1st Shift Cook resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Dietary Cook with comprehensive experience preparing therapeutic meals by following written and verbal instructions. Qualified in preparing food for special occasions such as weddings and professional luncheons. Committed to maintaining routine meal schedules and serving times.

  • Daily workflows
  • Staff education and training
  • Ingredients Measuring
  • Kitchen Cleaning, Organization and sanitation
  • Menu planning, and Preparation
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Food Inspection, Presentation, Preparation, Processing and Safety
  • Excellent Communication and quick-learning
  • Efficient Multitasking and Time management
  • Adherence to recipes
  • Kitchen organization
  • Culinary expertise
  • Mopping and Sweeping
Work History
1st Shift Cook, 04/2002 to Current
Boy Scouts Of America - Orange County CouncilOrange, CA,
  • Evaluated employee skills and knowledge regularly, training and mentoring individuals with lagging skills.
  • Prepared shift summary reports for supervisor and communicated regularly on goals and progress.
  • Used independent judgment to assign work to meet production or quality requirements, objectives and goals.
  • Trained new employees and conducted refresher training for current employees.
  • Tracked progress of activities in functional area and made adjustments to achieve objectives and report status.
  • Mentored newly hired employees on operating equipment and safety and developed training manual to use for reference.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized production areas to avoid violations or unnecessary work delays due to hazards or inefficient layouts.
  • Identified team weak points and implemented corrective actions to resolve concerns.
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Collaborated with staff members to create meals for large banquets.
  • Mentored kitchen staff at all levels to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Inspected freezer and refrigerator daily to check and maintain proper temperatures.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Collaborated with servers to collect information about specific customer desires and dietary needs.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Baked consistent quality items by accurately mixing, dividing, shaping and proofing.
  • Set up work stations and prepped food for dishes to increase productivity during busy mealtimes.
  • Led shifts while preparing food items and executing requests based on required specifications for over 10 years.
Dishwasher, 01/1986 to 01/1997
West Georgia Medical CenterCity, STATE,
  • Worked with chemicals such as detergent, rinse agents and sanitizers to protect customer health for over 15 years.
  • Boosted team efficiency by keeping kitchen areas organized, clean and properly sanitized.
  • Completed extra cleaning work on garbage cans, racks, dry storage areas and other fixtures to keep kitchen spotless.
  • Paid close attention to all instructions from supervisor to complete tasks on time for over 15 years.
  • Used hospital's provided sprayer products to loosen food residue and enhance cleaning.
  • Effectively scrubbed and scoured pots and pans using hospital provided products to remove burnt-on food.
  • Kept all dishes, utensils and glassware clean and rotated following safety standards.
  • Efficiently and quickly cleaned various dishes, silverware to provide smooth service and reduce wait times.
  • Moved items from main storage areas to easily accessible small fridge, freezers and containers to support kitchen staff efficiency.
  • Kept work area clean, dry and free of debris to prevent incidents and accidents.
  • Maintained proper temperatures, behaviors and controls to meet or exceed health department standards.
  • Communicated with team members to keep operations running smoothly by helping with tray line.
  • Kept kitchen areas neat and clean by removing trash and organizing supplies.
  • Volunteered to assist different tasks during peak meal times after completing dishwashing duties.
  • Disinfected counters and wiped down food prep surfaces to prevent illness and cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Cleared, washed and stacked all plates, dining utensils and trays quickly and without breaking.
  • Assisted with kitchen prep work to help operations run smoothly and meet customer needs.
  • Maintained clean and contaminant-free cooking equipment.
  • Washed equipment, surfaces, refrigerators and other areas and applied sanitizing chemicals.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 04/1975
LaGrange High School - LaGrange, GA,

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  • LaGrange High School

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  • Dishwasher


  • High School Diploma

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