Quality-focused and efficient Cook adept at preparing and plating food in high energy, fast-paced kitchens.
Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition.Baked, roasted, broiled, and steamed meats, fish, vegetables and other foods.
Checked temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and heating equipment to ensure proper functioning.Cleaned and inspected galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas.Cleaned and organized eating, service and kitchen areas.Cleaned and sterilized equipment and facilities.Cleaned garbage cans with water or steam.Ensured freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items and rotating stock.Executed daily production lists and goals.
Inspected and cleaned food preparation areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.Performed other tasks as assigned by the sous chef or chef.Prepared daily food items and cooked simple foods and beverages.Prepared food items.Swept and scrubbed floors.Trained new employees.Turned or stirred foods to ensure even cooking.Washed dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand.Weighed and measured ingredients.Trained kitchen staff on proper use of equipment, food handling and portion sizing.Responsible for all garnishes for main courses, pasta, soups and potages.Cleaned, cut and cooked meat, fish or poultry.Compiled and maintained records of food use and expenditures.Complied with scheduled kitchen sanitation and ensured all standards and practices were met.Cooked food properly and in a timely fashion while using safety precautions.Cooked the exact number of items ordered by each customer while working on several different orders simultaneouslyEnsured first-in-first-out system with all ingredients labeled and stored properly.Ensured consistent high quality of plate presentation.Measured ingredients required for specific food items being prepared.Notified kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders.Prepared special diet foods, salads, desserts, and other nourishments.Sorted and removed trash and placed it in designated pickup areas.
Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues.Served fresh, hot food with a smile in a timely manner.Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.Served orders to customers at windows, counters and tables.Packaged menu items into bags or trays and placed drink orders into carriers.Prepared and served beverages such as coffee, tea and fountain drinks.Carefully maintained sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas.Frequently washed and sanitized hands, food areas and food preparation tools.Closely followed standard procedures for safe food preparation, assembly and presentation to ensure customer satisfaction.Performed general maintenance duties, including mopping floors, washing dishes, wiping counter tops and emptying grease traps.Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards.
Prepared items according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously. Performed serving, cleaning, and stocking duties in establishments. Performed dishwasher duties. Portioned and wrapped food. Prepared a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions. Prepared hot and cold foods. Cleaned and prepared various foods for cooking or serving. Frequently switched between positions as Cold Food prep, Soup Station Chef and Relief Chef mid shift to support changing needs of large industrial kitchen.Executed various kitchen stations and assisted with, meat, fish, saute or pantry. Inspected dining and serving areas to ensure cleanliness and proper setup.
Specialized in Culinary I & II Programs.
Fluent in English
People skills: enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills, quick learner, fast- paced is easiest
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