Seeking a position that I can best utilizes my skills, plus willing to learn new skills for any position to better my craft.Quality-focused and efficient Cook adept at preparing and plating food in high energy, fast-paced kitchens.Line Cook with [number] years of experience in high-pressure culinary environments. Skilled in preparing large volumes of food quickly and efficiently. Seeking to use culinary skills and expertise to prepare a special variety of dishes in a professional, rewarding environment.Restaurant chef for multiple award-winning restaurants. Worldly, ambitious and highly skilled in ethnic cuisine with a strong understanding of flavor profiles. Studied under Chef(Rick Bayless) at (Frontera Fresco) for several years. Seeking a position as Executive Chef at a well-known [city] restaurant.
Reduced food costs by [number] percent by expertly estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.Provided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format.Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of all food products.Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with the kitchen team.Ensured smooth kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.Consistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements.Quickly and courteously resolved all guest problems and complaints.Prepared healthy, enjoyable breakfasts and dinners for diners.Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.Regularly developed new recipes in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, and budgetary considerations.Enforced appropriate work-flow and quality controls for food quality and temperature.Developed strategies to enhance catering and retail food service revenue and productivity goals.Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.Prepared for each shift by placing a clean cutting board and utensil bath at workstation.Consistently tasted, smelled and observed all dishes to ensure they were visually appealing and prepared correctly.Displayed a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
1996 to 2000 Simeon Vocational High School Chicago, 8235 S. Vincennes▪ GED
Cash, Cooking, Point Of Sale, Pos, Pots, Basis, Cases, Clerk, Scanning, Stocking, Bakery, Customer Service, Forklift, Front End, Patience, Receptionist, Retail Sales, Sanitation
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