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COOK
Summary

Talented worker with years of experience in fast paced 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 with up-to-date food handling permit. Proactive professional aiming to fulfill a fast food role within a dynamic team. Excellent multi-tasker with high attention to detail.

Skills
  • Food inspection
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Menu memorization
  • Time management
  • Adherence to recipes
  • Kitchen organization
  • Food preparation
  • Communication skills
  • Performance improvement
  • Quick-learning
  • Efficient multitasking
  • Ingredient preparation
  • Teamwork
  • Cleaning and organization
Experience
Company Name | City, StateCook04/2021 - Current
  • 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.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
Company Name | City, StateManager07/2020 - 08/2021
  • Trained employees on additional job positions to maintain coverage of roles at all times.
  • Assigned tasks to associates to fit skill levels and maximize team performance.
  • Conducted inventory counts by assessing current state of inventory integrity against target accuracy levels and tracking variances.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
  • Monitored supplier operations to verify quality, delivery schedule and conformance to contract specifications.
  • Maintained ongoing system for development, recruitment, recognition and retention of store crew and management.
  • Managed shifts in absence of store manager to deliver excellent customer service while promoting sales.
  • Organized store and maintained high standards for cleanliness of parking lot, restroom and stockroom.
  • Delivered level of service to customers in effort to build upon relationships for future clients.
  • Assisted with training and onboarding of sales associates in all store operations.
Company Name | City, StatePrep Cook06/2019 - 02/2020
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
  • Maintained clean, hygienic kitchen workspace by sweeping, mopping and taking out trash.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Received shipments and placed items on proper shelves to restock and organize restaurant pantry.
  • Washed, chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and meat ingredients.
  • Prepared average of 11 menu items per shift.
  • Trained and assisted new kitchen staff members.
  • Preserved freshness of food by storing food in designated containers and storage areas within freezer or refrigerator.
  • Prepared ingredients for menu items.
  • Cooked all menu items according to specified instructions.
  • Washed, peeled and cut various fruits and vegetables to prepare for serving.
  • Prepared meats for dish assembly and serving by slicing and portioning.
Company Name | City, StateLine Cook10/2018 - 05/2019
  • Upheld optimal staff and customer protections by monitoring food handling, cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Cleaned counters, food preparation areas and equipment with sanitizing spray to reduce risk of cross-contamination.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations when opening and closing kitchen.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
Education and Training
Saint Johns River | CitySome College (No Degree)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Saint Johns River

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Manager
  • Prep Cook
  • Line Cook

Degrees

  • Some College (No Degree)

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