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

Focused line cook with expertise preparing meals for customers in busy restaurant establishments. Versatile professional with experience in food safety, supply management and plating. Courteous and bilingual with excellent multitasking and presentation skills. Disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants alike. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements. Certified in grilling and sauteed. Structured line cook with 9 years of experience producing top quality and amazing cuisines. Expertly creates sauces and follows complicated recipes. Specialized approach to cultivating unique items and presenting meals in appealing manner. Expertly maintains safety expectations in the kitchen.

Skills
  • Food presentation
  • Dish preparation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Culinary Art
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Food handlers card
  • Sous vide technique
  • Fine Dining
Experience
11/2020 to 01/2021 Cook Wegmans Food Markets | West Raleigh, NC,
  • 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.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Developed strategies to enhance food-presentation aspects of catering and retail environments.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients, following recipes to produce quality dishes.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
01/2018 to 01/2020 Cook Wegmans Food Markets | Whiteford, MD,
  • 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.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Developed strategies to enhance food-presentation aspects of catering and retail environments.
01/2016 to 01/2018 Line Cook /Prep Cook Wegmans Food Markets | Whitehouse, NJ,
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Made all meals in accordance with company standards and requirements.
  • Adhered to all regulatory standards regarding safe and sanitary food prep.
  • Rotated stock items and ingredients to maintain efficiency and freshness.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Offered support to other stations during high-volume shifts to maintain optimal coverage and meet customer needs.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Assisted with training and development of new talent.
  • Offered support to other stations in high-volume shifts or as needed.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Executed proper techniques when preparing menu item ingredients.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Verified proper food preparation by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills and roasters.
01/2013 to 01/2016 Cook Islands Fine Burgers And Drinks | City, STATE,
  • Followed "first in, first out" rule with every food and beverage item, tossing outdated and expired food products.
  • Communicated with kitchen employees, answered questions and offered insight into food preparations.
  • Sanitized all counters and utensils used for preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Kept kitchen, cooking utensils and storeroom clean at all times.
  • Taught kitchen staff about proper nutrition, food allergies and dietary issues.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator each day to verify proper functioning.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Performed mise en place daily to efficiently prepare signature dishes.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2012 to to High School Diploma | Valley High School, Escondido, CA, GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Valley High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook
  • Cook
  • Line Cook /Prep Cook
  • Cook

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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