Quentisha Cornelius • Plano, Texas • (501)-247-4926 • Quentisha_C92@aol.comCore CompetenciesHospitality Professional | Certified Chef | Public Relations | Accounting | Marketing | SalesProfessional Summary Enthusiastic motivated leader with over ten years of experience in retail and restaurant management. Efficient communicator with the ability to lead and motivate others. I am seeking an opportunity that allows me to grow and develop myself professionally. I am dedicated to developing my skills in leadership, value creation, productivity, sales and customer retention.Work Experience:Qwick Professionals – (Contract for Hire) June 2020-PresentMarket Street Deli – Food Prep and Assembly Oct 2021 – PresentCrossmark- Sales Merchandising June 2020-PresentHelloFresh – Production Associate June 2020-Jan – 2022Nordstrom Rack – Merchandising Associate April 2021 – Dec 2021Driveline – Retail Merchandiser June 2019 – September 2021Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Kitchen Supervisor Little Rock, AR Oct. 2017 – May 2019 Responsible for cafeteria daily open and closing paperwork including cash deposits, issuing and counting down POS cash drawers Accountable for meeting daily sales objectives for over $20,000 while supervising at least 25+ associates serving upwards towards 2,200 meals per dayEncouraged associates to set goals and strive for advancement within the organization working collaboratively with parents, nurses and doctors to ensure meals met patient dietary requirements Ensured kitchen and cafeteria areas met organization, local and federal regulations (ex. HAACP) complying with sanitation, food and equipment temperature and waste logs monitoringUpdated and maintained inventory of food, kitchen equipment and supplies; assisted in timely reordering of inventory from vendors Responsible for training and motivating associates as well as creating work schedules and workflowsEvaluated the performance of workers, used leadership to recognize high performers and discipline for those who fail to meet reasonable standards for company work performanceColonial Wines & Spirits – Wine Sales Consultant Little Rock, AR Mar. 2016 – Dec. 2018 Responsible for merchandising of displays, setting up promotional events for vendor accounts and coordinating educational events at tasting barRecommended wine, beer and spirits to guests in order to tailor to their occasion and experienceWorked directly with beer and liquor sales representatives, regional managers and suppliersMonitoring inventory and replenishing of merchandiseFollowed Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC) regulations to ensure safe beverage consumption Responsible for training new associates to meet organization standardsLa Madeleine French Bakery – Line Cook Little Rock, AR May 2016 – June 2017 Responsible for communicating orders between front of house and back of house to make sure orders were prepared correctly and in a timely mannerPreparation of menu items by means of broiling, grilling, frying, sautéing, baking Greeting and taking guest orders on POS systemUnloaded weekly trucks responsible for making sure food is received in excellent quality and in compliance with the organization, local and federal regulationsCross trained in numerous positions including prep, expo, cashier, server, busser and dishwasher Ensure adherence to all quality and sanitation rules and regulations Education: University of Arkansas – Little Rock, ArkansasAssociate Degree Applied Science Culinary ArtsAssociate Degree Applied Science Hospitality ManagementSkills:Food safety and sanitation, banquets and catering, bartending and restaurant server, retail management, wine and liquor demonstrations, accounting, forecasting, budgeting, inventory management, menu planning, organization and problem solving, leadership and communication, business management, brand representation and advance knowledge of Microsoft programs, google programs and POS systems.Certifications:TABC Server CertificationTexas Food Handler CertificationServsafe -Management Certification Servsafe – Alcohol Certification Wine and Spirits Technical Certification WSET Global Level 2 Distillation Certification WSET Global Level 3 Advance Wine CertificationAHELI Management of Food and Beverage Operations Certification Managefirst Human Resource Management & Supervision CertificationManagefirst Controlling Foodservice Costs and Purchasing CertificationActivities and Accomplishments:MLK Reads- Volunteer Literacy Program (2019-2020)Organic Farm Apprenticeship – Living Roots Farm (March 2021)