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About Me

Innovative yet pragmatic Chef with over 30 years worldwide experience in all facets of cooking and management; underpinned by proven experience at such noted establishments in Beijing, New York, Boston, Sydney, Toronto, Banff, Athens, Belfast, Cardiff & Edinburgh A strong team builder and facilitator with expertise encompassing food service, cooking techniques and equipment, combined with a commitment to providing total quality service in culinary arts - excelling in staff management & communication with knowledge of kitchen French and proficient in the use of MS Office / Windows, internet, email & web design.

From a very early age travel, food and people have played a very key part in my life. My travels started at a very early age, with my father being a marine engineer, I had experienced more before the age of 11 than most people had, if ever in a whole lifetime, I had travelled to places far and wide and experienced cultures and cusines. I feel this is where my passion for this particular industry lies.

This industry gives you the opportunity to experience things that no other can-in return for hard work and focus. My path has been logically thought out, developing myself as a person as well as honing my skills as a chef along the way. In return I have achieved recomendations and references from everyone of my employers, which in turn have opened doors to further opportunity. I have won awards and been highlighted for marketing purposes.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch please do so from my contact page & I will gladly respond to your query.

Contact Details

Michael White
Please message me for an Address.
+34 634 34 55 81
www.geckografix.guru

Education

General Catering Course.

City & Guilds 706-1/706-2 May 1986

Attended High Peak College in Buxton Derbyshire, at that particular time was the 2nd best Catering College in the UK after Westminster College.

Over the 2 year course, I achieved Credits on my 1st and 2nd year course work and exams.

During my 2nd year I was one of 5 students selected to compete at the "Salon Culinaire de Londres, a prestigous event where Chefs from all over the world compete for recognition.

Mickleover High School

Secondary High School May 1984

Basic secondary school, finished with 6 CSE's.

Work

Owner/Proprietor "The Ruperra Arms"

Licenced Public House May 2013

  • I ran a small high profile Public House servicing the local desired demographic.
  • Small restaurant of 30 covers with an ethos of fresh local ingredients.
  • Menu composition, all financials associated to running business.
  • Marketing, Web design and all correspondence involved.
  • Currently No.1 out of 110 establishments on "Tripadvisor" (correct at time of print)
  • Completed and passed my ADOBE ACCREDITATION on web design and graphics through the home learning medium.

Culinary Theatre Chef

TABOO Golf & Spa Resort. November 2008

  • Provided inspirational 6 & 8 course tasting menus and food design in a new concept within North America.
  • Liaise directly with customers on all dietary and allergy requirements.
  • Maintain extreme hygiene conditions and customer focussed service.
  • Outlets: 2x120-cover restaurants, 250 / 100 banqueting, 30-cover Pool-bar & 18 cover culinary Theatre.

Skills

I have a diverse set of intergratable skill sets that can be used to benefit any catering establishment.

I have aquired these skills through a planned personal progression to my current level.

  • Management Skills
  • Creativity
  • Budget Control
  • Rostering
  • Stock-Control
  • Motivation

Whom I have had the pleasure to work with.


Client Testimonials

  • Michael has helped to build a strong sense of team work and purpose, and is very well-liked and respected by both colleagues and subordinates. He is committed to excellance and his quality of work reflects his own high professional standards.

    Ron Hilvert, Founder and Managing Director of The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.
  • Michael Has Proven after a short while to be professional in his field, His hard work and dedication to his profession make him an excellant team leader. His organisation skills and positive thinking need to be mentioned especially

    Chef-Klaus Knust Executive Chef-Intercontinental hotel, Edinburgh
  • During his employ Michael has changed and improved all the areas of his department, Mike is flexible and hard working, there is no doubt that the kitchen operation under his guidance, has contributed to the overall success of the hotel year on year.

    Victorian Scullin General Manager-Heritage Park Hotel.

Get In Touch.

Thank you for looking through my website, it is merely a Taster of my achievements, I have references available from all employers on PDF that I can forward onto you via email.

So please dont hesitate to contact me for any other information

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