With 25 years of experience as a leader, manager and team player, Raymond Schafer is a culinary professional with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Raymond is Sous Chef at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa (Catoosa, Oklahoma) responsible for purchasing, production, and daily 24/7 service for three restaurant operations.
Previously Raymond was Chef/Food Manager for 6 years at Osage Casinos, Tulsa, OK where he managed 4 Supervisors and 50 staff in multiple 24/7 restaurant outlets, as well as required maintenance of kitchen equipment, and forecasting costs. In 2018 Raymond reduced food cost from 70% to 40% and brought the Tulsa food operation into an overall profit for the first time in company history in 2018.
Earlier in his career Raymond served as Executive Chef for 6 years at Montereau at Warren Woods, an upscale senior living lifestyle community with 254 residential units in Tulsa, OK. He served as project manager during a 2-year remodel period without interruption to service quality to residents. Produced food service volume at 20,000 meals per month in multiple dining venues. Raised food quality satisfaction to an all-time high above national average.
Raymond earned an Associate Degree, Culinary Arts (2000) at Oklahoma State University, (Okmulgee, OK) as well as training certifications at Oklahoma State FDS Food Labeling, Oklahoma State Department of Homeland Security Food Defense and ServSafe Certified.