GERALD E. GAINES
103 Fawn Hill
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
The French Culinary Institute, New York, NY
Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts & Certificate of Excellence Graduate 2005
Intensive six month course of culinary study and 610 hours of hands on practical training in classic French cooking techniques.
Toulouse-Lautrec, Toulouse, France 1982
Bachelor of Science (BaccalaurÃ©at Scientifique)
TUXEDO COUNTRY CLUB, West Lake Road, Tuxedo Park NY 10987 2007 ~ 2008
S/Chef : Updated standing of â€œa la Carteâ€ and Catering. Excellent references from the Board of Governors, Executive Chef Mark Dowen, General Manager Keith Branche.
SEA GRILL restaurant, 49 Rockefeller center, New York City 2007
Line cook (Temporarily help the night shift team during holidays)
NORTH WEST restaurant, 79 st & Columbus Ave
S/Chef (worked all station depending on Chefâ€™s schedule) 2006
DAVID BURKE@BLOOMINGDALES / DAVID BURKE & DONATELLA, NY 2005 ~ 2006
Chef de Partie (Garde Manger for Lunch / Sauter for Dinner)
ALAIN DUCASSE @ MIX (Francesco Berardinelli), NY 2005
â€¢ Start as internship then became definitive position.
FRANKâ€™S WATERSIDE, North Bergen, NJ 2004 â€“ 2005
â€¢ Worked in the Poissonnier, entremÃ©tier and fry stations.
BRASSERIE de la GARE, Saint Martin, West Indies 1996 â€“ 1999
Managed a fast paced upscale restaurant with up to 17 employees.
Served French & American cuisine for over three hundred customers per seating.
JOE ALLEN â€“ PARIS, Paris, France 1993 â€“ 1995
Beverage Manager for 1st American Restaurant of Paris.
Managed bartenders and wine inventory of the oldest traditional American restaurant of Paris.
EL MEXICANO, Toulouse, France 1992 â€“ 1993
Managed the dining room and the entertainment.
BISTRO DE LA MARÃ‰CHALE, Toulouse, France 1987 â€“ 1990
Food & Beverage Manager
Purchased food and beverage supply daily. Coordinated staff and developed public relations.
LA MARECHALE, Toulouse, France 1983 â€“ 1987
Coordinated seating and reservations for customers at an upscale gastronomic restaurant located in the neighborhood of several Embassies.
NEWBRIDGE MEDIA/Digital Press Intl., Fort Lee, NJ 2003 â€“ 2004
Sales Associate, PrÃ©sident of â€œAlliance de la Cuisine FranÃ§aiseâ€.
Responsible for sales and marketing for metropolitan weekly newspapers.
Organized public relations campaign for leading restaurants.
EDITION de PRESSE FLASH â€“ MEDIAS, Saint Martin, French West Indies 1999 â€“ 2003
Independent Sales Manager for advertising and communications company.
Principal products include French professional phone directory, Annual Agenda, Saint Martin Tourism magazine, and Saint Martin road map.
Responsible for various business functions, including marketing, layout, organization, distribution, and development of new clients.
SAINT MARTIN ENTERTAINMENT ASSOC., Saint Martin, West Indies 1999 â€“ 2003
Developed weekly outdoor entertainment for residents and visitors of Saint Martin, including events planning and production.
Organized evening outdoor artisan market and live music shows.
2000 â€“ 2003 Association des CommerÃ§ants et des Artisants de Saint Martin
2000 â€“ 2003 Secretary of the Business Members Association
2000 â€“ 2003 Alliance of Saint Martinâ€™s Business Unions
Fluent in French and English. Comfortable in Spanish .