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Jai Pembert

476 Darcy Lane
Cob Coast QLD 4444
M: 0455 555 555
E: [email protected]


With over seven years experience in the industry, I have never been more dedicated and passionate about producing high quality, creative and innovative dishes for the Australian public.


Southbank TAFE
Brisbane QLD
Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
Graduated: 2003


Garrick High School
Cob Coast QLD
Queensland Certificate of Education
Graduated: 1999


Employment History

Jan 2007 – Sep 2009: Sous Chef
The French Brasserie
London, UK


  • Supervised a team of 25 in a busy kitchen
  • Managed food preparation processes
  • Managed all team tasks
  • Allocated duties and meal orders
  • Coordinated with front-of-house staff
  • Checked garnishes and meal presentation
  • Checked and maintained stock levels
  • Helped manage all staff rosters
  • Assisted the head chef de cuisine with menu planning, budgets and wine selection


  • Second-in-charge for catering for an event at Buckingham Palace
  • Restructured the food prep system which resulted in a more efficient production line
Jun 2003 – Dec 2006: Apprentice chef (later promoted to chef de partie in March 2006)
Scales Seafood Restaurant
Southbank, QLD


  • Shadowed different chefs de partie to learn about each station of the kitchen
  • Cooked meals, entrees, snacks and desserts
  • Prepared sauces
  • Talked with head chef about supplies and menu options
  • Talked with waiters about different specials
  • Checked stock levels


  • Second place in the Restaurant and Catering Association Apprentice Chef Cookery Competition
Mar 2000 – Mar 2003: Apprentice chef
Thyme Australian Restaurant
South Gabba, QLD


  • Made sure all stations in the kitchen were clear and up to OH&S standard
  • Cleaned kitchen
  • Stored food
  • Chopped all vegetables for prep
  • Checked food expiry dates and discarded any outdated food
  • Put into practice any skills learned in class
  • Helped with all garnishes
  • Washed pots and pans


Jan 2004 – Senior First Aid Certificate
Mar 2004 – Responsible Service of Alcohol


Category Name Proficiency Yrs experience Last used
Language French Intermediate 8 yrs < 12 months



Travelling the world and preparing amazing food
French cookery techniques
Experiencing different cultures
Spending time at the beach


Tom Hendi – Head chef and mentor
Scales Seafood Restaurant
(07) 66 222 222
Email: [email protected]
Eve Devereux – Restaurant Owner
The French Brasserie
Email: [email protected]
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