Yana Dimitrova

Culinary Arts Trainee  •  Sofia, BG  •  [email protected]

I have over seven years of experience in the hospitality industry around the globe, focused on the satisfaction of customers and providing specific experience for them. Recently started my culinary arts journey. The culinary provokes my interests and boost my passion and creativity, as I felt motivated and eager  to seek for good opportunities in restaurant field.


I am positive and open minded person, with outgoing personality, passionate about my work and life itself. I am adopting changes easily and enjoy taking big challenges. Honest, disciplined with strong willingness to learn new things. 

Good communication skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds


Talents Restaurant, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept 2016 - Present

Kitchen trainee 

Hilton Hotel, Dresden, March 2016 - Sept 2017

Kitchen Intern in Steakhouse and Bistro, taking part of HRC Internship Program

Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami,USA, Sept 2011 - July 2016

Waiter at Chefs Table and Main Dinning Room on board of seven of the largest cruise ships. Always has been part of inaugural teams, brought four new ships.

Waiter at Chef Table - one of a kind Dinning experience. Chef de Cuisine present an exclusive selection of expertly crafted dishes from Molecular to latest trend cooking style. Activities include wine pairing and main kitchen tour.

Mall Varna LTD, Bulgaria, July 2008 - July  2011

Customer Service- Information Desk

Dealing with customers, handling and resolving customer complains. Obtain all relevant informationto handle inquires. Manage administration

La Fattoria, Chester, UK, April 2007 - June 2008

Waiter at Italian Restaurant

Windsor Court Hotel, Orient -Express Hotels, New Orleans, USA, December2005- November 2006

Waiter, Room Service and bar attendant.

Working in the famous New Orleans Grill Room gave me my first impression and provoke for me an interest for culinary arts, fine dinning and love for the wine.

Brass Balls Saloon, OC, Maryland, USA, June 2004 - October 2004, May 2005 - October 2005

Exchange Student Program - Food and Beverage Intern.


HRC Culinary Academy, Sofia,Sept 2016 - Present

Associate's degree in Culinary Arts

Varna Free University, Sept 2001 - May 2006

Bachelors Degree in European Studies. 

Professional knowledge of European dimension the Institutional, policy and funding levels.






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