Assistant Kitchen Manager Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Skilled lead cook offering proven leadership, problem-solving and team building abilities developed over progressive career. Consistently empower employees to improve performance and maximize customer satisfaction through advanced training and mentoring. Resourceful and forward-thinking Manager steadfast in pursuing opportunities to improve day-to-day operations and bottom-line profits.

  • Contract development and management
  • Issue and conflict resolution
  • Staff development
04/2006 to 01/2010
Assistant Kitchen Manager Lifestyle Communities, Ltd. Hilliard, OH,
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients to follow recipes and create dishes.
  • Maximized efficiency of kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.
  • Set up work stations prior to restaurant opening to improve speed during busy periods.
  • Trained all cooks in such tasks as chopping vegetables, sauteing meats and grilling fish.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Communicated with wait staff regarding special requests, including food allergies and preparation techniques.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items such as steaks, burgers and sandwiches.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced ingredients for stir-fries, salads and appetizers.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Offered support to other stations during high-volume shifts to maintain optimal coverage and meet customer needs.
  • Rotated stock items and ingredients to maintain efficiency and freshness.
  • Assisted with training and development of new talent.
  • Kept detailed records of meat cuts to ensure accurate inventories.
04/2013 to 03/2017
Unit Aide/Trainer/Lead Line Cook Tully's Clarks Summit, PA,
  • Elevated team member performance while cultivating customer relationships to drive sales.
  • Reduced process gaps by effectively training new hires on best practices and protocols.
  • Proactively identified and solved complex problems related to employee training, management and business direction.
  • Delivered instruction on broad range of topics, integrating audio-visual presentations and training materials.
  • Documented participant attendance, engagement and progress.
  • Mentored and coached new employees by offering insight into successful task prioritization.
  • Tested trainees on materials to determine levels of understanding and areas requiring further instruction.
  • Identified areas of concern uncovered during training sessions and suggested methods to reduce risk.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Skillfully made sandwiches, specialty items and custom orders to meet guest needs.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Improved employee performance by providing constructive suggestions and encouragement.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced ingredients for salads, stir-fries and other dishes.
  • Offered support to other stations during high-volume shifts to maintain optimal coverage and meet customer needs.
  • Properly utilized various cooking utensils to prepare range of food items.
  • Operated fryers carefully to avoid burns when preparing fries, strips and pancake puppies items.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Properly garnished and arranged orders on plates and trays.
  • Worked closely with Cashiers to obtain order information and accurately complete customers' orders.
  • Helped employees operate productively and stay on task to meet business and customer needs.
  • Trained and supervised staff members.
  • Cross-trained in every store role to maximize operational knowledge.
  • Upheld company standards and compliance requirements for operations and cleanliness of all areas.
  • Mentored and supported new employees to maximize team performance.
  • Coached and trained employees and created daily work schedules and assignments, boosting efficiency and enhancing operations.
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer service.
08/2017 to 05/2019
Lead Cook/Crew Trainer Village Inn Restaurant City, STATE,
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Double-checked plated meals for any last minute changes before sending to dining room.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Stood in for other members of the kitchen staff.
  • Cleaned and cleared out dining areas and kitchen workspace to maintain and keep areas tidy.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Prepared food in the morning and before services started.
06/2019 to 01/2020
Cook The Dari City, STATE,
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including hand breaded fish, chicken strips and hushpuppies.
  • Chopped, diced, and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, meticulously following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Created exceptional menu items executed with precision to regularly garner diner praise.
  • Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations to delight patrons.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Measured and regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Performed work station prep, including stocking and FIFO prior to shift start.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1999
High School Diploma:
Douglas County High School - Winston, OR,

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School Attended
  • Douglas County High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Assistant Kitchen Manager
  • Unit Aide/Trainer/Lead Line Cook
  • Lead Cook/Crew Trainer
  • Cook
  • High School Diploma

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