Christelle Tchanque

Christelle Tchanque

Catering Executive Chef at Chez La Bonne Samaritaine
Lives in Frederick, MD, United States
over 6 months ago

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To obtain a position within the company that will allow me to utilize my academic education and work experience for the benefit of company as well as for personal development and career advancement.

Experience

  • Catering Executive Chef

    Chez La Bonne Samaritaine - Frederick, MD, United States

    Catering
    September 2013 - Now · 5 years and 5 months

    Plan menus with client for various occasions and ensure that all meals meet client expectations. Establish and submit event agreement regarding the preparation and delivery of meals. Discuss and consult with client prior to and during catering events to ensure that all last-minute details and requirements have been properly addressed. Ensure that all tools and equipment necessary for each order are available and used in accordance with established standard guidelines. Inspect final arrangements with client to ensure satisfaction as well to submit invoices to client in accordance with the company policies. Clean-up venue after event to make sure no foods, plates, beverages or other leftovers remain behind.

  • Banquet Server

    Capital Restaurant Resources - Washington, DC, United States

    Events
    March 2016 - November 2017 · 1 year and 9 months

    Setting-up for events by putting out tablecloths as well as place settings, arranging table placement and setting up a buffet. Keeping in good condition a proper dining experience, delivering items, fulfilling client needs, removing courses, replenishing utensils and well as refilling glasses. Communicate with banquet supervisor as well as other servers and event organizers. Effectively inform the kitchen staff concerning client reactions dietary needs and well as other special requests. Perform tasks related to food and beverages at dinners and special events and while interacting with guests in a positive, friendly and efficient manner and also by regularly making sure on guests to ensure satisfaction with each course food and beverages. Clean-up venue after event to make sure no foods, plates, beverages or other leftovers remain behind.

  • Banquet Server

    Purple Tie By Ridgewells - Bethesda, MD, United States

    Events
    September 2015 - February 2018 · 2 years and 6 months

    Setting-up for events by putting out tablecloths as well as place settings, arranging table placement and setting up a buffet. Keeping in good condition a proper dining experience, delivering items, fulfilling client needs, removing courses, replenishing utensils and well as refilling glasses. Communicate with banquet supervisor as well as other servers and event organizers. Effectively inform the kitchen staff concerning client reactions dietary needs and well as other special requests. Perform tasks related to food and beverages at dinners and special events and while interacting with guests in a positive, friendly and efficient manner and also by regularly making sure on guests to ensure satisfaction with each course food and beverages. Clean-up venue after event to make sure no foods, plates, beverages or other leftovers remain behind.

  • Culinary Externship at the Library Café

    Stratford University - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Falls Church, VA, United States

    F&B kitchen
    March 2010 - May 2010 · 4 months

    Prepared ingredients as well as assembled dishes according to restaurant recipes and specifications. Cook and prepare various types of meat, seafood, and vegetables for entrees, appetizers, and side dishes. Handle proper sanitation and organization of kitchen work area, equipment, and utensils. Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards. Cleaned up station and took care of leftover food.

  • Market Cashier

    Eatzi's Market & Bakery - Rockville, MD, United States

    Retail
    February 2001 - December 2005 · 4 years and 11 months

    Greet and assist guests when entering or leaving the establishments in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner. Pleasantly deal with customers to ensure satisfaction Resolve guests complaints, guide them and provide relevant information Ability to properly answer phone, take messages and assist caller in professional courteous manner. Handle cash transactions with customers using cash registers Scan goods and collect payments Issue receipts, refunds, change or tickets

Education

  • Event & Wedding Planning / Luxury Wedding & Event Planning

    QC Event School - Silver Spring, MD, United States

    April 2015 - July 2015

    -Event planning, design and production within time limits. -Working with clients to identify their needs and ensure customer satisfaction -Organizing facilities and details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc.

  • Associates degree in Culinary Arts

    Stratford University - Falls Church, VA, United States

    August 2008 - June 2011

    Perform all the methods of cookery as well as follow set-work and prepared food items on a consistent basis and in accordance with menus, recipes, cooking, portion control, garnishing dishes, waste control guidelines or instructions in accordance with restaurant standards.

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Native or fluent
    100%

Skills

  • Attention to details
  • Being a Team Player
  • Commitment to the Industry
  • Culinary Arts Education
  • Dedication, Hardworking & Multitasking
  • Dependability & Responsibility
  • DEVELOPING PROFESSIONALISM
  • Enthusiasm & Tenacity
  • • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • excellent customer service
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Fluent in English & French
  • Honesty, Integrity & Morality
  • Initiative & Self-Motivation
  • Interpersonal Abilities
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Positive Attitude, Energy & Passion
  • Professional appearance
  • Strong work ethic
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