Catering Assistant resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Food Service expert with 10+ years of service industry experience. Precise and speedy at preparing ingredients, efficient in grilling and baking. Always keeps kitchen and stock areas clean and spotless. Talented Catering Staff member eagerly sets up and assembles food and supplies at full-service events to satisfy guests. Over 2 years of friendly and professional serving experience at buffet luncheons, black-tie dinners and receptions. Serves full-course meals in seated and buffet dining styles

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Portion Control
  • Kitchen Staff Support
  • Customer Service
  • Proper Food Storage
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Plating and Assembly
  • Chef support
Work History
Catering Assistant, 12/2018 - 03/2020
Leander Independent School District Leander, TX,
  • Cleaned kitchen areas, including counters, work spaces, shelves, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Checked expiration dates, rotated food and removed any items that were no longer usable.
  • Read through recipes and set up all ingredients in advance for events.
  • Observed baking and saucier and how each prepared different specialties to gain knowledge in those cooking techniques.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Prepared and expedited food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Collaborated with head chef to collect information about specific customer desires and dietary needs.
  • Distributed food to wait staff quickly during busy peak periods to drive customer satisfaction.
  • Contributed to consistent customer satisfaction rating by producing high-quality food and providing timely service.
Dining Room Attendant, 01/2015 - 06/2016
Hyatt Hotels Corp. Dfw Airport, TX,
  • Assisted wait staff with timely food delivery and guest requests.
  • Delivered exceptional guest experiences through attentive service and quick response to issues.
  • Assessed plated meals for adherence to presentation standards and verified food items against guests' orders prior to delivery.
  • Took customer orders and relayed to kitchen staff with accuracy, circulating dining room to identify service opportunities.
  • Offered product samples, answered questions and helped customers find items.
  • Engaged in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.
  • Set up advertising signs and displays on shelves, counters and tables.
  • Greeted customers and answered any questions.
  • Provided attentive service and proactively assessed guest needs.
  • Assisted customers with carry-out service.
  • Monitored dining room inventory and replenished as necessary.
  • Contributed to friendly and professional dining environment by communicating politely and effectively with guests to assess and meet needs.
  • Collected trash, wiped up spills and removed trays to maintain fresh and clean customer areas.
  • Maintained adequate levels of condiments and well-stocked drink stations to keep service flowing smoothly.
  • Assisted cashiers with processing customer payments and documenting orders.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to support efficient cleaning.
  • Managed customer deliveries and assisted with carrying out orders to promote maximum satisfaction.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
Sales Associate, 07/2011 - 01/2013
Advance Auto Parts Christiansburg, VA,
  • Engaged with customers to effectively build rapport and lasting relationships.
  • Delivered high level of assistance by locating products and checking store system for merchandise at other sites.
  • Tracked stock using company inventory management software.
  • Organized racks and shelves to maintain store visual appeal, engage customers and promote specific merchandise.
  • Completed orders through Microsoft Office system and organized product deliveries to meet customer timetables.
  • Solved customer challenges by offering relevant alcohol products and services.
  • Maintained organized, presentable merchandise to drive continuous sales.
  • Maintained customer satisfaction while handling store returns quickly and professionally.
  • Liaised with customers and recommended specific products and specials, aligning with individual needs, requirements and specifications.
  • Implemented up-selling strategies such as recommending accessories and complementary purchases to boost revenue.
  • Prepared cash deposits with zero discrepancies.
  • Collaborated with clients to maintain relationships and provide customers with thorough support and guidance.
Associate of Arts: Culinary Arts, Expected in 07/2019
Caldwell Community College And Technical Institute - Hudson, NC
  • Dean's List
  • Capstone Culinary Project, Create a culturally-based menu from a selected country, prepare the dish(es) and set up table, and serve them accordingly.
  • Prepare food cost reports.
  • Elected to secretary for Culinary Guild in 2018.

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School Attended

  • Caldwell Community College And Technical Institute

Job Titles Held:

  • Catering Assistant
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • Sales Associate


  • Associate of Arts

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