cook resume example with 7+ years of experience

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

Talented Cook with excellent experience in fast-paced kitchen environments. Clear communicator with team-oriented focus and advanced skills to effectively work with cashiers and kitchen staff to review and prepare orders. Qualified and hardworking with up-to-date food handling permit.

Diligent Cook possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety. Proficient in maintaining well-stocked, organized and clean kitchen areas to maximize productivity. Dedicated team player with punctual nature and open communication style dedicated to working hard.

  • Institutional and Batch Cooking
  • Food Spoilage Prevention
  • Food Presentation
  • Food Plating and Presentation
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • Order Delivery Practices
  • Food Presentation Talent
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Menu marketing expertise
  • Hospitality and service industry background
  • Beautiful presentation of food
  • Extensive catering background
  • Operations management
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Performance improvement
  • New hire training
  • Effective planner
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
Work History
Cook, 10/2017 to Current
Brightview Senior LivingCrofton, MD,
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Inspected appliances, commercial fryers, and ovens to verify proper working order.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintained central standardized recipe and ingredient repository with nutritional and cost information.
  • Planned lunch, dinner and bar menus, as well as special menus for in-house special events and catering.
  • Managed kitchen staff, supervised preparation of foods ,and explained steps for readying specialty items.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability.
  • Reduced restaurant's annual food and labor costs through proper budgeting, scheduling and management of inventory.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Produced high volume covers per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
Business Owner, 09/2014 to Current
Spectrum HealthRockford, MI,
  • Input income and expense details into database to track business finances and address variances.
  • Capitalized on social media platforms to increase market awareness and recruit sales agents.
  • Kept all building areas and equipment functional and well-organized to promote business performance.
  • Studied market to determine optimal pricing of goods and services and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.
  • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
  • Maintained motivated and well-paid sales team by calculating commission payments on time.
  • Trained and motivated employees to perform daily business functions.
  • Provided outstanding coaching to employees to boost productivity.
  • Built and deployed operational procedures, training programs and administrative systems to handle needs.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Remained up-to-date on current trends and attended industry trade shows and markets to view and order inventory.
  • Enhanced product awareness by taking pictures of new and available product offerings and posting to company's website and media accounts.
Cook Shift Leader, 09/2018 to 09/2019
Bowling Green ManorCity, STATE,
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Collaborated with vendors to source desired recipe ingredients while maintaining tight cost controls.
  • Developed and cooked memorable dishes that brought new customers into establishment.
  • Placed orders to restock items before supplies ran out.
  • Kept labor at or below Number% to support business profit targets.
  • Collaborated with staff members to create meals for large banquets.
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.

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: , Expected in 06/1998 to Bowling Green High School - Bowling Green, OH
Associate Of Applied Science: Small Business Management/ Landscape Design And Tu, Expected in 06/2003 to Owens Community College - Perrysburg, OH

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School Attended

  • Bowling Green High School
  • Owens Community College

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  • Cook
  • Business Owner
  • Cook Shift Leader


  • Associate Of Applied Science

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