Joseph Pendarvis

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I’m a teacher, seller, and gourmand with a curiosity for new challenges in the food-retail, cooking, and farm to vendor marketplace. Restaurants and Eateries of Note


Cooking Instructor – Verlocal and Self Up

2016-Oct 2019, Boston, MA

Instructed groups of 2-25 on how to make gumbo in my kitchen, guest kitchens, and company kitchens. IntroLink •  Completed private food orders via my website. BayouBoston Gumbo Class Reviews

Sales and Rental Agent – Mission Realty Advisors and Compass RE

2013- Present, Boston, MA

Maintained an exclusive landlord roster centered around the competitive Boston rental market  • Represented buyers and sellers in Boston with over ten million in real estate transactions

Office Manager & Rental Coordinator – JP Rentals and Sales

2010-2013,  Boston, MA

Managed a boutique style real estate office that specializes in the Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and West Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston. • Organized, maintained, and serviced a client list of over 150 landlords

Department Manager, Assistant Manager, Point of Sale Area Trainer – Crate & Barrel

2004-2010, Boston, MA

Merchandised sales floor to maximize spatial profitability, Point of Sale trainer for Massachusetts and Connecticut stores, assisted with 6 store openings throughout the U.S. and Canada • Structured and implemented bi-annual inventories through daily preparation and organized team efforts • Created bi-weekly schedules for up to 90 part-time and full-time associates • Maintained and monitored excellent sales coverage based on business needs • Maintained inventory levels and achieved financial goals for 4 departments of a $20 million sales store through efficient product ordering and sales analysis • Successfully and efficiently completed the management-training program that involved learning all aspects and channels of the business.

Geography Teacher – Mobile County Public School System

2003-2004,  Mobile, AL

Established objectives and planned learning experiences for regular and gifted students grades six through eight. • Worked with a psychometrist to formally test students for gifted characteristics • Arranged an alliance with local photographers to teach basic photography to eighth grade students. • Established and maintained standards of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere. 

Program Manager – Goodwill/Easter Seals

2002-2003,  Mobile, AL

Worked with a team of seven program managers to build and maintain an “at risk” youth career program derived from federal grants and centered in local high schools. • Instructed Adult GED courses at all area Goodwill Easter Seal facilities in the Mobile, AL area


University of South Alabama/ Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

1996-2000,  Mobile, Alabama


I love to host large dinner parties and bring friends and acquaintances of all walks of life together.  I also have a passion for photography, and I’ve had numerous photos published in three editions of Okra Magazine.  In addition, I’m a proud member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and The Southern Foodways Alliance.