • Inventory & Purchasing
  • Kitchen Management
  • MS Office
  • Staff Training/Development
  • Stock inventory
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