Amanda Hartigan
Pastry Chef

Amanda Hartigan
12 Bean Court
Wanaque, NJ 07465

Background:    The Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY
                            Bachelor Degree in Baking and Pastry Management:                                                                                                                         November 2008
                            Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts:                                                                                                                                      March 2007

                            Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine Chengdu China                                                                                                                       November 2008
                            Certificate received (2 week Chinese Cuisine and Culture Experience)

Experience:    Sugar and Plumm                                                                                                                                                                                 Moonachie, NJ
                          Pastry Cook                                                                                                                                                                                           1/2012 to 6/2012
  • Worked in Commissary producing products for retail location, special order and whole sale orders
  • Responsible for preparing individual dessert order for retail location                                                        
                          Nisi Estiatorio                                                                                                                                                                                     Englewood, NJ
                          Pastry Chef                                                                                                                                                                                           8/2010 to 12/2011

  • Worked in pastry kitchen producing products for dessert menu, daily specials and after dinner petit fours
  • Responsible for daily production of focaccia bread and bar snacks
  • Responsible for dessert inventory and production schedules        
                          The Threefold Café                                                                                                                                                                            Chestnut Ridge, NY
                          Chef’s Assistant/Pastry Cook/Chocolatier                                                                                                                                     8/2009 to 8/2010
  • Chef’s Assistant: Assisted Chef is daily preparation of school lunches and lunch buffet
  • Pastry Cook: Responsible for daily assortment of cookies and dessert items for buffet line
  • Chocolatier: Assisted Chef is production of chocolate candies ranging from molded chocolates to truffles and rochers
                          Mr. Cupcakes                                                                                                                                                                                      Hackensack, NJ
                          Manager                                                                                                                                                                                              5/2009 to 10/2009
  • Assisted customers with selecting from an array of 24 cupcake flavors
  • Decorated cupcakes to the owners standards
  • Trained new employees on proper cupcake icing methods and customer service methods
            The Fine Grind - A Coffee Bar                                                                                                                                                           Little Falls, NJ         
            Server/Food and Cold Beverage Station/Barista                                                                                                                             1/2009 to 8/2009

  • Server: Learned front of house table service, in charge of serving 12 tables and a 10 seat living room area
  • Food and Cold Beverage Station: responsible for sandwich preparation, filling lunch and evening orders, plating desserts, creating iced and frozen beverages
  • Barista: Learned the method for creating artistic espresso beverages
                          Taste Budd’s                                                                                                                                                                                        Red Hook, NY
                          Pastry Cook                                                                                                                                                                                         6/2007 to 11/2008
  • Worked in bakeshop producing products for wholesale orders, retail café and local food and wine festivals
  • Responsible for food ordering, production schedules and intern supervision
  • Made “all scratch” breads, cookies, mousses, specialty cakes, pastries and desserts
                          Sea Island Company                                                                                                                                                                          Sea Island, GA
                          Externship                                                                                                                                                                                         3/2006 to 7/2006
  • Rotated through all areas of pastry department in 5 Star/5 Diamond Resort
  • Morning shift creating bread formulas, making pies, cookies and other bake shop products
  • Night shift, which included banquets, pastries, plated desserts and filling orders

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