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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Punctual Cook experienced in following menus and recipes to prepare foods. Skillful in setting up and cleaning equipment for daily food preparation and receiving, stocking and ordering ingredients and kitchen supplies. Excellent multitasker recognized for supporting successful kitchen operations.

Dynamic food service professional with excellent teamwork and skill in learning new tasks quickly. Highly knowledgeable in ingredient preparation, including slicing and cutting techniques. Comes equipped with 18 years of related experience. Hard-working Cook bringing detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Keeps kitchen areas well-stocked and organized for maximum productivity. Team-oriented and reliable with excellent communication and problem-solving strengths.

Skills
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Dish preparation
  • High volume production capability
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Food handlers card
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Recipe preparation
  • Food preparation
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Ingredient inspection
Experience
Cook, Mar2018 - Current
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano Llc Algonquin, IL,
  • 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 soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes. Perform a variety of food preparation and cooking tasks such as cleaning, paring, peeling, baking, pouring liquids and mixing ingredients.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch.
  • Interacted with special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • 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.
  • Developed processes to streamline food-preparation and presentation tasks, recommending changes as necessary to boost food-cost savings.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Applies Knowledge and skill to assist in planning and implementing a comprehensive food service program that follows the policies and procedures of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
  • Performs and cooks a variety of more complicated/time consuming foods such as meats, poultry
  • Work with Food and Nutrition Specialist to prepare menus and submit food orders and purchase requests.
  • Assist with "on the job training" of other kitchen staff members and servers as consultant to youth cooking clubs/health and fitness programs as required, and follows risk management procedures.
Cafeteria Helper, 08/2002 - 05/2007
Burton Elementary School District Porterville, CA,
  • Followed guidelines for safe serving, appropriate temperatures, and proper presentation.
  • Maintained tools, equipment, and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Performed work to top standards, proving best service for students, employees and school visitors.
  • Prepared food according to recipe instructions to manage regular school meals.
  • Monitored use of condiments, utensils, and beverages.
  • Upheld correct procedures for preparing foods and storing leftovers.
  • Operated industrial dishwasher to wash glassware and utensils.
  • Organized and prepared ingredients for batch cooking.
  • Assisted cook with prep work by cutting vegetables and preparing side dishes and salads.
  • Utilized safe and efficient methods for operating equipment.
  • Adhered to safe and proper storage guidelines for incoming supplies.
  • Verified adequate levels of linens and trays and restocked low items.
  • Took inventory of supplies and equipment and placed new orders to maintain stock levels.
  • Delivered orders to kitchen and checked for accuracy and correct temperature on pick-up before serving to customers.
  • Reported to kitchen manager before start of shift to receive assigned station, daily specials and other pertinent information.
Cafeteria Helper, Aug2011 - May2013
Burton Elementary School District Porterville, CA,
  • Followed guidelines for safe serving, appropriate temperatures, and proper presentation.
  • Maintained tools, equipment, and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Performed work to top standards, proving best service for students, employees and school visitors.
  • Rang up orders on cash register to process cash, credit card and personal check payments.
  • Prepared food according to recipe instructions to manage regular school meals.
  • Monitored use of condiments, utensils, and beverages.
  • Upheld correct procedures for preparing foods and storing leftovers.
  • Operated industrial dishwasher to wash glassware and utensils.
  • Organized and prepared ingredients for batch cooking.
  • Assisted cook with prep work by cutting vegetables and preparing side dishes and salads.
  • Utilized safe and efficient methods for operating equipment.
  • Adhered to safe and proper storage guidelines for incoming supplies.
  • Processed cash and credit card payments, promptly returning receipts, coin, bills and payment cards to customers.
  • Verified adequate levels of linens and trays and restocked low items.
  • Took inventory of supplies and equipment and placed new orders to maintain stock levels.
  • Delivered orders to kitchen and checked for accuracy and correct temperature on pick-up before serving to customers.
  • Reported to kitchen manager before start of shift to receive assigned station, daily specials and other pertinent information.
  • Prepared sandwiches a for approximately 300 customers per shift.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in
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Chavala High School - Seale, AL,
GPA:
Status -
Certifications
  • Food Safety Class Training - 2018
  • Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program- Civil Rights Training Certificate-2018-2019

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School Attended

  • Chavala High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Cafeteria Helper
  • Cafeteria Helper

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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