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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

As a cook, i was a disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants alike. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements. As a waiter I was skilled at operating in fast-paced environments with demanding objectives for sales, service and quality. An enthusiastic team player successful at multitasking and delivering friendly, prompt service to all customers. Well-versed in maintaining clean and orderly tables, making personalized menu recommendations and managing closing duties such as reconciling cash drawers and restocking items to prepare for following shift. In high school, I was a highly efficient, productive and committed Student Athlete. I am a hardworking and conscientious person with the capacity to manage time and plan ahead to reach superior results.

Skills
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Effective customer upselling
  • Sales Techniques
  • Service prioritization
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Quality control
  • Relationship management
  • Dining customer service
  • High volume production capability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team building
  • Disciplined
  • Diligent
  • Dedicated
  • Relationship development
  • Organization
  • Communications
  • Problem resolution
Experience
Cook, 07/2019 - Current
Select Medical Corporation Midlothian, TX,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • 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.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Prepared more than 50 dishes per day in fast-paced, and pressured environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Oversaw food product inventory, making recommendations to Diana Kundert to streamline kitchen operations.
  • Interacted effectively with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Frosted and decorated cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, sweet rolls, pastries and cookies.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
Waiter, 06/2019 - Current
Fellowship Senior Living Basking Ridge, NJ,
  • Maximized beverage sales by suggesting appropriate food and drink pairings to suit unique customer preferences.
  • Designed custom private function and banquet packages for business dinners, sales presentations, club meetings, weddings and charity events.
  • Increased sales of high margin menu items through effective upselling.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Completed closing duties by emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and appetizers, entrees, desserts and other menu items.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Minimized customer wait times by efficiently taking and filling large volume of orders each day.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food counts by determining number of items required for complete service.
Factory Worker, 06/2017 - 08/2018
Weatherford Odessa, TX,
  • Prepared finished products for shipment.
  • Maintained operating equipment and machinery by performing repairs and calibrations.
  • Examined final products to check conformance with quality and design standards.
  • Helped machine operators set up and tend equipment to complete runs.
  • Loaded and unloaded items from machines and conveyors.
  • Moved items between machines, conveyors and transport equipment based on current production needs.
  • Organized all project components on work tables according to work flow.
  • Maintained excellent levels of workplace cleanliness around equipment to enhance safety and productivity.
  • Packaged finished products and prepared boxes, containers and pallets for shipment to distribution centers.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2020
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Pecatonica Area High School - Blanchardville, WI,
GPA:
Status -
Bachelor of Science: Pharmacy (Pre-Pharmacy), Expected in 05/2024
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University of Wisconsin - Madison - Madison, WI
GPA:
Status -

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School Attended

  • Pecatonica Area High School
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Waiter
  • Factory Worker

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science

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