• Hotel and Resort Pre Opening and Opening Consulting Associates

  • Restaurant and Food service Development Associates



Mark Militello
Pompano Beach., Florida 33069

SUMMARY Extensive experience as a Chef and owner in over fifteen $4-5 Million fine dining establishments.  Responsible for design and layout of furniture, fixtures and equipment for multiple start-up restaurants.  Hired, trained and managed employees in all phases of front and back of the house operations.  Ability to accomplish goals through hands-on, participative management style.  Varied experience with hotel operations involving large catering and room service operations.




2012                 Clancy’s  and Café Verde – Consulting chef

                                   Developed.  I adjusted and introduced new menu featuring churros, healthy salads,      
                                   Mexican tortas, and adjusted menu items for existing restaurant

2011-2012        Shaka Japanese Robata grill – Consulting Chef
                                    Developed a robata grill, kobayashi, sushi and lounge concept

2010-2011        Cabo Blue – Consulting Chef

  • Concepts for upscale Mexican Restaurant
  • In charge of design, menu development, hiring, costing, and training


2010-2011        Atlantic Hotel- Executive Chef

  • New concept for Food and Beverage menu, involving three restaurants, and catering.


2009-2010        The Office – Consulting Chef

  •    Hired and trained staff both front and back of the house
  •    Menu, concept, kitchen design and recipe development




2008- 2009       Regent Bal Harbour – Executive Chef

  • In charge of 5 restaurants, catering and stewarding
  • On the executive committee, I was involved in all management decisions


1990-2008 Mark’s Las Olas – Chef/Owner

  • New York Times “Dining In A Breeze From Florida, Bearing Fresh Scents” 1992
  • Menu and wine list development
  • Successfully able to hold food and beverage costs under 32%

1998-2008 Mark’s in the Park – Chef/Owner

  • Hired and trained staff in large restaurant with Al Fresco dining

2000-2008 Mark’s South Beach – Chef/Owner

  • Hotel operation required excellent room service as well as organization of private parties

2003-2008 Mark’s City Place – Chef/Owner

  • Innovative Sushi concept restaurant

1990-1992 Mark’s in the Grove – Chef/Owner

  • $500,000 to $5.5 Million within one year


1987-2000 Mark’s Place – Chef/Owner

  • Honored as Distinguished Alumni by Florida International University 1996
  • “Chef of the Year” award from Simply Seafood Magazine 1995
  • “The Cover of Food And Wine Magazine 1995
  • Esquire Magazine names Mark’s Las Olas “One of the Best New Restaurants of 1994”
  • Golden Dish Award from GQ Magazine 1993
  • Food and Wine Magazine “Top 20 restaurants in the US.” 1992


1987-1993 Maxaluna – Chef

  • Mark’ Place named “Best new Restaurant” in the Zagat 1992
  • James Beard Awards for “Best chef in the Southeast” 1992


1976 – 1978 B.S. Florida International University Restaurant and Hospitality Management
1975 – 1976 A.S. State University of New York Restaurant and Hotel Management
1973 – 1975 Marquette University (pre med)

COMPUTER LITERACY Proficient with most software and restaurant programs




9 Boronia Street, Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria 3126 AUSTRALIA
A top-notch senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience in human resources management, labor relations, learning & development and environmental, health & safety in industries that span from Shipbuilding & Repairing, Trade Union Association for employers & employees and Hotel and Aviation.
Possess broad experience in strategic and effective leadership and a seasoned business partner to the Chief Executive Officer and senior management team.
Main strengths include a “can do” attitude, results driven and commitment to deliver superior performance. Effective problem solving and strong organizational and negotiation skills coupled with the ability to deal with complexities.
SSA Global Pte Ltd
Mar 2012 to Present
(An Executive Search firm specializing in the recruitment of professionals from the healthcare, aviation and hospitality sectors)
dnata Singapore Pte Ltd
Feb 2000 to Feb 2012
(A subsidiary of dnata and a member of the Emirates Group of Companies. We provide a full range of ground handling services at Singapore Changi Airport which includes cargo handling, ground services, in-flight catering, passenger handling, flight operations and line maintenance.)
Vice-President, Human Resource
Reports to the Chief Executive Officer
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Hotel Inter-Continental Singapore
Feb 1995 to Feb 2000
(A deluxe 5-star hotel managed by Inter-Continental Hotels & Resorts)
Regional Personnel Manager (last position held)
Director of Human Resources (first hired)
Reports to the General Manager and functionally to the Director, Human Resources Asia-Pacific
Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)
Apr 1994 to Feb 1995
(A Trade Union for employers, providing professional advice and representations to more than 1,800 member companies on employment/labor issues, training & development programmes)
Senior Manager (Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management
Reports to the Executive Director
Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore
Mar 1992 to Apr 1994
(A 5-star deluxe hotel managed by Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts)
Director of Human Resource
Reports to the Vice-President & General Manager
Holiday Inn Park View
Oct 1984 to Feb 1992
(Managed by Holiday Inns Worldwide, the largest hotel chain in the world)
Director of Human Resource (last position)
Personnel Manager (first hired)
Reports to the General Manager and functionally to the Regional Director, Human Resource, Asia-Pacific
United Overseas Land Group (UOL)
Aug 1981 to Sep 1984
(UOL Group was a subsidiary of the United Overseas Bank and its portfolio consists of a hotel and a property investment and development company)
Senior Personnel Officer
Reports to the Executive Director
3 | P a g e
Selco Shipyard Pte Ltd
Jul 1979 to Aug 1981
(A subsidiary of the Pan Electric Group of Companies. A shipbuilding and ship repairing business)
Personnel Officer
Reports to the Executive Director and functionally to the Group Personnel Manager
Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE)
Jul 1978 to Jul 1979
(A Trade Union for civil servants)
Industrial Relations Officer
Reports to the Assistant General Secretary
Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA)
Jul 2007 to present
(A non-profit, professional body for Training and Development professionals and practitioners)
Vice President
Chairman, Remunerations Committee
Chairman, Steering Committee – for the inaugural STADA-ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) Conference in Singapore on 16-18 Nov 2011
Singapore Human Resource Institute (SHRI)
1992 to 2000
(A non-profit, professional body for human resource professionals and practitioners)
Council Member
Honorary Treasurer
Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprise (SCORE)
Nov 1994 to Nov 1997
(A statutory Board under the Ministry of Home Affairs with the mission to rehabilitate prisoners, drug and inhalant abusers to return to society as useful citizens)
Board Member
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University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Master’s degree in Education (Training & Development)
Singapore Institute of Management and Institute of
Training & Development, United Kingdom
Joint Diploma in Training & Development Management
Gold Medal Award for best performance; the only award recipient in the 8th intake for the Joint Diploma in Training & Development Management Course
Montfort Secondary School, Singapore
General Certificate of Education “Advanced” Level
General Certificate of Education “Ordinary” Level