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Chef Michael Joseph Herschman

 

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Chef/Owner

Lopez Southwest Kitchen

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Contemporary Inspired Southwestern Cuisine

Professional Highlights

Restaurateur

Mojo Bar.Musicafe Cleveland, Ohio 1999 - 2003

Cena Copa Restaurant Bar Cleveland Heights, Ohio 1995 - 1999

  • Creation, Construction, Implementation & Effective Administration Of Award Winning Restaurants
Administrator
  • Staff & Policy Development, Training, Scheduling, Implementation For 40+ Restaurant Staff Management Of Purchasing, Cost Of Goods & Production Of Food & Beverage Programs
  • Fiscal Management Of Cost Of Goods & Labor Through Effective Purchasing & Staff Training
  • Kitchen & Dining Room Design, Equipment Purchasing, Installation & Maintenance
Manager
  • Independent & Corporate Restaurant Menu Development, Recipe Standardization & Cost Control Policies
  • Supervision, Training & Evaluation Of Kitchen Staff
  • Implementation Of Business Policies To Reach Fiscal Goals & Maintain Cost Of Goods & Labor
  • Beverage Program Creation, Front Of House Staff Training, Cost Control & Purchasing Policy Maintenance
  • Payroll, Bookkeeping, Marketing, Public Relations & Client Building
Culinarean
  • Recipe & Menu Creation, Standardization & Execution
  • Extensive Experience In Grill, Sauté, Garde Manger, Butchery, Pastry Arts & Expediting
  • Banquet & Private Dining Coordination & Execution of Events up to 550 Guests
  • Creation & Execution Of Local & Nationally Recognized Signature Dishes
  • Nationally Published Recipes & Menu Items
Educator
  • Career Management Training & Specialty Culinary Intruction
  • ICASI/Loretta Paganini Culinary School Chesterland, Ohio
Technician
  • Proficiency In Classical, Global, European, Traditional & Modern American Cuisines
  • Effective Execution & Utilization Of Back-Office, Point Of Sale & Accounting Software
  • Development, Training & Execution Of Multiple Purchasing, Recipe, Menu, Inventory & Cost Control Programs
  • Limited Kitchen & Front Of The House Equipment Installation & Repair
Relevent Employment Experience
  • Executive Chef menu6 Cleveland, Ohio 2009-2010
  • Executive Chef Metropolitan Café Cleveland, Ohio 2008-2009
  • Executive Chef Mario’s International Spas Aurora, Ohio 2007-2008
  • Executive Chef/GM Vivo Restaurant Bar Cleveland, Ohio 2005-2007
  • Personal Caterer Cleveland, Ohio 2003-2005
  • Chef/Owner Cena Copa & Mojo Cleveland, Ohio 1995-2003
  • Executive Chef/GM Player’s On Larchmere Cleveland, Ohio 1993-1995
  • Line Chef Postrio San Francisco 1989-1993
Education
  • BA, Hotel-Restaurant/Foodservice Management, 1989 Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island
  • AOS, Culinary Arts, 1988 Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island
Special Experience
  • Recipe Publications
  • Sold Out Multicourse Dinner At James Beard House 2006
  • Multiple Television & Radio Appearances
  • Culinary Training Programs