cook shift leader resume example with 4 years of experience

(555) 432-XXX,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Reliable Head Cook offering [Number] years of experience working in busy, institutional-sized kitchens.

[Area of study] student with background in [Area of expertise]. Strong technical proficiency with work history in [Area of expertise]. In-depth knowledge of [Software] coupled with [Task] abilities. Proven history of performance in [Skill].

Motivated [Area of study] student seeking internship in [Area of expertise] to gain hands-on experience. Outgoing and friendly with strong drive to succeed.

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.

Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task]. Offering [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

  • Culinary techniques
  • Kitchen staff management
  • Dish preparation
  • Food allergy understanding
  • Good work ethic
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Effective prioritization
  • Food preparation
  • Picking and Processing
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Safety Procedures
  • Shipment Receiving
  • Quick Learner
  • Problem-Solving
Education and Training
Shadow Ridge High School Las Vegas, NV Expected in : - GPA :
Spectrum Health - Cook Shift Leader
Holland, MI, 04/2021 - Current
  • Kept kitchen, cooking utensils and storeroom clean and neat.
  • Communicated with kitchen employees, answered questions and offered insight into food preparations.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator each day to verify proper functioning.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Placed orders for food and supplies used for creating meals for [Number] people.
  • Used computer to store and retrieve data and online orders.
  • Cut, chopped and sliced meat and produce to prepare for cooking.
  • Cleaned and sanitized work stations and equipment, complying with regulatory procedures.
  • Served as lead cook, guiding and assisting training of less experienced cooks.
Dollar Tree - General Warehouse Worker
Brown Deer, WI, 09/2021 - 12/2022
  • Organized warehouse design to maximize space for stock while allowing for high volume traffic zones.
  • Established and maintained good relations with customers, vendors and transport companies.
  • Monitored work areas for cleanliness and functionality and removed obstacles for safety.
  • Used pallet jacks to move items to and from warehouse locations.
  • Received deliveries, scanned packages and updated orders in internal database.
  • Staged and sorted multiple types of products for loading.
  • Examined packages and goods for damage and notified vendors of replacement needs.
  • Moved large and bulky items manually or with pallet jacks or forklifts.
  • Operated forklifts and pallet jacks to securely move boxes and packages from inventory to delivery area.
  • Prepared and completed warehouse orders for delivery or pickup according to schedule.
  • Kept shelves, workstations and pallet areas neat and tidy to maintain safe work environment.
  • Loaded and unloaded shipments and moved products to assigned warehouse locations manually or used forklift or pallet jack and focused on easy retrievability for customer orders.
  • Picked and prepared numerous daily shipments in controlled atmosphere warehouse environment.
  • Lifted materials of varied weights on regular basis.
  • Packaged finished products for shipping by shrink-wrapping, boxing and labeling.
  • Reviewed work orders before beginning assigned tasks to prepare materials and equipment.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
Fogo De Chao - Prep Cook
Long Island, NY, 04/2021 - 05/2021
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Observed food handling and sanitation procedures to safeguard against foodborne illnesses.
  • Prepared simple salads and common entrees.
  • Handled basic reductions and parboiling without supervision.
  • Completed special orders according to customer dietary needs.
  • Measured and weighed food items to comply with portion requirements.
Inn At Perry Cabin - Cook
Saint Michaels, MD, 11/2018 - 03/2021
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Managed portion control using correct utensils during preparation and plating.
  • Operated grills, fryers and broilers to cook items to quality guidelines.
  • Used standardized recipes and other instructions to prepare food.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Shadow Ridge High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook Shift Leader
  • General Warehouse Worker
  • Prep Cook
  • Cook


  • Some College (No Degree)

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