Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

I have over twenty five years experience within the food and beverage industry and seven years experience within Food and Nutrition/Dietary Services. Proficient with the aspects of nutrition and safe food handling techniques. Have worked alongside Registered Dieticians and have education and experience dealing with Medical Nutrition Therapy. Trained in every aspect that food production, food service, nutrition, sanitation, and the operation of any and all industrial/commercial food service equipment.

I possess superb written and verbal skills for effective communication and follow written and oral instructions with precision. Demonstrate good judgement, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical-thinking skills.

I exhibit the ability to produce high quality food, take pride in my work, and have an extreme passion serving others.

I love learning new things, adapt to new processes quickly, and accept challenges, provide motivation, help others, or lead others when necessary. Results-oriented dietary professional with excellent leadership and planning abilities.

Familiar with working with dietitian staff to set appropriate menus and building strong relationships with residents. Offering 7 years' experience in the field. Successful at keeping dietary operations running smoothly, maintaining costs and improving menu offerings. Bringing expertise in food safety, good communication skills and an adaptable approach to solving routine and complex issues.

  • Highly motivated, hardworking, dedicated, dependable, with over twenty five years experience in food and beverage industry.
  • Excellent customer service skills and exceptional people skills. Experience interacting with wide diversity of individuals. Always maintain professional, positive, and upbeat attitude. Have extreme compassion towards others whether old or young. Can make anyone smile or laugh and absolutely love working with people, this is my passion to serve others.
  • Culinary expert with team spirit. Strive for nothing but the best and take pride in my work. Uphold a high level of morals and values. Conduct all duties with honesty, fairness and impartiality while practicing the highest standard of integrity.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, kind, respectful, dedicated, great multi-tasker, critical thinker, problem-solver, with exceptional time management skills, passion for dealing with the public, initiative, self-control, persistence, great sense of humor, and suburb organizational skills.
Work History
Dietary Supervisor/Cook/Cook's Assistant/Aide, 03/2019 - Current
Pinckneyville Community Hospital City, STATE,
  • Cook food items identified in pre-planned menu cycles and ala carte menu items for purpose of meeting mandated nutritional requirements and/or projected meal requirements.
  • Maintain an environment conducive to protecting the health and well-being of the clients through high levels of food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Follow standardized recipes, while testing and preparing all foods for flavor, appearance, and proper temperatures to ensure widely acceptance of items by all clients and staff.
  • Estimate food preparation amounts and adjust recipes accordingly for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste.
  • Prepare production sheets, inventory reports, substitution logs for the purpose of complying with Federal and State food service regulations, laws, and/or policies.
  • Cook, bake, and assist in all steps of the food preparation process for main dishes, sandwiches, salads, salad bars, baked goods, and desserts while adhering to proper food handling techniques and procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize all work areas including storage, food preparation, and serving areas for the purpose of maintaining sanitary policies, procedures, and conditions.
  • Prepare, maintain, and organize accurate necessary records to abide by the State and Federal nutrition guidelines and laws.
  • Set up, operate, clean, and sanitize all commercial/industrial utensils and equipment including food processors, mixers, slicers, ovens, steamers, griddles, hot and/or cold food holding equipment, fryers, thermometers, and gauges.
Diet Clerk/Office Assistant/Cook's Assistant, 04/2015 - 03/2019
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital City, STATE,
  • Prepare hospital meals, including restricted therapeutic patient meals, according to projected and established menus, tally sheets, and production guides.
  • Assemble and serve individual patient meal trays with precision according to each restricted diet while adhering to appropriate service methods and designated portion controls.
  • Utilize designated recipes and preparation methods to ensure food is wholesome, flavorful, and attractive as well as ready for service at designated times.
  • Complete all inventory sheets and maintain product inventory thus ensuring any low stock items will be available or properly substituted in an immediate manner.
  • Store and dispose of food while following safe food storage and labeling procedures.
Head Cook/Assistant Manager, 12/2010 - 04/2015
The Scheller Playhouse Pub And Grill City, STATE,
  • Prepare food and refreshment per order in a flavorful, attractive, efficient, and safe manner.
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, cliental, vendors, and staff to ensure high employee morale and work ethnic.
Head Bartender/Waitress/Assistant Manager/Event Manager, 01/2003 - 12/2010
Knight's Of Columbus Council #2951 City, STATE,
  • Calculated and ensured proper quantity of food, beverages, and supplies as well as scheduled staff to over 100 multiple large events successfully.
  • Maintain an orderly, clean, and safe work environment at all times.
  • Cook large batches of food for catered events according to established recipes and procedures while following all proper sanitation and health codes.
  • Oversee the operations of staff, kitchen supplies, food, and beverage orders in times where manager was absent.
Certified Dietary Manager: Food And Nutrition, Expected in 09/2021
University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

I am currently enrolled at the University of Florida Office of Professional Workforce Development distant learning program. This course prepares students for the national Certifying Board for Dietary Managers Credentialing Exam. My projected graduation date is September 10, 2021 although I am approximately four weeks ahead of schedule and plan to graduate by the end of July. Upon successful completion of this 15 month training course approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, I will be qualified to sit for the CBDM Credentialing Exam to earn my Certified Dietary Manager/Certified Foodservice Protection Professional degree.

  • Coursework in Food Management, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Business Operations.
Associate of Arts: Nutrition, Expected in 05/2010
Rend Lake College - Ina, IL
Associate of Applied Science: Business Communications, Expected in 05/2010
Rend Lake College - Ina, IL
  • Food Safety Manager's Certificate
  • Food Handler's Certificate
  • Basic Life Support Certificate
  • Allergen Awareness Certificate

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