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About Roe

Culinary Professional with

17 years experience. 

Specialist: Restaurant Marketing,

Front of House Management & Training, Banquet Specialist

& Private Chef. 

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Hola!

Please allow me to finally introduce myself. My name is Ramon, but my friends and family call me Roe. I’m a first-generation Mexican-American, entrepreneur, and food enthusiast. I often joke about it, but I began my culinary career at the age of 5. I was director of peeling tomatillos at my mom and dad's taqueria in my hometown; Anaheim, CA. It was in that food pantry that I sat in every day after school that my passion for cooking and sharing it with those I love was conceived. Cooking as a kid, side-by-side, with my mom, has greatly influenced my love for cooking. Traveling with my husband (also a foodie) has exposed me to a whole new world of gastronomy, further influencing my work and passion.

I’m also what (in my world) they call a "mariachi brat". My dad is a classically trained violinist that made a living playing with world-renowned mariachi orchestras (he is also a talented violin maker). My childhood consisted of me tagging along with him from “chamba” to “chamba”. You ever seen a kid at a wedding that sat in the corner with the mariachi? … that was me. My dad's musical influence has and exposed me to many different cultures and has had an impact on my artistic self-discovery.

Music and food: what a blessed combination. And so this, this is my journey of continued self-discovery of this very funny thing we call life. Buckle up, keep hands, arms, and all objects inside the tram as I invite you all on my culinary journey.

 

Please enjoy my page. This is my journey. Welcome.

Salud!

-Chef Roe

Education:

The Art Institute of California

Bachelor of Science Culinary Management

July 2017- July 2018.                   

  • President’s Honor Roll

  • Alpha Betta Gamma—Honor Society

  • Graduated High Honors

 

The Art Institute of California

Culinary Arts | Associate of Science

July 2014- Dec. 2015.                 

  • President’s Honor Roll

 

Riverside City College

Business Administration & Marketing | Associates of Arts

Administrative Systems & Information | Associates of Arts

Aug. 2008- June 2014.                 

  • Honor Roll

  • Student Government- Secretary

  • RCC Symphonic Orchestra

  • Economic Literacy Organization- Co-Founder

Professional Accomplishments

Chef Roe

Owner | Private Chef

Los Angeles, CA | Houston, TX

Dec. 2020- Present

  • Private dinners and banquets 

  • Independently developed weekly menus according to clients’ dietary preference

  • Client inventory and budget management

  • Enforced food, health, and safety protocols

  • Food Styling 

  • Restaurant marketing consultant

  • Oversee management of clients’ social media accounts

  • Brand marketing strategy and content creator for small businesses

  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions  and competitions

  • Restaurant operation consultation

Kiran's

Dining Room Operations manager

Houston, TX

Dec. 2020- Present

  • Managed Front of House staff

  • Coordinated with Chef and staff to prepare for VIP guests

  • Guest experience quality control

  • Worked with the chef and clients to plan and execute private dinners and banquets

  • Catering management of up to 300 guest (in collaboration with Post Oak Hotel)

  • Engaging with gusts and VIP’s to ensure pleasurable hospitality 

  • Oversaw food and presentation quality

  • Team development

  • Food health and safety management 

  • Social Media Management

The Art Institute of Houston

Mentor | Culinary Programs

Houston, TX

Oct. 2018- Present

  • Oversaw a student cohort of close to 200 students between three campuses

  • Met with students regularly to review degree progress and graduation requirements

  • Reviewed career goals with students and connect them with local and national employers

  • Identify additional information, support, and resources for students such

  • Coordinate campus events such as guest speakers and additional resources 

  • Developed partnerships with companies such as Walt Disney World and Hyatt Resorts

  • Collaborated with admissions department in new student orientation and student on-boarding prep

  • Directed the development of the new campus restaurant 

  • Organized and oversaw banquets (inc. menu development) for campus events  fashion shows and hors d'oeuvres events.

 

The Art Institute of California

Restaurant Manager

San Bernardino, CA

Feb. 2015- Oct. 2018

  • Front-of house operations and management  instructor

  • Managed restaurant daily operations—Seasons Bistro

  • Identified and tutored students who did not meet academic and practical student outcomes

  • Collaborate with department chair to organize and execute student resource events and trips

  • Faculty end-user trainer

  • Collaborated with admissions department in new student orientation and student on-boarding prep

  • Directed the development of the new campus restaurant

  • Increased quarterly sales by integrating multi-course dinner events.

 

Grhaze Inc., Redlands, CA

Assistant Restaurant Consultant

Redlands, CA

Sept. 2015- Sept 2016

  • Managed startup operations including marketing, graphic design and oversaw   

  • construction

  • Hiring, training, and managing for front of house employees 

  • Led creative design and contractor team

 

Claim Jumper

Server

San Bernardino, CA

March 2015- Sept. 2015

  • Dedicated to ensuring high standard customer

  • Skilled at anticipating, identifying, and fulfilling guest needs

  • Success multitasking while remaining professional and courteous in fast-paced  

        environment

 

The Olive Garden

Server

San Bernardino, CA

July 2014- March 2015

  • Frequently assisted team during rush periods to promote teamwork while providing

        exceptional service and guest dining experience

  • Assemble and check prepared orders for accuracy

  • Managed food expediting  

 

Las Brasas Restaurant

General Manager

Redlands, CA

Aug. 2004- July 2014

  • Inland Empire Magazine: “Top 100 Restaurants”

  • Managed marketing, social media, & public relations for the business

  • Oversaw employee training and quality control

  • Inventory management

  • Catering manager

 

Wells Fargo Bank

Teller Supervisor

San Bernardino, CA

Nov. 2007- Dec. 2010

  • Customer survey scores: 90% YTD

  • On the Watch Program—4 awards for preventing customer fraud

  • Service Excellence Nominee

  • Expert Teller Award

Certifications | Skills

  • American Culinary Federation—Certified Culinarian

  • ServSafe: Food Safety Management Certified

  • ServSafe: Exam Proctor Certified

  • Fluent in English & Spanish

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite Applications

  • Knowledge with MICROS, Compris, Aloha, Oracle, and Square Systems

References

  • Available upon Request