Harding - Personal Chef - Sparta, IL, USA

Nathan Harding

Sparta, IL, USA


I have been in the culinary and hospitality industry for twenty years. I have worked for many prestigious restaurants in Napa, California, San Diego and Chicago. I am trained in many types of cuisine and techniques


Personal Chef

Work History

Line Cook for busy Wrigleyville neighborhood sports bar and grill

Newport Bar and Grill

From April 2013

Line Cook

Kuma's Too

January 2013 - April 2013

for one of Chicago's well-known restaurants, specializing in American comfort food classics

Bartender for one

Finley Dunne's Tavern/ Third Base Inn, Inc

March 2009 - November 2012

of Chicago's best and well-known neighborhood sports bars
− Worked as bartender, chef and manager
− Assisted with inventory, billing, receiving and special events

Sous Chef under the direction of Chef Jeff Mosher

Julia's Kitchen @ COPIA/ Patina Restaurant Group

December 2005 - December 2008

Worked every station including on and off site catering at the American Center for Food & Wine's Julia Child's inspired restaurant

Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager

Dublin Square Irish Pub

January 2005 - November 2005

Responsible for all ordering, inventory, scheduling, costing, menu planning and creating specials

Sous Chef under the direction of Chef Bernard Guillas

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

March 2004 - January 2005

Responsible in group event sales and planning, liquor sales and inventory

Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager for Zella

Zella & Tin Lizzie/ Presmor, Inc

January 2000 - January 2004

, featuring contemporary American cuisine
− Specialized in group event sales and planning, liquor sales and inventory

Floor Manager

Gamekeepers/ Fun-Times, Inc

December 1997 - December 1999

for one of Chicago's best and well-known sports bars
− Duties included supervision of staff, liquor inventory, bartending and menu planning

Assistant Food Service Director

ARAMARK Corp., Barat College

January 1997 - December 1997

In charge of all ordering, inventory, catering and personnel for campus dining services

Assistant Food Service Director

ARAMARK Corp., Lake Forest College

October 1996 - January 1997

− Supervised front and back of the house operations for a high-volume cafeteria
− Managed an on campus Starbuck's Coffee Shop

Qualifications & Certifications


Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

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