Part-time prep cook/ 2 shifts per week/afternoons and/or evenings (relief)

Denis Mahon

100 Grapevine Trail

Durham, NC 27707




Offers 30 years of customer service experience in both retail management and Real Estate and, more recently, working as a prep cook in a Cooking School environment. Diverse employment in service-centered companies  with the ability to juggle multiple tasks graciously, commit to team objectives, and energetically adapt to any role that needs immediate attention. Flexible, diplomatic and optimistic; receptive to finding solutions, sharing information, and working "shoulder-to-shoulder" with colleagues to overcome obstacles, and complete tasks to stringent deadlines. 


  • Microsoft Office
  • Quickbooks*
  • Publisher
  • MLS

•  Team Leadership

  • Filing/Editing
  • Deadline Dependent Task Completion
  • Office Procedures
  • Telephone Skills
  • Cooking Skills


  • Accounting
  • Business Math
  • Business English
  • Management Skills
  • Customer Service Skills



Employment History: 


December 2008 – Present

Buono Fortuna LLC. d/b/a Sharden Enterprises (Property Management)

Owner/ manager of a property management company; mostly confined to the SW quadrant of Durham, NC. ‘Niche’ operation of relatively small firm, offering upscale property to qualified customers.

All duties pertaining to financial and physical operation of property management. Limited duties, with business partner, in sales and marketing of other property. Licensed Broker-in-Charge, and actively licensed Real Estate Broker.


2009/2010 – Present

Part-time prep-cook at Southern Season Cooking School, Chapel Hill after volunteering for 18 months. All duties related to preparing recipes, organizing and training volunteers, managing all types of menus from differing cultures, including grilling, baking, maintaining sanitary conditions, cleaning and prepping for upcoming classes. Supporting role as cook/and or instructor with other personnel and visiting chefs, authors and restauranteurs. Working two, sometimes three, shifts per week (at my discretion, due to other commitments and school needs).


June 1998 - December, 2008

Arco Realty, Durham, NC  (Partner/Broker in Charge)
Keller Williams Preferred Realty, Durham, NC
Howard, Perry and Walston, Durham, NC


Responsible for a wide range of sales and management duties including sales and coordination of listing and showing residential properties, single family homes, income properties, and condominiums. Prospect new client relationships and generate leads through cold calling, networking, and referrals. Updated and maintained existing client accounts, developed property information packages, market value analyses, property investment analyses, and marketing reports.


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Conducted owner representation and tenant / buyer representation for property sales and leasing.

Handled all aspects of marketing and promotions inclusive of advertising, negotiated sale prices and loans, attended closings, and ensured quality client service through prompt response to client needs and concerns.


Hunter’s Green LTD, Durham, NC                                                                                               

June 1984 – June 1998   

The Hub LTD, Raleigh, NC

Brinson’s Menswear, Durham, NC   

Performed general sales functions including competitive selling, customer relations, promotion development, and client consultation.  Completed all facets of retail store management including client relations, training, scheduling, visual merchandising, sales, marketing, inventory control, employee supervision, and acted as liaison between regional managers, account executives, staff, and other store locations.                   




Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC                                                                                             1984
Major:  Business Administration: 4.0 GPA

The Armidale School, Armidale, NSW Australia


The Leys School, Cambridge, England                                                                                     Graduated Junior College


Volunteer Work:


Facilitator - ESL Workshop at Durham Public Library, Durham,  NC

A Southern Season Cooking School, Chapel Hill, NC

(Prepping menu for visiting Chef/instructor. Involved in all facets of cooking, serving and assisting permanent staff of Cooking School.

Director - Arbor Pointe HOA.  Served as President 2007-2009.


References: Submitted upon request.

  • ID#: 142748
  • Location: Durham, NC , 27707

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