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Edgar Ayuso Chef

Maui, HI
Management & Other

Edgar Ayuso

305 Kaupea St. Makawao, HI 96768

(407) 443-5044 ~ ayusurf@gmail.com

Professional Objective:

To be part of an exemplary team that believes positivity in the work place is essential for success.

Professional Experience:

Roys​​​​​​​​Dallas, TX ​2019-2020

Line Cook

• Responsibilities include prepping the hot line for dinner service and executing the Asian and Hawaiian fusion cuisine through a ‘Chef to Chef’ mentality unique to Roys.
The Beach House Bar & Grill​​​​​Kahana, HI​2018

Sous Chef

• Responsibilities include managing and executing a successful happy hour and dinner service in a high volume restaurant with minimal staff.
Maui Greek Oven​​​​​​          Haiku, HI        2017

Executive Chef

• Responsible for the complete restructure of the business. Transformed a bakery into a restaurant.
• Designed innovative menu.
• Responsible for all operations of the café.
Island Fresh Café​​​​​​Paia, HI        2015-2016

Executive Chef

• Responsible for the complete restructure of restaurant. Transformed a juice bar into a café.
• Designed innovative menu.
• Responsible for all operations of the café.
Doubletree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront​Cocoa Beach, FL​    2014-2015

Executive Chef

• Responsible for ordering, prepping, and cooking all food in restaurant as well as room service, banquets, and employee meals.  Involved in hiring and training kitchen staff.  Attended weekly BEO meetings in order to effectively communicate all specifics of banquet events with sales team.  Successfully managed a small budget kitchen with limited staff.
Walt Disney World Resort and Parks

Citricos​​Grand Floridian​Lake Buena Vista, FL​​2008-2014

Assistant Chef

• Extensive experience working all aspects of the kitchen including Grill, Hot Appetizers, Garde Manger, Rotisserie, Rounds, Desserts, and Expediting of food in a high volume signature restaurant.
Coral Reef​ Epcot Center ​​Lake Buena Vista, FL ​​2004-2008

Assistant Chef

• Extensive experience working every aspect of the kitchen in an extremely high volume signature restaurant.
Citricos​Grand Floridian​ Lake Buena Vista, FL ​2000-2004

Cook I led to a promotion of Assistant Chef

• Extensive experience working all aspects of the kitchen including Grill, Hot Appetizers, Garde Manger, Rotisserie, Rounds, Desserts, and Expediting of food in a high volume signature restaurant.
Yachtsman Steakhouse​Yacht Beach Resort ​Lake Buena Vista, FL ​1996-1999

Externship led to full time offer and promotion to Cook I

• Extensive experience learning and working every aspect of the kitchen within a signature restaurant.
• Expertise included mastering Sautee and Grill positions.
• Responsible for creating daily specials as well as the “Catch of the Week.”
Beach & Yachtsman Club Resort​ ​Lake Buena Vista, FL​​1995-1998

Culinary Externship Program to include 3-month intervals of varying restaurants.

Cook II

• Beach & Cream Soda Shop
• Cape May Café
• Captains Grill
• Banquets Department
Magic Kingdom Resorts​​ ​Lake Buena Vista, FL​​1995-1998

Cook II

• Cosmic Ray’s Starlight
• Liberty Tree Tavern
• Cinderella’s Royal Table
• Tony’s Square Italian Restaurant
• Banquets Department
*Culinary externship program included educational hands on training in all aspects of the respective kitchens ranging from quick service to signature restaurants.

Ayuso Design Company​​​Tampa, FL​​ 1993-1995

Graphic Design Artist/Owner

• Freelance marketing artwork created and developed specially for Checkers Drive-In Restaurant and AMC Movie Theaters
• Creation of sales posters, gift certificate displays, lobby displays, lapel pins, as well as artistic signs used for development and incentive programs.
Abraham Chevrolet​​​​Tampa, FL ​​1993-1995

Graphic Design Artist

• Responsible for creating weekly cartooning.
• Creation of a multitude of display signs ranging from airbrush to chalk on blackboard.
• Weekly newspaper ads on computer for the Tampa Tribune newspaper.
Education:

Disney Culinary Academy​​Lake Buena Vista, FL ​​1995-1998

Student/Cook II

• Classroom and hands-on training culinary program focusing on classic french technique, safety and sanitation, knife skills, and basic baking skills.
Tampa Art Institute​​​Tampa, FL ​​​1992-1994

Graphic Design – Associate of Arts

• Program focused on creation and development of logos and branding, publications, print advertisements, posters, billboards, signs, and product packaging for the purpose of sales and advertising.
*References available upon request.