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Linda M. Durand

Objective

Have the qualifications and license to teach Food Production, Management and Services I & II on the secondary level

Experience

1986-present   Greenville Public Schools Vocational Center   Greenville, MS

Food Production, Management and Services Instructor

bulletPilot site for the National Restaurant Association ProStart Curriculum, 2000-2001 school year
bulletStudents awarded silver and bronze medals in National FCCLA Illustrated Talk and Interpersonal Communications STAR Events, Orlando, FL, 2000
bulletInstructed the student recipient of the Uncle Ben's Culinary Institute of New Orleans Scholarship 1999
bulletResponsible for the instruction, training and placement of approximately 30 high school students, with the operation and maintenance of a commercial-type Culinary Arts Lab
bulletAdopt-A-School Coordinator in conjunction with the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce
bulletVICA Co-Advisor with students awarded gold and silver medals in Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking Competitions
bulletFHA/HERO Advisor with students awarded medals in Restaurant Service and Salad Preparation Proficiency Events
bulletStudents awarded four gold medals in National FHA/HERO Food Service and Interpersonal Communications STAR Events
bulletVocational Center Teacher of the Year, 1997-98
bulletTech Chair of the Greenville Public Schools website at http://members.tripod.com/gpsweb2
bulletTech Coordinator and Instructor (Instruct other teachers in web page development and integrating the Internet into lesson plans)
bulletParticipate in Tech Prep integration of applied academics
bulletAttended National Tech Prep School-To-Work Conference
bulletZ-score ranking in the top 28%
bulletMember of the Review and Revision Team, Food Production, Management and Services Curricula, 1992
bulletProgram received commendation on last On-Site Technical Assistance Evaluation
1985-1986   The Furniture Center   Greenwood, MS

Secretary/Cashier

bulletProcessed credit applications
bulletReceived monthly customer payments
bulletHandled customer complaints and repair orders
bulletShipped and received inventory
bulletEntered sales invoices into the computer
bulletAccounted for all collections and down payments
August, 1984-December, 1984   Holiday Inn   Gonzales, LA

Assistant Manager

bulletCoordinated Grand Opening of November 15, 1984
bulletDeveloped job descriptions for all departments
bulletAdministered job procedures
bulletEvaluated the need for and supervised training in all departments
bulletManaged the total property and approximately 90 employees on a daily basis
bulletConducted guest inspections and maintained quality control
bulletImproved guest satisfaction by being accessible and handling guest complaints promptly and courteously
1982-1984   Holiday Inn   Greenville, MS

Assistant Manager/Food and Beverage Manager

bulletSupervised approximately 85 employees with major emphasis on 40 restaurant and lounge employees
bulletCoordinated banquets and meetings
bulletPlanned menus, made work schedules, controlled costs, purchased and assessed inventory, promoted facility
bulletRestaurant and lounge rose from an unacceptable Holiday Inn rating to a rating next to the top of the rate classification-This rating was maintained throughout my management there
bulletAchieved, through innovative ideas, employee motivation, training, guest contact and community relations, a complete team effort which resulted in a profitable operation
1973-1982   Self-Employed   Kamuela, HI

Caterer/Property Manager

bulletCatered private dinner and cocktail parties and was much in demand for my abilities as a gourmet chef
bulletSupervised 5 employees
bulletManaged five homes for mainland owners in their absence, including grounds and swimming pool upkeep, security and housekeeping
bulletManaged one vacation beachfront property which was rented on a weekly or monthly basis

Education

1968-Present
bulletServSafe Certified
bulletPhase II Technology Workshop graduate, The Internet Learning Company
bulletRequired coursework Mississippi State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi Delta Community College for Class A Teacher's Certificate in the capacity to teach Food Production, Management and Services
bulletOne and one-half years Mississippi University for Women, majoring in English and Interior Design
bulletGraduate of S. D. Lee High School, Columbus, MS, 1967

Special Qualifications

bulletIBM computer operation as it pertains to word processing, inventory, web page authoring and Internet navigation
bulletMicrosoft Level 2 Certification

Interests

Gardening, Gourmet Cooking, Reading, Computers, Crafts, Malacology


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