About Chef Zakro

Academics/Education

  • University of Phoenix - M.B.A.

  • Northern Arizona University - B.S. Hotel Restaurant Management

  • Scottsdale Community College - A.A.S. Culinary Arts

  • Community College of the Air Force - A.A.S. Hotel, Restaurant and Fitness Management

  • Central Arizona College - A.A.S. Nutrition and Dietetic Technology

  • Central Arizona College - Certificate Community Nutrition Worker

  • Central Arizona College - Certificate Nutrition and Health Promotion


Culinary/Nutrition Skills

  • Methodical Food Safety Practices

  • Inventive and Innovative Menu and Recipe Development

  • Genuine and Passionate Supervision

  • Diverse in specific cuisines (Seasonal, Medically Restrictive, Vegan, Vegetarian, Celiac Disease and others)

  • Technique, Method and Ratio Based Training

  • Research and Evidence Based Nutrition and Nutrition Analysis

  • Advanced Knowledge of School Food Service

  • Detailed Inventory Control

  • Progressive Knowledge of New Technology


Management Skills

  • Uncompromising Guest Service

  • Confident and Dedicated to the Team

  • Analytical, Profitable and Creative Cost Control and Budget Management

  • Inventive Marketing Strategies

  • Detailed Record Keeping, Systematic Interviewing

  • Supportive Client Relationship Building


Training/Educating Skills

  • Dedicated and Creative Training Programs

  • Student-centered Training and Development

  • Astute to new training practices


Technology Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft OS, Apple OS and Chrome OS

  • Personal Website Development


Certifications/Licenses

  • NRA Servsafe Manager

  • NRA Servsafe Instructor and Proctor

  • NRA Servsafe Allergens

  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM)

  • Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR)