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Lee Spencer - Freelance Butcher

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Name: Lee Spencer

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:

Master Butcher Retailer | Full Butchery Skills - beef, pork, lamb, poultry, veal, game | Manufacturing - burgers, sausages, bacon, gammons | Manufacturing - meat pies, pork pies, pasties, sausage rolls, scotch eggs, black pudding | Manufacturing - salted meats, briskets, silversides, tongues | Sales Management | Costings, sales, sales forecast profit & loss | Sign Writing - black boards, tickets, posters | Customer Service Management | Training | Team Leadership | Teaching | Master Classes | Management | Customer Service | Marketing Strategy | Customer Experience | Customer Behaviour | Online Research | Marketing Communication.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 2017 – Present - Lee Spencer Freelance British Butcher (self employer).
  • 2014 – 2017 - Darts Farm Agricultural shows - Salesman: Malvern Spring show - Devon County show - Royal Bath and West show - South Of England show - New Forest and Hampshire County show - Eden Bridge and Oxted show - Royal County Of Berkshire show - Malvern Autumn show - South of England show.
  • 2014 – 2017 - Master Butcher (shop Manager) of The Butchers At Cheddar. One of three shops of Darts Farm, the Shops include, The Butchers At Cheddar in Cheddar. The Butchers At Darts Farm in Exeter, The Butchers At Fermoys in Newton Abbot. Responsible for sales, Gross profits, Goods inward, Transfer outs, Stock taking, HACCP, COSHH, Food hygiene, Customer service, Consumer relations, Team building, Staff training. Employee relations, Personal development, Master Class Cutting Demonstrations, Cooking Demonstrations, Master Class Butchery, Sign writing, Manufacturing, Outside catering, Wholesale, Master Butcher, Marketing, Public speaking, Writing, Online research, Member of the Cheddar's Trading Association.
  • 2013 – 2014  - Ruby And White Butchers. Master Butcher - Head of Retail Butchery
  • 2012 – 2013 - Gerald David Agricultural shows. Salesman (The Royal Bath & West Show), (Mid Devon Show), (Kent Show) Gerald David fresh home made meat pies unit - Master Butcher - salesman - manufacture producer (The Royal Bath & West show), (Mid Devon Show).
  • 2011 – 2013 - Gerald David family Master butchers and Delicatessen in Cheddar, Somerset - Manager - responsible of sales, goods inwards, transfers out, stock, gross profit. HACCP, COSHH (fresh meat counter, deli counter, and pre-pack multideck). Public and private Lamb Master Class Cutting Demonstrations - Pork Master Class Cutting demonstrations - Pastry demonstrations, Includes pre-schools, schools and colleges + Master class cutting demonstrations via skype to Poland and the UK - Multiple Public cooking Demonstrations, and cooking samples - Hog roasts at local events Birthdays and weddings - Manufacturing: burgers, faggots, bacon, meat pies, pork pies, pasties, pastries, scotch eggs, home cooked honey roast hams, gammon hams, roast beef, pork and turkey - Sign writing black boards - Member of the Cheddars Trading Association.
  • 2009 – 2011 - Darrell's Butcher and Delicatessen in Weston Super Mare – Head butcher - Salesman - responsible for (fresh meat counter, deli counter and pre-pack multideck) catering and wholesale supplying cafés, pubs, restaurants, schools, collages, and nursing homes - manufacturing: burgers, faggots, grill sticks.
  • 2010 - 6 months Rustique Steak House - front of house.
  • 2008 – 2009 - Spencers Continental Delicatessen & Carvery in Gloucester - cooked cured meats, cheeses, olives, pates, preserves, jars, pastas, from all over Europe. With full delicatessens accessories. - Home made meat pies, pasties, pork pies, bacon, faggots, sausages with hot carvery take away, And a on line shop and e-bay service. A full buffet service to the shire hall of Gloucester, local businesses and parties. Owner – self employed Man and Wife Team (short lease) - Teacher of the Spencer's Continental Delicatessen school Once a month (sausage making, cured meats and pork pies).
  • 2006 – 2008 - Westgate Butchers and Delicatessen in Gloucester – Head butcher - Manager - responsible of sales, costings, buying stock, stock taking, goods inwards, gross profit, nett profit - Marketing manager – sign writing black boards, tickets and posters - head salesman - HACCP, COSHH, (fresh meat counter, deli counter); manufacturing: sausages, burgers, faggots, bacon, collar bacon, gammons, meat pies, pork pies, pasties, pastries - hot carvery take away - catering and wholesale to cafés, pubs restaurants and nursing homes - sausage making demonstrations, - lamb and pork cutting demonstrations - Teacher of the Westgate Butchers, butchery school once a month (lamb, beef, and pork).
  • 2005 – 2006 - Robin Jenkins Butchers & Delicatessen in Cheltenham – butcher, salesman - sign writing black boards, tickets and posters - catering and wholesale supplying cafés, pubs and restaurants, schools and colleges - (fresh meat counter, deli counter) - Manufacturing: sausages, burgers, faggots, bacon.
  • 2004 – 2005 - Harris Butchers & Delicatessen + fruit and veg in Gloucester – Head Nutcher - Manager – responsible of sales, costings, buying stock, stock taking, goods inwards, gross profit, nett profit, wages - marketing manager – sign writing black boards, tickets, and posters - head saleman - HACCP, COSHH! Catering and wholesale to cafés, pubs and restaurants - (fresh meat counter, deli counter, fruit & veg) - Manufacturing: sausages, faggots, burgers, bacon, collar bacon, gammons, meat pies, pasties, pastries, pork pies - sausage making demonstrations - lamb class cutting demonstrations - pork class cutting demonstrations.
  • 2002 – 2004 - Tuffley Butchers & Delicatessen + fruit and veg in Gloucester – Head butcher, Manager – Responsible of sales, costings, buying stock, stock taking, goods inwards, gross profit, nett profit, wages - HACCP, COSHH, catering and wholesalers supplying cafés, pubs and restaurants, - marketing assistant – sign writing black boards tickets and posters - salesman assistant (fresh meat counter, pre-pack multi-deck, fruit & veg) - Manufacturing: sausages, faggots, burgers, bacon, collar bacon, gammons, meat pies, pasties, pastries - lamb class cutting demonstrations - pork class cutting demonstrations.
  • 2000 – 2002 - M&M Meats in Malvern- butcher - Salesman Assistant (fresh meat pre-pack multideck).
  • 2000 - Passed HACCP course - licence to work with raw meat and cooked meat in the same premises.
  • 2000 - Passed food basic hygiene certificate.
  • 1999 – 2000 - Morgans Meat Market in Gloucester – Head Butcher, Manager - Responsible of sales, costings, buying stock, stock taking, goods inwards, gross profit, nett profit, wages - catering and wholesales supplying cafés, pubs and restaurants, salesman assistant – marketing assistant – sign writing black boards, tickets and posters - (fresh meat counter) - manufacturing: sausages, faggots, burgers, bacon, collar bacon, gammons, cured meats.
  • 1998 – 1999 - C & P Meats catering & Wholesalers. Factory in Gloucester - order picker- boner - portion control.
  • 1996 – 1998 - Lee's Butchers & Delicatessen in Gloucester – owner – Self Employed – In Kwick Save Butchery Department Franchise, - Catering & Wholesalers, supplying cafés, pubs and restaurants (fresh meat counter, deli counter Forced closure (Gloucester branch Kwicksave store went into liquidation).
  • 1994 – 1996 - MK Meats & Delicatessen Area Supervisor. Cheltenham (lower high street), Tewksbury (high street), Swindon (town centre, Stratton, gorse hill), Oxford (Abingdon), Bristol (Ashledown, Brislington, Bedminster, Staple hill, Yate) Bath (town centre) Wales (Chepstow, Lidney, Caldicot, Maindey), Forest of Dean (Coleford, Cinder-Ford), Weston-Super-Mare (The In- Shops) - Butcher, Salesman: sign writing black boards, tickets and posters. Responsible of stock checks and costings (fresh meat counter, deli counter and pre-pack multi-deck).
  • 1993 – 1996 - MK Meats & Delicatessen in Cheltenham – Butcher, Salesman (fresh meat counter, deli counter and pre-pack multi-decks).
  • 1991 – 1993 - Part time beef boner lyses meat Wholesalers and slaughter house in Gloucester, Minster-worth.
  • 1989 – 1990 - Coleman's Butchers & Delicatessen + fruit and veg in Gloucester – trainee butcher – trainee displaying - trainee catering and wholesale butcher - trainee manufacturing - trainee sign writer - trainee costings, sales, credit sales, profit-loss, percentages, goods inwards, stock.
  • 1988 – 1989 - Trainee Butcher - school boy.

