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Gerardo Meza

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

CV

  • XdigitalPro

Digital advertising agency (Agencia de publicidad digital)

North, Central and South America (Norte, centro y sur America)

May 2017 – currently (Mayo 2017 – actualmente)

Partner / Co-founder (Socio / Cofundador)

 

  • XcleanPro

House cleaning service (Servicio de limpieza de casa)

DFW-Texas

November 2015 – currently (Noviembre 2015 – actualmente)

Partner / Co-founder (Socio / Cofundador)

 

  • Auyama House Restaurant

Costa Rican and Venezuelan FoodSan Jose – Costa Rica.

November 2014 – May 2015

Partner / Co-founder (Socio / Cofundador)

 

  • Elizabeths Cake Plano

Custum Cake. “Decoración en Pasteles”

Plano – Texas

March 2014 / August 2014

Position. Cake Decorator (Cargo. Decorador de Pasteles)

 

 

  • JGL Gourmet, C.A.

Moskada Restaurant (Breakfast and Lunch.)

        Partner and Co-Founder from 2010 to January 2014

Position: Manager and Executive Chef.

 

  • Bokanova Deliveri & Home Service, C.A.

organization, planning and elaboration of social and corporate events. Catering. 

(organización, planificación y elaboración de eventos sociales y corporativos. Catering.)

        Partner and Co-Founder from 2008 to January 2014

        Position: Administrative and Sales Manager.

 

  • Center for Culinary Arts Studies Le Gourmet´s.

2006 / 2008

               Position: Gastronomic Instructor

 

  • Seminar "Sex and Cooking go hand in hand, Truths of Aphrodisiac Cooking".

               (Expo-Congreso Enogastronomico 2007)

              Speaker

 

  • Member of the event organization group of the Expo-Congreso Enogastronomico 2007

 

  • Winners of the 2007 Eureka Award. "In Search of the Future Chef".

Caracas – Venezuelan

Chef Instructor and Collaborator

 

  • VI International Gastronomy Exhibition GUSTO Y RAZON 2007. Collaborator of the Venezuelan Association of Chefs, Cooks and related professionals.

 

  • 1st International Culinary Arts Competition endorsed by the Pan American Forum of Professional Culinary Associations. September 2007

               Judges Chef. Louis Perrotte (President of the Pan American

               Pan American Forum), Chef. Tomas Fernandez (Judge for

               Venezuela), Chef. Mauricio Amendaris (Vice President

               of the Pan American Forum), Chef. Elia Nora Rodríguez

              (Organizer of the 3rd Expocongreso Enogastronomico

               Trilogía en Fusión Valencia 2007), and Chef Candi

               Izaguirre (Coordinator of the Forum in Venezuela and President of the

               President of the Association of Chefs, Cooks and Related

               Venezuela)

 

 

  • 1st International Congress on Gastronomy. In the city of Caracas 2007. Certificate of Participation.

 

  • Salesian Ladies of Venezuela.

 Valencia-Edo Carabobo 2007

 Collaborator

 

  • 4th Gastronomito de Chefs Festival (Dividendo Voluntario para la Comunidad, A.C.).  2007

 Position: Head Cook.

 

  • Grupo Fernández Servicios. 2007

       Position: Food and Beverage Department Advisor

       and Beverage Department (kitchen, customer service, services and menu

       menu modifications) of the Aladin Hotel chain.

       Aladin Hotels.

 

 

  • “Tertulia del Bacalao" December 2006. Certificate of participation.

 Position: Head Cook.

 

 

 

  •  Salesian Ladies of Venezuela.

 Valencia-Edo Carabobo 2007

 Collaborator

 

  • Member of the Expo-Congreso Enogastronomico event organization group. 2006

 

 

  • Tropical chef (catering).

       Position: cook 2006 / 2007

 

 

  • “Tus Mañanas son por Dat”. Tus Mañanas son por Dat". Space to the "Sound of taste" "Dat TV". 2005 / 2007

 Position: Live Cooking - Main Role

 

  • “ Mini-Chef" course at the culinary training center la new cuisine. Chef Instructor: Gina Martorano.

Position: Assistant Chef.

 

  • Club hermandad gallega de valencia (tasca restauran).  2004 / 2006

 Position: Kitchen Assistant.

 

ACADEMIC FORMATION (formacion academica)

 

 

  • Primary Education: I.E. Maria Montessori.

 

  • Secondary Education:   I.E. Maria Montessori

              Bachelor of Science

 

  • Higher Education:

5th Semester of Public Accountancy

     (José Antonio Páez University)

 

  • Gastronomic studies at Le Gourmet's Culinary Arts Study Center.      Mention: Gastronomic - International Chef.

 Duration of the course: 18 months.

 

  • Gastronomic studies at the Zi-Teresa Academy of Culinary Arts.     Mention: Gastronomic - International Chef.

 Duration of the course: 18 months.

 

  • Gastronomic studies at the Centro de Capacitación Gastronomita La New Cuisine.

Mention: Gastronomic - International Chef.

 Duration of the course: 18 months.

PERSONAL INFORMATION (Información personal)

 

  • Place of birth: Valencia, Edo. Carabobo – Venezuela 

  • Nationality: Venezuelan 

  • Date of Birth: May, 2, 1985 

  • Age: 37 (Edad: 37)

  • Marital status: Married (Estado civil: Casado)

  • Children: 2 (Hijos: 2)

  • Own Vehicle. Toyota - Highlander 2017 (Vehículo Propio. Toyota - Highlander 2017)

  • Native Language: Spanish  (Idioma Nativo: Español)

  • Secondary Language: English - intermediate level (Idioma Secundario: ingles -nivel medio)

WORK EXPERIENCE (Experiencia laboral)​

​OTHER COURSES COMPLETED (OTROS CURSOS REALIZADOS)

 

 

  • English Language. Alpha Learnig Language Institute

 

  • Organization / creation / planning of social events from A to Z. Duration: 8 months - Teacher in charge: Liliana Rodriguez, Lic.

