Cook resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

Focused [Job Title] with expertise preparing meals for customers in busy [Type] establishments. Versatile professional with experience in food safety, supply management and plating. Courteous and bilingual with excellent multitasking and presentation skills. Disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants alike. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements. Certified in [Area of certification] and [Area of certification]. Motivated and hardworking [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience cooking delicious items quickly at fast food establishments. Expert at preparing various menu items using basic and advanced cooking methods. Customer-focused and dedicated to preparing orders exactly as requested. Hard-working Cook brings detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Keep kitchen areas well-stocked and organized for maximum efficiency. Team-oriented and reliable with excellent communication and problem-solving strengths. Detail-oriented Prep Cook accustomed to performing effectively in high-volume fast food settings. Highly skilled in [Skill] and [Skill]. Brings a strong commitment to teamwork. Hardworking fast food [Job Title] offering dynamic skill set, including [Skill] and [Skill]. Experienced at preparing ethnic foods including [Type]. Ready to participate in hard-working foodservice teams operating in [Type] restaurants. Driven Prep Cook skilled in [Skill] and [Skill]. Brings [Number] years of service within the fast-food industry. Specializes in [Type] food. Talented [Job Title] skilled at grilling, roasting and broiling meat and vegetables. Trains and develops chefs to company standards. Anticipates ingredient needs and arranges re-stock to facilitate productive kitchen flow that upholds business standards. Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task] and [Task]. Offering [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

  • Food presentation
  • Contemporary sauce work
  • Dish preparation
  • Sous vide technique
  • ServSafe certified
  • Food Preparation
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Ingredient inspection
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Multitasking
  • Team-oriented
  • Recipe preparation
  • Effective prioritization
01/2020 to 11/2020 Cook Hartford Healthcare | Bristol, CT,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Cultivated original menu items, precisely executing them to periodically refresh meal portfolio.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Performed work station prep, including [Task] and [Task] prior to shift start.
  • Operated all bakery equipment, including ovens, proofers, fryers, sheeters, rounders, scales and mixers.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Prepared more than [Number] dishes per day in fast-paced [Type] environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Created approximately [Number] orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Prepared and plated [Number]+ dishes per shift for busy $[Amount] annual revenue restaurant.
  • Collaborated with [Job title] to maintain timely food preparation goals.
  • Developed strategies to enhance food-presentation aspects of catering and retail environments.
02/2017 to 07/2019 Grill Crew Member Dairy Queen | Bloomington, MN,
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks to promote store efficiency.
  • Carried pans, kettles and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator in accordance with safety standards.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized for maximum efficiency.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to monitor quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
01/2012 to 11/2016 Prep Cook Doordash | Alamogordo, NM,
  • Executed proper techniques when preparing menu item ingredients.
  • Rotated stock items and ingredients to maintain efficiency and freshness.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Made all meals in accordance with company standards and requirements.
  • Verified proper food preparation by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills and roasters.
  • Improved overall kitchen efficiency through [Action], leading to [Result].
  • Prepared more than [Number] dishes per day in fast-paced [Type] environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Maintained quality and freshness of food by rotating stock [Number] times per [Timeframe].
  • Assisted with training and development of new talent.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Offered support to other stations in high-volume shifts or as needed.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
Education and Training
Expected in | Physical Therapy Holmes Community College, Goodman, MS GPA:
Expected in 05/2010 High School Diploma | Madison Central High School, Madison, MS GPA:

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School Attended

  • Holmes Community College
  • Madison Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Grill Crew Member
  • Prep Cook


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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