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Jody Siegel

Indianapolis, In, United States

Chef Instructor at The Chefs Academy

Summary

Accomplished foodservice professional with varied, increasingly responsible experience both in operations and brokerage sales. Highly skilled in culinary arts as pertains to food knowledge, knowledge of various cuisines,food preparation and presentation, and menuable concept ideation. Experienced in sales representation of multiple food manufacturers. Successful in growing sales through operator and distributor relationships, launching and promoting new items, and identifying new opportunties in the market with large volume potential. Highly experienced with manufacturer/distributor management. Solid understanding of buying groups, contract management accounts, and GPOs. Accomplished in developing and managing a successful team. Experience in hiring, training, evaluating and coaching sales associates with multiple experience levels Experience in back of the house work in various escalating levels of culinary skills and management. Experience includes kitchen experience in the cruise line industry, fine dining, national chain and independently owned restaurants. Experience includes ownership of full service, scratch kitchen restaurant with responsibility for menu development, FOH management and training, food production, food procurement, payroll, and P&L.

Location

Indianapolis, In, United States