cook resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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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.

Dependable Cook with expertise preparing foods in fast-paced settings. Team-minded professional knowledgeable in food safety, attractive presentation and stock management. Efficient multitasker with talents in recipe management and development.

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.

Creative Cook exceptionally well-versed in food plating and knife handling skills and techniques. Offering comprehensive experience in quality food preparation and presentation.

Hardworking and enthusiastic cook trained in every facet of successful work. Stays on top of current and expected demands, quickly realigning tasks to handle needs. Dedicated to first-rate communication and team success.

Driven fast food Prep Cook with wide and diverse skill set. Offering 15 years of quality performance in food service roles. Known for reliability, efficiency and best-in-class service.

Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Food plating and presentation
  • Institutional and batch cooking
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Chef at restaurant, awarded best restaurant in magazine name
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Operations management
  • Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Performance improvement
  • Extensive catering background
  • Food presentation talent
  • Order delivery practices
  • Effective planner
  • Menu marketing expertise
  • New hire training
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
Work History
Cook, 12/2021 - 04/2022
Spring Education Group Huntersville, NC,
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Interacted with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Prepared food items in compliance with recipes and portioning control guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Tasted, smelled and pierced food with fork to verify sufficient cooking.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Checked for quality, kept track of old and new items and rotated stock to confirm freshness of food and ingredients.
  • Seasoned and cooked food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
Picker/Dock Worker, 05/2021 - 12/2021
Sonic Drive-In Southgate, MI,
  • Used hand-held scanners and physical logs to accurately track item movements.
  • Followed verbal and written instructions to properly move and ship products.
  • Prepared pallets of boxes for easy transportation between customer and storage locations.
  • Secured cargo using chains, load bars, wood blocks and straps.
  • Used fork lifts, hand truck and pallet jacks to move materials on dock.
  • Prevented load shifting or damage by using bracing and strapping techniques.
  • Kept storage areas organized, clean and secure to fully protect company assets.
  • Loaded, unloaded and sorted cargo as part of accurate and efficient weekly shipments.
  • Managed efficient transportation of Type materials each day across local and state regions.
  • Verified quantity and description of materials received by checking merchandise against packing list.
  • Used handheld scanners to efficiently track and maneuver freight throughout distribution network.
  • Assembled and filled more than Number shipments per day and prepared all shipping documentation.
  • Surrounded items in cling film, padded blankets and tape to protect from damage.
  • Shipped material and performed boxing, packing, labeling and preparation of related documents.
  • Operated equipment while observing standard safety procedures.
Sercurity, 03/2015 - 08/2021
Quapaw Casino City, STATE,
  • Oversaw daily monitoring and patrolled buildings, grounds, and work sites.
  • Gathered information, identified and implemented resolution, planned follow-up and logged and filed incident report to successfully manage complaints.
  • Acted quickly during emergency situations to reduce opportunity for damage and injury.
  • Secured personal and company goods against robbery, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Permitted entry with escort for approved persons into secure locations.
  • Reviewed both security camera footage and live feeds to spot trespassers and criminal activity.
  • Oversaw entry and exit of up to Number employees and visitors daily.
  • Identified violators and escorted departing personnel to guard against theft of property.
  • Drafted reports of property damage, theft, accidents and unusual occurrences to document daily activities and irregularities.
  • Protected facility and property guests by regularly circulating premises and monitoring surveillance feeds.
  • Authorized entrance papers and granted or denied entrance to building.
  • Reviewed camera and system feeds and alerted proper respondents regarding discrepancies.
  • Reported irregularities such as fire and safety hazards to maintenance.
  • Checked identification of persons entering and exiting facility to eliminate unauthorized visitors.
  • Monitored employee activities, confirming compliance with security regulations.
  • Patrolled and monitored premises in company vehicle, on bicycle and by foot.
  • Collaborated with area law enforcement and federal investigators to support safe fugitive apprehensions and coordinate investigations.
  • Detailed security-related incidents into reports for dissemination to upper management.
  • Executed security rules and procedures and calmly and promptly escorted non-compliant individuals out of building.
  • Checked and verified photo identification prior to granting facility access.
  • Conducted regular patrols of key areas to spot and control security concerns.
  • Protected business integrity by ensuring all personnel requiring access to high-security areas go through correct levels of approval.
  • Wrote detailed reports on property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons and unusual incidences.
  • Moved throughout facility and among customers to remain aware of developing security situations.
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of vehicles, cargo trucks and visitors.
  • Participated in staff meetings, special events and professional development activities.
  • Reported suspicious activities and persons to law enforcement.
  • Contacted law enforcement in case of unauthorized persons, documents and materials.
  • Performed cash drops while maintaining security and control of drop box.
  • Greeted guests professionally and courteously to cultivate welcoming atmosphere while making safety top priority.
  • Inspected suspicious activities and monitored premises for criminal acts and rule infractions.
  • Warned offenders about rule infractions and violations and verbally evicted violators from premises.
  • Secured Number doors in office and main building.
First Assistant Manager, 10/2004 - 05/2015
Sonic City, STATE,
  • Developed loyal and highly satisfied customer base through proactive management of team customer service strategies.
  • Strengthened merchandising and promotional strategies to drive customer engagement and boost sales.
  • Reduced supply expenses, cut production costs and lowered financial expenditures to increase bottom line.
  • Created employee schedules to align coverage with forecasted demands.
  • Increased employee performance and job satisfaction to strengthen retention and engagement.
  • Conducted weekly staff meetings to motivate staff members, address concerns and questions, plan improvements, and evaluate progress toward goals.
  • Recognized staff for contributions to company success to foster engagement and increase productivity.
  • Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service and responded to customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Made hiring recommendations to increase company's productivity and profitability with quality workers.
  • Reduced financial discrepancies to minimize threats to health and productivity of business.
  • Reviewed sales and gross profit report to assess company efficiency.
  • Compiled financial data to comply with budget.
  • Developed organizational structure to outline and direct rules, roles and responsibilities.
  • Helped with planning schedules and delegating assignments to meet coverage and service demands.
  • Monitored cash intake and deposit records, increasing accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Completed regular inventory counts to verify stock levels, address discrepancies and forecast future needs.
  • Assisted in organizing and overseeing assignments to drive operational excellence.
  • Developed strategy to increase sales and drive profits.
  • Introduced new products or services, increased marketing activities and improved customer service to drive sales.
  • Directed promotion and brand loyalty efforts to build direct relationships with customers.
  • Strengthened operational efficiency to remain cost-effective while maintaining quality service.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Mentored team members to enhance professional development and accountability in workplace.
  • Established objectives to offer team members clear roadmap to help company achieve overall goals.
Diploma: Basic, Expected in 05/1999
Cushing High School - Cushing, OK
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School Attended

  • Cushing High School

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  • Cook
  • Picker/Dock Worker
  • Sercurity
  • First Assistant Manager


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