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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Passionate, spirited and classically trained Culinary professional dedicated to food safety, customer service and quality food service.

Well-rounded Chef offering 8 years of comprehensive experience consistently preparing exceptional menu items to garner customer praise. Well-versed in creating new, seasonal menus and maintaining smooth and timely kitchen operations. Committed to delivering first-rate dining experience to guests.

Polished in following proper food handling methods and maintaining correct temperature of food products. Creative and artistic professional committed to strengthening kitchen skills with better collaboration, recipes and cooking techniques.

Skills
  • Proper equipment usage
  • Recipe creation
  • Knowledge of cuisines
  • Large scale events
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Banquets and catering
  • Safety and sanitation regulations
  • Meal preparation
  • Cleaning and sanitation
Experience
10/2022 to Current
Catering Chef John Knox Village Of Florida Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Practiced various safety methods daily to avoid food spoilage and food borne illnesses.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Observed safety measures and followed instructions when using kitchen equipment and heavy duty mixers.
  • Chopped and diced vegetables and fruits to stock fridge ahead of busy periods.
  • Plated dishes using tasty garnishes and sauces to appeal to and delight patrons.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Distributed food to service staff for prompt delivery to customers.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils and work stations.
  • Supervised food preparation staff to deliver high-quality results.
03/2016 to 10/2021
Line Cook Lodging Dynamics Hawthorne, CA,
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Adhered to portion controls and presentation specifications.
  • Mentored and trained staff by teaching cooking skills and kitchen maintenance, improving overall quality and performance.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Prepped garnishes to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
12/2020 to 10/2021
Opening Lead Cook Spurwink Services Limerick, ME,
  • Lead Cook opened SIX Kitchen and trained Employees
  • Plated dishes using tasty garnishes and sauces to appeal to and delight patrons.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
09/2015 to 08/2016
Cook Berns Steakhouse City, STATE,
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Wrapped, dated and labeled food items in storage for safety and freshness.
  • Prepared and served meals by reviewing recipes and combining and cooking ingredients.
  • Coordinated orders to expedite food from kitchen according to cook time and delivery time.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Followed established procedures and requirements for safe food handling, storage and service.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2016 to to
Associate of Arts: Culinary Arts
Johnson & Wales University - North Miami - Miami, FL
GPA:
Certifications
  • ServSafe Food Handler Certified
  • ServSafe Manager Certified

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School Attended

  • Johnson & Wales University - North Miami

Job Titles Held:

  • Catering Chef
  • Line Cook
  • Opening Lead Cook
  • Cook

Degrees

  • Associate of Arts

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