Cook resume example with 18+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Dependable worker with expertise preparing foods in fast-paced settings. Team-minded professional knowledgeable in food safety, attractive presentation and stock management. Efficient multitasker.

  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Food plating and presentation
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
Valley Springs High School Valley Springs, AR Expected in 05/1998 High School Diploma : - GPA :
North Ark College Harrison,AR, Expected in 05/2000 Associate of Science : Animal Science - GPA :
  • Dean's List
CofO Hollister, MO, Expected in 05/2002 Bachelor of Science : Animal Science - GPA :
  • Minored in Sociology
Work History
Garfield School District Re-2 - Cook
Rifle, CO, 08/2012 - Current
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • 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.
  • Served over 300 nutritious meals daily to students in school.
Council For Economic Opportunities In Greater Cleveland - Case Manager
Cleveland, OH, 05/2008 - 05/2012
  • Evaluated treatment plans against individual goals and healthcare standards.
  • Consulted with Therapist to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk patients.
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Educated patients and loved ones about different treatment options and outside care approaches.
  • Developed positive relationships with parents to foster communication and encourage involvement for student growth.
  • Managed case load of 15-20 children in welfare system, providing comprehensive, community-based care.
  • Helped patients receive appropriate, high-quality care with reasonable results.
Joslin Diabetes Center - Veterinary Technician
Boston, MA, 09/2002 - 03/2008
  • Provided exemplary customer service to owners by answering animal health questions and educating about positive animal care practices.
  • Monitored health and behavior of animals by looking for urine and fecal output, completing weight checks and observing appetite during feeding.
  • Interacted with clients regarding animal health, questions and concerns, education on treatment protocol and general procedures.
  • Evaluated incoming patients to determine treatment needs and urgency of care.
  • Administered medications to animals in treatment on regular, scheduled basis and documented any changes in condition.
  • Assisted the vet in performing basic exams and tests.
  • Processed new patients and updated client records with key information.
  • Assisted veterinary surgeon in surgeries and procedures across variety of domestic animals.
  • Collected specimens from patients for laboratory analysis for parasites, blood analysis and culture.
  • Prepared surgical instrument packs and drapes for use in sterile environments by processing in autoclave under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
  • Carefully clipped nails and trimmed hair around pads and paws, using gentle approach for anxious pets.
  • Positioned animals for diagnostic imaging such as x-rays.
  • Maintained daily progress records, surgery logs, x-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Administration logs and routine records.
  • Educated caregivers and guardians on animal care, nutrition, medical conditions and disease management.
  • Greeted pet owners and performed intakes to go over array of available services, outline costs and determine special needs of animal while in care.
  • Collected and prepared tissues, cellular or microbiological samples by skin scraping, impressions and other non-surgical methods.
  • Supported clinic operations, including mentoring vet techs, managing finances, and coordinating schedules and appointments.
  • Assisted veterinarian during surgical procedures by creating and maintaining unobstructive surgical fields and passing instruments.
  • Managed medical intervention and therapy for animals in collaboration with veterinarian.
  • Analyzed bloodwork and sample results using IDEXX to diagnose diseases and conditions.
  • Utilized ultrasound and x-ray to perform imaging and interpret results.
  • Maintained accurate pharmacy records and controlled drug, anesthesia, fecal, and heartworm test logs.
  • Established intravenous drips for ongoing hydration in treatment of canines suffering from parvovirus infections.
  • Made visits to farms to assist with animal emergencies such as injury, disease and birthing.
  • Assisted veterinarian with wound treatment, administration of vaccines and operations.
  • Assessed paws, ears and eyes for injuries or infections upon check-in and notified customers of issues immediately.
  • Removed partially exposed foreign objects from skin and feet.
  • Administered prescribed injectable controlled substances, tranquilizers, sedatives, and injectable or inhalant anesthetics.
  • Performed ophthalmological procedures such as tear production testing, topical anesthetic application, fluorescein staining of cornea and tonometry.
  • Swabbed ears to remove wax and dirt, removing extra hair to allow air to circulate freely and avoid infection.
  • Performed dental cleanings using ultrasonic scaler.
  • Lifted dogs of varying weights and breeds for bathing and grooming services on daily basis.
  • Developed client relationships through careful listening and effective question response, resulting in repeat business.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Administered oral or topical medications to boarding patients as specified by veterinarian in animal's medical record.
  • Placed endotracheal tub to deliver oxygen and anesthetic gas to patients requiring inhalant anesthesia during surgical procedures.
  • Assisted veterinarian during immunologic, medical, surgical and diagnostic procedures.

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School Attended

  • Valley Springs High School
  • North Ark College
  • CofO

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Case Manager
  • Veterinary Technician


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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