Luigi Enriquez

Luigi Enriquez

Head Chef for Al Forno Brand at M.H Alshaya
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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About me

Specializing in Italian, American Fine-Dining Cuisine. Specializing also in Brazilian Steak House (Churrascaria).Dynamic, Results-Oriented, and Team-Spirited.More than 7 years of professional cooking and restaurant management experience.Exemplify leadership qualities and professionalism, backed up by a consistent, verifiable record of achievement. Energetic culinary professional with a blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Works well as a dynamic leader in high-pressure settings. Expert in managing kitchen staff and preparing foods at reduced cost without compromising quality and taste.

Experience

9 years and 4 months

  • Head Chef for Al Forno Brand

    M.H Alshaya - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B kitchen
    January 2019 - Now · 6 months

    Maintain adequate stock levels for volume of the business and implement proper rotation of products. Manage all staff to prepare the menu according to standards and recipes. Control food cost using methods to meet goals. Control and minimize wastages. Monitor food safety by providing the team proper tools and log sheet. Oversee all purchases, par levels and inventory. Cultivate training and development of the staff.

  • Operations Manager /Head Chef

    ROADS Food Truck - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

    F&B service
    June 2017 - September 2018 · 1 year and 4 months

    Successfully open the company’s first Foodtruck in Sharjah. Responsible for the overall operation of the truck. Manage all staff to prepare the menu according to standards and recipes. Monitor food safety by providing the team proper tools and log sheet. Oversee all purchases, par levels and inventory. Cultivate training and development of the staff. Maintain adequate stock levels for volume of the business and implement proper rotation of products. · Control food cost using methods to meet goals. Control and minimize wastages.

  • Head Chef / Restaurant Manager

    Julie's Restaurant and Bas Manouche Bakery - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    F&B kitchen
    January 2017 - May 2017 · 5 months

    • Responsible for the development of the existing and new menu offers. • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines. • Involved in staffing of the kitchen, developing menu offerings, forecasting supply needs and estimating costs. • Make sure the restaurant meets all regulations, including sanitary and safety guidelines. • Practiced safe food handling procedures at all times. • Manage and work closely with the cooks, create menu items and determine food inventory needs • Responsible for planning and managing operation in assigned kitchen in order to exceed company targets for growth and profitability with outstanding product and execution. • • Inform the General Manager promptly and fully informed of all problems, unusual matters of significance and positive events. • • Monitor and control ticket time as per company standards. • • Control food cost using established methods to meet goals. • • Minimize the waste and prepare variance reports. • • Monitor assures food safety standards. • • Maintain adequate stock levels for volume of the business and implement proper rotation of products. • • Communicate and cultivate training and career development of existing staffs. • • Ensure all equipment is correctly used, cleaned regularly, and well maintained. •

  • Executive Chef / Restaurant Manager

    Texas De Brazil Churrascaria - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B kitchen
    August 2015 - September 2016 · 1 year and 2 months

    • US Training in Addison, Dallas TX • Responsible for planning and managing operation in assigned kitchen in order to exceed company targets for growth and profitability with outstanding product and execution. • Work with US Training team to train all new hired staff. • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines. • Managed kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when necessary. • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards. • Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees. • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and safety issues. • Ensured all staff understood expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily kitchen work. • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation. • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas. • Prepared operational reports and analyses and made appropriate recommendations about progress and negative trends.

  • Head Chef / Restaurant Manager

    California Pizza Kitchen - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    F&B kitchen
    November 2012 - July 2015 · 2 years and 9 months

    • Reduced food costs by using seasonal ingredients, setting standards for portion size and minimizing waste. • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines. • Managed kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and enforcing discipline when necessary. • Responsible for planning and managing operation in assigned kitchen in order to exceed company targets for growth and profitability with outstanding product and execution. • • Monitor and control ticket time as per company standards. • • Control food cost using established methods to meet goals. • • Minimize the waste and prepare variance reports. • • Monitor assures food safety standards. • • Maintain adequate stock levels for volume of the business and implement proper rotation of products. • • Communicate and cultivate training and career development of existing staffs. • • Ensure all equipment is correctly used, cleaned regularly, and well maintained. • • Keeps the General Manager promptly and fully informed of all problems, unusual matters of significance and positive events. • • Menu Development working with culinary team. • Successful 160k sales 2014 New Year’s Eve California Pizza Kitchen Dubai Mall • Successful 264k sales 2015 New Year’s Eve California Pizza Kitchen Dubai Mall

  • Head Chef / Restaurant Manage

    Italiannis Restaurant - Manila, Philippines

    F&B kitchen
    September 2009 - November 2012 · 3 years and 3 months

    • Responsible for planning and managing operation in assigned kitchen in order to exceed company targets for growth and profitability with outstanding product and execution. • Monitor and control ticket time as per company standards. • Control food cost using established methods to meet goals. • Minimize the waste and prepare variance reports. • Monitor assures food safety standards. • Maintain adequate stock levels for volume of the business and implement proper rotation of products. • Communicate and cultivate training and career development of existing staffs. • Ensure all equipment is correctly used, cleaned regularly, and well maintained. • Keeps the General Manager promptly and fully informed of all problems, unusual matters of significance and positive events. • Menu Development working with culinary team

Education

  • Banking and Finance

    Far Eastern University - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Manila, Philippines

    June 2001 - October 2002

Languages

1 language

  • English

    Full professional

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Philippine

Date of birth

December 14th 1981

Skills

5 skills

  • Food Costing
  • Food Safety Management
  • Menu Deveopment
  • Staff Training/Development
  • Team Management

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