cook shift leader resume example with 19+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Adaptable and enterprising Head Cook with solid industry background and proven expertise in building and leading successful teams. Talented problem-solver ready to back up fellow employees at any time.

Dedicated Head Cook passionate about creating memorable meals. Knowledgeable in multiple areas of culinary expertise. Offering successful career history comprising more than 17 years.

Energetic Head Cook offering wealth of experience in menu planning for banquets and large organizations. Hardworking, educated and willing to go extra mile to complete culinary tasks. Creator of healthy menu options for large events.

Enthusiastic Head Cook eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of daily task and training in areas where needed. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in my profession.

  • Ingredient Selection
  • Kitchen Sanitization
  • New Recipe Creation
  • Store Room and Walk-In Inspections
  • Menu Item Preparation
  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Ingredient Preparation
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Food Inventory Management
  • Team Mentoring
  • OSHA Regulations Knowledge
  • Developing Menus
  • Food Production Scheduling
  • Equipment Safety
  • Proper Storage Procedures
  • High-Volume Environments
  • Product Availability
  • Staff Meetings
Alta Vista CD. Juarez Chihuahua, Expected in 06/1985 GED : Bilingual Secretary - GPA :
Work History
Spectrum Health - Cook Shift Leader
Grant, MI, 11/2014 - Current
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Inspected freezer and refrigerator daily to check and maintain proper temperatures.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Placed orders to restock items before supplies ran out.
  • Mentored kitchen staff to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Developed and cooked memorable dishes that brought new customers into establishment.
  • Collaborated with staff members to create meals for large banquets.
Rocket Farm Restaurants - Cook's Assistant
Nashville, TN, 08/2009 - 11/2014
  • Worked with chef to prepare daily food specials and other supplies.
  • Prepared food orders to support waitstaff and other team members.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Removed expired food and beverages from storage and reviewed inventory for upcoming expirations dates.
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables in advance to save time on food preparation.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Worked on salads, desserts and meat preparation for customers to increase kitchen speed.
  • Inspected preparation and storage equipment regularly to assess and maintain performance for cost-effective, safe operations.
  • Limited portion sizes and used garnishes to control food costs.
  • Maintained efficiency and flow of kitchen by helping safety complete daily tasks.
  • Adapted menus to changing seasons and supply inventories to decrease food waste.
  • Met production requirements for banquet and outlet desserts and breakfast pastries.
  • Designed dynamic and seasonal menus with Head Chef.
  • Sanitized pots, pans, utensils, kitchen appliances and equipment using company-approved cleaning supplies.
  • Maintained composure and work quality while under stress.
  • Lifted and carried heavy materials.
El Mexicano Restaurant - Resturant Business Owner
City, STATE, 06/2000 - 04/2007
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Trained and motivated employees to perform daily business functions.
  • Put together realistic budgets based upon costs and fees for successfully operating business.
  • Oversaw business budget planning and administration, accounting functions, purchasing and bi-weekly payroll to handle financial needs.
  • Devised and deployed sales and marketing tactics to drive strategic growth and support achievement of revenue goals.
  • Optimized team hiring, training and performance.
  • Input income and expense details into database to track business finances and address variances.
  • Maintained updated knowledge of regulatory changes to adjust business operations accordingly.
  • Reconciled daily sales, returns and financial reports in QuickBooks.
  • Employed prompt decision-making and in-depth research to resolve issues.
  • Created and monitored promotional approaches to increase sales and profit levels.
  • Provided financial management through preparation of bank deposits and settlement of sales, returns and transaction reports.
  • Verified parts and materials through audit inspections and independent checks.
  • Collaborated with development teams, internal customers and product line management to verify delivery of desired quality requirements to distributors.

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School Attended

  • Alta Vista

Job Titles Held:

  • Cook Shift Leader
  • Cook's Assistant
  • Resturant Business Owner


  • GED

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