Chef resume example with 4 years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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I’ve been working in the service industry since 2018. I’ve dealt with various positions from waiting tables to being a manager. The social and leading skills I’ve learned have been very valuable and shape who I am today.

  • Food and beverage pairing
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Waste control
  • Banquets and catering
  • Portion and cost control
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Strategic networking
  • Brand development and awareness
  • Online marketing and advertising
Chef, 02/2019 - Current
Ramsay Health Care Uk Kettering, OH,
  • Instructed cooks and other workers in preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Supervised preparation of specialty items and customer requests to verify accuracy in production.
  • Oversaw hiring, training and development of kitchen employees.
  • Incorporated customer recommendations and feedback to experiment with new dishes.
  • Assigned specific duties to employees to maintain productive operation of kitchen and food service.
  • Researched, developed and introduced menu concepts with creation of new recipes.
  • Talked to patrons about dietary issues and food allergies to prepare meals meeting individual needs.
  • Managed kitchen staff team and assigned various stages of food production.
  • Considered seasonal product pricing and availability in development of promotional dishes and menu selections.
  • Liaised with vendors to purchase optimal recipe ingredients at cost-effective rates.
  • Reduced food costs by estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and maintained food storage, preparation and serving areas.
  • Prepared and served meals to around [Number] service members each [Timeframe].
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Checked stock deliveries for safety, quality and quantity.
  • Developed nutritious menus and ordered variety of healthy food to change up menu offerings.
  • Collaborated with department staff to prepare food items in accordance with recipes and established standards.
  • Worked cross-functionally with recipe development, operations and creative teams on implementation of new ingredients, menu timelines and product launches.
  • Collaborated productively and professionally with colleagues representing widely diverse points of view.
  • Communicated with customers to understand culinary needs and preferences and adjusted menus and services in response.
  • Managed nutrition labeling process and execution and verified accuracy and alignment with ingredient database.
  • Remained attentive to detail and committed to accurate and thorough responses to expressed culinary and service needs.
  • Maintained budget by monitoring inventory and purchases to reduce spending by [Number]%.
  • Prepared various local and seasonal specialties for boutique restaurant.
  • Supervised cooks and kitchen staff, providing direction in preparing specialty items and ethnic cuisine.
Manager, 02/2018 - Current
Rockwell Automation, Inc. Appleton, WI,
  • Trained employees on additional job positions to maintain coverage of roles.
  • Recruited and hired qualified candidates to fill open positions.
  • Assigned tasks to associates to fit skill levels and maximize team performance.
  • Greeted and encouraged feedback from customers to implement in-store operational changes.
  • Conducted inventory counts by assessing current state of inventory integrity against target accuracy levels and tracking variances.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Established and created training programs to enhance employee knowledge of best practices, resulting in improved customer satisfaction.
  • Evaluated store performance by receiving, analyzing and incorporating feedback from store inspections to implement action plans for improvements.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Maintained ongoing system for development, recruitment, recognition and retention of store crew and management.
  • Facilitated exceptional sales and performance results by focusing on continuous improvement approaches and capitalizing on emerging market opportunities.
  • Evaluated operational trends and proactively adjusted strategies to maintain alignment between performance and objectives.
  • Drove financial performance of assigned areas by verifying achieved sales and profit goals and implementing plans to correct deficiencies.
  • Reduced shrink by developing culture of loss prevention, improving return processes and upgrading store layout.
  • Aided in negotiation with vendors and suppliers to reduce overall costs.
  • Managed shifts in absence of store manager to deliver excellent customer service while promoting sales.
  • Organized store and maintained high standards for cleanliness of parking lot, restroom and stockroom.
  • Delivered level of service to customers in effort to build upon relationships for future clients.
  • Supervised overnight team functions and services for youth and adult shelter, managed resident intake, assigned work, maintained security and delivered resident support and discipline.
  • Coordinated ordering, receiving merchandise, pricing and stocking to maintain appropriate product levels on shelves.
  • Assisted with training and onboarding of sales associates in store operations.
  • Interviewed, hired and trained new employees.
  • Worked closely with executives to guide budget planning.
  • Developed reports to outline project status, budget data and other information.
  • Assessed programs to identify risks or problems to determine appropriate responses.
  • Assembled action item roadmaps to detail initiatives and provide insight into reporting for budgeting and planning specifics.
  • Reviewed and analyzed financial reports to determine appropriate action.
  • Maintained team progress against performance targets by motivating staff and proactively resolving department-level issues.
Waiter, 02/2018 - 02/2019
Vacasa Santa Cruz, CA,
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Handled food safely and kept spaces clean to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Completed opening and closing checklists to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Minimized customer wait times by taking and filling large volume of orders each day.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Maximized beverage sales by suggesting appropriate food and drink pairings to suit unique customer preferences.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Updated customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Served plated dinners, oversaw buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Plated food and assessed plate presentation to maintain highest standard of food quality.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items and arranged silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
Education and Training
: Marketing Management And Research, Expected in
Cleveland State University - Cleveland, OH

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School Attended

  • Cleveland State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Chef
  • Manager
  • Waiter


  • Some College (No Degree)

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