Michael A. Zink

Executive Chef

Michael A. Zink

478 Washington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238


Highly developed interpersonal skills, working to foster positive relationships with clients & team members alike.
Knowledgeable in all Microsoft & Google Office programs.
Proficient in menu engineering, staff management, food & labor budgeting and recipe development.

ESquared Hospitality / Corporate Executive Chef

August 2017 – PRESENT, New York, NY

-Responsible for overseeing and supporting all back of house operations for Esquared’s fast casual brands (The Dez, The Sosta & byCHLOE)
-Coordinated large scale off-site catering events
-Achieved and maintained letter grade of “A” from NYC DOH for all 5 locations -Maintaining a running food cost of 25% or lower throughout all stores -Assisting all units in employee hiring, training and retention

-Developing seasonal vegan recipes for distribution to all US properties

Compass Group/ Executive Chef of Nomura Securities

September 2016-August 2017, New York, NY

-Oversaw all kitchen operations: menu planning, station development, ordering, inventory, staffing & scheduling. Directly managed staff of 25 culinary professionals -Managed a subsidized budget of $4.5 million a year

Compass Group / Sous Chef at Google NYC

February 2015 – September 2016, New York, NY
-Responsible for the successful development & creation of 225 recipes for Google Food teams recipe catalogue, recipes are utilized throughout Google campuses internationally..

– Managed 3 cafes throughout the NYC office in Chelsea, each with its own culinary concept (all cafes earning & maintaining A ratings from NYC DOH)
-Responsible for managing 20-25 direct report culinary professionals

Compass Group / Sous Chef at Cravath, Swaine & Moore 2013-2015 Tasting Table Test Kitchen (New York): Sous Chef – 2011-2013

Charlie Palmer’s Metrazur (New York): Tournant- 2010-2011 Ouest (New York):Tournant – 2007- 2010
Vong (New York): Extern – 2007-2008


Art Institute of New York / BA: Business Management/AS: Culinary Arts 2005-2008
Glen Ridge High School / H.S. 2001-2005