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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Hardworking Cook with several years of experience working in fast-paced kitchens. Adept in working with other culinary professionals to achieve goals and ensure customer satisfaction. Committed to using safe and sanitary cooking practices, and maintaining an organized and clean cooking area. Experienced in operating various pieces of cooking equipment and tools. Bringing forth advanced food preparation techniques, food safety knowledge, and the ability to serve wonderful food in a timely manner.

Hardworking Chef, bringing detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Reliable individual possessing excellent communication and problem-solving strengths.

Skills
  • Cooking equipment proficiency
  • Cooking equipment setup
  • Cooking time understanding
  • Sanitation
  • Portioning understanding
  • Team management
  • Operational improvement
  • Goal-oriented
  • Planing banquet events and wine dinners
  • Paring wines with dinners
Experience
03/2022 to 02/2023
Am Sous Chef Celebration Hotel Ltd Celebration, FL,
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Exercised portion control for items served, eliminating waste.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Managed kitchen staff team and assigned tasks for various stages of food production.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Selected and developed recipes and planned menus, driving consistent food quality and production.
  • Collaborated with restaurant management to align kitchen operations with goals of establishment.
  • Liaised with vendors to purchase optimal recipe ingredients at cost-effective rates.
03/XXX9 to 03/2022
Cook 2 Sessions Ii San Francisco, CA,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Communicated with wait staff regarding customer requests, dietary concerns and allergy questions.
  • Performed work station prep, including [Task] and [Task] prior to shift start.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Prepared more than [Number] dishes per day in fast-paced [Type] environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Coordinated average of [Number] to [Number] daily food orders, organizing timely deliveries to each table.
  • Interacted effectively with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Made recommendations to [Job title] regarding future food and equipment purchases to maintain product effectiveness.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
08/XXX8 to 02/XXX9
Sue Chef Vault Wine Bar City, STATE,
  • Built strong vendor relationships to bring in top ingredients at optimal prices.
  • Maximized customer satisfaction and team operations by executing command-based structure and staff performance oversight.
  • Plated food according to restaurant artistic guidelines to promote attractive presentation.
  • Created diverse cuisines for full restaurant, special event, catering and tasting menus.
  • Supervised all kitchen food preparation in demanding, high-volume environment.
  • Oversaw kitchen employee scheduling to meet all coverage needs and avoid wasted labor.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Liaised with vendors to purchase optimal recipe ingredients at cost-effective rates.
  • Partnered with [Job title] to create dynamic entrees for large banquets and special events.
  • Adjusted seasonal plans to source local ingredients and align special dishes with area events.
  • Performed as head chef as needed to maintain team productivity and restaurant quality.
06/XXX6 to 09/XXX7
Line Cook Old School House Brewery City, STATE,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/XXX5 to to
High School Diploma:
Liberty Bell Jr Sr High School - Winthrop, WA
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Liberty Bell Jr Sr High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Am Sous Chef
  • Cook 2
  • Sue Chef
  • Line Cook

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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