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

Hard-working Cook brings detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Keep kitchen areas well-stocked and organized for maximum efficiency. Team-oriented and reliable with excellent communication and problem-solving strengths. Motivated and hardworking cook with 7 years of experience cooking delicious items quickly at fast food establishments. Expert at preparing various menu items using basic and advanced cooking methods. Customer-focused and dedicated to preparing orders exactly as requested. Dedicated Cook brings more than 7 years of experience in restaurant environments. Team player skilled at communicating and translating customer requests. Intricate understanding of OSHA and other compliance measures. Dynamic food service professional with excellent teamwork and skill in learning new tasks quickly. Highly knowledgeable in ingredient preparation, including slicing and cutting techniques. Comes equipped with 7 years of related experience.

  • Food assembly
  • Quality control
  • Safe food handling
  • Plating and presentation
  • Consistent presentations
  • Proper storage and preservation
  • People skills
  • Team contribution
  • Dish preparation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Strong butchery skills
  • ServSafe certified
  • Fine Dining
  • Food handlers card
  • Contemporary sauce work
  • OSHA
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Food preparation
  • Multitasking
  • Team-oriented
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Recipe preparation
  • Ingredient inspection
  • Effective prioritization
05/2018 to Current Cook's Assistant Rocket Farm Restaurants | Houston, TX,
  • Prepared food for service based on daily specials and chef's needs.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Adjusted seasonal plans to source local ingredients and align special dishes with area events.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Re-stocked, organized and arranged service and food stations.
  • Packaged and stored food products appropriately to ensure proper handling and preservation.
  • Cross-trained in other kitchen positions to support team and meet customer needs.
  • Monitored and recorded temperatures of food, storage, and service areas to maintain established, regulatory guidelines.
  • Added garnishes and other finishing touches to improve plating presentation.
05/2015 to 08/2016 Cook Southwest Key Programs | Harlingen, TX,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • 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 with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Operated all bakery equipment, including ovens, proofers, fryers, sheeters, rounders, scales and mixers.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Cultivated original menu items, precisely executing them to periodically refresh meal portfolio.
  • Developed processes to streamline food-preparation and presentation tasks, recommending changes as necessary to boost food-cost savings.
  • Developed strategies to enhance food-presentation aspects of catering and retail environments.
  • Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
07/2014 to 09/2015 Grill Cook Nana Regional Corporation | Killeen, TX,
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Monitored kitchen productivity and assessed overall efficiency.
  • Grilled various cuts of meat and seafood items to meet customer specifications and food handling standards.
01/2013 to 09/2015 Cook/Grill Cook Chipotle | City, STATE,
  • Supported other kitchen team members when needed.
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of all line workstations.
  • Sanitized workstation before and after shift to prevent illness and food contamination.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced ingredients for stir-fries, salads and appetizers.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
Education and Training
Expected in | Umbc, 1000 Hilltop Cir Baltimore MD, GPA:
Expected in 06/2017 High School Diploma | Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore, MD, GPA:
  • Consistently maintained high customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Recognized as Employee of the month for outstanding performance and team contributions.

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