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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Hardworking and enthusiastic Chef trained in every facet of successful work. Stays on top of current and expected demands, quickly realigning tasks to handle needs. Dedicated to first-rate communication and team success. Creative cook with extensive experience in high-volume restaurant environments. Outstanding management skills with strong knowledge of food safety and sanitation practices. Efficient and committed to delivering excellent customer service. Dependable Cook's Assistant committed to speedy, efficient and high-quality kitchen help. High standards for cleanliness with willingness to take on extra tasks to maintain excellent service. Trained in a variety of authentic meal preparation with knowledge of menu planning and inventory management. Meticulous individual skilled in different cooking techniques with good understanding of food safety standards. Flexible with stamina to work in fast-paced environment. Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.

Highlights

20 years + Catering Experience

*15 years + Cake Baking and Decorating

*20 years Exceptional Military Service (U. S. Navy Retired)

  • High volume production capability
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Cooking and baking
Accomplishments

Successfully managed a kitchen staff of 40+ employees during high volume dinner services for more than 500 diners each night.

Experience
05/2015 to 07/2015
Assistant Cook and Kitchen Manager Dominion Senior Living Louisville, KY,

Reduced food costs by [number] percent by expertly estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.Provided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format.Systematically tasted and smelled all prepared dishes, and observed color, texture and garnishes.Implemented and supported company initiatives and programs.Effectively managed and assisted kitchen staff in producing food for banquets, catered events and member dining areas.Consistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements.Ensured smooth kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of all food products.Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with the kitchen team.Consistently produced exceptional menu items that regularly garnered diners' praise.Quickly and courteously resolved all guest problems and complaints.Prepared healthy, enjoyable breakfasts and dinners for diners.Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.Regularly developed new recipes in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, and budgetary considerations.Enforced appropriate work-flow and quality controls for food quality and temperature.Developed strategies to enhance catering and retail food service revenue and productivity goals.Provided nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.Prepared for each shift by placing a clean cutting board and utensil bath at workstation.Consistently tasted, smelled and observed all dishes to ensure they were visually appealing and prepared correctly.Displayed a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients in accordance with bakery recipes.Properly frosted and decorated cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, sweet rolls, pastries and cookies.Correctly operated all bakery equipment, including ovens, proofers, fryers, sheeters, rounders, scales and mixers.Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.Maintained highest standards of bakery product quality.Persistently strove for continual improvement and worked cooperatively as a team member.Consistently emphasized food quality and specialized baking techniques.Diligently enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent the spoiling or contamination of foods.Creatively decorated cakes, cupcakes, tarts and pastries as well as special order items.Consistently emphasized food quality and specialized baking techniques.Correctly and safely operated all kitchen equipment in accordance with set guidelines.Consistently verified that kitchen staff followed all recipes and portioned serving guidelines correctly.Identified opportunities to increase revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising guest satisfaction.Expert in final plate preparation with authentic presentation.

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Assist Kitchen Manager , ,
  • with daily duties.
  • Prepared daily menu plans and special events for campers and staff.
  • Supervised crew of four for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner meals.
  • Followed recipes according dietary guidelines for all dietary needs of campers and staff.
06/2013 to 02/2015
Assistant Sous Chef Loyola Marymount University City, STATE,
  • Systematically tasted and smelled all prepared dishes, and observed color, texture and garnishes.
  • Effectively managed and assisted kitchen staff in producing food for banquets, catered events and member dining areas.
  • Consistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of all food products.
  • Provided nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Displayed positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
  • Properly frosted and decorated cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, sweet rolls, pastries and cookies.
  • Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.
  • Consistently emphasized food quality and specialized baking techniques.
  • Creatively decorated cakes, cupcakes, tarts and pastries as well as special order items.
  • Acted as head chef when required to maintain continuity of service and quality
  • Planned and directed high-volume food preparation in fast-paced environment
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces, and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers
  • Trained kitchen staff to perform various preparation tasks under pressure
  • Mentored kitchen staff to prepare each for demanding roles
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Assist Executive Chef and Sous Chef , ,
  • Expert in final plate preparation with authentic presentation.Creatively decorated cakes, cupcakes, tarts and pastries as well as special order items.
08/2010 to 07/2013
Service Executive Chef City, STATE,
  • Prepared cakes for various events (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc.).
  • Catered private parties for personal occasions.
  • Conducted personal/private cooking lessons.
03/2005 to 05/2009
Career Counselor PM Chef Holiday Retirement Community City, STATE,
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize job functions.
  • Helped Department meet multiple deadlines, helped revise protocols for smooth workflow.
  • Assisted in changing priorities for a more manageable work system.
  • Maintained retention of service members while onboard.
Education
Expected in 06/2012 to to
Bachelors Degree: Business Administration
Certificate Culinary Arts & Advanced Pastry National Culinary & Baking School California College - La Mesa San Diego, CA
GPA:

Business AdministrationCoursework in Pastry ArtsCourses in: Food Preparation, Kitchen Management, Patisserie and Confectionery, International CuisineBasic Vocational Certificate: Pastry ArtsBasic Vocational Certificate: Prep CookNutrition coursesClasses in Restaurant and Facility OperationsCoursework in Pastry ArtsBaking Assistant Certificate

Certifications
ServSafe Certified (2011)
Interests
Board member Santee American Basketball League PTA member at Santana High School Santana Basketball Coach (Junior Varsity Team) Helped deliver food to the homeless during holidays Delivered food to Elderly (upon request)
Additional Information
  • Volunteer Work Board member Santee American Basketball League PTA member at Santana High School Santana Basketball Coach (Junior Varsity Team) Helped deliver food to the homeless during holidays Delivered food to Elderly (upon request)
Skills

cooking, Customer Service, special events, Leadership Skills, Navy, organizational skills, protocols, Supervisor, workflow

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School Attended

  • Certificate Culinary Arts & Advanced Pastry National Culinary & Baking School California College

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant Cook and Kitchen Manager
  • Assist Kitchen Manager
  • Assistant Sous Chef
  • Assist Executive Chef and Sous Chef
  • Service Executive Chef
  • Career Counselor

Degrees

  • Bachelors Degree

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