cafeteria worker resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

School Cafeteria Worker successful at providing nutritious meals for large numbers of students and faculty in educational institution environments. Skilled in preparing large-batch dishes, plating and table-side beverage service. Known for special gluten-free recipe preparation for special dietary needs. Dedicated School Cafeteria Worker bringing [Number] years of food and beverage experience. Expertise includes safe food handling, cleaning, and sanitation procedures. Adaptable team player with strong communication skills. Well-organized [Job Title] skilled at providing customers with accurate and quick service. Offering [Number] years of experience in customer service, preparing [Type] food and stocking and organizing deliveries. Team player dedicated to adhering to strict service standards. Detail-oriented food service professional with experience in [Job Title] role. Accustomed to interacting with guests to determine specific needs and executing food preparation tasks to meet demand. Aptitude for [Skill] and knowledge of [Area of expertise]. Attentive [Job Title] with excellent interpersonal skills and [Number] years of experience in serving food and beverages. Proficient in [Type] and [Type] kitchen equipment operations. Highly focused with excellent work ethic. Experienced [Job Title] with over [Number] years of experience in [Industry]. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently saved costs while increasing profits. Multi-talented [Job Title] consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity. Enthusiastic [Job Title] eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of [Task] and [Task] and training in [Skill]. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in [Industry].

  • Batch cooking
  • School lunch programs
  • Training
  • Money handling
  • Ingredient preparation
  • Inventory control
  • Special requirements
  • Standardized recipes
  • Problem-solving
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Salad bar
  • Buffet servicing
  • Beverage preparation
  • Timely food delivery
  • Menu memorization
  • Stocking and replenishing
Work History
Cafeteria Worker, 09/2019 to Current
Xanterra Parks & ResortsColumbia Falls, MT,
  • Restocked condiments, beverages, and utensils per expected use levels.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to support efficient cleaning.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
  • Followed all proper handling procedures for prepared foods, ingredients, and leftovers.
  • Cooked food per recipe requirements in large batches for routine school breakfasts, lunches, and special events.
  • Cleaned and sanitized surfaces, tools, and equipment.
  • Checked dining area supplies, including linens and wrapped silverware, and replenished low stock.
  • Maintained adequate levels of condiments and well-stocked drink stations to keep service flowing smoothly.
  • Provided exemplary service to students, staff, and visitors.
  • Operated equipment such as [Type] and [Type] with care and attention to safety protocols.
  • Prepared ingredients and recipe components ahead of time.
  • Greeted customers and answered any questions.
  • Served food according to temperature, safety, and presentation guidelines.
  • Engaged in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.
  • Assisted wait staff with timely food delivery and guest requests.
  • Ensured exceptional guest experiences through attentive service.
  • Provided attentive service and proactively assessed guest needs.
  • Monitored temperature of cases, shelves and storage areas and reported failures to manager.
  • Loaded food, dishes and utensils on carts and trays to transport from designated food preparation areas to designated tables.
  • Efficiently prepared sandwiches and other menu items for guests.
  • Endorsed products by making recommendations and promoting specials, increasing daily sales by [Number]%.
  • Performed serving, cleaning and stocking to high standards and provided excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Loaded dishwasher with china and thoroughly hand-washed dishes, pans and utensils to tidy up serving line.
  • Executed sandwich artistry duties with very low occurrence of errors.
  • Operated [Type] and [Type] kitchen gadgets to prepare meats, vegetables and condiments for service.
  • Trained team members to prepare sandwiches and other items according to instructions.
Custodial Worker, 08/2019 to Current
University Of South CarolinaColumbia Work County Richland College/Division Arnold Schoo, SC,
  • Applied correct chemical solutions and used proper equipment to avoid damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Hand-dusted and wiped down office furniture, fixtures and window sills to keep areas clean and comfortable.
  • Worked with building managers to assess ongoing needs and plan preventive maintenance and cleaning schedules.
  • Collected trash and emptied receptacles and recycling containers.
  • Cleaned, vacuumed and dusted all areas of [Type] building to maintain organized, professional appearance for employees and clients.
  • Used approved cleaning products on various surfaces, including [Type] and [Type] to reduce bacterial growth and prevent spread of viruses.
  • Worked on team of [Number] staff members to service [Number] [Type] rooms daily.
Cashier,Qa,meat Dept,deli, 08/2014 to 10/2019
FoodlionCity, STATE,
  • Counted cash in register drawer at beginning and end of shift.
  • Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.
  • Calculated total items needed to assemble party trays and placed orders for inventory.
  • Delivered exemplary customer service to all guests, even in peak business periods to promote retention.
  • Supported company in maintaining work environment focused on quality, communication, collaboration, integration and teamwork.
  • Maintained clean, trash-free workspaces to maximize productivity and safety.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with [Number]% accuracy.
  • Communicated effectively with customers to plan large or specialized orders, providing customers with recommendations, samples and response to particular requests.
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age and refusing alcohol and tobacco sales to underage customers.
  • Used downtimes to prepare ingredients and restock supplies for expected busy periods.
  • Offered product samples to customers, generating additional sales through taste-testing.
  • Worked closely with [Job title] to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Checked refrigerated and frozen cases and replenished low stock every [Timeframe].
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Opened new inventory and rotated stock by dates to maintain freshness.
  • Promoted customer satisfaction by preparing food according to standard recipes with modifications based on individual customer requirements.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1984
Woodbridge High School - Woodbridge, VA

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School Attended

  • Woodbridge High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cafeteria Worker
  • Custodial Worker
  • Cashier,Qa,meat Dept,deli


  • High School Diploma

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