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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Energetic culinary professional with flair for creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Dynamic leader in fast-paced restaurant settings with natural skill for customer service.

Skills
  • Team Player
  • Critical Thinking
  • Menu Planning
  • Dish Preparation
  • Food Plating and Presentation
  • Mixing Dishes
  • Kitchen Sanitization
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Timely Food Delivery
  • Station Preparation
  • Safety and Sanitation Standards
  • Hot and Cold Foods
Work History
03/2022 to 08/2022 Cook Seaworld Parks | Langhorne, PA,
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations at opening and closing
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Kept workstations clean and organized
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies for maximum productivity
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes to meet customer needs and palates.
  • Wiped down counters using sanitizing spray to prevent cross-contamination among food items.
01/2021 to 01/2022 Line Cook Local | Seattle, WA,


  • 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.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Collected payment for food and drinks served, balanced cash receipts and maintained accurate cash drawer.
01/2018 to 03/2020 Pantry Cook Country Springs Hotel | Pewaukee, WI,
  • Cleaned and sanitized pantry station at end of shift.
  • Stocked supplies to maintain sufficient levels of food products at pantry station.
  • Completed side work and prep according to back of house checklist.
  • Prepped dressing, vinaigrettes and accompanying garnishes for pantry menu items.
  • Cleaned counters, shelves, walls, furniture and equipment in food service areas.
  • Adhered to state and local health and safety regulations for food handling and sanitation.
  • Prepared salads, sandwiches and desserts for restaurant guests and catered events.
  • Notified chef in advance of supply needs to prevent inventory shortage.
  • Coordinated with fellow employees to meet guests' needs to support restaurant operation.
  • Communicated with servers and chef to expedite food delivery.
  • Maintained food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Measured, weighed and mixed appropriate ingredients according to recipe directions.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Managed opening and closing shift kitchen tasks.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to help team stay on top of cleaning.
04/2015 to 12/2017 Pantry Cook Country Springs Hotel | Pewaukee, WI,
  • Managed opening and closing shift kitchen tasks.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Measured, weighed and mixed appropriate ingredients according to recipe directions.
  • Maintained food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Coordinated with fellow employees to meet guests' needs to support restaurant operation.
  • Notified chef in advance of supply needs to prevent inventory shortage.
  • Prepared salads, sandwiches and desserts for restaurant guests and catered events.
  • Adhered to state and local health and safety regulations for food handling and sanitation.
  • Cleaned counters, shelves, walls, furniture and equipment in food service areas.
  • Prepped dressing, vinaigrettes and accompanying garnishes for pantry menu items.
  • Completed side work and prep according to back of house checklist.
  • Stocked supplies to maintain sufficient levels of food products at pantry station.
  • Cleaned and sanitized pantry station at end of shift.
Education
Expected in 05/2016 to to Culinary Arts | Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts , Dallas, TX, GPA:
Expected in 05/2007 to to GED | East High School, Columbus, OH GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
  • East High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Pantry Cook
  • Pantry Cook

Degrees

  • Culinary Arts
  • GED

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