Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Motivated food service offering over 38 years of experience in food preparation. High standards for taste and quality with expertise maintaining profitable margins. Superior communication and leadership skills.

  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • New hire training
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Order delivery practices
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
  • Food preparation
Work History
Cook/campus Purchaser, 09/2005 to 03/2020
Gpm InvestmentsLubbock, TX,
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Developed menus, that met school and residential requirements.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail, and quality.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Planned breakfast, lunch, dinner and salad bar menus, as well as two snacks a day and special menus for in-house special events and catering.
  • Served 60 nutritious meals daily to students in the school.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Enhanced and maintained central standardized recipe and ingredient repository, including nutritional and cost information.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations when opening and closing kitchen.
  • Serve safe and CPR certified
Deli Associate, 09/2005 to 12/2007
Alliancebernstein Holding LpMiami, FL,
  • Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.
  • Carefully prepared orders by slicing, weighing and packaging cheeses and meats and accurately calculated prices.
  • Promoted new or high-value food items by creating attractive displays in cases and other customer-facing areas.
  • Created appealing food arrangements for party trays and specialized orders.
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Maintained clean, trash-free workspaces to maximize productivity and safety.
  • Opened new inventory and rotated stock by dates to maintain freshness.
  • Took special orders for event catering and party trays, assisting customers by recommending additional items, condiments and garnishes.
  • Cleaned surfaces and equipment, removed trash and verified kitchen tools were in working order.
  • Used downtimes to prepare ingredients and restock supplies for expected busy periods.
  • Responded to telephone inquiries regarding available products and services and helped customers make appropriate choices.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and sanitized to prevent possible illness or injury among coworkers and customers.
  • Strictly followed sanitation and food safety guidelines as required by regulatory agencies and company.
  • Promoted customer satisfaction by preparing food according to standard recipes with modifications based on individual customer requirements.
  • Greeted customers at deli counter to fulfill requests and answer questions.
  • Handled agitated customers in a busy, fast-paced situations, with relative ease while remaining professional and calm.
Manager, 09/1981 to 09/2005
  • Effectively utilized all skills learned in various roles throughout the restaurant (cashier, cook, drive through, etc.)
  • Addressed and corrected customer complaints while maintaining a professional manner
  • Accurately completed inventories on a daily and weekly basis
  • Maintained correct amount of inventory at-the-ready based on current customer demand and tracked projections based on previous sales
  • Calculated cash sheets and posted previous year's sales on daily operating chart
  • Completed nightly deposits
  • Prepared time cards for all employees, and submitted payroll information on bi-weekly basis
  • Installed and programmed cookers and registers
  • Streamlined workflow through the creation of programs within the computer system
  • Served as on-site HR (i.e. interviewed new employees, completed hiring process, initiated and completed firing process, etc.)
  • Ordered all food and supplies
  • Maintained team efficiency by strategically delegating daily activities, monitoring output and rewarding positive contributions.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1981
Lincolnview High School - Van Wert, OH
Associate of Arts: Computer Programing, Expected in
Lima Technical College - Lima, OH,

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  • Lincolnview High School
  • Lima Technical College

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