Intense focus, tight teams, and professional results are what drive me.  Having worked on Fire Teams and in the fires of commercial kitchens, I can handle the heat while putting out great finished products and enthusiastic customer service.


Hornby Island Co-op : Chef / Deli Backup • August 2017 • July 2018

  • Responsible for creating, testing, and producing a weekly Hot Lunch Program
  • Tasked with receiving, wrapping, labeling, and stocking Deli inventory
  • Handled paperwork and forms relating to inventory, planning, and administration

Big Tobacco Kitchen & Whiskey : Chef / Beverage Manager • April 2017 • August 2017

  • Chef / Beverage Manager at a farm-to-table gourmet restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Responsible for menu planning, prepping and plating
  • Created house cocktail concepts and recipes
  • Hosted whiskey talks and tastings on location and at off-site events

One Ocean Expeditions : Bartender • October 2013 – September 2016

  • Provided a world-class lounge experience for both the passengers and staff
  • Managed the bar, inventory, ordering, liquor hold, service bar and dining room service
  • Created a range of infusions and flavours to accent the cocktail program
  • Designed new cocktail recipes and menus

Custom Gourmet Catering/NIC Cafe : Sous Chef • October 2014 – January 2015

  • Produced many meals on the line during the breakfast and lunch rush five days a week
  • Prepped for multiple successful catering events every week
  • Managed inventory
  • Maintained a FoodSafe work environment

One Ocean Expeditions : Garde Manger & Sous Chef • October 2012 – September 2013

  • Tasked with feeding 80 – 130 people on an expedition cruise ship every day
  • Worked all day, every day producing breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner
  • Created menu selections and prep lists
  • Integral to the inventory and provisioning process

Seabreeze Lodge : Sous Chef • June 2010 • September 2012

  • Sous Chef at a seasonal resort that hosts a 140 seat restaurant
  • Responsible for menu planning, prepping and plating

 Ten Restaurant : Garde Manger Chef • November 2010 • February 2011

  • Prepped and produced salads, fried foods, hot sandwiches, flatbreads, and desserts
  • Hired as a Pantry Chef for this 300 seat high-end restaurant and wine bar
  • Provided just in time support for the line chefs

 Hornby Outdoors Ltd. : Owner • June 2002 • June 2010

  • Seasonal small business renting, repairing and selling outdoor sports equipment
  • Responsible for inventory, merchandising, advertising and planning as well as day-to-day customer service


Elite Bartending School • January 2017

Intensive, full-time top tier bartending program located in a high-end Miami Beach nightclub.
Trained in the skills of producing amazing cocktails and guest experiences quickly and efficiently.

Elliott House Sous Chef Program • September 2010 • May 2011

Six months intensive, full-time sous chef program located in a high-end restaurant kitchen. Learned all the skills for producing amazing menu items, and maintaining a sanitary and healthy kitchen workspace.


  • Clean Driving Record
  • Customer Service
  • Strong Knife Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Merchandising
  • Computer Skills
  • MS Office
  • Graphic Design

Certifications & Awards

Food Safe

Serving it Right


Fire Fighter Level 1

Emergency Medical First Responder Level 3 (lapsed)

Fire Service Instructor

Pyrotechnics Technician

Erebus Medal of Canada

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Responder • 7 years

Hornby Island Mountain Bike Association • 18 years

Culinaria Restaurant • 400 hours


Steven Bishop • Owner • Seabreeze Lodge • Hornby Island, BC

1 250 335 2321 • [email protected]


Dawn McCrea • Owner • Custom Gourmet Catering/NIC Café/Filburg Café • Courtenay, BC

1 250 898 4759 • [email protected]


Michael Spitzig • Head Chef • Earth to Table Bread Bar • Hamilton, Ontario

[email protected]


Doug Chinnery • Fire Chief • Hornby Island Fire and Rescue • Hornby Island, BC

250 335 2611 • [email protected]

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