About Catherine W.
I have multiple skill-sets earned in various work arenas: hospitality, customer service, animal care and office administration. I am flexible, reliable, punctual and efficient. I am organized, methodical and detail oriented. I have large breed dog experience, am quite a good cook, physically fit and capable of labour. I'm that person that compulsively re-aligns canned goods in stores and friends' cupboards. I'm also adept at both business correspondence and creative writing.
I am a trained medical secretary. In my personal life I have also been a primary end of life caregiver. I am very competent at performing day-to-day tasks to ensure routines are adhered to and that processes run smoothly. I have experience doing meal prep for families, I also have quite a bit of health and wellness training via corporate positions wherein safety culture is paramount,
Party or Event Help
Event planning goes hand in hand with restaurant management. I have both fine dining and resort as well as hotel service on my resume. I know all facets well from the planning, staging, costing, set up, tear down and guest relations standpoint I am licensed to serve in Alberta and Ontario. I have an excellent background in food and wine.
I grew up with German Shepherds and Retrievers and have an affinity for large breeds. I routinely cat-sit for friends, I volunteered for 2 years at a Humane Society, primarily doing dog care and adoption. This gave me a solid background in leash training, canine behaviours and kennel health. I love to be outdoors so dog walks with me are as long as the animal's health permits. I pay attention to potential hazzards and overheating.
I have a thing for grocery stores and food in general so am happy to do shopping. I'm that person that always has a re-usable bag stashed and a book for long line-ups. I plan ahead. Having worked for many small businesses and restaurants, multi-tasking is my forte. Accomplishing many errands in a short period of time is something I excel at.
I believe in a clutter free life. I am adept at organizing closets and pantries. I am that person that ensures your tupperware all have matching lids whether you want me to or not. And if I have time your spice cupboard usually gets a go-over. And yes, my magazines are stacked chronologically and my books by size, I colour code my closet too. Professionally organization has been my strong suit in hospitality management and in corporate administration.
I grew up in the country so weeding, deadheading, light spade work and watering are part of my skill set. I cannot mow a lawn but I can assist with planting, mulching etc. I do take direction well. I am happy to do the grunt work!