cook resume example with 8+ years of experience

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

To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges in the culinary field and opportunity for growth. A self-taught individual cook with 9 years of culinary experience. Strong leadership and team-building capabilities. Energetic culinary professional with blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Work well as dynamic leader in high-pressure, urban restaurant settings. Managed large number of covers while motivating and supervising cooking team. Innovative and resourceful team player ready to make it happen and be part of a great team.

  • Team leader
  • Goal and task oriented
  • Food Presentation
  • Food Preparation
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Performance improvement
  • New hire training
  • Fast learner
Work History
06/2021 to Current Cook Sava Senior Care | Brush, CO,
  • Right and left handed man of chef.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity based of preparation list.
  • Instructed new line cooks in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
04/XXX3 to 06/2021 Lead Line Cook The Rock Wood Fired Pizza | Vancouver, WA,
  • Floater of multiples stations including back of house preparation, pizza, salads, desserts, fry and grill and sauteed.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols including allergies.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products daily.
  • Prepared ingredients ahead of time to promote efficiency in volume and catering events.
  • Produced high volume covers per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores daily.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen sous chef for removal.
  • Transitioned between brunch, lunch and dinner service.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.
12/XXX8 to 12/XXX9 Cook Helper Management & Training Corporation | Philadelphia, PA,
  • Unpacked and stored supplies in refrigerators, cupboards and storage areas to maintain proper inventory.
  • Washed, peeled, cut and seeded fruits and vegetables to prepare for consumption.
  • Assisted cook in preparation of food by cutting, chopping and marinating meats, vegetables and garnishes.
  • Restocked kitchen supplies, rotated food and stamped time and date on food in coolers.
  • Assisted in loading and unloading supplies and food materials from delivery truck 2 times per week.
  • Followed proper handling and sanitation procedures to comply with food safety standards and protocols.
  • Circulated kitchen area to receive work assignments and identify support tasks.
  • Learned other teammates' work tasks to train as backup.
  • Compiled recipe ingredients and prepared for cooks by washing, cutting or measuring food items.
  • Restocked supplies and prepared additional ingredients during downtime for expected busy periods.
08/XXX6 to 12/XXX7 Catering Chef Heartland Alliance | Chicago, IL,
  • Oversaw completion of catering orders to meet clients requests.
  • Met face-to-face with clients of diverse backgrounds to discuss specific needs and considerations, designing unique garnishes, table settings and plate displays to suit each group's theme.
  • Ordered food items and supplies needed to fulfill catering jobs.
  • Trained and managed kitchen personnel and supervised all related culinary activity.
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Conceptualized menus to account for dietary restrictions and personal requests, including food allergies and special instructions.
01/XXX5 to 12/XXX7 Pizza Man Mario's Pizza And Italian Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Prepared fresh pizzas in a timely and efficient matter.
  • Washed, chopped, cut and portioned vegetables and meats ingredients for pizza toppings.
  • Contributed to consistent customer satisfaction rating by producing high-quality food and providing timely service.
  • Fried, grilled and baked foods from lunch menu including salads, desserts and hot/cold sandwiches.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Daily log of preparation for sauces and pizza dough.
Expected in 06/XXX6 to to Associate Of Applied Arts | Criminal Justice Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ GPA:
Expected in 06/2022 to to Justice Studies | Justice Systems Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ GPA:

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School Attended

  • Passaic County Community College
  • Montclair State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Lead Line Cook
  • Cook Helper
  • Catering Chef
  • Pizza Man


  • Associate Of Applied Arts
  • Justice Studies

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