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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Summary

Results-focused industry professional with strength in communication, organization, and efficiency. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging sales and extensive knowledge to promote results. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

Skills
  • Organization
  • Team management
  • Supervision
  • Relationship development
  • Project organization
  • Customer service
  • Communications
  • Problem resolution
  • Planning and coordination
Experience
01/2017 to Current
Cook Amc Entertainment Inc. Cookeville, TN,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Interacted effectively with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
03/2013 to 03/2014
Sales Associate Bassett Furniture Industries Incorporated Little Rock, AR,
  • Kept apprised of emerging trends and provided informative customer service to assist in product selection.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.
  • Maintained knowledge of current promotions, exchange guidelines, payment policies and security practices.
  • Arranged new merchandise with signage and appealing displays to encourage customer sales and move overstock items.
  • Retained product, service and company policy knowledge to serve as resource for both coworkers and customers.
  • Mentored team members in mastering sales techniques to consistently exceed objectives.
  • Sold various products by explaining unique features and educating customers on proper application.
  • Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.
  • Negotiated and closed deals with minimal oversight.
  • Offered product and service consultations and employed upselling techniques.
  • Maximized efficiency and time management by effectively planning and organizing client routes within territory.
  • Boosted sales by executing complete sales cycle process from prospecting leads through contract negotiations and close.
  • Stayed on top of changes in company offerings and policies by staying in frequent contact with service, inventory management and technical personnel.
  • Created sales and revenue-generating opportunities in new markets to improve bottom line.
  • Consulted with long-term, new and prospective customers to understand needs and propose ideal solutions.
  • Implemented professional sales presentations to creatively communicate product quality and market comparisons.
  • Called lead lists resulting from various marketing campaigns to achieve sales.
  • Identified and solved complex strategy problems that impacted sales management and business direction.
  • Cultivated strong relationship with customers while fostering positive business image.
01/2010 to 01/2013
Fast Food Team Member Rock Strategic Mesquite, TX,
  • Verified orders and bagged items for easy transport.
  • Suggested additional menu items, beverages and desserts to increase sales.
  • Organized food items on serving trays and in carry-out packages.
  • Reviewed contents on food trays to check receiving complete order.
  • Recorded customer orders and communicated clearly to confirm each order.
  • Mastered point-of-service (POS) computer system for automated order taking.
  • Carefully maintained proper sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas by applying industry best practices and company requirements.
  • Accepted transaction payments, making change for cash payments and processing credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.
  • Safely prepared, assembled and presented food to satisfy customers and fill orders.
  • Prepared items according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously.
  • Prepared and served beverages such as coffee, tea and fountain drinks, assuring freshness and availability.
  • Scheduled equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times.
  • Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and griddles with caution and according to manufacturer directions.
  • Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils.
  • Maintained neat, well-groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry to met company standards.
  • Effectively worked with teammates and openly invited coaching from management team.
  • Portioned and packaged take-out foods for customers.
  • Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues promptly.
  • Packaged menu items into bags or trays and placed drink orders into carriers for easy transport.
  • Quickly and efficiently processed payments and made accurate change.
  • Correctly received orders, processed payments and responded appropriately to guest concerns.
  • Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures by delivering food which met quality standards.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2020
GED:
Butler High School - Butler, PA,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Butler High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Sales Associate
  • Fast Food Team Member

Degrees

  • GED

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