AOL Jobs Resume Contest Winner: Jill Cardillo


Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Job: Restaurant Consultant or Sales and Marketing Position

Time Unemployed: 1.5 months

What do you want your potential employer to know about you?

I am a dedicated hard worker willing to learn whatever it takes to be successful within the company.


Owned and operated my own business for 16 years which has allowed me the opportunity to wear many hats through the years.


High Point University: North Carolina

  • Bachelor of Arts: Major / Sociology

  • September 1984 - May 1988

Professional Experience

January 2003 -November 2010 Cardillo's Kitchen


  • Co-Owner of 34 seat restaurant and catering business

  • Manager of kitchen and front end staff of eight

  • Hire and train staff and maintain weekly schedules

  • Order and shop for all food and products necessary for the restaurant and catering

  • Complete monthly inventory of all food, supplies and paper products

  • Prepare quotes for catering jobs

  • Prepare and cook food and desserts for breakfast, lunch and all catering events

  • Work directly with all food and beverage vendors

  • Take customer orders and wait tables

  • Organize and maintain invoices

January 1994 - January 2003 Cardillo Corporate Catering


  • Develop and maintain a sole-proprietorship catering business

  • Shop for food, supplies and necessary products

  • Prepare and cook all food for catering jobs

  • Bake all desserts from scratch

  • Arrange food on various catering products for delivery

  • Deliver to offsite catering functions

  • Serve and bartend at holiday and office parties

  • Prepare and organize invoices for all catering jobs

  • Market business by selling door to door box lunches

  • Prepare quotes for customers including corporate and private parties

  • Cater events as small as 10 and as large as 250

  • Good internet skills

  • Enjoy working with people

  • Work well independently and a strong leader

  • Organized

  • Strong work ethic

  • Dedicated and flexible

  • Work well under pressure and exceptional at multi-tasking

  • Own and manage restaurant/catering business with sales over half million

  • A well regarded member of the South Charlotte community

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