nullcook/victoria/1176746
ID: 1176746
Cook in Victoria - Lela P.
Part-Time • Live-Out

Lela P.

59
Yrs old
9
Yrs Experience

I've always been passionate about food and cooking, a true foodie at heart. My career has taken me through an exciting journey across hospitality, sales, and marketing. But what really thrills me is getting to blend these experiences with my love for culinary arts. This passion led me to create Kiki’s Organic Tea & Spice Company, where I dived into the world of entrepreneurship. Running this business wasn't just about selling tea and spices; it was a journey in enhancing my culinary skills. From managing a bustling wholesale operation to serving up delightful lunches in our cozy teashop, from catering unique events to bringing smiles at Island festivals with my food truck, each step has been a fulfilling adventure. It's these varied experiences that have shaped me into a well-rounded professional, ready to bring a dash of creativity and a spoonful of expertise to any culinary challenge.

From a young age, my life has revolved around the delights of the kitchen, cultivating a true foodie's passion for intricate flavors and cooking. This journey has taken me through an exciting path in hospitality, sales, and marketing, all converging into my profound love for the culinary arts. Creating Kiki’s Organic Tea & Spice Company was a significant leap into entrepreneurship, where I immersed myself in the world of flavor, blending spices and crafting unique profiles that go beyond mere taste. This venture was not just about running a business; it was an extension of my culinary exploration, enhancing my skills in creating dishes that resonate with comfort and familiarity. My approach to cooking, best described as 'slow food family style, ' focuses on carefully crafted dishes that cater to a variety of dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, and raw, ensuring each meal is not only nutritious but also a celebration of flavors. Whether managing a bustling wholesale operation, serving delightful lunches in our cozy teashop, catering for unique events, or spreading joy at Island festivals with my food truck, each experience has been a step in a fulfilling adventure. These diverse culinary experiences have shaped my expertise, allowing me to bring a dash of creativity and a deep understanding of diverse palates to every meal I prepare.

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Services
Private/personal cook
Chef for events
Family cook
Dietary cook

Salary: Negotiable

Work Availability
Desired start date immediately
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Overnight
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List of cuisines
Canadian
Italian
Middle Eastern
Thai
Vegetarian
Chinese
Skills
Knowledge of modern cooking technology
Knowledge of sanitary and hygienic standards
Experience in managing other employees
Barbecuing
Professional plating
Catering experience
Able to do the following
Table setting and serving
Cooking children's meals
Keeping the kitchen clean
Baking / pastry preparation
Purchasing products
Washing dishes
Work history
Accumulated experience : 8 years • Number of previous jobs: 1
2016 — 2023 • 8 years
owner-operator
For the past 8 years, I've been running my own successful vacation rental property management company. I was responsible for all cleaning, meeting the guests and all communications. All my clients were awarded and maintained "Superhost" status while working with my company. I have many references that I would love to share.
Host-my-bnb.com

Education

Food Handler’s Certification
My references
Recommended by Leon H.
To Whom It May Concern, I am writing this letter to provide a reference for Lela Perkins, who served as the property manager for my Airbnb condominium for over three and a half years. Our professional partnership ended in early 2023 when I decided to sell the condominium. During her tenure as my property manager, Lela consistently demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication. She was exceptionally prompt and efficient in managing a wide range of responsibilities associated with the property. Her attention to detail and organizational skills ensured the seamless operation of the Airbnb rental. One of Lela’s most notable strengths was her ability to interact with guests. She consistently provided a high level of customer service and was unfailingly polite and accommodating to our guests. As a result, our property received consistently positive reviews from satisfied guests, which undoubtedly contributed to the property’s success. Moreover, we encountered various challenging situations with difficult guests, and Lela proved to be highly effective in handling these incidents. Her problem-solving abilities and professionalism were instrumental in maintaining a positive guest experience and safeguarding the property’s reputation. Working with Lela was a pleasant experience throughout our partnership. She consistently communicated effectively, keeping me informed of all property-related matters and financial updates. Her commitment to her work and her friendly demeanor made her a valuable asset to our property management. I have no hesitation in recommending Lela Perkins as a property manager. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service skills make her an ideal candidate for any property management position. I have every confidence that she will excel in any role she undertakes. If you require any additional information or have specific questions regarding Lela’s performance, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. Sincerely, Leon He
Additional Information
Active: More than a month ago • Member since: November 2023
featureNon-smoker
featureHave a valid driver's license
featureHave a personal car
featureComfortable with pets
featureCan swim
featureWilling to relocate
featureAble to travel with the family
featureCan work in homes with video surveillance
featureHave my own child/children
Gender: Female
Proof of police check: Willing to obtain
My Nationality: Canadian
Languages: English

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