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Mr Ede Pusztai


36 Camborne Grove, Gateshead, UK

 • 07516072404 •

Driving License •



Personal Statement


A professional chef with extensive international catering and customer service experience, seeking a position in the field of hospitality to prove his passion about great food.




Key Skills


-          Professionalism in International and Hungarian cuisine and experience in cooking British dishes

-          Extensive experience in both `mass feeding` and fine dining

-          Excellent customer service skills

-          Efficient time manager - well organized

-          Reliable in meeting objectives

-          Good problem solving skills

-          Active and dynamic approach to work

-          Great people and staff management skills

-          Contribution to teamwork

-          Ability to work under pressure

-          `Can do` attitude




Work Experience


Chef (casual) at Compass Group Ltd. – Otterburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne

(31/05/2013-up to present)


-          Food preparation,  cooking and serving hot  and cold food (British  and International cuisine);

-          Keeping  kitchen and work areas tidy and clean;

-          Making sure to adhere  to Health and Safety Standards;

-          Contribution to teamwork;

-          Delivering great customer service with a `can do` attitude;

-          Working under pressure in a fast paced work environment;



Head Chef at Meduza Catering Ltd. Budapest, Hungary

(25/10/2010 to 31/03/2013)


-          Preparation of menu;

-          Maintained great relationship with customers and suppliers;

-          Delivery ordering;

-          Cost calculation and accounting;

-          Event management and related administration (up to 1000 people);

-          Proved great organization skills to meet administration deadlines;

-          Staff management (weekly rota; staff training; staff reward and retention, appraisals);

-          Analyses sales figures to identify and solve sales related issues and made recommendations for improvements;

-          Prepared and cooked hot and cold Hungarian and International Food;





Chef  at Repeta Ltd. Budapest, Hungary

(01/07/2009 to 08/2010)

-          Menu preparation;

-          Prepared and cooked hot Hungarian dishes;

-          Worked in a busy environment as part of a team to achieve excellent customer service;

-          Made sure that kitchen and work areas were kept clean and worked to adhere to Health and Safety regulations;



Chef at Hemingway Restaurant, Budapest, Hungary

(05/2008 to 31/06/2009)

-          Contributed  to preparation of menu;

-          Prepared and cooked high standard International dishes in a first class restaurant with a great reputation in Hungary;

-          Gained great experience in `International Fine Dining`;


Catering Manager at Mennyei Manna Ltd., Budapest, Hungary

(05/2008 to 05/2007)

-          Menu preparation;  

-          Cost calculations, accounting;

-          Administration and back office duties;

-          Proved great organization and time management skills to meet office deadlines;

-          Placed orders and maintained excellent relationship with suppliers and customers;

-          Staff management (staff rota, recruitment, appraisals, identified staff training needs and organized trainings);

-          Event management;

-          Utilised marketing skills to identify customer needs and to promote products in order to boost business sale and to achieve customer retention;





Gundel Karoly College of Tourism and Hospitality, Budapest, Hungary


GCSE  - Maths, Hungarian Grammar/Literature, History, Biology



College of Tourism and Hospitality

1985 to 1988

Hungarian National Vocational Qualification  - Chef Level 3


Professional Courses

Sales Manager Training  2007

Hungarian National Armed Forces Training 1989-1990






-          Have gained extensive knowledge and experience in International Cuisine;

-          Have been promoted  and have previously worked  as catering manager due to great catering experience, marketing, organization and leadership skills;



Hobbies & Interests


-          In my free time I enjoy improving my knowledge about International and Hungarian dishes.




References are available on request