Making a celebration of every occasion! 

 

918-812-8669
silverspooncateringok@gmail.com

CHEF RODNEY



RODNEY L. SMITH




Objective

My objective in life is to live everyday to its fullest.  I wish to fulfill my dreams and achieve any goals I set along the way.  My passion is in food and I love working with people in a fast paced atmosphere

Experience

2009- Present                   Silver Spoon Hospitality Services, inc                 OK

Co-Owner

Assist all advertising, planning, organizing, purchasing, inventory and management of a full service catering company.    

2008- 2009 Cherokee Casino & Resort Catoosa, OK

Saucier

Work closely with Sous & Executive Chefs in daily preparations of Buffet, Banquet functions, fine dining ala carte restaurant, quick service restaurants, & employee dining food items for 50 people up to 5,000 daily.  Responsible for knowing all positions in banquet kitchen and the ability to work in each station when needed.  Assist with inventory, ordering, sanitation duties, safety procedures, training new cooks, menu development & overall standard kitchen practices.  

2004- 2008 Stephen’s Memorial Chapel Pryor, OK

Memorial Chapel Associate

On call 24/7. Schedule arrangements with families

Advise families on information & documentations needed for arrangements.  Assist in filing of Social Security and accompanying paperwork.  Coordinate and execute funeral / visitation activities in accordance with state laws and regulations, including body and casket preparations, funeral service scheduling, transportation, flower deliveries and set-ups.  Prepare memorial DVD presentations

Handle public and guest relations


2002-2004 Mayes County Medical Center Pryor, OK

Dietary Supervisor

Coordinate and prepare 3 meals daily for up to 65 patients according to doctor prescribed dietary needs and following all food and kitchen safety and sanitation guidelines.  Supervised 85 seat Cafeteria Bistro responsible for feeding 175 + employees and hospital guests.  Planned menus, requisitioned food and supplies from hospital’s Central Supply area.  Responsible for cash register operations, closing duties, and all financial documentations.  Twice monthly catered upscale dining for hospital board members' meetings and their guests.


2001-2002     Santa Fe Restaurants LLC at Will Roger’s Downs Claremore,OK

Foodservice Production Manager

Supervised all foodservice activities in the facility 

Overseen 200 seat restaurant, 50 seat casual café, and multiple concession areas daily.  Coordinate and execute banquets for 600 person area.  Organized hospitality for special functions including caterings and buffets.  Responsible for maintaining stock and inventory for all Foodservice operations.  Prepared food and supply orders weekly

Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling all foodservice and wait staff

1996-2001 Rocker’s Restaurant Inc. Pryor, OK

Restaurant Manager

Managed 165 seat dining room

Prepared food and supply orders

Handled all financial statements and paperwork

Responsible for hiring, training, and scheduling kitchen and wait staff

Responsible for menu writing, public relations, marketing, facility maintenance and everyday operations

1992-1996                        Pizza Hut Restaurant                           Pryor, OK

Assistant Manager/ Manager

Driver

Cook

1988-1992                               Sonic Drive In                                Pryor, OK

Crew Leader

Car Hop and cook

On the  “new store opening crew” for other locations



Education

2006                   Northeastern Technology Center                   Claremore, OK

Private Security Phases I, II, & III

2001-2003                  Oklahoma State University                       Okmulgee,OK

Foodservice Management and Culinary Arts

Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


1992-1994       Tulsa Technology Center- Airpark Campus       Tulsa, OK

Aviation Maintenance Technology


1992                          Claremore High School                      Claremore, OK

Interests


2002 to 2008: drummer & singer in Blackwater Band. 

Interested in culinary arts, psychology, personal development, human behaviors, finance, real estate, and aviation.  Excellent public relations and verbal communication skills, ability to handle emergency in high-stress situations, ability to perform in front of large groups, fair diplomatic and dependable.