chef resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Strong leadership when needed. Experienced cook with over 6 years of experience in the food industry, preparation of raw and cooked foods, and cooking. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements.

I was on the varsity wrestling team, a respected leader in my years in NJROTC, excelled in my firefighting, and health studies at a Career Center. Extracurriculars for NJROTC, and workouts for wrestling, of which I led some of.

  • Food plating and presentation
  • Signature dish creation
  • Sanitation guidelines
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Utensils and equipment
  • Company quality standards
  • Belgian cuisine
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Made-to-order meals
  • Performance improvement
  • Fine-dining expertise
  • Problem-solving
  • Steady food flows
  • Effective communications
  • Food preparation
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Baking and broiling skills
  • Equipment Maintenance
Work History
Chef, 07/2019 - Current
Bowlero Corp Roselle, IL,

I have many responsibilities at my current restaurant. All of our food is made from scratch. I sometimes will open up the restaurant, and prep today's big food items for the chef's who work during the day. However, I normally work during the customer portion of the work day. I come in to prep items for my station every day that I work. For example, if I work on the fryer, that would mean making mashed potatoes from scratch, freshly peeled potatoes, and making my own leek (and some other ingrediants) cream for them. Every day before working, I make sure that my station is clean and sanitized, and that I have all the items and ingredients I will need for the day. I also make sure that I have all writing utensils, I need for that day ready on hand for anything that I might need them for, like writing out labels for items, and end of night lists of what I need the next day.

  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes that met customer needs and palates.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator prior to each shift to verify correct temperatures.
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Verified compliance in preparation of menu items and customer special requests.
  • Collaborated with other chefs, including my head chef in production or modification of menus and selections.
  • Oversaw flat top grill, stove and oven and cleaned all equipment after every shift.
  • Properly handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
Landscaper, 02/2019 - 06/2019
Emory University Atlanta, GA,

I arrived at work at 7, and worked until 6:30-9:00. I maintained customer's yards to their satisfaction, and trimmed bushes, weeded out gardens and yards, and make sure that the edges up the yard looked professional and clean. I also made sure driveways and sidewalks were clear of dust and debris. At libraries, and big businesses, I made sure alll of the parking lot was sprayed with weed killer, pulled out big weeds, and leafblowed to make sure that their parking lot, and roads were also dust and debris free, too.

  • Diagnosed problems with equipment and performed regular maintenance to keep equipment functional.
  • Used gardening tools, including gloves, wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks, rakes, and trowels to apply mulch for protection.
  • Cared for lawns by mulching, aerating, wedding, grubbing and trimming and edging around walks, walls and flower beds.
  • Mixed and sprayed fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides onto shrubs, trees and grass to maintain soil fertility and defend against weeds and insects.
  • Provided upkeep to residential work sites, including hedge and shrub trimming.
  • Maintained grounds including trimming, weeding and general clean-up.
  • Enhanced visibility and improved shapes of trees and bushes with proper pruning.
  • Trimmed greenery, shrubs and hedges to maintain uniform appearance.
  • Removed overgrowth, hazards and debris from common pathways to improve usability.
  • Maintained routine landscaping schedules to boost lawn health and keep facilities neat and well-groomed.
  • Applied weed-control and pest-killing chemicals to lawns to protect growth and improve attractiveness.
  • Followed planned landscaping designs to determine locations for sod, sown grass, flowers and foliage.
  • Removed and disposed of plant debris from work sites to keep areas safe and well-organized.
  • Used shears, pruners and chainsaws to prune and trim hedges and shrubs.
Cook, 06/2015 - 02/2019
Select Medical Corporation Lakeland, FL,

I worked the grill, bun station, and fryer station. I also sent out food to customers. Before the food was sent to customers, I helped make sure the food was up to a customer's expectations. I also closed the restaurant at the beginning of my time working there, and near the end, I would mainly open the restaurant.

  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Assisted customers in placing special orders for large-scale events such as weddings and birthday parties, and for school lunch.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2018
Mauldin High School - Mauldin, SC
Status -
  • Graduated in Top 20% of Class
  • Graduated with 3.98 GPA
  • Member of Spanish Honor Society, and National Honor Society
  • Coursework in Firefighting I and II, first aid, CPR, Hazmat Training, And Hazmat Operations.
  • Elected Captain of Varsity Wrestling Team

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  • Mauldin High School

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  • Landscaper
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  • High School Diploma

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