Valentyna Kishkina 

Chief Cook

About Candidate

Hello, my name is Valentina. I am full of energy, enthusiasm, responsible, hardworking, and positive, and really love my job. I have over 25 years of experience in the restaurant area, and in the last two years, I worked on a private 47-meter yacht in the summer season. I also worked in the private villa of the owner in the wintertime as a personal chef for the family. My experience and my skills allow me to work as a chef for the crew and a chef for the family on a private yacht. 

A qualified specialist with extensive experience in the restaurant industry. Possess skills in cooperation with suppliers of high-quality and fresh products. Know how to work in hot and cold kitchen shops, and manage the production and economic activities of the establishment. Ready to ensure the proper level of production efficiency, introduce new equipment and technologies, progressive forms of service, and create conditions for the profitable operation of the enterprise in a competitive environment. Willing to work closely with other professionals in multitasking mode. Possess communication skills, easily establish contacts, and can maintain a conversation. In my work activity always stand out by my achievements in the fulfillment of the set tasks. Initiative-driven, working for results, and do not back down in the face of difficulties.

European Cuisine: salmon with Champagne sauce, beef medallions with wine sauce, rack of lamb, various salads.
Asian Cuisine: funchose with seafood, chahan, spring rolls, miso soups, soba, sushi, and rolls.
Italian Cuisine: pizza, lasagna, cannelloni, bruschetta, risotto and more.
Spanish Cuisine: paella, gazpacho, tortilla, fish, and seafood dishes.
Ukrainian Cuisine: home-style cooking (dumplings, meet dumplings, pancakes) home canning, preparation and decoration of banquet dishes and buffets, grill menu, desserts cooking (yeast dough, cookies, eclairs, mousses, soufflé, cream cakes.)

• Friendly attitude toward everyone
• Attentiveness and scrupulousness
• Independence
• Focus on results, both own and team’s
• Ability to complete assigned tasks
• Kitchen/restaurant management skills
• Consolidation, neatness
• Ability to work with kitchen tools
• Creating a menu according to the personal desire of the client
• Strict adherence to cooking technologies and food storage
• Knowledge and adherence to hygiene standards
• Adhering to strict confidentiality
• Analytical mindset
• Conflict resolution

Hobbies: sports, self-development, interest in new cuisine types
Recommendations: ready to provide upon request


Technician-Technologist 1992 - 1996
Simferopol College of Public Catering
Pastry Chef 1989 - 1990
Technical training college No. 41, Zaporizhzhia

Work & Experience

Chief Cook 04/09/2020 - 20/09/2022
M/V Blind Date 47m Heesen

• Cooking dishes for guests, different cuisines of the world (simultaneous staying of 15 persons), and crew meals; • Preparing the kitchen, and buying groceries before and during the season.

Stewardess 15/05/2021 - 02/09/2021
M/V Blind Date 47m Heesen

• Meeting guests, service; • Cleaning cabins and interiors; • Table setting and food service; • Laundry, and ironing for guests and crew; • Monitoring and accounting of stocks in the store; • Making a list and purchasing groceries.

Chief Cook 28/09/2020 - 11/02/2021
M/V Blind Date 47m Heesen

• Full catering for guests and crew; • Purchase of products during the season.

Private chef 2020 - 2022
A villa in Spain (during the winter season)
Chef, Sous-chef 2016 - 2020
Villa Oliva cafe, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Private chef 2013 - 2015
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Cold Shop Chef / Senior Chef / Production Supervisor 2003 - 2013
Intourist Restaurant
Senior Chef summer season - summer season
Korchma Restaurant