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Chef Donnell Jones-Craven

Philadelphia, United States

Culinary Consultant at Dondari Culinary Consulting Services, LLC

Summary

Well versed, professional hospitality manager/culinary chef with all functions of running a successful food service/restaurant operations, keen sense of food trends, styles and branding of food offerings for various environments that will offer seasonal and regional selections for customer base that will increase revenue and customers. Excellent menu and recipe development of food items with exhibition cooking, weekly food offerings, themed meals. Exceptional cookery and culinary skills with exceptional knowledge of Italian Cuisine. Other valuable skills include customer service, marketing, culinary project management, new menu rollout, HAACP/Food Safety, staff leadership and financial acumen. I'm seeking a senior level position in the hospitality industry that provides exceptional guest services, food quality, staff development, revenue growth and customer loyalty. I have been a professional culinary manager in the hospitality/food service/restaurant industries. My experience includes project management, systems implementation, pos/computer related, vendor relations, full P & L accountability, menu development and exceptional culinary skill set. I have also worked in several different venues such as healthcare, independent living, nursing facilities, upscale catering companies, film/media companies, QSRs, and mid-large service hotels. I have also had exposure in media with published recipes, food blogging, food and wine articles and have appeared on several media outlets providing cooking demonstrations and nutritional information. I am from the San Francisco/Bay Area and have been exposed to many different cultures and cuisines. As a result I am very diverse in the cultural backgrounds and authentic preparation of International cuisines (Latin, Italian, American, European, Mediterranean, Caribbean, African and Asian).

Location

Philadelphia, United States