Cook Server resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

I am a very disciplined and hardworking individual who naturally gets along with others and understands the importance of teamwork. I want to learn or develop whatever skills necessary to be the most proficient worker possible. I have over six years of kitchen experience and will always remain teachable, as i know i have a lot to learn. i enjoy fast-paced culinary environments and will perform whatever tasks necessary to ensure continued success and high standards. I am a very detail oriented individual and also understand the importance of communication, multi-tasking, problem-solving and proper preparation.

  • Food presentation
  • Contemporary sauce work
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Dish preparation
  • Cleaning and organization
  • High volume production capability
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Stocking supplies
  • Food preparation
  • Frying
  • Preparing ingredients
  • Grilling
  • Kitchen equipment cleaning
  • Plating dishes
  • Well-tuned palette
  • High volume egg/omelette making
  • Kitchen equipment knowledge
  • Baking
  • Pizza making
  • Front of house proficiency
  • Strong butchery skills
05/2019 to Current
Cook/Server The Waters Senior Living Minneapolis, MN,
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Interacted professionally and effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Created special menu items based on current inventory.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
09/2017 to 03/2019
Sauté Cook Cache Creek Casino Resort Brooks, CA,
  • Trained new team members on proper meat and vegetable preparation techniques.
  • Prepared a large number of dishes per day in fast-paced, high pressure environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Chopped vegetables and seasoned meats and fish in preparation for grilling, sautéing and braising.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Helped other staff members complete job tasks during peak times to keep kitchen running efficiently.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Reviewed recipes to determine exact measurements and ingredients to create dishes.
10/2015 to 09/2017
Kitchen Manager Cooper's Hawk Winery Ashburn, VA,
  • Revamped and motivated kitchen staff to be highly efficient and produce consistent quality.
  • Interviewed, hired, and supervised back of house staff.
  • Kept kitchen clean, neat and sanitized by implementing surface and equipment schedules and standards.
  • Cleaned and inspected food preparation areas for safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Trained employees on correct cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Kept facility and equipment in good working condition through regular preventive maintenance and repair schedules.
  • Coordinated preparation of customer meals and monitored food handling for safety purposes.
  • Completed regular line checks to maximize quality assurance.
  • Identified, investigated and corrected operational issues such as inventory waste or theft to keep business operating at optimal levels.
  • Monitored business levels and realigned team positions to provide optimal coverage for customer demands.
  • Estimated supply requirements based on historical needs and projected business levels by accounting for special local events or sports games.
  • Trained workers in every position, including food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Assisted restaurant ownership with pricing by providing information about ingredient costs and correct portioning.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and increase efficiency.
  • Established and enforced standards of personnel performance and service to provide customers with consistent and positive experiences.
Education and Training
Expected in
: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, And Refrigeration Technology
Southern Maine Community College - South Portland, ME
Expected in
: Business Administration
Burlington County College - Mt. Laurel, NJ,
Expected in
High School Diploma:
Moorestown High School - Moorestown, NJ

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Burlington County College
  • Moorestown High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook/Server
  • Sauté Cook
  • Kitchen Manager


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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