cafeteria worker resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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Enthusiastic Cafeteria Worker focused on preparing food according to district program guidelines, including subsidized meals for students in need. Skilled at operating in high-volume batch cooking environments to provide meals that are nutritious, safely handled and efficiently prepared. Proficient School Cafeteria Worker highly effective at receiving, organizing and storing inventory. Strengths in operating equipment safely and keeping each piece in good working order. Successfully portion food correctly according to guidelines to maintain cost controls. Motivational leader and organizational problem-solver with advanced supervisory, team building and customer service skills. Experience stepping into roles and quickly making positive changes to drive company success. Focused on using training, monitoring and morale-building techniques to maximize employee engagement and performance. Hardworking employee with customer service, multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience.

  • Store leftover items
  • Safe food handling
  • Facility maintenance
  • Receiving supplies
  • Merchandising
  • Staff training and development
  • Training and development
  • Time Management
  • Sales monitoring
  • Customer relations
  • Retail Space Planning
  • Accurate cash-handling
  • Customer care
  • Merchandise displays
  • Mentoring and training
  • Inventory oversight
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Processing payments
  • Stock management
  • Opening and closing procedures
Education and Training
Pearl River Central High School Carriere, MS Expected in 05/1992 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Umc Health System - Cafeteria Worker
Lubbock, TX, 07/2014 - Current
  • Maintained tools, equipment and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Followed guidelines for safe serving, appropriate temperatures and proper presentation.
  • Assisted cook with prep work by cutting vegetables and preparing side dishes and salads.
  • Prepared food according to recipe instructions to manage regular school meals.
  • Utilized safe and efficient methods for operating equipment.
  • Upheld correct procedures for preparing foods and storing leftovers.
  • Organized and prepared ingredients for batch cooking.
  • Adhered to safe and proper storage guidelines for incoming supplies.
  • Processed cash and credit card payments, promptly returning receipts, coin, bills and payment cards to customers.
  • Took inventory of supplies and equipment and placed new orders to maintain stock levels.
  • Tailored orders to address customer allergies and gluten concerns.
  • Effectively multitasked within fast-paced environment.
  • Maintained clean and orderly appearance throughout kitchen and dining area.
  • Greeted guests with friendliness and professionalism.
  • Wiped down tables and removed trash and dirty plates to provide clean, welcoming dining environment.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Filled trays with food, utensils, napkins and condiments to provide diners with meals and accessories.
Berkshire Health Systems, Inc. - Cook's Assistant
North Adams, MA, 01/2013 - 07/2014
  • Assisted head chef by chopping and preparing cooking ingredients.
  • Prepared food for service based on daily specials and chef's needs.
  • Washed preparation utensils, tools and machinery by hand or industrial dishwasher.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Verified freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items and rotating stock.
  • Prepared salads, soups and sandwiches according to customer's orders or supervisor's instructions and approved procedures.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Kept detailed records of food and supply inventory, ordering more or alerting chefs of deficiencies.
  • Recorded temperatures on appropriate logs and reports to notify supervisor of discrepancies.
Massage Envy - Lead Sales Associate
Myrtle Beach, SC, 02/2000 - 10/2013
  • Organized sales floor to keep products and displays presentable and in sellable condition.
  • Processed payments and returned receipts, cash, coin and cards to customers.
  • Checked store shelves and restocked products from inventory in back room.
  • Greeted patrons warmly at store entrance and offered assistance with finding needed items.
  • Delivered quality customer service while cultivating client satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Scanned and bagged items and operated cash register to check out store patrons.
  • Received shipments, signed off on packages and documented incoming items in computer system.
  • Trained and developed new team members to improve product knowledge and selling abilities.
  • Provided leadership and direction to motivate department associates.
  • Familiarized self with new products and services to engage with customers about features and benefits.
  • Assisted staff with selling process to meet and exceed individual and company sales goals.
  • Promoted positive culture of teamwork and inclusion, increasing employee morale.
  • Engaged customers and trained sales associates using strong knowledge of products and promotions.
  • Maintained awareness of advertised items to accurately recite current pricing and promotions.
  • Minimized shortages by adopting proper loss prevention procedures.
Performance Food Group - Assistant Manager
Fryeburg, ME, 02/2000 - 10/2013
  • Enforced company policies and procedures to strengthen operational standards across departments.
  • Collaborated with store manager to develop strategies for achieving sales and profit goals.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Organized schedules, workflows and shift coverage to meet expected business demands.
  • Mentored staff to enhance skills and achieve daily targets, using hands-on and motivational leadership.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Coached team members and delivered constructive feedback to promote better productivity and build confidence.
  • Supervised receiving and stockroom activities to identify opportunities with inventory and prevent shrinkage.
  • Initiated inventory control measures to manage and replenish stock, maintain cost levels and meet customer demand.
  • Secured revenue, accurately monitoring transactions and deposits to eliminate discrepancies.
  • Assisted with developing and implementing marketing strategies to improve sales and profitability.
  • Implemented organization systems for financial reports, schedules and inventory control to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Led employee performance evaluations and rewarded top performers to retain quality personnel.
Additional Information

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School Attended

  • Pearl River Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cafeteria Worker
  • Cook's Assistant
  • Lead Sales Associate
  • Assistant Manager


  • High School Diploma

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