 

  • Decoration and ambiance for social events. No limits to the imagination. Duration: 6 months. Teacher in charge: Licenciada Xiomara Castro

 

  • Basic Occupational Health Course. Certificate "Service Operator: "Cooking and Confectionery" Vuelvan Caras Mission.

 

  • Cooking course "Cooking in Wok" "Techniques in oriental cooking in wok". Culinary Institute of Caracas. Chef. Liselotte Salinas.

 

 

  • Suchi Rolls" practical workshop. Carabobo Culinary Training Center. Chef. Maria Elena Conde.

 

 

  • Practical workshop on "Paellas and Rice". Carabobo Culinary Training Center. Chef. Maria Elena Conde.

 

 

  • Intensive course of "Mediterranean Cuisine". Gastronomic Training Center La New Cuisine. Chef. Rosa Meza.

 

 

  • Intensive course of "Asian Cuisine". Gastronomic Training Center La New Cuisine.  Chef. Francisco Briceño.

 

  • Cooking course "La Cocina de Forma Practica". "How to cook a day for the whole week" Culinary Institute of Caracas. Chef. Sumito Estevez.

 

  • Intensive course of "Apettizers". Gastronomic Training Center La New Cuisine.  Chef. Francisco Briceño.

 

  • Cooking course "Fish and Seafood". Culinary Institute of Caracas.  Chef. Héctor Romero

 

  • Intensive course on "Salads" Gastronomic Training Center La New Cuisine. Chef. Francisco Briceño.

 

  • Cooking course "Eat Well and Live Better". "The Six Golden Rules". Culinary Institute of Caracas. Chef. Sumito Estévez.

 

  • Cooking course "Cocktails Applied to the Kitchen". Le Gourmets Culinary Arts Center. Chef. Carlos Orozco and Chef. Luis Arturo Acosta.

 

  • Basic Wine Course". Academy of Culinary Arts Zi Teresa in conjunction with Casa Oliveira C.A. Chef. Maria Elena Conde and wine specialist Gloria Ferreira.

 

  • Intermediate Wine Course". Academy of Culinary Arts Zi Teresa in conjunction with Casa Oliveira C.A. Chef. Maria Elena Conde and wine specialist Gloria Ferreira.

 

  • Cooking course "Espumas y Crocantes". Le Gourmets Culinary Arts Center. Chef. Luis Arturo Acosta.

 

  • Vegetarian" cooking course. "Vegetarian garnishes and side dishes". Culinary Institute of Caracas. Chef. Sumito Estévez.

 

  • Wine tasting and intermediate level wine tasting course" Vino Club Venezuela, A.C. Valencia. Salvador Perfetti (President Vino Club Venezuela)

​SKILLS AND ABILITIES (HABILIDADES Y DESTREZAS)

  • INNOVATION, LEADERSHIP, CREATIVITY, EMPATHETIC, WILLINGNESS AND SPEED TO LEARN OR ACQUIRE NEW KNOWLEDGE AND TAKE ON CHALLENGES, ANALYTICAL SKILLS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS, ABILITY TO WORK WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ADAPTABLE TO ANY SITUATION, PRO-ACTIVITY AND MOTIVATION TO INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM ACHIEVEMENT, EASY TO LEARN, GOOD INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT, RESPONSIBLE, FRIENDLY, ORIENTED UNDER ETHICAL AND MORAL VALUES, ABILITY TO GENERATE AND CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH CUSTOMERS, ABILITY TO CAPTURE AND CLOSE SUCCESSFUL SALES, SKILLS IN HANDLING IMAGE EDITING PROGRAMS: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, CORELDRAW,IN HANDLING MICROSOFT OFFICE PACKAGE (WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT, ETC). ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS (CASH FLOW, INCOME AND EXPENSE RATIOS, BANKING, PAYROLL AND LABOR LIABILITIES, ETC.), GOOD PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION WITH BOTH CO-WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT STAFF, FRESH AND PRACTICAL IDEAS, I PROMOTE THE HIGHEST VALUES OF BUSINESS INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL SAFETY, QUALITY STANDARDS, AGGRESSIVE WITH MY GOALS, PREPARED FOR CHANGE, GOOD CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS.

  • Innovación, liderazgo, CREATIVIDAD, EMPATICO, disposición y rapidez para aprender o adquirir nuevos conocimientos Y ASUMIR RETOS, capacidad de análisis para resolver problemas, habilidad para trabajar con nuevas tecnologías, adaptable a cualquier situación, pro-actividad y motivación al logro individual y en equipo, FACILIDAD DE APRENDIZAJE, BUEN MANEJO DE RELACIONES INTERPERSONALES, RESPONSABLE, AMABLE, ORIENTADO BAJO VALORES ETICOS Y MORALES, Habilidad para generar y cultivar relaciones con clientes, Habilidad para captar y cerrar  ventas exitosas, destrezas en el manejo de programas para edición de imágenes: Adobe Photoshop, CorelDraw,en el manejo de paquete Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc). habilidades administrativas (FLUJOS DE CAJA, RELACIONES DE INGRESOS Y EGRESOS, CONSILIACIONES BANCARIAS, NOMINA Y PASIVOS LABORALES, ETC), buen manejo de personal, comunicación tanto con los compañeros de trabajo como con el staff Gerencial, APORTE DE ideas frescas Y practicAS, promuevo los mas altos valores de integridad EMPRESARIAL y seguridad personal, estándares de calidad, Agresivo con mis objetivos, preparado para el cambio, buen nivel de manejo de conflictos.