Experienced Chef
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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
School: Le Cordon Bleu
Major: Culinary Arts

Experienced Chef

MEL CANLAS
CHEF DE CUISINE
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Summary:
I am a creative, hard-working, highly organized and well-rounded chef with experience in both restaurants, television, and communications. I have great passion for food. I love to create and share delicious meals as well as teach others to create and share.

Experience:

CHEF DE CUISINE
ALL TIME RESTAURANT
2018 – June 2019

I opened this restaurant from scratch. I trained back of house staff, front of house staff, developed a daytime and dinner menu, I did food costing, catering, scheduling, farmers market runs, etc.

CHEF DE CUISINE
FORAGE
2017 – 2018

I manage the restaurant and kitchen staff. I developed seasonal specials and menu plan. I manage all food ordering, scheduling, costing, and high-volume catering orders.

EXECUTIVE CHEF
VILLAGE BAKERY AND CAFE
2016

I managed the kitchen staff and trained my team of line cooks. I created weekly and seasonal specials, as well as ran a large cold case takeaway business.

ASSISTANT CHEF FOOD STYLIST
HOME AND FAMILY | HALLMARK CHANNEL
2015-2016

At the TV show, I was responsible for acquiring the necessary daily ingredients for each episode’s food segments, and cooked, plated, and styled swap outs and final hero plates. I also served dishes on air to episode guests. I was also responsible for coordinating with the guest chefs regarding logistics for their segment.

PASTA SOUS CHEF
UNION RESTAURANT
2015-2016

I managed the pasta production for the restaurant and created all handmade and extruded pastas. I trained all the pasta cooks in pasta preparation and how to make and shape the wide variety of pasta doughs. Responsible for coordinating booths for special events.

SOUS CHEF | LINE COOK
CANELE
2012 – 2015

I started as a line cook and over the years, I worked my way up to sous chef. As sous, I was responsible for restaurant inventory, I trained line cooks, and sourced seasonal produce from various markets, where I developed relationships with the farmers.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HOLLYWOOD
2006 - 2012

I was responsible for the promotion of events on campus, coordinating with different partners, organizations, and ministries about logistics for special events. I was also responsible for the creation and distribution of mixed media to the public regarding events.

Education
CERTIFICATE
LE CORDON BLEU COLLEGE OF CULINARY ARTS
2010-2012 Served as President of the Organic Club, completed program with 3.6 GPA

Private Chef, Personal Chef,