Curriculam Vitae

Demian Hobby

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Nationality: French/ Australian

Citzenship: EU, German resident



Ca.B.Slam, Neukölln, Berlin

Oct 2014-

Restaurant food style – German- American/ Mexican fused comfort food, brunch

Head Chef and Kitchen Manager

Ten Hill Place Hotel/ Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
May 2011 – June 2014 (3 years 1 month) Hill Square Edinburgh

Restaurant food style: Traditional French with emphasis on Scottish provenance foods, and Asian influences

10 Wine Bar: International tapas, grilled sandwiches/ salads

Events and Conferences: Carvery, set menu group options, cold finger/ fork buffet

Menus – creation, concept and costing
Projects – Ideas, targets, budget, hiring, training, management
Staff – Hiring, managing, training, disciplinary procedures
Regulations – HACCP and COSSH system filing, training
Cooking – Dish creation and development, flavour partnering, flavour fusion, leading food service, planning, ordering
Food purchasing – Building and maintaining relationships with independent as well as centralised purchasing companies in order to get the best product at the best prices
Social Media – Managing online personal and professional appearance through own webpage and social media platforms

Head Chef & Kitchen Manager

St Vincent Bar

September 2010 – May 2011 (9 months)

Food Style: Modern British with Spanish influences

Menu concept creation and costing; hiring staff; working daily services; designing and printing menu

Head Chef & Kitchen Manager

Cuba Norte
June 2008 – September 2010 (2 years 4 months)

Food style: Cuban with Latin American & Mexican influences

Menu creation and costing; Hiring and training staff; Running the kitchen through service; HACCP and COSSH regulations

Honors & Awards

Ten Hill Place Hotel – Conference and Events Hotel of the Year

Scottish Hotel Awards

April 2014

Taste Our Best Award

Visit Scotland

March 2014

Gold Laurel for Casual Dining

Scottish Hotel Awards

February 2013

No. Ten Carvery – Food Quality & Service Award

Visit Scotland

July 2013

No. Ten Restaurant – Food Quality & Service Award


June 2011

Deutsch B1: Deutsch-Test Für Zuwanderer passed May 2015
Rote Karte holder, 2015
First Aid Certificate holder, 2013
Elementary Food Hygeine Certificate, 2010

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (BA), Journalism

Edinburgh Napier University

2006 – 2009

Final Score: 72 Distinction

High School Diploma

Sandringham Secondary College, Melbourne

2002 – 2004

VCE Final Score: 91.5
Passion for cooking and all things food related, idea generation, business, some knowledge of accounts and budgets, training, health and hygeine management systems, menu writing, social media, newspaper design, news writing, graphic design
Competent with Photoshop, Indesign, Microsoft Office, web design, power point, Gimp, Android