profile

Joshua Lawson

www.instagram.com/chef_josh_lawson

Cocoa Beach, FL, USA

coast2coastdogz@gmail.com

9105069650

Skills

Fast

Business minded

profitable

Teachable

Knowledgeable

experienced

Languages

English

Spanish

French

Awards

101 Best Restaurants St. Louis Mag #31

Activities

Fishing

Boating

Hiking

Education

Culinary Institute of Virginia

AAS Culinary , Gastronomy

March 2011 - March 2012

Experience

Culinary Director

Camp Towanda , Honesdale, PA, USA

April 2019 - July 2019

  • Taught fine dining to kids aged 7-17
  • Hands on training in knife skills, saftey, sanitation and cooking techniques
  • set up a wood fired pizza oven in outdoor kitchen
  • trained staff
  • Menu development
  • participate in all camp activities
  • Developed recipes for the Camp Towanda cookbook
  • Was filmed and interviewed for camp marketing material

Co-Owner/Operator

#LobsterRoll , Williamsburg, VA, USA

January 2019 - March 2020

  • Research and development
  • Menu development
  • Branding
  • Advertising
  • Food truck design
  • Food Costing

Chef de Partie

Block Restaurant , Provo, UT, USA

April 2017 - February 2018

  • Helped open this restaraunt
  • Live Butchery
  • Daily Specials
  • Menu Development
  • Farm to Table Scratch kitchen
  • Inventory
  • Staff Training

Chef de Cuisine

Sanctuaria , St. Louis, MO, USA

January 2016 - June 2017

  • awarded the #31 spot of best 101 places to eat in STL by STL MAG
  • This restaurant was going to be closed and it was given to me to fix
  • decreased food cost
  • increased sales
  • rebranded as farm to table restaraunt
  • worked onsight in our organic garden and off site organic farm
  • selected heritage breed animals
  • selected heirloom variety produce
  • had quartly privet meals by ticket only
  • marketing
  • inventory
  • menu development
  • staff training
  • festival catering
  • Recruit and hire staff, such as cooks and other kitchen workers.
  • Meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order supplies

Owner/Operator

Coast 2 Coast Dogz , North Carolina

March 2012 - September 2016

  • started a mobile food business from scratch
  • menu development
  • branding
  • marketing
  • taxes
  • advertising

Ships Servicemen

United States Navy , Norfolk, VA, USA

July 1999 - July 2001

  • Military
  • Supply Division