Chef Ace Champion    

 (920) 713-4941               De Pere, WI  54115   

E-mail: acechampion1@live.com                            Web: www.chefchampionscookingclasses.com              

EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE      Position Chef/Cooking Class Instructor/Host of The Food Network           

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS            

Customer Service

  • Ability to communicate and adjust accordingly to people of all age groups. This includes training and communicating with staff as well as customer service.Voted by customers as the Customer service Champion for 3 out of 4 years at Copps Food Center as a meat cutter
  • A friendly face and attitude at all times. “Not Exceptions!”
  • A true visionary that lives by positive thinking and promoting its good health.
  • TV Presence. Able to communicate to the viewers on a personal intimate level.

Equipment & Kitchen Knowledge

  •  Ability to multi-task in the most stressful and hostile of environments
  •   Skilled in operating almost all restaurant equipment
  •  Master Knifes-man/Precision cuts and measurement also preform/knife dancing tricks
  •  20 years of culinary experience
  • Author of  “8 Steps To Your Perfect Meal”

Leadership & Management

Owner of Chef Champion LLC/A.K.A. Champion Cooking Classes & Private Chef

  •  Kitchen Manager (over 4 years) - managed many employees, as well as ordering, inventory, etc.
  • Sous Chef (over 4 years) – assisted the Executive in supervising, ordering, inventory, cooking, etc.
  • Seafood Manager over a high volume grocery store (over 3 years) – increased sales by 30 percent, instructed seafood classes, ordering, setup and take down of service cases, inventory, managed several employees, meat cutting. Etc.
  • Executive Chef, General Manager, Event Coordinator, & Cooking Class Instructor/Teacher. Menu planning, instructor, marketing, etc.
  • Culinary Manager & Event Coordinator (over 2 years) - Cooking Instructor, Overseeing all chefs and events, etc.

Education

  •   High School Graduate from Saint Helena Central High in Greensburg, LA, class of (1995).
  • Graduate of Fox Valley Tech’s Accelerated Culinary Arts,  December 2012,  with honors.
  • Certified Spanish for Hospitality, /Serve Safe, First Aide/CPR certified, OSHA certified, Licenses Management, & Bartender Certified.
  • Seafood & Meat Specialist (Certified)- Instructor of Seafood Classes including cooking, and demonstration of knowledge. Ordering and Managing. Master Meat Cutter for over 6 years.
  • Over 20 years of Culinary Experience and knowledge in various cuisine as well as various positions and techniques
  • Safe Serve/Osha & CPR Certified

Self-Achievements & Awards- 9 time Award Winning Chef

  •   Author of “8 Steps To Your Perfect Meal” September 2013
  •  Top 12, Best Over All & Best International Award (Reach Counseling "Just Desert" competition) - Feb. 2014
  •  Top 10, First Place Winner (54218)  "2nd Annual Kids Food Award" competition - March 2014
  •  Top 10Grand Price Winner (Minnesota Pork Administration) "Flavor Pitch Recipe Award" competition- June 2015 
  • Top 8 ,Peoples Choice Award (Wisconsin Pork Association Competition) at the Kalahari Resorts - Feb. 2016
  • Semi-Pro football player for over 15 years. Finished my last season with a Championship
  • Proud father of 3 beautiful children. And one Wonderful Wife
  • Giving back to my community. Donated to over 25 charities in the last 3 years


Cooking Class/Demonstration Partners

LashBro Production (TV Cooking Host) "The Chef Champion Show" (Present)

The Bottle Room Bistro & Fine Wine & Craft Bear, Howard, WI (Cooking with Wine) - (Present)

Mona Rose Winery, Green  Bay WI, (Cooking with Wine) - (Present)    

UW Fox Valley- Neenah, WI (Instructor of my book "8 Steps to your Perfect Meal" - (Present)

Cooks Corner-Green Bay, WI (Culinary Manager/Instructor/Event Coordinator) - (Present)

Fox 11 "Living with Amy Show", Green Bay, WI (Guest Cooking Host) - (Present)

Fox 11 "Good Day Wisconsin", Green Bay, WI (Guest Cooking Host) - (Present)

Haven Solon & Spa, De Pere, WI (Healthy Cooking for the Skin) -Past

CBS-WFRV-TV local Channel 5 Live, Green Bay, WI (Cooking Show   Host  Past                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Day Spa, De Pere, WI (Health Cooking) - Past

Simon Creek Winery-Door County, WI (Cooking with Wine) - Past

Parallel 44 Winery & Vineyard, Door County, WI (Cooking with Wine) - Past

New Leaf Market Co-op-Green Bay, WI (Healthy Cooking) - Past


Work Experience

  • February 2015       Cooking Class Instructor/Seminar (8 Steps To Your Perfect Meal), (part-time)-UW                                                   Fox Valley, Menasha, WI     (Present)
  • December 2014 -  Cooking Class Instructor -The Bottle Room, cooking with wine, Howard,                                                                    WI    (Present)
  • March 2014 -        Cooking Class Instructor, (part-time)-Day Spa, healthy cooking, De Pere, WI
  • September 2013 -     Author, (part-time)-M & B Solutions, publishing and self-achievement.     Green Bay, WI     920-                                                         468-9316.     Contact: Mike or Bonnie-Owners
  • October 2013 -         Motivational Speaker, (part-time)-Fox Valley Technical College, marketing department.   Appleton,                                                   WI   920-735-5738.   Contact:  Chris-Marketing Director (Present)
  • January 2013 -         Cooking Class Instructor, (part-time)-Captains Walk Winery, cooking with wine.     Green Bay,                                                       WI   920-431-9255.    Contact: Jocelyn-Event Coordinator or Pj-Manager  (Past)
  • January 2013 - Cooking Class Instructor, (part-time)-St. Norbert University, cooking classes.   De Pere, WI                                                                      920-403-3494.     Contact: Amy-Event Coordinator of Language Arts    (Past)
  • January 2013 - Culinary Manager/Cooking Class  Instructor, (part-time)-Cooks Corner, cooking store Nations Larges Cooking                                      Store. Green Bay, WI  920-964-0249.    Contact: Katherine-Cooking Show Manager (Present)
  • February 2013 -2014 - Dietary Chef, (full-time)-Golden Living Center/Village Gardens, skilled nursing home,  Green Bay,                                                  WI   920-499-5177.    Contact: Rob Hodges Manager          (Past)              
  • Aug. 2011 to Dec. 2012 - Executive Chef, General Manager, Event Coordinator,                     Cook Class Instructor (full-                                                 time) Plum Hill Cafe, Kaukauna,Wisconsin  920-585-9625. Contact: Owner- Dave Klister        
  • June 2003 to Jun. 2007 - Meat Cutter/Seafood Manager/Customer Service (full-time),                           Copps Food Center,                                                grocery store    Green Bay, WI      920-469-8293    Contact: Stephanie Human Resources  
  • March 1997 to 2002 - Sausage Maker/Shooter/Packager/Venison Butcher/etc. (full-time) Crescent City Meats,  sausage                                                     plant        New Orleans, LA    504-737-0569        Contact:  Jerry Hanford-Owner

References:

Rachel Graf:         De Pere, WI           Massage Therapist-Cosmetologist – The Day Spay & Imagine Chiropractic:       920-                                                                                      7134325

Elston Taylor:        Pulaski, WI           IT Department-American Food Group      920-737-5502

Dr. Angie:             Green Bay, WI       Chiropractor- Imagine Chiropractic        920-434-9915

 

More references available upon request.