cook resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Hardworking [Job Title] bringing detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Reliable individual possessing excellent communication and problem-solving strengths. Punctual [Job Title] experienced in following menus and recipes to prepare quality food. Polished in setting up and cleaning equipment for daily food preparation and helping manage supplies. Excellent multitasker recognized for supporting successful kitchen operations. Dedicated [Job Title] experienced in [Type] environments. Focused and collaborative team player skillful in communicating and translating customer requests. Offering deep understanding of food safety, OSHA and health code requirements. Motivated [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience preparing delicious meals for customers. Polished in following proper food handling methods and maintaining correct temperature of food products. Creative and artistic professional committed to strengthening kitchen team with better collaboration, recipes and cooking techniques. Focused [Job Title] 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. Structured [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience preparing food for restaurant customers. Customer-oriented team player skilled in kitchen equipment operations, menu design and kitchen supervision. Familiar with various cooking methods and sanitation procedures. Detail-oriented Prep Cook successful in high-volume fast food settings. Highly skilled in different stations, cooking methods and presentations. Brings strong commitment to teamwork. Dynamic food service professional with excellent teamwork and skill in learning new tasks quickly. Highly knowledgeable in ingredient preparation, including slicing and cutting techniques. Comes equipped with [Number] years of related experience. Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. Hardworking employee with customer service, multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience. Committed job seeker with a history of meeting company needs with consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task]. Offering [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality. Responsible and motivated student ready to apply education in the workplace. Offers excellent technical abilities with software and applications, ability to handle challenging work, and excellent time management skills. Ambitious, career-focused job seeker, anxious to obtain an entry-level [Job Title] position to help launch career while achieving company goals. Motivated high school student with a track record of academic excellence looking for part-time work. Intends to develop professional work experience utilizing excellent communication and time management skills. Dedicated student interested in applying excellent communication and interpersonal skills to a [Job Title] role. Experienced in data entry and handling money. Can quickly memorize product details and build customer relationships. Motivated [Area of study] student seeking internship in [Area of expertise] to gain hands-on experience. Outgoing and friendly with strong drive to succeed.

  • Dish Preparation
  • Cutting and Slicing Techniques
  • Vendor Relations
  • Purchasing and Receiving
  • Delegating Work
  • Ingredient Selection
  • Inventory Control
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • PPE Compliance
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Quality Inspections
  • Portion Control
  • Plating and Presentation
  • Product Rotations
  • Proper Food Storage
  • Food Preparation
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Store Room and Walk-In Inspections
  • Focused and Disciplined
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Food Handlers Card
  • Food Presentation
  • Time Management
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Production Worksheets
  • Food Production Scheduling
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Works Well Under Pressure
  • Opening and Closing Procedures
  • Staff Supervision
  • Team Leadership
  • OSHA Regulations Knowledge
  • Multitasking and Organization
  • Production Line Management
  • Customer Service
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
08/2008 to Current
Cook Capital Health Princeton, NJ,
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Followed established procedures and requirements for safe food handling, storage and service.
  • Operated grills, fryers and broilers to cook items to quality guidelines.
  • Wrapped, dated and labeled food items in storage for safety and freshness.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of rush periods.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Used standardized recipes and other instructions to prepare food.
  • Prepared and served meals by reviewing recipes and combining and cooking ingredients.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Coordinated orders to expedite food from kitchen according to cook time and delivery time.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Managed portion control using correct utensils during preparation and plating.
  • Took inventory counts before and after shifts to complete food inventory or storage sheets.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • InJessicacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
08/2001 to 08/2008
Parent Volunteer Beaumont Hospitals Romulus, MI,
  • Chaperoned field trips to museums, parks and other area locations.
  • Planned and implemented special events for students such as birthday parties.
  • Helped improve children's reading abilities by reading books and listening to students read.
  • Promoted specific skills through activities and flashcards.
  • Reinforced teachers' instruction by helping small groups with concepts.
  • Handled administrative work on behalf of teachers and researched topics for upcoming lessons.
08/2001 to 08/2008
  • Built strong and trusting relationships with students, identified and implemented personalized technology needs and delivered constructive feedback to help students meet goals.
  • Trained newly hired top talent to fill key positions and maximize productivity.
  • Provided constructive feedback and positive reinforcement to keep trainees motivated.
  • Prepared hard copy training materials, module summaries, videos and presentations.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2000 to to
Malcolm X COLLEGE - Chicago, IL,
Expected in 06/1997 to to
High School Diploma:
  • First to receive a double gold score on National Food Service Audits for two years straight.
  • Successfully managed a kitchen staff of 40+ employees during high volume dinner services for more than 500 diners each night.
  • Finalist in the [year] [Publication Name] New Recipes contest.
  • Created highly effective new program that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
  • Led team to achieve [Result], earning recognition from upper management and financial reward.
  • Recognized as Employee of the [Timeframe] for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Exceeded sales goals by average of [Number]% in [Year].
  • Promoted from [Job Title] to [Job Title], in less than 12-months.
  • Developed relationships with [Number] new clients and typically exceeded sales goals by [Number]%.
  • Realized [Result] in ongoing effort to boost revenue while reducing costs.
  • Negotiated with vendors, saving company $[Amount] annually.
  • Drove [Number]% improvement in [Timeframe] profits through aggressive [Action].
  • Promoted to [Job Title] due to [Action] and [Action] that achieved [Result].
  • Improved delivery of [Product or Service] by [Action], realizing overall increase in customer satisfaction and cost efficiency.
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Small Business Association (2008 - present)
  • Member, Alumni Association
Additional Information
  • Certified [Job Title], [Company Name] - [Year]
  • [Area of certification], [Company Name] - [Year]
  • [Area of expertise] License - [Year]
  • Licensed [Job Title] - [Year]
  • [Area of certification] Training - [Year]
  • Association for Project Management (APM)

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School Attended

  • Malcolm X COLLEGE

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  • Cook
  • Parent Volunteer
  • Program Instructor


  • High School Diploma

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