cook resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Motivated cook offering over 5+ years of experience in food preparation. High standards for taste and quality with expertise maintaining profitable margins. Superior communication and leadership skills.

Energetic culinary professional with blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Work well as team player and team leadership. Clear communicator with team-oriented focus and advanced skills to effectively work with cashiers and kitchen staff to review and prepare orders. Qualified and hardworking with up-to-date food handling permit.

  • Food Presentation
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • Food Presentation Talent
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Hospitality and service industry background
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Order fulfillment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Good listening skills
  • Retail store support
Work History
Cook, 08/2018 to Current
Edgewood SummitCharleston, WV,
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Created numerous appetizer, entree and dessert options to enable creation of customized menus.
  • Served catering guests by fulfilling orders, communicating requests to kitchen staff and routinely inquiring about customer satisfaction.
  • Carefully prepared orders by slicing, weighing and packaging cheeses and meats and accurately calculated prices.
  • Calculated total items needed to assemble party trays and placed orders for inventory.
  • Created appealing food arrangements for party trays and specialized orders.
  • Took special orders for event catering and party trays, assisting customers by recommending additional items, condiments and garnishes.
  • Greeted customers at deli counter to fulfill requests and answer questions.
  • Executed sandwich artistry duties with very low occurrence of errors.
  • Efficiently prepared sandwiches and other menu items for guests.
Cook, 06/2015 to 07/2018
Edgewood SummitCharleston, WV,
  • Replenished buffet food when quantities became low.
  • Minimized cross-contamination during preparation and stocking.
  • Complied with safety standards while handling food and buffet equipment.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Planned lunch, dinner and bar menus, as well as special menus for in-house special events and catering.
  • Enhanced and maintained central standardized recipe and ingredient repository, including nutritional and cost information.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Inspected kitchen equipment and appliances to verify proper working order, including commercial fryers, steamers, ovens and ranges.
Photo Technician, 10/2008 to 07/2014
Pinnacle Technical Resources IncOmaha, NE,
  • Calculated and mixed chemicals to develop reels, including developer, stop bath and fixer chemicals.
  • Assessed customer needs and examined order contents to identify processing requirements and timelines.
  • Examined developed prints to determine defects such as broken lines, spots or blurs.
  • Filled tanks of processing machines with solutions such as developer, dyes, stop-baths, fixers, bleaches and washes.
  • Operated photo department cash register to scan items and process checks and credit card transactions.
  • Used inkjet printer, canvas and metal prints and mat boards to print and mount images.
  • Accepted and completed in-person and online orders for photographs and photo merchandise.
  • Pursued resolutions to achieve complete customer satisfaction, including tracking down hard-to-find merchandise at diverse locations.
  • Checked pricing, scanned items, applied discounts and printed receipts to ring up customers.
  • Refunded payments for returned items, processed exchanges and offered store credit to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Balanced and organized cash register by handling cash, counting change and storing coupons.
  • Checked to see if requested items were available from store's inventory.
  • Fielded questions and solved problems by informing customers of current promotions and store policies.
  • Greeted customers, helped locate merchandise and suggested suitable options.
  • Evaluated supplies and product inventory to check for quality and quantity issues and returned unacceptable materials to vendors to obtain replacements or refunds.
  • Changed sales floor signs to show current pricing and support product promotions.
  • Regularly assessed sales floor stock levels to replenish with backstock merchandise before depletion.
Diploma : General Studies, Expected in 09/2001 to Redmond High School - Redmond, OR
None: Photography, Expected in 09/2011 to Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA

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School Attended

  • Redmond High School
  • Academy of Art University

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Cook
  • Photo Technician


  • Diploma
  • None

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