Experience

2007 – 2019

Owner, Special Effects by Christina

  • Private Chef for Hire (have knives will travel)
  • Long Trip Provisioning on any vessel or home
  • Wedding Planning
  • Birthdays
  • Fundraisers
  • Intimate Parties of 2
  • Landmark Occasions
  • Party Planning
  • Catering

1991-2015

Certified Nurses Assistant Certificate

  • CNA & CPR Certified
  • Dementia Training
  • H.I.V. Training
  • End-of-Life Training
  • Assembled Caregiver Teams
  • Volunteer for Friends and Neighbors
  • Volunteer for the Food Bank on San Juan Island

2009 – 2014

San Juan Island School District

  • Sous Chef for all public and private schools in Friday Harbor incorporating local and organic foods for 400-500 students each day
  • Teaching Chef 1.0 and Chef 2.0 classes to high school students
  • Fundraising and cooking at Community Dinners to raise awareness and funds for the “Food for Thought” program
  • Assisted in meal planning

2001 – 2003

Napier Gallery – Bronze and Fine Art – Friday Harbor, WA

  • Floor Manager
  • Art Consultant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Private Chef
  • Planning & Execution of art shows in Scottsdale, AZ

1999 – 2001

85’ Broward Yacht flagged in Honolulu owned by Mr. & Mrs. Browning (Browning Arms Company Founder)

Private Chef/Stewardess
Personal Assistant
Provisioner for round trips from California to Hawaii for a crew of six
Arranged travel
Catered parties at the Browning Estate and on the vessel in Hawaii
Chartered the boat for fundraisers and private parties
Handled yacht lines and stewardess duties

1999

105’ Yacht “La Reina Del Mar” flagged in Georgetown

  • Sous Chef/Stewardess
  • Served aboard while transporting vessel from Sausalito to Sitka
  • Stewardess Duty’s
  • Sous Chef

120’ Yacht “Embark” from Codecasa flagged in London, UK

Sous Chef
Served meals & cocktails
Housekeeping

1996 – 1998

American Hawaii Cruises in Honolulu, HI

  • Merchant Marine
  • Served meals & cocktails daily on ship with capacity of 1,000
  • Ensured flowers onboard were in good condition
  • Worked rotating shift 3 months onboard, 6 weeks shore leave

1995 – 1996

San Juan Excursions in Friday Harbor, WA

  • Naturalist/crew/caterer
  • Entertained and educated tourists about sea mammals and other wildlife in Puget Sound
  • Prepared meals and helped cater chartered events onboard

Education

  • 2017 – NRA 8 Hour Hazmat Class
  • 2017 – Merchant Marine Card reinstated
  • 2017 – TWIC Transport Workers Identification Credentials
  • 2013 – CNA Certified Nurses Assistant, training at the Nurses Training Institute, Shoreline, Washington, CPR certified, Dementia and H.I.V. training
  • 2009 – Word and Intermediate Word, Skagit Valley Community College
  • 2001 – STCW Training, Fremont Maritime Training Services
  • 2001 – 16 Hour Vessel Crisis Management and Human Behavior
  • 2001 – NPFVOA Vessel Safety Program – Fire Prevention and Control Medical Emergencies at Sea
  • 2001 – Independent studies in Italy: Italian Wines & Cuisine
  • 2001 – San Diego Nutrition Course by Dr. Fajioni
  • 1998 – Chef Chai, Hawaii, studied Pacific Rim cuisine
  • 1997 – Chef Hiroshi, studied Sushi/Japanese cuisine
  • 1996-2001 – US Merchant Mariner’s Document, Oahu, HI
  • 1996 – Naturalist training, Friday Harbor, WA
  • 1995 – Business Degree, Skagit Valley Community College, Friday Harbor, WA
  • 1989 – Fashion Merchandising Degree, Whatcom Community College Bellingham, Washington

References Upon Request