Guenter Haab, Peoria, Arizona
Meet Guenter Haab of Peoria, Arizona. Certified Master Baker, Educator, happily retired.
I have a wide experience in cooking including: fine foods, short order, high volume and catering. My baking experience is comprehensive including: breads, rolls, danish, Viennese and French pastries, and marzipan work.
Certified Master Baker Degree by the Retail Bakers Association of America
•Presenter at workshops for the Retail Bakers of America that are scheduled nationwide.
•Member of the American Culinary Association and the Greater Phoenix Chefs’ Association.
First Place winner of the 1989 Durkee National Baking Contest (Puff Paste Category).
•Forty one years experience in the food service industry.
•Completion of a three year baking apprenticeship in Bispingen, Germany.
Eight years teaching experience at the secondary level, plus three years of post secondary instruction.
•Member of the Classroom Teachers Association and the Arizona Vocational Association.
Prior to coming to the United States in 1964, I had served four years in the Merchant Marines as a baker, cook’s assistant
I am systematic in my work, using well defined and efficient procedures. This produces a smoothly running kitchen and a staff who know what to do and how to do it. The end result is excellent food that is well served. I maintain excellent standards of cleanliness. I contribute to a good working atmosphere by politeness to those whom I supervise. I pay a lot of attention to menu planning and give careful consideration to what the customers like and to consulting with other chefs. I am meticulously honest with materials and money.
Part Time Work
I served on the faculty of Gateway Technical Institute in Wisconsin, participating in the development of a food service production curriculum, teaching Baking for Chefs and taught various baking courses for adult education classes. I developed and taught the CETA Food Service Production program. At a
Teacher’s College I was in charge of meat production for up to 4000 meals per day.
I have catered banquets for up to 200 persons from my home in Racine, Wisconsin. I have served catered events
I completed European grammar school in 1950. I completed a three year apprenticeship in Baking and became a journeyman baker in Bispingen, Germany on September 12, 1953. I have had the privilege of working for many excellent chefs.
Work History August 1983 to Present
Metro Tech Vocational Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona. Commercial Baking instructor for the Culinary Arts Program. The pro
August 1988 to Present
Phoenix College, Phoenix, Arizona. Instructor for Beginning and Advanced Commercial Baking courses.
February 1982 to May 1983
Haab’s Restaurant, Sun City, Arizona. Owner and manager for my own full-service restaurant. I performed or oversaw all operations, production, service, and bookkeeping functions.
October 1981 to February 1982 Pinnacle Peak Country Club, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Chef- In charge of all kitchen operations.
May 1981 to September 1981
Hyatt Hotel Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California. Executive Sous Chef- Responsible for production and supervision in main kitchen. Also handled banquets, special functions, and supervised
two satellite kitchens.
February 1979 to May 1981
Saga Corporation, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno Nevada. Pastry Chef and Cook- Prepared foods and fine pastries 800 to 1000 students.
January 1979 to July 1979
MGM Grand Hotel, Reno Nevada. Head Baker- Bakery Department.
November 1977 to Dec 1978
Brick Oven Bakery, Sturdevant, Wisconsin. Trained the new owner of a bakery shop in the development of an all around bakery.
September 1974 to Oct 1977
Seven Mile Fair, Caledonia, Wisconsin. Food Operation Supervisor- Responsible for preparation of all food and beverages. The kitchen, equipment and staff of 25-30 persons were under my supervision. Cared for and maintained all kitchen related machinery.
1970 to September 1974
Haab’s Fine Pastries, Racine Wisconsin. Developed and ran my own business for four years. I handled all supervision, operations, advertising, and purchasing.
1964 to 1970
Harding Williams Corporation, Chicago, Illinois. Head Baker- Baker for this corporation which owned a chain of restaurants and food concessions in 180 locations across the United States (acquired by Saga Corporation in 1968).