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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Experience keeping all facets of any cafeteria operating efficiently. Managed deliveries, food preparation, temperature regulation and money collection. Skilled at updating documentation, maintaining health code standards and training new employees. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. To seek and maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills. Reliable employee seeking any position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment.

Skills
  • Nutrition requirements
  • Plates presentation
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Familiar with sanitary practices
  • Safe food handling
  • Food assembly
  • Food prep techniques
  • Quality control
  • Kitchen equipment mastery
  • Product ordering
  • Inspection skills
  • Payment collection
  • Menu planning
  • Safe handling procedures
  • Clerical
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking abilities
  • Collaboration
  • Written Communication
Work History
05/2015 to Current Dietary Cook Trio Healthcare | Winchester, VA,
  • Weighed, measured and processed ingredients according to recipe specifications and dietary requirements.
  • Maintained awareness of individual dietary needs of residents and verified proper delivery of meals to correct residents.
  • Provided nourishing and health-conscious food to customers under sanitary conditions.
  • Prepared food for special parties and groups.
  • Followed standard recipes, menus and apportions according to established standards.
  • Sanitized and organized kitchen preparation areas and equipment according to food and health safety standards.
  • Prepared, apportioned and served menu and specialized food items developed to meet facility residents' unique dietary needs.
  • Received orders, verified contents against invoices and assessed quality of products to verify conformance to organizational standards.
  • Responded to notes and complaints concerning menu items and meals, working to develop resolutions and satisfy residents' tastes and preferences.
  • Measured, weighed and mixed appropriate ingredients according to recipe directions.
  • Prepared and served over 60 nutritious meals each day.
  • Followed proper procedures for use of government-provided commodities.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Cooked meals according to administrative policies, health code regulations and food service standards.
09/1998 to 06/2015 Cook & Manager Holiday Retirement | Clarksville, TN,
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Maintained skill level of kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.
  • Planned lunch, dinner and bar menus, as well as special menus for in-house special events and catering.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability.
  • Managed kitchen staff, supervised preparation of foods ,and explained steps for readying specialty items.
  • Produced high volume covers per day and maintained near-perfect customer satisfaction scores.
  • Met production requirements for banquet and outlet desserts and breakfast pastries.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Reduced restaurant's annual food and labor costs through proper budgeting, scheduling and management of inventory.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Inspected appliances, commercial fryers, and ovens to verify proper working order.
  • Maintained central standardized recipe and ingredient repository with nutritional and cost information.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Greeted over 75 patients per day.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $500 or more per shift.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Mentored new team members on POS system operation, customer service strategies and sales goals.
  • Performed cash, card and check transactions to complete customer purchases.
  • Used POS system to enter orders, process payments and issue receipts.
  • Operated cash register to record transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Removed trash, swept and mopped floors for professional appearance.
  • Cleaned and sanitized cashier workstation and scanning area.
  • Trained new cashier team members in customer service and money handling processes.
  • Built positive relationships with customers to increase repeat business.
  • Quickly and accurately counted drawers at start and end of each shift.
05/1991 to 09/1998 Cook & Manager Holiday Retirement | Clearwater, FL,
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment and sanitation.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Completed inventory counts and ordered merchandise.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Greeted over 50 customers per day.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $500 or more per shift.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Performed cash, card and check transactions to complete customer purchases.
  • Counted money in drawers at beginning and end of each shift.
  • Handled approximately daily credit and cash transactions for customers with accuracy and speed.
  • Maintained reports of transactions and greeted customers when entering and leaving establishment.
Education
Expected in 05/1995 to to High School Diploma | Auburn High School, Auburn Nebraska, GPA:
Additional Information

I am able to manage my time wisely and accomplish what i'm getting done & I also know how to multitask and work efficiantely.

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School Attended

  • Auburn High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Dietary Cook
  • Cook & Manager
  • Cook & Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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