Making It With Mark LLC

Personal Chef - Private Cooking Classes
   New England Culinary Institute (NECI), Essex, Vermont 1989-1991

      Graduated with Associate in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts
      Two year intense hands on training, including restaurant management,meat fabrication,
         banquet, classical French and Italian, Nuevo Cuisine, wine tasting,food history, baking
         pastries, purchasing and receiving.
      NECI consistently ranked the #1 culinary arts school in North America.
   Mangia's, Kenosha, Wisconsin
      Top rated restaurant where finished internship for NECI.
      Promoted to Sous-Chef.
   Mangia Festa, Kenosha, Wisconsin
      As Chef de la Cuisine over-saw and ran operations for banquet and catering.
      Learned quick thinking and multi-tasking for large and intimate parties.
   Diva Roma, Chicago, Illinois
      As Executive Chef, opened a new restaurant, creating the menu and recipes, in charge
         of labor and food costs, training, hiring, party planning, and food production for a 
         three star Italian restaurant.
      Tira Mi Su recipe, acclaimed by the Chicago Tribune as "the best this side of Italy".
      Hosted and over-saw private Christmas party for Oprah Winfrey.
   Eat Your Hearts Out, Chicago, Illinois
      As Executive Chef, opened and over-saw all production for an organic restaurant.
   Café 36, La Grange, Illinois
      As Sous-Chef, influenced the owners to change the menu with innovative menu items
         and the the knowledge to expedite food, that increased their rating from one and a
         half stars to three within two months.
      Became known for creative uses of wild game.
   Saint Clair Grille, Chicago, Illinois
      Opening Executive Chef, created menu, in charge of ordering, receiving and running
         food production for a French restaurant
   Paisan's Ristorante Italianio, Gurnee, Illinois
      Replaced Executive Chef and lowered labor cost by 25% in first two weeks
      At local "Celebrity Chefs Benefit" won award for: braised rabbit with white truffle
         infused celery root puree, and black pepper rosemary chocolate with a blood orange
   Gore Range Brewery, Edwards, Colorado
      Won medal for: Three bean - Biker Stout red chili.
   Riverbend Roadhouse, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
      Re-opened and mastered dormant hickory smoking pit.
      Known for homemade sausages which were sold in bulk for customers to take home.
    The memorial Hospital at Craig, Craig, Colorado
       Set up all food aspects for new hospital.
       Created patient room service menus, for various diets.

   Cooking School teacher for Gurnee Park District.
   Chef with highest attendance and ratings at Treasure Island Gourmet Food Store, for
      creating an environment of learning made fun, and knowledge of cooking and cuisine. 

   Game-On, Hayden, Colorado
      Processing of wild game
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