Quality-focused and efficient Cook adept at preparing and plating food in high energy, fast-paced kitchens. Line Cook with 15 years of experience in high-pressure culinary environments. Skilled in preparing large volumes of food quickly and efficiently. Seeking to use culinary skills and expertise to prepare a special variety of dishes in a professional, rewarding environment.
Focused and disciplined
High volume production capability
Focus on portion and cost control
Strong organizational skills
Active listening skills
Seasoned in conflict resolution
Energetic work attitude
Reliable and punctual
Reliable team worker
Neat, clean and professional appearance
Comfortable standing for long time periods
Commercial deep fryer and slicer operation
Cheerful and energetic
Assisted diners with obtaining food from buffet/serving table as needed. Assisted in maintaining preparation and service areas in a sanitary condition. Baked, roasted, broiled, and steamed meats, fish, vegetables and other foods. Checked temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and heating equipment to ensure proper functioning. Cleaned and inspected galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas. Cleaned and organized eating, service and kitchen areas. Cleaned and sterilized equipment and facilities. Cleaned garbage cans with water or steam. Ensured freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items and rotating stock. Executed daily production lists and goals. Filled beverage and ice dispensers. Greeted each customer with friendly eye contact. Helped with preparation, set-up, and service for catering events. Kept dining room and kitchen area clean by performing cleaning duties.Loaded trays with accessories, performed other tasks as assigned by the sous chef or chef. Portioned, arranged, and garnished food, and served food to waiters or patrons. Prepared daily food items and cooked food properly and in a timely fashion while using safety precautions. Stocked, organized and cleaned kitchens and cooking utensils, Swept and scrubbed floors.Turned or stirred foods to ensure even cooking. Washed dishes, glassware, flatware, pots and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand. Weighed and measured ingredients. Worked stations including pizza, omelet, soup, salad, sandwich and dessert at a busy cafeteria. Consistently stayed under monthly controllable expense budget. Cleaned, cut and cooked meat, fish or poultry. Cooked the exact number of items ordered by each customer while working on several different orders simultaneously.
Event Staff01/2016 to 03/2016Front Row (Temp. Agency)Bronx, NY
Responsible for setting up demos
Engaging in customer service by advertising food
Silver Bowl Prep.08/2014 to 12/2014Noodles and CompanyGreenville, NC
Cleaned and prepared various foods for cooking or serving
Examined trays to ensure that they contained required items Loaded dishwashers and hand-washed items such as pots, pans, knives
Catering Cook/ Prep Cook06/2012 to 02/2014AramarkGreenville, NC
Developed variety of menu items catering to customers with food allergies and diet restrictions such as gluten-free and vegan items.
Planned and prepared food for parties, holiday meals, luncheons, special functions, and other social events
Portioned and wrapped food
Prepared food items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages
Prepared special diet foods, salads, desserts, and other nourishments Washed, peeled, cut, and seeded fruits and vegetables
Grill Cook/ Line Cook11/2001 to 05/2009Western Steer Plymouth, Nc
Responsible for all kitchen operations such as banquet events, buffet lines, and salad bar lines.
Executed various kitchen stations and assisted with, meat, fish, saute or pantry
Prepared a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions
Prepared dishes following recipe or verbal instructions
Cooked food properly and in a timely fashion, using safety precautions
Notified kitchen personnel of shortages or special orders Prepared special diet foods, salads, desserts, and other nourishments
Management2017Miller-Motte CollegeWilmington , NCStudying for management degree
Med Tech2012Martin Community CollegeWindsor, NCSpecialized in med tech.