Kitchen Manager or Chef Manager.
by Rodney S Meyers
(Cochrane Alberta Canada.)
Rodney S. Meyers
P.O Box 1259
Cochrane Alberta Canada
I am presently at home in Cochrane Alberta
Summary of Qualifications
Certificate of Military Achievement
Trade Qualification 3 Cook Course 8106. Completed October 1981.
Certificate of Military Achievement
Trade Qualification Cook 5 Course. Completed May 1985
Junior Leadership Course Completed 1986
Retired From Canadian Armed Forces after 14 Years of Service 1996
Certificate of Qualification
Chef Certification # 160291, issued April 1987.
Interprovincial Standard Red Seal #610538, issued April, 1985
ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification: issued May 21st
2010 Exp May 21 2014. Cert Number 7097428
Attended MDC Greenville South Carolina Feb 27 2010
To Mar 09 2010, Completion of 8 certificates.
Food Handlers Safety Course
The National Food Safety Training Program, Exp 2011
First Aid Certification
Advanced First Aid Exp 2006
St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid – Level A CPR, Exp 2010
Diavik Safety, Diavik NT. issued 2007
Mine Safety Supervisor Level 1
Ministry of Mines, Yellowknife NT. Valid through November 2009
Computer Skills-Word, Excel, Power Point. Working with Computers since 1998.
Accomplishments Salon Culinary - Military Culinary Competitions
Gold Medal - Cake and Pastry Decoration
Gold Medal - Plate Presentation
Gold Medal - Table setting
Gold Medal - Bread and Pastry baking
Canadian Armed Forces Awards
The United Nations Medal - Recognition as a Military Member of the United Nations
Disengagement Observer Force Canadian Contingent Middle East. Issued February
Certificate of Appreciation - for dedicated service in the organization, preparation and
Presentation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Vancouver, B.C.
October 13 - October 17, 1987.
Certificate of Appreciation - For outstanding service during exercise CALTROP FORCE
89 at Fort Ord, California. Issued September 1989
Admirals Personal Chef
Was responsible for all food service operations concerning the Admiral and his guests
From September 1990 to April 1993. This included all menu planning, food preparation
and service. Meals were from 3 to 8 courses for 10 to 500 persons.
Experience Senior Coordinator Logistics January 2007 to March 2007
Tli Cho Logistics - Diavik Diamond Mine
Responsible for all truck traffic crossing the ice road to the site. Marshalling of trucks to correct
Off load area and return to ice road.
Camp Manager, Chef Manager, Sodexho MS Canada Ltd. December 2001 to Sept 2010
I was Responsible for all aspects of Kitchen Facilities, Laundry, Maintenance and training of Staff.
Fort Of The Forks, Fort Simpson NWT
Shell Canada Energy (Klappan Valley BC).
Copper Fox Metals Schaft Creek.
DeBeers - Kennady Lake Project
BHP Billiton Diamond Mine
Northgate Wabasca Camp with Encana Oil & Gas Partnership
Barrick Gold - Eskay Creek
Supreme Group Food Service Leatherneck Afghanistan LOGCAP. Feb 27 2010’ Serving up to 14,000 meals per day.
Was In charge of 180 staff. In charge of Stores with 48 chillers, Freezers, Kitchen producing up to 14,000 meals per day and Dining room with seating for 1500 People.
Familiar with FAAS program (Dyn-Corp International) Managing of all Foods and cost.
Resigned 18th July 2011
Assistant Project Manager, Diavik January 2001 to June 2001
Ek'ati Services / PTI Group Inc., Yellowknife NT. - Assist the Project Manager in the day
to day operation of housing and food services and maintenance for 1200 persons in two locations of 700
and 500 persons respectively. Rotation scheduling allowed me to be the cross shift for
the two Camp Managers and the Project Manager.
Was directly responsible for the mobilization of the 700 person camp as buildings were
Completed. This included organization and coordination of staff and inventories to
ensure smooth opening of camp, completing the
mobilization in six weeks.
Had direct responsibility for 6 supervisory staff during the two weeks as a Camp
Manager and 15 supervisory staff as Assistant Project Manager. This represents a
Compliment of 45 staff in the 500 person complex and 60 staff in the 700-person complex.
Camp Manager, Debeers Snap Lake April 2000 to December 2000
Ek'ati Services / PTI Group Inc, Yellowknife NT. - Responsible for the day to day
Operation of housing and food services including; staff scheduling for housekeeping,
Maintenance and kitchen, guest room accounting for check in/out, inventory control,
Ordering, commissary operation and all general accounting functions.
Other responsibilities were, daily and weekly safety meetings, accident investigation,
Occupational Health and Safety Committee meetings, staff orientation and training and
employee travel from Yellowknife to site and return.
Completed daily, weekly and monthly reports to the client including, Daily Rooms
Occupied, Weekly Board Accounts, Daily and Weekly Safety Meetings and priority
Reports. Met with the client daily to discuss any problems and plan fluctuations in camp
First Cook. Diavik Diamonds Project January 2000 to April 2000
Ek'ati Services / PTI Group Inc., Yellowknife NT. - Responsible for the day to day
Operation of kitchen, feeding 200. This included full breakfast, hot lunch and full supper
with 3 main choices. Coordinated the 11 staff in daily duties and time management to
ensure the highest standard of food preparation and presentation.
Assisted the chef in menu planning, inventory control, ordering and staff scheduling.
First Cook / Baker / Chef November 1997 to January 2000
PTI Group Inc, Edmonton, AB - Started as a first cook responsible for the main meals of
the day. In general this was a full breakfast, soup and bag lunch and full 3 choices
Worked several camps as the night baker. This included baking all cakes, pies, pastries,
squares, cookies, breads and other yeast products for up to 300 people daily.
As a chef the responsibilities included, staff scheduling, menu planning, inventory
Control, ordering, and final preparation and presentation of food service.
Sous Chef May 1997 to September 1997
B.B. Catering, Halliberton Ontario - Term position in a summer camp for members of the
Jewish faith. I was responsible for the preparation and presentation of the evening meal
for 1000 camp residents.
Banquet Chef July 1996 to February 1997
Al Capone's Restaurant, Ottawa Ontario - Responsible for all preparation, production
and presentation of banquets from 50 to 500 people.
Military History Chef 1995 to 1996
CFB Trenton, Trenton, Ontario - Executive chef for the officers Mess. As well as the
Daily meals there were up to 75 Mess Dinners per year. These were very formal 7 and 8
Ships Cook 1992 to 1994
CFB Esquimalt, Esquimalt B.C. - Responsible for all galley operations aboard ship including logistics
Supply foods stuff for long deployments.
HMCS Cowichan - Mine Sweeper
HMCS Thunder - Mine Sweeper
HMCS Vancouver - Frigate
Chef / Cook 1990 to 1993
CFB Esquimalt, Esquimalt, B.C. - When not cooking for the admiral I was in charge of the
Wardroom at CFB Esquimalt.
Cook 1986 to 1990
CFB Esquimalt, Esquimalt B.C. - Field cook for the 3 PPCLI battalion in various locations
at home and abroad with the logistics of setting up Kitchen tents for field feeding.
Cook June 1985 to February 1986
United Nations Disengagement Force, Middle East - Field work feeding the
Peacekeeping forces in the Golan Heights.
Training Qualification 4 (Cook) & 5 (Chef) October 1981 April 1985
CFB Bordon, Bordon Ontario - Advanced training combining on the job and classroom
Time to qualify for interprovincial red seal.
Education Grade 12 June 1981
Highland High School, Comox B.C.