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Thomas Pugh

New York, NY, United States

Culinary Specialist at Madison Square Garden


Summary of Skills:Over 15 years experience in the Food service field, working as a Culinary Specialist. Exceptional kitchen management skills, exemplary leadership ability known for taking initiative and skilled at meeting challenges with a strong commitment to quality and excellence. Culinary Experience: Culinary Specialist Managed and supervised food production of one kitchen in a large establishment and of three kitchens in a smaller establishment Ensured that all food production workers performed their duties as prescribed by the quality standards established by management Planned for all special events and functions Allocated duties to all kitchen staff at the beginning of shift and made sure they were aware of menus and any special requirements Trained new staff on policy and procedure of establishment Portioned food items prior to cooking such as steaks, fish fillets, shrimp and veal Prepared batter and breading for baking and frying, as well as prepared appropriate garnishes for fried and sautéed foods Prepared cold food items such as salads, cold appetizers, desserts, sandwiches, salad dressings and cold banquet platters Grilled, broiled, baked, fried and roasted meats and vegetables Cleaned and cut vegetables and meats Stocked, labeled, and rotated incoming delivery Ordered food products and supplies in preparation of weekly menu Maintained accurate inventory log Adhered to all government health food regulations.


New York, NY, United States