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

Dedicated Kitchen Manger bringing 2 years of experience in restaurant environments. Team player skilled at communicating and translating customer requests. Deep understanding of OSHA and other compliance measures.

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

Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

Skills
  • Dish preparation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Focused and disciplined
  • ServSafe certified
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Food preparation
  • Team-oriented
  • Recipe preparation
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Effective prioritization
Experience
01/2021 to 08/2021 Cook Regal Cinemas Corporation | Glendale, NY,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • 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.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
07/2018 to 02/2021 Kitchen Manager Brass Tap Beer Bar | Annapolis, MD,
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.
  • Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and boost results.
  • Guided trainees to boost safety and inventory waste management to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
07/2019 to 12/2020 Dishwasher Gate Gourmet | Cincinnati, KY,
  • Scrubbed pots, pans and trays by hand or cleaned using industrial washing machine.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Sanitized counters and wiped down surfaces following food preparation to prevent cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Restocked main kitchen areas with items from shelves, coolers and freezers.
  • Replaced clean utensils in storage bins for easy access.
  • Repaired and maintained dishwashing machine to keep dishes clean and kitchen running smoothly.
03/2017 to 11/2018 Sandwich Maker Kneaders Bakery & Cafe | Colorado Springs, CO,
  • Maintained clean, well-organized and properly sanitized front counter area to greet customers.
  • Completed efficient store opening and closing procedures each day.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized.
  • Restocked counter supplies and condiment stations, cleaned windows and emptied trash cans during slow periods.
  • Organized food preparation stations and regularly replenished supplies.
  • Stored food properly to prevent spoilage, cross-contamination and illnesses.
  • Delivered superior customer service focused on quality and meeting customer needs.
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks by following company guidelines.
  • Assisted customers, including answering questions and preparing orders.
  • Boosted customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service.
  • Verified orders and bagged items for easy transport.
  • Communicated with customer to provide menu offering details and assist with decision-making.
  • Took orders, prepared foods and processed payments in full-service establishment.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2009 to to High School Diploma | Sumner High School, St Louis, MO GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Sumner High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Dishwasher
  • Sandwich Maker

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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