Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Restaurant Chef with experience working in multiple award-winning restaurants. Worldly, ambitious and highly skilled in ethnic cuisine. Brings a strong understanding of flavor profiles to all menus.

Devoted [Job Title] delivers excellent products by completing meal preparation. Comfortable serving as dedicated team member. Ready to enhance food prep and kitchen efficiency through diligent contributions and deep culinary knowledge.

Results-focused [ Job Title] with [Number] years of experience in fast-paced kitchen settings. Skilled in cooking, cost controls, management, crew training and development. Maintains accurate paperwork for scheduling, payroll and employee records.

Natural leader and motivating [Job Title] competent in keeping kitchen staff on task and efficient to handle high-volume work. Knowledgeable about sourcing ingredients, maintaining budgets and maximizing customer satisfaction. Works with [Job title] to analyze food costs and forecast business trends to make menu recommendations to meet company goals.

Innovative and well-known [Job Title] driving and maintaining substantial restaurant growth with top-notch, unique menu offerings. Keen developer of new food concepts. High familiarity with kitchen equipment, processes and health and safety guidelines.

Passionate, spirited and classically trained culinary professional, skilled in building relationships and developing high-performing teams. Leader in delivery of excellent customer service. Equipped to apply restaurant operational experience to grow world-class organizations. Dedicated to food safety, customer service best practices and quality food service.

Dedicated Chef specializing in European Cuisine, including French, Italian and Spanish. Talent for developing complex flavor combinations. Expert in final plate preparation with authentic presentation.

Expert [Job Title] experienced at overseeing and handling [Number] of kitchen staff. Skilled at managing and guiding multiple simultaneous meal prep tasks. Diversely knowledgeable on all aspects of commercial kitchen operations.

Talented Chef with [Number] years of experience preparing delicious, healthy dishes. Specializing in menus known for attracting and retaining customers. Provides culinary management skills to fast-paced kitchens.

  • Waste control
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Portion and cost control
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Food and beverage pairing
  • Banquets and catering
  • Pantry restocking
  • Cleaning and sanitizing methods
  • Grilling and deep frying skills
  • Kitchen equipment and tools
  • Meal preparation
  • Customer service oriented
  • Resource management
  • Purchasing
  • Dish preparation
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Company safety standards
  • Regulatory compliance
08/2016 to 03/2020 Chef Server College Freshâ®, Inc. | Ann Arbor, MI,
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.
  • Continually supervised training and cross training of pastry staff for all phases of preparation.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperatures levels, verifying proper functionality.
  • Managed kitchen operations for [Number] locations.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Monitored and improved performance of [Number] team members resulting in [Number] meals produced daily.
04/2013 to 10/2015 Chef's Assistant Baumhowers Victory Grill | Montgomery, AL,
  • Maintained operations in full compliance with alcohol service standards and legal requirements to prevent incidents of overserving or underage drinking.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Enforced staff performance and service standards to deliver consistent and positive customer experiences.
  • Coordinated optimal guest relations from initial contact through final check-out to boost satisfaction and brand loyalty.
  • Sought out and implemented methods to improve service and team performance to boost business sustainability.
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Packaged and stored food products appropriately to ensure proper handling and preservation.
  • Maintained clean and sanitized work area in accordance with food safety guidelines, avoiding cross-contamination of raw and prepared food products.
  • Added garnishes and other finishing touches to improve plating presentation.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Re-stocked, organized and arranged service and food stations.
  • Checked and recorded temperatures of refrigerator and freezer daily to verify proper working conditions.
  • Monitored and recorded temperatures of food, storage, and service areas to maintain established, regulatory guidelines.
  • Cross-trained in other kitchen positions to support team and meet customer needs.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Employed knowledge of cutlery and culinary tools to prepare [Type] foods.
  • Organized ingredients and restocked supplies to prepare for busy periods.
04/2011 to 12/2013 Server Shift Leader IHOP International House Of Pancakes | City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with host, bus person and cook to serve up food and beverage options.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Placed dishes, utensils and beverages on food trays for delivery to rooms and confirmed that individuals received ordered meals.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Completed closing duties by emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and appetizers, entrees, desserts and other menu items.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Provided exceptional service to [Number] customers per day at [Type] establishment.
  • Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in [Number]-compartment sink.
  • Assisted customers in selecting appetizers, entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Restocked nonperishable food items, condiments and napkins to keep pantry well-supplied.
  • Managed [Number] servers and staff members to effectively foster team-oriented environment.
  • Responded quickly to customer concerns and inquiries and provided appropriate answers, escalating major issues to [Job Title] immediately.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1999 GED | Sidney Collier, New Orleans, LA GPA:
Expected in Culinary | Culinary Arts Goodwill Industry, New Orleans, LA GPA:
Expected in | Business And Management Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA GPA:
  • [Area of certification] Training - [Year]
  • Certified [Job Title], [Company Name] - [Year]

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  • Goodwill Industry
  • Delgado Community College

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