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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

Focused cook with expertise preparing meals for customers in busy establishments. Versatile professional with experience in food safety, supply management and plating. Courteous and bilingual with excellent multitasking and presentation skills.

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 15 years of related experience.

Skills
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Dish preparation
  • Food presentation
  • OSHA
  • Culinary Art
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Focused and disciplined
  • ServSafe certified
  • Food handlers card
  • Team-oriented
  • Effective prioritization
  • Food preparation
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Recipe preparation
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Ingredient inspection
Experience
Cook, 06/2021 - Current
Brightview Senior Living Tarrytown, NY,
  • 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 food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • 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.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Concessions Cashier, 03/2000 - 05/2021
Conner Prairie Fishers, IN,
  • Stocked and restocked food and equipment items as necessary.
  • Opened and closed stand properly by turning on or shutting down machines and warming and storing food properly.
  • Assessed inventory and prepared product orders.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and provided food and drink recommendations.
  • Followed directions and recipes to prepare food and operate cooking equipment.
  • Prepared bills, handled cash and credit card transactions and distributed change.
  • Operated cash registers, counted money and logged daily sales and expenditures.
  • Cleaned and polished counters, equipment and tables.
  • Performed frequent sanitation procedures when handling and preparing food.
  • Prepared and promptly served food, beverages and desserts to customers.
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume work shifts and fast-paced operations.
  • Talked pleasantly with customers while taking orders and promoted positive image for business.
  • Served drinks and prepared specialty beverages.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Wiped down tables and removed trash and dirty plates to provide clean, welcoming dining environment.
  • Welcomed and thanked guests to demonstrate appreciation for patronage.
  • Processed cash and credit card payments, promptly returning receipts, coin, bills and payment cards to customers.
  • Provided exceptional service that reflected restaurant standards and core values.
  • Assembled and served meals according to specific guest requirements.
  • Processed payments on cash register and counted back bills and change to patrons.
  • Counted cash drawer at end of shift and prepared bank deposits.
  • Made sure guests were satisfied with meals, taking swift action to correct problems.
  • Brewed coffee and tea, made specialty beverages and kept soda machine working correctly.
  • Wiped counters and tables to remove dirt and food and maintain clean environment for guests.
  • Conversed with customers to build rapport, answer questions and defuse complaints,
  • Portioned and packaged take-out foods for customers.
  • Reviewed orders against receipts so guests received requested items.
  • Adopted increased sanitizing protocols and social distancing requirements to promote safety.
  • Counted and balanced register following each shift.
  • Poured hot beverages and filled soft drink cups to deliver to waiting guests.
  • Resolved customer complaint issues quickly to satisfy customers and reduce wait times.
  • Documented orders in POS terminal, collected payments and made accurate change for cash transactions.
  • Prepared bills for customers with accuracy and speed, handling payments rapidly to enable increased table turns.
Cook, 06/2015 - 10/2020
Brightview Senior Living Warren, NJ,
  • 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 food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • 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.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those 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.
  • Coordinated average of 50 to 250 daily food orders, organizing timely deliveries to each table.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2003
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Northern Lebanon Senior High School - Fredericksburg, PA
GPA:
Status -
Culinary : Culinary Arts, Expected in 06/2019
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Lebanon County Career And Technolgy Center - Lebanon, PA
GPA:
Status -

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Northern Lebanon Senior High School
  • Lebanon County Career And Technolgy Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Concessions Cashier
  • Cook

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Culinary

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