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Ashley Tucker

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Johnson & Wales University                                                                                     Providence, RI

Bachelor of Science, Culinary Nutrition                                                                      Summa cum laude  Degree 05/10  



The Culinary Institute of America                                                                          Hyde Park,NY

Associate in Occupational Studies, Culinary Arts                                                        High Honors Degree 05/07  




                                                          News Announcer                                                                             Paget, Bermuda

Presently-10/11                        Irie 98.3FM Bermuda

  • Gather current informative data from various sources
  • Write daily news cast lasting 5-6 minutes 5days/week
  • Record and edit on casts
  • Live broadcasting experience

                                                          Apprentice                                                                                           Paget, Bermuda

09/10- 6/11                                Sankofa- The Wellness Center

  • Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques
  • Certified in vibrational medicine called chi gong healing
  • Assisted in daily upkeep, cleanliness and organization of the center
  • Greeted guests and shared information about various metaphysical teachings and healing techniques
  • Helped to organize and host special functions and open house events
  • Supported their rebranding by helping with manual labor (painting, moving, heavy cleaning/restoration) and sharing my creative input
  • Personal chef & care assistant for one of the Doctor's ailing mother


                                                              Culinologist/ Laboratory Technician Intern                                             Lincoln, RI

02/10- 09/10                                Autocrat Inc.

  • Maintained sample inventory for marketing purposes
  • Analyzed, calculated data and confirmed quality for numerous coffee syrups, extracts, and beans
  • Recorded daily calibrations and maintenance for Quality Assurance's lab and equipment
  • Roasted small batches of green bean for daily coffee cupping
  • Research and development of products for various clientele utilizing skills such as shelf life studies, nutritional analysis and bench-top development methods


                                                              Student Employee                                                                                                  

06/09-12/09                                 Bermuda Hospital Board & Lahey Clinic                                      Paget,Bermuda/Burlington, MA

  • Assisted the dietitians with assessing patient cases and diagnosis
  • Formulated tube feedings for various patient needs
  • Performed cooking demonstration for an audience with specific dietary restrictions
  • Completed many Nutritional Assessments using the PES method
  • Created educational tools for a diverse population of patients


                                                               Culinary Teachers Assistant

05/08- 12/08                                 Johnson & Wales University                                                                                Providence,RI

  • Managed an average of 7 students at various site locations
  • Organized inventory and created labeling system for the facility
  • Created fun enjoyable environment for students to work in while volunteering throughout the community sharing food knowledge and assisting those in need
  • Provided guidance for students throughout their cooking, and learning experiences at soup kitchens, Ronald McDonald house, farmers markets, The Food Bank, and special functions
  • Developed training manuals for incoming students and employees
  • Designed recipe booklets
  • Developed, set up and hosted demonstrations at local farmers markets educating people about various produce and how it can be easily incorporated into daily consumption for better health


                                                               Farm Laborer/Volunteer

04/08- 06/08                                 Cedar Edge Farm                                                                                                  Johnston, RI

    • Sowed seedlings
    • Harvested various organic fruits, vegetable and flowers
    • Nourished, maintained and rotated greenhouse seedlings and plants
    • Prepared goods for storage and transportation to farmers market
    • Conducted stall set-up and sales at various farmers markets throughout RI
    • Created food recipe cards for customers using seasonal vegetables


                                                      Manager, Server, Chef, Cashier, Consultant

                                                      Bermy Cuisine/ Island Cuisine Restaurant

                                                      Fairmount Southampton

                                                      The Harbor Front/Four Ways Inn                                                                     Paget, Bermuda                                  

07/03- Present                                         

  • Created several dishes to be used as daily specials utilizing local cuisine
  • Filled orders from 6 vendors twice a week to insure premium produce, inspecting each incoming order for freshness.
  • Practice and implemented HACCP/ServSafe standards
  • Designed logo,  and menu for restaurants
  • Maintained an accurate cash draw of up to $4000 per shift
  • Managed Garde Manger station for a la carte service by organizing mis en place for all cold dishes
  • Catered lunch and dinner meals for 400 employees
  • Assembled mis en place for various stations in the kitchen and executed service for an average of 400 orders each night
  • Plated multi-course meals and served buffets for up to 800 – 1000 guests                                               
  • Utilized various production and precision cuts to fabricate produce and proteins
  • Plated and decorated a selection of cold desserts
  • Created a variety of petit four,  house-made breads, and desserts for catering, and a la carte service


Affiliations, Awards and Certifications:

      • Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified                                                                             2012
      • Bermuda Dietitians Association                                                                                 present-12
      • Chewstick Member                                                                                                           present-10
      • Research Chef Association Member                                                                         present-10
      • American Dietetic Association Member                                                                08-10
      • Campus Herald Student Journalist                                                                           08-09
      • International Student's Club                                                                                        05-06
      • Bermuda Government Sponsored Trainee Merit Award                                   11/07-05/10
      • Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line Scholarship                                  05 & 07
      • National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Certificate #4610062            11/05


References furnished upon request