EDUCATION WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • 1988 - John King. Specialist cattle and sheep breeder, + slaughter house - 1 week farm work experience. Combined with the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Bronze level.
  • 1987 – 1988 - Littleton Butchers Live Stock Farm in Winchcombe – 12 months work experience combined with the Duke Of Edingburgh Award. Bronze level.
  • 1987 - Peter Scudimoore. Specialist Sheep Breader in Winchcombe – 2 weeks farm work experience. Combined with the duke of Edinburgh Award. Bronze level.
  • 1987 - Gateways Supermarket, Butchery Department in Tewkesbury – 1 week work experience.
  • 1987 - Littleton butchers wholesale meat depot in Cheltenham - 1 week work experience.
  • 1986 - Kwicksave supermarket butchery + fruit and vegetable department in Tewksbury - 1 week work experience.
  • 1986 - Kwicksave supermarket butchery department in Gloucester - 1 week work experience.
  • 1985 – 1986 - Three county show ground in Malvern. Represented Bredon School for showing lambs and cattle.

EDUCATION:

  • 1984 - 1989 - Bredon School in Bredon Tewkesbury All Boys (private).
  • 1979 - 1984 - Dean Close Junior School in Cheltenham Mixed (private).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONS:

LANGUAGES:
  • 1st english
  • 2nd polish (studying)
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Dean Close Junior School & Bredon School (sporting certificates) 1981 – 1989
  • HACCP licence course 2000
  • Basic Food Hygiene 2000
HOBBIES:

Cooking, Film, Music, Shooting, Swimming