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

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. Dedicated Cook brings more than 4 years of experience in restaurant environments. Team player skilled at communicating and translating customer requests. Intricate understanding of OSHA and other compliance measures. 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.

  • Cleaning
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • Food Presentation Talent
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Food Presentation
  • Food Preparation
Education and Training
CESCET Mexico, Expected in 07/2010 Bachelor of Science : Teacher Education - GPA :
Friendship Village Retirement Community - COOK
Dayton, OH, 10/2020 - Current
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Collaborated with Kitchen Manager to maintain timely food preparation goals.
  • 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.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Operated all bakery equipment, including ovens, proofers, fryers, sheeters, rounders, scales and mixers.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.
Dch - Cook's Assistant
Tuscaloosa, AL, 12/2018 - 03/2020
  • Prepared food for service based on daily specials and chef's needs.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Worked closely with Store Manager/owner to design dynamic and seasonal menus.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Safely operated kitchen equipment including industrial size mixers and Frier, bowl, soup stove tools.
  • Decreased food waste by adapting menus to changing seasons and supply availability.
  • Assisted head chef by preparing pre prep/food cooking ingredients for over 100 nightly dishes.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Adjusted seasonal plans to source local ingredients and align special dishes with area events.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Checked and recorded temperatures of refrigerator and freezer daily to verify proper working conditions.
  • Organized ingredients and restocked supplies to prepare for busy periods.
  • Cross-trained in other kitchen positions to support team and meet customer needs.
  • Re-stocked, organized and arranged service and food stations.
  • Maintained clean and sanitized work area in accordance with food safety guidelines, avoiding cross-contamination of raw and prepared food products.
  • Monitored and recorded temperatures of food, storage, and service areas to maintain established, regulatory guidelines.
Friendship Village Retirement Community - COOK
Dayton, OH, 02/2019 - 10/2021
  • Taught kitchen staff about proper nutrition, food allergies and dietary issues.
  • Kept kitchen, cooking utensils and storeroom clean at all times.
  • Communicated with kitchen employees, answered questions and offered insight into food preparations.
  • Sanitized all counters and utensils used for preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator each day to verify proper functioning.
  • Followed "first in, first out" rule with every food and beverage item, tossing outdated and expired food products.
  • Streamlined kitchen processes to shorten wait times and serve 30 additional guests per hour.
  • Placed orders for food and supplies used for creating meals for 30 people.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.

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