Chef resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

Outgoing Hospitality Specialist with 9 years of experience in securing reservations and assisting guests to promote customer satisfaction. Talented at listening to guest preferences and providing speedy assistance. Successful in attracting repeat customers through friendly and helpful service.

Candidate seeking entry-level employment with company searching for flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Waste control
  • Food and beverage pairing
  • Portion and cost control
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Company safety standards
  • Cleaning and sanitizing methods
  • Customer service oriented
  • Organizational skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Time management
  • Flexible
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Self-starter
  • Negotiation
  • Providing customer support
  • Communicating with clients
  • Multi-tasker
  • High-energy attitude
Education and Training
South Broward High School Hollywood, FL Expected in 06/2012 High School Diploma : - GPA :
University Of Wisconsin System - Chef
Milwaukee, WI, 03/2019 - 03/2020
  • Cleaned, sanitized and maintained food storage, preparation and serving areas.
  • 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.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Checked stock deliveries for safety, quality and quantity.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Incorporated customer recommendations and feedback to experiment with new dishes.
  • Prepared various local and seasonal specialties for boutique restaurant.
  • Considered seasonal product pricing and availability in development of promotional dishes and menu selections.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
Healthcare Services Group - Waitress
Branding Iron Addition, MT, 09/2015 - 03/2018
  • Cleared table and bussed dishes to allow for quick setups.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts.
  • Set up dining room to meet hospitality and service standards.
  • Resolved customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Developed strong and lasting resident relationships.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Answered guest questions regarding menu, food and beverage preparation, recipe ingredients and allergens.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Documented food orders and ran items to guest tables in dining room.
Caraluzzi's Markets - Deli Associate
Danbury, CT, 11/2013 - 08/2015
  • Maintained work areas in clean, neat and sanitized manner to reduce potential for illness or injury.
  • Sanitized and kept work areas tidy by cleaning surfaces, equipment and floors, removing trash and maintaining machinery.
  • Answered telephone inquiries about available menu items, products and services and delivered appropriate information so customers could make valid choices.
  • Received new inventory and rotated stock by dates to keep items fresh and usable.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Organized ingredients and restocked supplies to prepare for busy periods.
  • Assessed customer needs, including food allergies and suggested additional menu items as appropriate.
  • Completed orders by slicing, weighing, packaging and pricing meats and cheeses.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Checked and recorded refrigerator and freezer temperatures daily to verify proper working conditions.
  • Operated cash register to accept and process cash, check, card and mobile payments.
Lkq - Cashier
Chula Vista, CA, 06/2013 - 10/2014
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Worked closely with front-end staff to assist customers.
  • Processed all sales transactions promptly to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer service.
  • Received payments for products and issued receipts.

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School Attended

  • South Broward High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Chef
  • Waitress
  • Deli Associate
  • Cashier


  • High School Diploma

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