My name is Figen.
I live in South of Turkey, I am Mediterranean.
I am a Gastronomist, gourmet chef, food-recipe-menu writer, professional photographer, traveler, plant pathologist, certified nutrition-weight loss and motivation coach. Also I am Turkish Cuisine expert. I have also certification and experience in Cafe and Restaurant management.
I have graduated from my first University in 2001, in Plant Pathology Science, of Agriculture Faculty.
In 2020 I decided to study my passion subject and get a diploma from Cooking, so I finished my second University in Culinary Arts in 2022.
I am experienced in a wide range of professions, and I am willing to use my knowledge and skills to help/support anybody on their work needs.
I am very well experienced in using computer, and Microsoft documents and Adobe Photoshop, writing and designing. I love to search and write.
I have worked for U.S Military, as a Civilian for long time, so I work with discipline and with fluent English.
I am a certified nutritionist. as I worked at Health and Wellness Center at U.S Air Force. I helped many airmen and soldiers, and civilians to lose body fat and gain muscles and have better health habits.
I have worked as a professional photographer and organized photography road trips, at my Air Force work life.
Besides work, personally the number one important thing in life for me is honesty and being real.
Any jobs I receive I finish usually before the due date, so for your urgent work needs I am eligible to hire.
My main hobby is traveling, photography, and eating.
I have very good knowledge in Food, food pairing, tastes, cooking.
Since 2017, I am doing my own business from home, and cooking homemade delicious meals, making balanced meal preps and also been writing meal plans for my customers according to their choices, health conditions and the sports they do. have my own home cooking business for my signature dishes and also specific cuisines.
I have received the education on Nutrition and Meal Planning in U.S. Air Force from 2012-2017. I started working at Military Hospital, Health and Wellness Center as a clerk in 2012. In meantime as I have shown high performance in job, I have given several educations and workshop to become a Nutrition and Weight Loss Coach.
My works with nutrition started before 2012, in a Bowling and Restaurant Facility in U.S Air Force.
From 2009 to 2012 I have worked there as the Administration Assistant, which I supervised several Local National and also U.S. National employees and contractors. Have learned food handling, preparing, pricing, creating menu, inventory control, hygiene, customer service, managing and much more in the kitchen and the Restaurant section.
Before my restaurant and kitchen experiences, I was more into graphic designing, photography and arranging trips. From 2007 to 2009 I have worked as a contractor at U.S. Air Force base in the city I lived in, and I was the contractor professional photographer in studio and also outdoors. Besides I was working at an engraving shop to design on computer and engrave awards, plaques, trophy’s to Military and Civilian members of Air Force.
From 2008 to 2017, managed a non-profit organization to arrange trips in the Photography and Travel club I started with my elder sister who also worked in Air Force. We have organized trips in Turkiye and also outside of Turkiye.
Before all these work experiences, I have worked at a local hospital as V.I.P Patients respondent and translator.
Also worked as a Sales Manager and Supervisor for a contractor Sales company which provides supplies to the Air Force base as well.
As you can tell most of the time I have worked in fields that I have always loved to do.
Especially traveling, photography and cooking were what make me feel alive at most!
After 2017, I decided I should combine all my experiences and knowledge on my biggest passion and focus on shaping my life on this path, and decided to start my own home business in meal prepping.
With the Nutrition Coaching knowledge I had from my experiences, this was not a difficult job for me. But I love to cook every kind of meals, so once in a while I changed the Menu and shaped it as the requests came from my customers. Lately I am working on a whole new project, which aims to please everyone with their choices, diets and health conditions low or high calories to reply everyone’s needs.
As I have worked with Americans in Air Force, for almost 10 years, my English is well, to work on Freelance writing projects, and I am open to keep learning and making it even better by writing more…
Thank you for your time and reading.
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