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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Driven [Job Title] with background delivering proactive kitchen support. Works collaboratively with teams to prepare food and keep kitchen orderly and sanitized. Measures and assembles ingredients and cooks items according to recipes and menu specifications.

Reliable [Job Title] with [Number]-year background in food service. Excels at multitasking in fast-paced environments to prepare and plate exceptional food. Cleans and organizes work area before, during and after every shift.

Energetic Kitchen Hand touting [Number] years of stocking pantries, washing pots and pans and sanitizing work areas. Knowledgeable resource committed to hard work and readily available to help team members. Outgoing individual with great attendance record.

Diligent [Job Title] offering over [Number] years of food handling experience combined with focus on quality service. Background managing ingredient preparation and kitchen organization. Dedicated to building loyal customer base by providing exceptional, consistent service.

Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth.

  • Food safety understanding
  • Cooking equipment maintenance
  • Salad preparation
  • Effective customer communication
  • Utensil and appliance cleaning
  • Team contribution
  • Safe food handling
12/2020 to Current
Cook Helper Marriott International Utica, NY,
  • Maintained order and cleanliness of work areas to conform with health codes.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Observed food handling and sanitation procedures to safeguard against foodborne illnesses.
  • Cross-trained in other kitchen positions to support team and meet customer needs.
  • Gathered ingredients and cleaned and cut food items to prep recipes.
  • Stored perishable food items in freezer or refrigerator to protect from spoilage.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Checked and recorded refrigerator and freezer temperatures daily to verify proper working conditions.
  • Plated meals in appealing arrangement and placed in designated areas to deliver to patrons.
  • Moved food and supply items from delivery trucks to storage by unloading and organizing.
  • Adjusted cooking methods and ingredients to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Restocked cupboards, refrigerators and service stations with new food items or supplies.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Distributed food to service staff for prompt delivery to customers.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
07/2002 to 07/2018
Barback Boyd Gaming, Inc. Biloxi, MS,
  • Removed, washed and polished empty glasses, took plates to kitchen and discarded trash.
  • Maintained spotless, well-stocked bar organized and ready for any customer demand.
  • Replenished bar glasses, garnishes and condiments.
  • Took food and drinks to bar and table customers.
  • Maintained detailed inventory of bar supplies and stocked work areas.
  • Studied bartenders to learn recipes for different mixed cocktails.
  • Monitored patron alcohol consumption to encourage safety.
  • Kept track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area for wait staff.
  • Verified adequate levels of supplies such as linens and trays and restocked low items.
  • Stayed up-to-date on latest mixology trends, bar equipment and sanitation standards.
  • Checked identification for each person purchasing alcohol.
  • Checked patron identification and monitored guests to control service and limit over-intoxication.
  • Backed up cashier staff to process customer orders and payments.
  • Trained staff, oversaw operations and resolved issues to enhance customer service.
  • Collected and processed payments via cash and credit card.
  • Built excellent relationships with guests to achieve repeat business.
  • Completed side work, such as stocking bar items, rolling silverware, polishing glasses, cleaning menus and replenishing condiments.
  • Delivered high-quality beverages in fast-paced, customer-centered setting.
  • Complied with local and state liquor and food handling laws and regulations.
  • Anticipated guest needs, including drink refills and clearing empty glasses.
  • Resolved escalated customer complaints to maximize satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Restocked beer and liquor regularly and after special events.
  • Gathered, washed, polished and restocked drink glasses.
  • Reorganized bar stations to streamline service flow.
  • Bussed tables and bar areas, reset table supplies and sanitized surfaces.
  • Collaborated with servers, barbacks and hostess to deliver seamless guest experience.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Attended to up to [Number] guests per night in busy environment.
  • Oversaw drink service at busy establishment serving over [Number] guests nightly.
  • Poured wine, beer and cocktails for patrons.
  • Established customer rapport by engaging in friendly conversations with [Number] customers daily.
07/2000 to 07/2016
Cook Unitypoint Health Cedar Falls, IA,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • 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.
Education and Training
Expected in 11/2000
High School Diploma:
Ecuador - Ecuador , Ecuador

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Ecuador
Job Titles Held:
  • Cook Helper
  • Barback
  • Cook
  • High School Diploma