Catering Chef Kitchen Manager resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Astute Catering Chef well-versed in kitchen safety and equipment use. Interested in creating themed, unique and innovative menus to cultivate memorable dining experiences and patron loyalty. Energetic Catering Chef capable of handling various tasks while remaining calm and poised in high-pressure situations. Trained in proper food storage, kitchen safety and temperature logs. Looking to join new organization in full time Managerial position. High-performing Chef offering 35 years of restaurant experience. Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Talent for building streamlined, cohesive teams. Skilled Chef with 35 years of culinary experience. Strong leadership and team-building capabilities. Recognized for various types of cuisine, including Gluten free and Vegan.

  • Catering revenue budget development
  • Managerial finance
  • Project manager supervision
  • Catering background
  • Banquets and catering
  • Catering understanding
  • Organized managerial style
  • Catering experience
  • Catering and vending operations
  • Catering supervision
  • Managerial experience
  • Effective managerial techniques
  • ServSafe Manager
  • Catering event experience
Work History
04/2015 to 03/2020 Catering Chef/Kitchen Manager Your Life Senior Living | Palm Beach Gardens, FL,
  • Observed federal and local kitchen safety regulations to prevent food borne illnesses.
  • Ordered food items and supplies needed to fulfill catering jobs.
  • Created catering menu based upon client specifications, event type, dietary needs and budget.
  • Followed all safety instructions to avoid injuries when operating heavy equipment in kitchen.
  • Crafted exciting catering options for clients, including pig roasts, corporate picnics, outdoor sit-down wedding banquets and seaside clambakes.
  • Planned menus complying with established health guidelines and budget limitations.
  • Oversaw scheduling, inventory management and supply ordering to maintain fully stocked kitchen.
  • Managed team of 10-15 cafeteria staff, monitored productivity and developed improvement plans to maximize performance.
  • Prepared and served over 50-2000 nutritious meals each day.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Cooked meals according to administrative policies, health code regulations and food service standards.
  • Hired, trained and managed all kitchen staff, including employee development, issuing disciplinary action and conducting performance reviews.
  • Updated daily logs, checked in deliveries and submitted weekly reports.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Maintained excellent attendance record, consistently arriving to work on time.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving dietary issues.
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins.
  • Resolved machanical problems, improved operations and provided exceptional support.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
03/2006 to 03/2015 Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver/Food Specialist Shelter Properties | City, STATE,
  • Reviewed technical documentation to complete equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Inspected and tested machinery and equipment to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Followed procedures for use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors.
  • Performed minor wall repair to maintain walls, including installing drywall and repairing and applying wallpaper.
  • Managed available parts, tools and materials inventory to maintain prompt response capability.
  • Completed daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment to maintain records of scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Worked with building managers to assess ongoing needs and plan preventive maintenance and cleaning schedules.
  • Partnered with PA State Inspectorss on building codes and upgrades to successfully complete projects within anticipated deadlines.
  • Assessed operating conditions and adjusted settings to maximize performance and equipment longevity.
  • Inspected systems in use to detect problems, complete maintenance and recommend solutions.
  • Interpreted drawings, blueprints and schematics of building and systems layout as well as machinery construction.
  • Quickly responded to internal service calls regarding malfunctioning equipment and completed repairs effectively, improving overall employee satisfaction by 100%.
  • Studied system requirements to order components and parts and perform acceptance tests.
  • Operated garbage compactor and made sure garbage was separated to prepare for sanitation pickup.
  • Removed dirt and lubricated machinery shafts, bearings and gears as part of regular maintenance.
  • Operated sledge hammers, shovels, picks, rakes, weed trimmers and leaf blowers to maintain exterior of facility.
  • Followed all work orders and specifications to determine which machines and equipment required replacement, repair or maintenance.
  • Inspected fire extinguisher equipment to maintain safe environment for workers or residents.
  • Checked for storm damage around property .
  • Sanitized restrooms using such chemicals as ammonia to reduce spread of germs.
  • Used power and hand tools to complete repairs to building systems.
  • Reduced opportunities for theft and trespassers by securing all entrances and exits.
  • Used various equipment to remove snow and sprinkled rock salt on walkways to prevent falls.
  • Maintained cleanliness of buildings and property.
  • Examined alarm systems and monitors to meet carbon monoxide and fire standards and safeguard personnel.
  • Performed electrical and mechanical repairs of production equipment, minimizing downtime .
  • Installed replacement parts and components as well as entire systems.
  • Maintained restroom functionality by repairing leaking faucets, clogged toilets and other equipment.
  • Assisted passengers with disabilities and other physical issues in boarding and exiting bus to promote passenger safety.
  • Adhered to scheduled routes and accomplished timely drop-offs and pick-ups to comply with preset route criteria.
  • Performed bus driving duties while keeping student safety in mind to maintain good safety record.
08/2002 to 02/2006 Chef Harleysville Hotel | City, STATE,
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Prepared meals from scratch using authentic, popular recipes to generate repeat business.
  • Properly handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Developed and cooked exciting, memorable dishes that brought new customers into establishment and bolstered restaurant revenues .
  • Monitored line processes to maintain consistency in quality, quantity and presentation.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
Expected in 06/1988 High School Diploma | Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, PA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Southern Lehigh High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Catering Chef/Kitchen Manager
  • Maintenance Technician/Bus Driver/Food Specialist
  • Chef


  • High School Diploma

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