Motivated Line Cook with 16+ years experience in fast-paced restaurant kitchen and professional experience as a dynamic, resourceful and skilled Chef with a proven success record in both fine dining, casual dining, and catering.
Baked, roasted, broiled, and steamed meats, fish, vegetables and other foods.Checked temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and heating equipment to ensure proper functioning.Cleaned and inspected galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas.Cleaned and sterilized equipment and facilities.Ensured freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items and rotating stock.Prepared food items.
Food and beverage handling expert
Skillful kitchen staff trainer
American cuisine expert
Ethnic foods preparation
Preparation of various food items
Willing to work under pressure
Ability to handle fast-paced environment
Cook March 2016 to CurrentIhop - Columbus, GaDisplayed a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members. Expert in final plate preparation with authentic presentation.
Cook July 2015 to December 2015Aspens Mountain Grill - Pine Mountain, GaExpert in final plate preparation with authentic presentation. Consistently verified that kitchen staff followed all recipes and portioned serving guidelines correctly. Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads. Enforced appropriate work-flow and quality controls for food quality and temperature. Regularly developed new recipes in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, and budgetary considerations.
Cook July 2014 to June 2015Houlihans - Columbus, GaCorrectly and safely operated all kitchen equipment in accordance with set guidelines. Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries. Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients in accordance with bakery recipes. Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads. Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports. Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with the kitchen team.
Line Cook, Certified Trainor July 2005 to May 2012Red Lobster - Columbus, GaInstructed cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food Placed food servings on plates and trays according to orders or instructions Prepared a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions Prepared dishes following recipe or verbal instructions Stocked and rotated products, stocked supplies, and paper goods in a timely basis Cooked food properly and in a timely fashion, using safety precautions Complied with scheduled kitchen sanitation and ensured all standards and practices were met