cook back of house resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Well-organized in keeping inventories optimized and documentation current to maximize efficiency. Excellent communication, planning and problem-solving abilities developed over 6 years of related experience. Examined paperwork, shipments and communication to stay current on supply levels and directed requisitions to meet expected demands. Customer-focused, and offering strong background in hospitality. Stays on top of fast-paced work by diligently completing assignments and looks for opportunities to help others. Keeps strict compliance with health and safety requirements.

  • Process facilitation
  • Project management
  • Quality control
  • Guest needs assessment
  • Time management
  • Check payment processing
  • Price memorization
  • People skills
  • Staff training
  • Inventory coordination
  • Materials handling and transport
  • Merchandise stocking
  • Payment processing
  • Hard-working
  • Customer relations
  • Cash drawer balancing
  • Credit and cash transactions
  • ID verification
Cook/back of House, 04/2021 to 07/2021
Grand Beach HotelBay Harbor Islands, FL,
  • 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.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
Kitchen Expeditor, 09/2017 to 03/2020
Dover CorporationKaty, TX,
  • Orchestrated smooth and seamless workflow between kitchen and tables in fast-paced restaurant, resulting in quick delivery of proper orders with full customer satisfaction.
  • Managed final preparation of food and dishes, controlled and oversaw dishes before being served, reviewed and improved service processes and eliminated obstacles.
  • Interacted with wait staff, front-of-house team and management and culinary team, fulfilled special customer requests and met restaurant's exacting food and service standards.
  • Planned and managed customer orders, checked dishes before delivery for accuracy, presentation and temperature and coordinated delivery to tables in correct sequence.
  • Coordinated service for food runners and other kitchen staff.
  • Illustrated knowledge of menu and service offerings to educate guests.
  • Stocked condiments in cooler at proper temperature, set up and replenished buffet and maintained highest sanitary standards of food preparation, transport and serving.
  • Provided mentorship and guidance to new kitchen team members.
  • Restocked cupboards, refrigerators and service stations with new food items or supplies.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils, and work stations.
  • Checked inventory levels and recorded supply usage on log sheets or in company software.
  • Adhered to all food safety and sanitation protocols to reduce germ spread.
Department Lead, 09/2018 to 03/2019
Healthcare Services GroupEden, NC,
  • Managed effective stock rotation and inventory placement.
  • Put together special displays and coached employees on latest promotions.
  • Organized warehouse design to maximize space for stock while allowing for high volume traffic zones.
  • Established and maintained good relations with customers, vendors and transport companies.
  • Received deliveries, scanned packages and updated orders in internal database.
  • Recognized defective material and reported issues to management.
  • Counted and stocked different types of merchandise to comply with inventory control tag requirements.
  • Generated shipping documents, including packing lists and invoices.
  • Examined packages and goods for damage and notified vendors of replacement needs.
  • Labeled customer packages to prevent unnecessary delays in loading and shipping of ordered goods.
  • Planned stock quantities according to marketplace demand and sales forecasts.
Hostess, 10/2015 to 12/2016
/Pôr/ Wine HouseCity, STATE,
  • Greeted guests and gathered information to seat groups or place on waitlist.
  • Supported serving staff, food runners and bussers to keep dining room presentable and ready for guests.
  • Escorted guests to seating area, furnished menus and highlighted daily specials.
  • Monitored dining area to assess server capacity and estimate wait times.
  • 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.
  • Scheduled reservations and notified servers and managers of large groups to prepare seating in advance.
  • Developed long-term relationships with customers to increase opportunities for repeat business.
  • Stayed attentive to server availability and table turnover to seat guests quickly.
  • Supported management by resolving customer service and food-related issues to maintain guest satisfaction.
  • Supervised activities of dining room staff to maintain service levels and support guest needs.
  • Set up and decorated menu marketing boards with current meal and drink specials.
  • Communicated with event coordinators to verify appropriate and adequate accommodations for larger parties.
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food counts by determining number of items required for complete service.
  • Collected reservation information and communicated updates to guests via mobile device or in-person.
Education and Training
GED: , Expected in 10/2021
Red Rocks Community College - Denver, CO
  • Helped Waterloo Ice House Inc. maintain health and food safety standards to Boulder county, allowing the growth of "Best of Boulder" awards annually.
  • Implemented new inventory standards and organization at Army Navy Surplus to create a streamlined process for both the customer and staff.
  • Recognized as Employee of the month for outstanding performance and team contributions.

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School Attended

  • Red Rocks Community College

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  • Cook/back of House
  • Kitchen Expeditor
  • Department Lead
  • Hostess


  • GED

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