I would highly recommend Shannon. She is a very skilled chef and would be an asset to have in your kitchen. She is extremely professional, organized, competent, clean and her outgoing personality makes her a pleasure to have around.
Shannon is a classic, yet creative chef and her wide range of culinary talents means she can handle anything from small family meals and dinner parties to larger events.
In addition to meal preparation and service, Shannon's responsibilities also include shopping and maintaining the kitchen larder.
I would also like to speak of Shannon's character. Shannon is a very moral and honest person. She has exemplary manners and habits. She is kind and very intelligent.
Shannon is always optimistic and cheery, which are extraordinary qualities. She also gets along with everyone and always treats her employers, guests and other staff members with respect.
In summary, I can honestly and wholeheartedly, without reservation, recommend Shannon O'Dell for your employment.
/ s.w. executive chef /
Shannon O'Dell worked as a weekend chef for my extended family (which includes up to 12 people) throughout the summers. Along with cooking all the breakfasts, lunches and dinners, Shannon was responsible for advance menu development with the goal of accommodating everyone's various tastes and dietary requirements. Moreover, 3 times during the summer, Shannon prepared buffet lunches for up to 40 people. Shannon handled these tasks with skill, and throughout the summer - which included a certain amount of stress and some long hours - Shannon was professional in her conduct and maintained both poise and good humor, working with both enthusiasm and energy. Additionally, Shannon worked in conjunction with several other staff members, with all of whom she established great rapport.
I would certainly and highly recommend Shannon for any private chef post or any culinary endeavors.
/ c.r. private residence /
It is my pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Shannon O'Dell. I worked with Shannon on two juvenile salmonid outmigrant studies. Shannon's commitment to projects is exemplary as demonstrated by the quality of her work.
As far as her skills are concerned, Shannon is scientifically minded, and quickly learned the methods needed to complete the project. She often anticipated what needed to be done, and completed the task without needing to be told. And at the same time, she has the ability to carefully follow the most complex directions. She is skilled at handling threatened juvenile fish, taking precise measurements, recording data, discerning subtle variation in the identification of fish species, and monitoring the overall situation.
Shannon has additional attributes that include excellent 'people' skills. She communicates well and with all members of the team, and has an easygoing and likable personality. She is very positive and enthusiastic as well. Shannon is also a very bright individual and will be greatly missed. I would hire her again without any reservation whatsoever.
/ m.s. Senior fisheries biologist /