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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Hardworking server skilled at meeting needs of diverse customers while keeping calm and maintaining professionalism. History of working on feet for long periods of time and training incoming staff. Solid background in food service field, with 4 years of experience.

Hardworking server with proven relationship-building and time management abilities in fast-paced restaurant environments. Successful at handling tables of all sizes with accuracy and impeccable customer service skills. Strive to meet every patron need, drive satisfaction and promote long-term loyalty. Experience with training new associates and current associates on proper policies and procedures.

Skills
  • Food presentation
  • Cleaning and organization
  • High volume production capability
  • Bussing expertise
  • Table setting arrangements
  • Menu memorization
  • Dining customer service
  • Liquor, wine and food service
  • High-volume dining
  • Prompt table clearance
  • Food inspection
  • Food safety understanding
  • Training new associates
  • Time Management
  • Personal appearance standards
Experience
11/2017 to Current Buffet Server Trainer Salvation Army Usa | Duluth, MN,
  • Served plated dinners, buffet style dinners and passed hors d'ouevres for parties of 2 to 10+.
  • Prepared banquet room for next function by resetting room, cleaning surfaces and replenishing supplies.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Attended to new customers quickly to inquire about drinks and start off dining experience with prompt beverage service.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and updates to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Arranged each place setting attractively and verified all items were clean and free from water spots and chips.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and organized food speed racks, bins and dry storage racks to keep food storage areas neat and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
06/2021 to 08/2021 Assistant Manager Restoration Hardware | Atlanta, GA,
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
06/2017 to 11/2017 Cook Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. | Middletown, OH,
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Identified opportunities to increase revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising guest satisfaction.
  • 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.
  • Interacted professionally and effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Created approximately 5 orders simultaneously during busy periods with high accuracy, maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Operated all bakery equipment, including ovens, proofers, fryers, sheeters, rounders, scales and mixers.
  • Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients to match exact recipe formulae.
06/2017 to 11/2017 Server Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health | Emmaus, PA,
  • Warmly greeted patrons upon entrance to store and offered assistance with finding needed items.
  • Communicated effectively with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
  • Prepared salads and appetizers to back up kitchen staff.
  • Satisfied customers by keeping drinks topped off and anticipating needs such as condiments and extra napkins.
  • Arranged each place setting attractively and verified all items were clean and free from water spots and chips.
  • Managed closing duties, including restocking items and reconciling cash drawer.
  • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils and refilling beverages promptly.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists, including emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and menu offerings such as appetizers, entrees and desserts.
  • Upsold customers and optimized table-turns, outperforming wait staff average sales by up to 10%.
  • Upsold customers and optimized table-turns, outperforming wait staff average sales by up to [Number]%.
  • Cleaned dining area between guests with efficient sweeping, glass washing and spill removal.
  • Restocked nonperishables and other items, including condiments and napkins from inventory to keep pantry well-supplied.
03/2017 to 11/2017 Dishwasher Lake Kiowa Express | City, STATE,
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Replaced clean utensils in storage bins for easy access.
  • Handled glassware, crystal and other fragile items with exceptional care to prevent breakage.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
06/2015 to 06/2017 Cook Helper Company Name | City, State,
  • Processed payments and kept close eye on customers to check for signs of theft.
  • Prepared meals in accordance with operational policies, food safety guidelines and health code requirements.
  • Identified appropriate solutions to minimize issues and quickly solve problems.
  • Processed customer payments using cash, checks, credit and debit cards and returned proper bills and coin.
  • Delivered exemplary customer service and support by remaining poised in most stressful situations.
  • Checked store shelves and restocked products from inventory in back room.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients to match exact recipe formulae.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2017 High School Diploma | Ogburn High School, Florida, GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Ogburn High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Buffet Server Trainer
  • Assistant Manager
  • Cook
  • Server
  • Dishwasher
  • Cook Helper
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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