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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Focused cook with expertise preparing meals for customers in busy all establishments. Versatile professional with experience in food safety, supply management and plating. Courteous and bilingual with excellent multitasking and presentation skills.

Hardworking Fast Food Cook offering excellent food preparation and handling skills. Keep kitchen areas well-stocked and organized for maximum efficiency. Team-oriented and reliable with excellent communication and problem-solving strengths.

Disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within both fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements.

Skills
  • Contemporary sauce work
  • Food presentation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Dish preparation
Experience
01/2019 to Current Cook Edgewater Beach Resort Management, Inc. | Panama City, FL,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients to match exact recipe formula.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Estimated staffing needs and adjusted hourly schedules to match demand patterns, budget and local labor laws.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Maximized efficiency of kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.
  • Chopped, diced, and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Measured and regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, meticulously following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
05/2018 to 11/2018 Line Cook The Del Monte Lodge | Albany, NY,
  • Delivered soiled dishes and pots and pans to washing areas and assisted in cleaning and drying all items.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Maximized efficiency of kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items such as steaks, burgers and sandwiches.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
05/2016 to 03/2017 Deli Associate Get-N-Go | Sioux Falls, SD,
  • Created aesthetically pleasing food arrangements for special orders and party trays.
  • Worked with customers placing large or specialized orders, providing samples and recommendations and responding to requests.
  • Prepared orders by slicing, weighing, packaging and pricing meats and cheeses.
  • Updated displays, cases and other customer-facing areas to increase sales of special items.
  • Received new inventory and rotated stock by dates to keep items fresh and usable.
  • Prepared for busy periods by organizing ingredients and restocking supplies for expected loads.
  • Removed trash and dropped food items regularly to keep workspaces neat and clean.
  • Maintained work areas by cleaning surfaces, equipment and floors, removing trash and providing machinery upkeep.
  • Kept all utensils, dishes and glasses clean and ready for customer use.
  • Maintained work areas in clean, neat and sanitized manner to reduce potential for illness or injury.
  • Assessed customer needs, including food allergies and suggested additional menu items as appropriate.
  • Closely adhered to food safety and sanitation procedures established by company and regulatory agencies.
  • Used mental math and available tools to total materials needed, costs and payment due quickly and efficiently.
  • Communicated effectively with deli counter customers to answer questions and make recommendations.
  • Protected food from spoilage by storing according to safety procedures.
  • Followed recipes and customer request details to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Stayed calm and professional in all situations and resolved conflicts to customer satisfaction.
03/2015 to 04/2016 Meat Department Sales Associate Walmart | City, STATE,
  • Filled daily specialized requests and completed wholesale orders.
  • Monitored employee use of machinery, including mincers, slicers and sausage fillers.
  • Answered customer questions about specific products and cut meats to specifications.
  • Trained new employees on cleanliness, client interactions and various types of meat cuts.
  • Educated customers on meat choices and preparation methods to increase sales.
  • Cut, wrapped, weighed and labeled orders for customers.
  • Properly stored meat to decrease waste and increase product freshness span.
  • Handled all cash and card transactions daily.
  • Passed health inspections by correctly evaluating meat temperatures for safety and quality and keeping detailed records of heat statuses.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Earned good attendance record and built reputation for being on time and ready to work.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits as part of quality assurance program.
  • Protected company brand and improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems arising from deliverables.
  • Maintained industry knowledge through continuing education, training and monitoring of industry publications.
Education and Training
Expected in to to | Central University of Las Villas, Santa Clara, VC GPA:
Expected in 07/2003 to to Master of Science | Electrical Equipment Installation And Repair Central University of Las Villas, Santa Clara , VC GPA:

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School Attended

  • Central University of Las Villas
  • Central University of Las Villas

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Deli Associate
  • Meat Department Sales Associate

Degrees

  • Master of Science

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