chef resume example with 3+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Very determined and dedicated to get the job done in a timely manner and I am a very quick learner. I’m very reliable

  • Food Preparation Techniques
  • Food and Beverage Pairing
  • Banquets and Catering
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Waste Control
  • Portion and Cost Control
Education and Training
Martin County High School Stuart, FL Expected in 05/2018 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Indian River State College Ft. Pierce, FL Expected in : Engineering (Pre-Engineering) - GPA :
Local Public Eatery - Chef
Seattle, WA, 06/2021 - Current
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Exercised portion control for items served, eliminating waste.
  • Instructed cooks and other workers in preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Experimented with various ingredients and cooking techniques to develop new and flavorful dishes for customers.
  • Managed kitchen staff team and assigned tasks for various stages of food production.
  • Developed standard recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation, promoting consistently high-quality food items.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Delegated tasks for kitchen employees and developed staff teams to streamline food preparation procedures.
  • Assigned specific duties to employees to maintain productive operation of kitchen and food service.
  • Established controls to alleviate supply and food waste.
  • Supervised specialty dish preparation to satisfy customer requests and cater to various dietary needs.
  • Suggested and prepared promotional dishes according to ingredient availability and customer preferences.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Selected and developed recipes and planned menus, driving consistent food quality and production.
  • Collaborated with restaurant management to align kitchen operations with goals of establishment.
  • Tracked ingredient inventories to estimate purchasing needs and prevent unnecessary expenditures.
  • Delegated tasks and supervised kitchen staff to optimize food preparation, presentation and safety.
Kalins Indoor Comfort - HVAC Installer
Sioux City, IA, 02/2021 - 03/2022
  • Wired both line and low voltage to heating and cooling equipment.
  • Serviced units to residential and commercial heating and air conditioning customers.
  • Maintained safe working environment with proper execution of HVAC guidelines and usage of PPE equipment.
  • Attended employee meetings and training to learn about new techniques, trends and technologies.
  • Used troubleshooting methods on HVAC components to diagnose and repair heat pumps, fireplace, geothermal, furnaces and air conditioning equipment.
  • Unloaded and loaded truck supplies and equipment using proper hoisting techniques to avoid accidents and injuries.
  • Conducted brazing, threading pipe and [Type] tasks to complete service calls.
  • Reviewed worklists from supervisor to interpret project details and instructions.
  • Interpreted construction drawings and cut sheets in field.
  • Collaborated with contractor representatives, supervisors, co-workers and sub-contractors on job sites to streamline operations.
Cavender's - Department Manager
Marietta, GA, 03/2021 - 12/2021
  • Handled shift overstock, restocking and inventory control.
  • Worked closely with sales associates to complete tasks.
  • Followed safety protocols and company processes and procedures.
  • Kept department on-target to meet sales and profit objectives by minimizing waste and pursuing revenue generation opportunities.
  • Executed targeted merchandising and promotional plans to meet department sales goals.
  • Supported shrinkage and safety awareness, reviewed sales and inventory data, identified trends and prepared reports for management.
  • Modeled supportive leadership qualities, motivating staff to achieve department goals and promote staff participation and team building.
  • Enforced safety rules and other policies to protect employees and minimize company liability.
  • Performed opening and closing duties as part of management team and handled cash management.
  • Exercised discretion and judgment in managing fast-paced environment adapting to change with sense of urgency.
  • Prepared weekly schedules to verify proper floor coverage within fiscal guidelines.
  • Balanced workloads to meet targets without overtaxing employees.
  • Cultivated talented team of departmental employees through outstanding mentoring, coaching and teaching skills.
  • Utilized excellent math skills to maintain accurate inventory levels.
  • Oversaw storewide merchandising benchmarks to maintain operational excellence.
  • Grew department's team and technical capabilities with hiring and training of talented individuals.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations.
  • Recruited and trained new employees to meet job requirements.
  • Resolved customer inquiries and complaints requiring management-level escalation.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality and conformance.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Reviewed employee performance and provided ongoing feedback and coaching to drive performance improvement.
  • Assigned work and monitored performance of project personnel.
  • Held regular one-on-one meetings with employees to review performance and priorities and provide feedback.
  • Planned and led team meetings to review business results and communicate new and ongoing priorities.
  • Planned and delivered training sessions to improve employee effectiveness and address areas of weakness.
  • Mediated conflicts between employees and facilitated effective resolutions to disputes.
  • Evaluated individual and team business performance and identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Produced thorough, accurate and timely reports of project activities.
  • Interviewed prospective employees and provided input to HR on hiring decisions.
  • Analyzed business performance data and forecasted business results for upper management.
  • Proposed or approved modifications to project plans.
  • Organized team activities to build camaraderie and foster pleasant workplace culture.
  • Created and managed budgets for travel, training and teambuilding activities.
Soco - Line Cook
Orlando, FL, 12/2018 - 03/2020
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen with regular mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing utensils and glassware.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Cleaned cooking and refrigeration equipment to sanitize and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Adhered to portion controls and presentation specifications.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Mentored and trained staff by teaching cooking skills and kitchen maintenance, improving overall quality and performance.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Prepped garnishes to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.

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School Attended

  • Martin County High School
  • Indian River State College

Job Titles Held:

  • Chef
  • HVAC Installer
  • Department Manager
  • Line Cook


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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