Pedro Oliveira 

Chef

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Education

Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts

Manchester Culinary Institute

2008-2012

Post-Grad in Culinary Arts Management

Swiss Culinary Institute

2012-2013

Skills

Excellent knowledge of traditional and contemporary recipes, ingredient sourcing, and dish design

Expertise in drink pairing and selection

Ability to handle a fast-paced work environment

Strong written and verbal communication

Strong organization skills and high attention to detail

Languages

English

Mother Tongue

Portuguese

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French

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Profile

Friendly, enthusiastic and experienced, with 5+ years of experience in a variety of restaurants, and a passion for good food and drinks. Skilled in many styles of cuisine, food and drink pairing and recipe development. Seeking to deliver exceptional experiences, and modern dishes that make use of extensive knowledge of culinary traditions, whilst bringing a cheerful and positive atmosphere, to a fast-paced kitchen environment. 

Experience

Sous-Chef

Laco Café & Bistro / 2019 - Present

Preparing and serving an array of specialty dishes

Providing excellent guest experience and wine pairing advice

Managing shifts, support staff and restaurant policies

Training new chefs arriving at the restaurant

Working with head chef to manage the development of new dishes and menus

Managing menus, sourcing of ingredients and seasonal sustainability

Chef

The Sushi House / 2017 - 2019

Crafted complex recipes with speed and accuracy

Preparing and serving traditional japanese dishes

Providing excellent customer service and a high rate of returns

Mantaining a healthy work environment and preparing difficult ingredients

Chef

Gemini NY/ 2015 - 2017

Assisted in designing unique menus and custom recipes

Managged allergies and food intolerances with professionalism and care for all customers

Mantained a high degree of proficiency and speed when preparing dishes

Adapted fast to new policies, menus and staff changes, to never let the service drop in quality

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