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About Chef Dondari

Consultant • Culinarian • Connector

Experience

Chef Donnell, also know as Chef Dondari, is a well versed Culinary and Hospitality Professional with over 25 plus years of hospitality experience in several foodservice environments from corporate food service, an upscale steakhouse, medical, retirement facility to independent eateries. He is a short and long-term culinary project specialist that brings unprecedented revenue growth, customer satisfaction/loyalty, staff engagement and operational strategies and solutions to start-up and existing restaurants. He has a wealth of experience with running successful food service/restaurant operations, a keen sense of food trends, styles and branding of food offerings for various environments that will offer seasonal and regional selections for a customer base that will increase revenue and customers. Excellent menu and recipe development of food items with exhibition cooking, weekly food offerings, themed meals. Exceptional cookery and culinary skills with exceptional knowledge of Italian Cuisine. Other valuable skills include customer service, branding, marketing, project management, new menu rollout, HACCP/Food Safety, operations and financial acumen.

CULINARY CONSULTANT

DONDARI CULINARY CONSULTING SERVICES, LLC.
EXECUTIVE CHEF | CHEF DE CUISINE
ATLANTA, GA & PHILADELPHIA, PA
2009 – PRESENT

EXECUTIVE CHEF/CHEF DE CUISINE

SOUTH JAZZ KITCHEN & LOUNGE | RELISH
PHILADELPHIA, PA
2017 – 2018

CHEF | GENERAL MANAGER

THE EAT CAFE | DREXEL UNIVERSITY
PHILADELPHIA, PA
2015 – 2017

EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF

MORRISON SENIOR LIVING
PHILADELPHIA, PA
2014 – 2015

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

EMORY HEALTHCARE
2007 – 2012
ATLANTA, GA

Interviews

Eat Café | Not Just Cheesesteaks

This was an interview from MY NEW PHILLY with their culinary segment “Not Just Cheesesteaks” at The EAT Café in November 2016, a month after opening. I had an enjoyable experience operating a non-profit, pay-what-you-can café here in the West Philadelphia community....

Healthy Snacks

Chef Donnell Jones-Craven teaches us how to make a healthy fruit smoothie with milk. - Dairy Alliance

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