MICHAEL ROSS CEC
AWARD WINNING PRIVATE CHEF
As an award winning executive chef and owner of several successful restaurants since 1990, I only bring my best to the table. In private service, I enjoy the challenges of creating new and exciting dishes for my employers, keeping in mind their unique dietary choices. I have dedicated myself to ongoing professional development, learning more about the latest culinary and nutritional trends available today such as clean foods, sports nutrition, raw foods, and food & wine parings. As a private chef, I want to support the lifestyle of the high net worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals and families, allowing them to enjoy delicious, nutritious foods that support their health and culinary palate.
I am creative, outgoing, and career-minded, but also even-tempered and easy to get along with. On the job, I believe in acting with complete professionalism and discretion, practicing true loyalty and a driven work ethic & team player. When not in the kitchen, you can typically find me on the court, indulging my love of tennis or being involved in some kind of social sport. To me, a healthy mind and a healthy body makes me perform my job well.
Licences and Certification
STCW 95 Safety Training #4312 EXP - 8-10-2022
Crowd Control #CD- 4344 EXP- 8-10-2020
Certified Executive Chef - ACF
Valid Seafarer’s Medical Certificate ENG -1 #174187
Power Boat Safety Certification - NJ state Police #332967
ServSafe Food Protection Certification #17109490 EXP: 2023
Padi Scuba - Open Water #17080Q9548
First aid - CPR - #STCW - 95-4312
TWIC Card - EXP-2022SEP09 EXP - 8 10 -2022
OUPV- 4360 EXP - 8-24-2018
Private Chef - Estate Manager - December 2017 – Present Confidential Private Employer – Miami Beach, Florida
Oversee total 12,000 sf home & 2,300 sf guest home.
Preparation of all meals, including creating up to three distinct entrees to meet the family’s different diet
Served 3 course dinner for 3 to 4 people, Tuesday - Saturday.
Shopped daily for fresh product.
In charge of the home events.
Over see construction projects.
Chef duties on Private Charter Yachts
Supervise staff of 6
Purchase house hold supplies.
Management of Vendors & Cleaning staff
July 2017 – October 2017 Various Confidential Private Employers – Locations throughout the Virgin Islands Accepts short- and long-term assignments to assist UHNW individuals, their
families, and their guests with the operation of their private estates, while creating culinary masterpieces for private villas, catamaran and yacht cruises throughout the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.
Trained in seamanship and required offshore safety protocols.
Sources provisions, designs menus, prepares all dishes, and serves a wide variety of culinary styles
while making proper adjustments for diets, restrictions, and preferences. Manages vendors and staff as needed, purchases equipment, and directs the galley/kitchen for events.
Contract Estate Manager – Private Chef
Private Chef - Estate Manager - Personal Assistant – Domestic Couple June 2014 – May 2017 Confidential Private Employer – Maryland
Managed the 15,000-sf home on 25 acres for a family of 3 in addition to providing all culinary requirements.
Preparation of all meals, including creating up to three distinct entrees to meet the family’s different diet choices: emphasis on organic vegan / raw foods dishes as well as child-friendly home-style cooking
Oversees the production of the foods grown on the estate’s working farm, which provided most of the food for the family.
Performs vendor management for ongoing maintenance, special projects, and grounds care.
Managed the $MM construction projects at the property, including the installation of greenhouse.
Coordinates cleaning, care, and repairs to home and outbuilding exteriors. Develops annual budgets for the estate and for $MM special projects . Transitioned the estate to Savant Smart Home system and upgraded older IT infrastructure.
Produces a variety of events, from the company’s Christmas party for 50 to sporting events / receptions with Olympic athletes. Hosts formal / casual dinners for gathering for 10 to 50 people.
Recruits, manages, and trains additional temporary and permanent staff members.
Coordinates fleet vehicle maintenance
Provides chauffeur services to the airport and coordinates private jet schedules with the business office
Cares for the family’s dogs, chickens, and ducks
As a successful and recognized chef, owned and operated many notable restaurants as well as accepting assignments with reputable establishments. Provided private chef services to select clients for special events and dinners at their homes from 2004 – 2013
Captain Alex Perez 305-776-7396
Captain Tony Hernandez 561-843-4226
Captain John Bayle 619-208-3893
Captain Mike Sine 954-600-5235