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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Talented Chef with 13 years of experience, 8 years in a restaurant environment and 5 years in an institutional environment. 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. Dependable Cook with expertise preparing all different types of foods in fast-paced settings. Team-minded professional knowledgeable in food safety, attractive presentation, efficient multitasker with talents in organization and exceptional cooking skills. Detail-oriented Prep Cook adept in managing high-volume environments with grace and efficiency. Well-versed in pastry arts and quality food production with exceptional work ethic. Skilled at staying focused and efficient in high-stress situations and maintaining calmness in busy times. Excellent and proven organizational skills. Eager to learn and grow with the company.

  • Food plating and presentation
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Finding new recipes and helping come up with new menu ideas
  • Coming up with new specials and desserts for the bistro
  • Extensive catering background
  • Food presentation talent
  • Effective planner
  • New hire training
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Performance improvement
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Dietary restrictions
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Order delivery practices
  • Institutional kitchen settings
  • Excellent time and attendance, reliable
Work History
12/2016 to Current
Cook Drury Hotels Sikeston, MO,
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared dishes for patients numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards for each meal tray.
  • Maintained proper temperatures, behaviors and controls to meet or exceed health department standards
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Maintained skill level of kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and helping fellow employees.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, tables and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning the flat top grill, stove top, mixers, ovens and fryer.
  • Efficiently loaded and unloaded dishwasher, also cleaning by hand large pots, pans, and other items.
  • Oversaw incoming deliveries, including unboxing supplies, shelving stock and rotating items.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Paid close attention to all instructions from supervisor and completed tasks on time.
05/2008 to 11/2016
Pantry Chef Steak N Shake Co Saint Clairsville, OH,
  • Aligned seasonal plans with ingredient availability and key area events for optimal specials for events, and the dining room customers.
  • Kept the pantry organized in regards to all catering events and dining room customer food preparation.
  • Kept all pantry paperwork organized for each catering event.
  • Delegated jobs and other responsibilities to employees.
  • Demonstrated new products, procedures and techniques to employees.
  • Developed recipes and menus by applying understanding of market demand and culinary trends.
  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes to meet customer needs and palates.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and help plan catering events.
  • Verified compliance in preparation of menu items and customer special requests.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Properly handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
10/2006 to 05/2008
Food Prep Chick-N-Pizza Works City, STATE,
  • Maintained clean, trash-free workspaces to maximize productivity and safety.
  • Efficiently prepared sandwiches and other menu items for guests.
  • Wiped counters and sanitized equipment to maintain clean food prep and dining areas.
  • Trained team members to prepare sandwiches and other items according to instructions.
  • Assisted guests, including offering personable greetings and taking orders.
  • Maintained clean, sanitized and well-organized food preparation zones.
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, tools and equipment.
  • Performed shift change tasks each day to keep store efficient and neat.
  • Worked the register, taking orders, and handling money transactions.
Expected in 06/2008
Associate of Arts: Culinary Arts
Erie Community College - Buffalo, NY
Expected in 06/2006
High School Diploma:
Mount Mercy Academy - Buffalo, NY,

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School Attended
  • Erie Community College
  • Mount Mercy Academy
Job Titles Held:
  • Cook
  • Pantry Chef
  • Food Prep
  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma