Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Accomplished Chef with over 20 years of comprehensive experience working in many aspects of the food service industry. Adept at strictly monitoring kitchen activities and meeting health code standards. Specialties in French and Caribbean cuisine. Strong organizational, leadership and management skills.

I am very detailed oriented as well as people oriented. I cherish the opportunity to help customers reach their goals by providing them with the tools and expertise needed for their ultimate success!

I also have other skills not related to the food industry. I can perform any task that has been taught to me. I'm very comfortable with computers and technology. I'm kind and friendly and am ok with a position that does not necessarily involve food.

  • Ingredient Selection
  • Menu Planning
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Staff Recruiting and Hiring
  • Equipment Purchasing
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management
  • BOH Operations
  • Staff Training
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Food Prep Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Customer Service
  • Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Special Events and Catering
  • Vendor Relations
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Kitchen Staff Management
  • Hiring, Training and Development
  • Scheduling Equipment Repairs
  • Team Leadership
  • Recipe Development
  • Meal Preparation
  • Quality Assessments
  • Quality Control and Oversight
  • Problem and Complaint Resolution
  • Productivity Optimization
  • Attention to Detail
  • Servsafe Certification
  • Cooking Technique Demonstrations
  • Resolving Complaints
  • Performance Improvement
  • Hospitality Service
  • Production Data Records
  • Also proficient in computers and office software
  • Work well with today's ever advancing technology
Work History
08/2008 to Current
Corpoate Executive Chef Carrier Enterprise Colonie/Albany, NY,
  • In charge of test kitchen and all culinary operations including demonstrations, event planning and execution, professional equipment maintenance, etc. Events ranged from anything such as trade shows, ACF meeting presentations, catering events, pop-up restaurants and more.
  • Developed menus, controlled food costs and oversaw quality, sanitation and safety pClaireesses.
  • Estimated food consumption and requisitioned food, selected and developed recipes, standardized production recipes for end users who do not have a Chef on staff.
  • Generated employee schedules, kitchen production schedules for event prep and delivery of standardized recipes and pClaireedures.
  • Oversaw business operations, inventory control, and customer service for culinary department.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders.
  • While demonstrating equipment as well as developing recipes, always strived to and delivered excellent food quality and maximized customer satisfaction by preparing meals according to customer requests along with suggested items their operation would benefit from.
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
01/2008 to 03/2008
Store Manager Chesapeake Bagel Bakery City, STATE,
  • Managed inventory control, cash control and store opening and closing pClaireedures.
  • Managed store employees successfully in fast-paced environment through proactive communication and positive feedback.
  • Completed point of sale opening and closing pClaireedures.
  • Maximized sales and minimized shrinkage through excellent customer service and adherence to standard practices.
  • Maintained proper product levels and inventory controls for merchandise and organized backroom to facilitate effective ordering and stock rotation.
  • Approved regular payroll submissions for employees.
  • Rotated merchandise and displays to feature new products and promotions.
  • Supervised guests at front counter, answering questions regarding products.
  • Reviewed and monitored scheduling, purchases and other expenses to maintain quarterly budget.
  • Promoted team collaboration, performance and efficiency by fostering healthy environments focused on mutual success.
  • Upheld and communicated store programs and standards to employees for optimal quality, freshness, safety and cleanliness.
  • Reconciled daily sales transactions to balance and log day-to-day revenue.
  • Protected store from loss or theft by setting and enforcing clear security policies.
  • Rotated stock to achieve optimum appeal and minimize shrinkage.
  • Maintained strong knowledge in handling of perishable products in dairy, meat and produce departments.
10/2006 to 01/2008
Chef Coordinator Royal Carribean Cruise Lines City, STATE,
  • In charge of coordinating all travel arrangements for the corporate traveling chefs.
  • Worked closely with Executive Corporate Chef to coordinate all menus of all venues of the entire fleet of ships being 23 at the time.
  • Sometimes would assist in the test kitchen as sous-chef for events and demonstrations.
  • Coordinated all the corporate traveling chefs throughout the fleet year round.
  • Assisted Corporate Executive Chef with anything needed to keep the chefs rotating and prepared to perform their duties while on board.
Expected in 06/2003
Culinary Diploma: Culinary Arts
San Diego Culinary Institute - La Mesa, CA

Graduated at the top of my class.

Expected in 07/1997
Bachelor of Science: Hospitality Administration And Management
Johnson & Wales University - Providence, RI
Expected in 06/1992
High School Diploma:
Stranahan High School - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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School Attended

  • San Diego Culinary Institute
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Stranahan High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Corpoate Executive Chef
  • Store Manager
  • Chef Coordinator


  • Culinary Diploma
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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