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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Talented Cook with excellent experience in fast-paced kitchen environments. 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. Diligent Cook possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety. Proficient in maintaining well-stocked, organized and clean kitchen areas to maximize productivity. Dedicated team player with punctual nature and open communication style dedicated to working hard. Consistent Cook exceptionally well-versed in food plating and knife handling skills and techniques. Offering several years of comprehensive experience in quality food preparation and presentation. Dependable Cook with expertise preparing foods in fast-paced settings. Team-minded professional knowledgeable in food safety, attractive presentation and stock management. Efficient multitasker with talents in recipe management and development. Detail-oriented Prep Cook adept in managing high-volume environments with grace and efficiency. Well-versed in multitasking and working fast and accurate with exceptional work ethic. Driven fast food Prep Cook with wide and diverse skill set. Offering 15 plus years of quality performance in food service roles. Known for reliability, efficiency and best-in-class service.

Skills
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Food plating and presentation
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Food presentation talent
  • Food preparation and safety
  • [saute, baking] cooking technique
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Beautiful presentation of food
  • Effective planner
  • New hire training
Work History
07/2019 to Current
Cook Compass Group Usa Inc West Des Moines, IA,
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Managed kitchen staff, supervised preparation of foods ,and explained steps for readying specialty items.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Produced high volume covers per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
04/2007 to 04/2017
Bartender Landry's Las Vegas, NV,
  • Set and enforced performance and service standards to keep consistent, high-quality environment devoted to customer satisfaction.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, liquor brands, beers and non-alcoholic selections to enhance customer experience and expedite service.
  • Greeted customers with smile and provided friendly, knowledgeable service.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
04/2007 to 04/2017
Cook Compass Group Usa Inc Bolingbrook, IL,
  • Inspected kitchen equipment and appliances to verify proper working order, including commercial fryers, steamers, ovens and ranges.
  • Set and enforced performance and service standards to keep consistent, high-quality environment devoted to customer satisfaction.
  • Used time management and efficient cleaning methods to meet deadlines.
  • Worked well with teammates and accepted coaching from management team.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Managed kitchen staff, supervised preparation of foods ,and explained steps for readying specialty items.
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Produced high volume covers per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Inspected appliances, commercial fryers, and ovens to verify proper working order.
  • Reduced restaurant's annual food and labor costs through proper budgeting, scheduling and management of inventory.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
04/2001 to 04/2002
Lab Team Member University Of Nebraska City, STATE,
  • Tracked collected specimens by initialing, dating and noting times of collection.
  • Identified microorganisms present in cultured samples and cultivated strains to support clinical diagnostics.
  • Calibrated and maintained instruments to keep equipment fully operational.
  • Cleaned and sterilized tools and equipment to maximize purity of specimens.
  • Maintained documentation on tests performed in lab.
  • Analyzed experiment and test results to validate adherence to standards and specifications.
  • Set up, maintained and verified sterility of lab equipment and tools.
Education
Expected in 01/2006 to to
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry
University of Nebraska - Lincoln - Lincoln, NE
GPA:
  • Relevant Coursework Completed: chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, history and english
  • Dean's List All semesters
  • Member of Phi Betta Kappa honor society
  • Member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
  • Awarded high distinction upon graduation for being in the top 1 percent of my graduating class in the department of biochemistry

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School Attended

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Bartender
  • Cook
  • Lab Team Member

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science

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