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ZOE LAUREN Ellis

Stevensville,Canada

Summary

Creative Pastry Chef, trained in preparing treats such as confections, cakes, and upscale plated desserts, now looking to branch out to use expertise in other fields. Works well under pressure in fast-paced environments, while motivating and leading staff when given tight deadlines and demanding standards.

Overview

14
14
years of professional experience

Work History

Chef De Partie - Pastry Chef

Vintage Hotels - Queen's Landing
2010.05 - Current
  • Planned and implemented seasonal menus, including sourcing ingredients.
  • Enhanced pastry and dessert offerings by developing new recipes and attractive presentations.
  • Created personalized desserts and pastries for holidays, weddings, and personal events.
  • Hired, supervised, and mentored a team of pastry cooks, encouraging creativity, teamwork, and professional growth.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory of pastry supplies and products.
  • Maintained cooking, service, and storage areas in compliance with health code requirements.
  • Produced allergy-friendly gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan variations of classic recipes.
  • Built a positive reputation across Queen's Landing and Vintage Hotels with consistently high-quality and delicious baked goods and desserts.

Pastry Chef/Owner

Sweet Sensations Niagara
2020.04 - Current
  • Created special cake designs showcasing customers' visions, for use at weddings, birthdays, and other events.
  • Increased customer demand by crafting seasonal items and promotions aligned with current trends.
  • Ordered and maintained inventory of pastry supplies and products and followed applicable storage protocols to reduce waste.
  • Maintained cooking and storage areas in compliance with health code requirements.
  • Worked with local businesses and non-profit organizations, attracting new clientele and building a positive reputation.

Education

Culinary Management

Niagara College
Niagara On The Lake
2011

High School Diploma -

Governor Simcoe Secondary School
St Catharines
2009

Skills

  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Recipe and Menu Development
  • Dessert Presentation
  • Training and leading employees
  • Delegating tasks
  • Scheduling
  • Inventory Organization and Management
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Scheduling

Timeline

Pastry Chef/Owner

Sweet Sensations Niagara
2020.04 - Current

Chef De Partie - Pastry Chef

Vintage Hotels - Queen's Landing
2010.05 - Current

Culinary Management

Niagara College

High School Diploma -

Governor Simcoe Secondary School
ZOE LAUREN Ellis