Executive Chef resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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High-energy culinary professional bringing exceptional leadership and planning abilities. Dedicated to improving team performance and meeting high standards for taste and presentation. Results-oriented and hardworking with excellent multitasking skills and focused mentality.

History of successfully transforming food service operations through performance improvements and cost reductions to maximize service and profits. Forward-thinking leader with analytical and critical thinking skills to solve all types of routine and complex business problems. Over 25 years dedicated to food service.

  • Safe food handling
  • Scheduling
  • Workflow planning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Marketing and sales
  • Motivational style
  • Inventory management
  • Cost controls
  • Decision-making
  • Guest relations
  • Event management
  • Customer service
  • Adaptability
  • Time management
  • Multitasking
  • Food allergy knowledge
  • Strong work ethic
  • Portioning understanding
  • Vendor relations
  • Purchasing
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Accurate cash handling
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Safe serving knowledge
Executive Chef, 06/XXX1 - Current
Accor Hotels Seattle, WA,
  • Created new menu items, managed food expenses and supervised quality to ensure adherence to standards.
  • Planned and prepared food product orders to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Created recipes, incorporating various techniques, to build flavor and unique visual appeal.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Supervised dramatic changes to kitchens, adhered to health department standards and handled customer requests for healthier food options.
  • Oversaw hiring, training and development of kitchen employees.
  • Improved performance of team members resulting in high-quality meals produced daily.
KItchen Manager /AGM, 09/2017 - 05/XXX0
Doordash Huntington, NY,
  • Trained staff on proper cooking procedures as well as safety regulations and productivity strategies.
  • Helped general management develop prices based on inventory costs and portion sizes.
  • Purchased food and cultivated strong vendor relationships.
  • Hired and managed all kitchen staff.
  • Coordinated and organized all restaurant inventory.
  • Maximized quality assurance by completing frequent checks of the line.
  • Resolved customer concerns with food preparation in a timely manner.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Created effective employee schedules that maintained coverage at peak times and minimized labor costs.
  • Developed unique events and special promotions to drive sales.
  • Updated daily logs, computer tracking systems and other relevant documentation.
  • Engaged in suggestive selling and other sales techniques.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • AGM roles and responsibilities
  • Monitored business levels and realigned team positions Identified, investigated and corrected operational issues such as inventory waste or theft to keep business operating at optimal levels. provide optimal coverage for customer demands.
  • Handled escalated customer complaints to provide full resolutions and promote loyalty.
  • Supervised team of 20 employees per shift, maintaining positive and productive atmosphere to enhance employee experience.
  • Collaborated with General Manager to educate all employees on menu and procedural changes.
  • Estimated supply requirements based on historical needs and projected business levels by accounting for special local events or sports games.
  • Championed 100% guest satisfaction by providing excellent dining experience.
  • Mentored front of house personnel on company policies customer service techniques and professional communication.
  • Conducted daily pre-shift and weekly departmental meetings to ensure organizational efficiency.
Assistant Kitchen Manager, 10/2005 - 09/2017
Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Newark, DE,
  • Monitored food preparation, production and plating for quality control.
  • Disciplined and motivated staff to achieve challenging objectives in fast-paced culinary environments.
  • Controlled food costs and managed inventory.
  • Kept facility compliant with health codes, sanitation requirements and license regulations.
  • Conducted performance reviews.
  • Purchased food and cultivated strong vendor relationships.
  • Addressed diner complaints with kitchen staff and served replacement menu items promptly.
  • Followed the “first in, first out” rule so that food was utilized before its expiration date.
  • Explained cooking techniques to the wait staff to relay to customers who had food allergies or diet restrictions.
  • Resolved guest complaints quickly and efficiently.
Delivery Supervisor, 10/1998 - 12/2014
Grotto Pizza City, STATE,
  • Maintain clean, neat and properly stocked check stand area.
  • Followed checklists for shift start and end to help with smooth transitions.
  • Packaged and labeled products
  • Proactively prepared for large parties and reservations, anticipating planning and staffing needs.
  • Routinely supported other areas of the restaurant as requested, including answering telephones and completing financial transactions for other staff.
  • Maintained positive relationships with clients to meet deadlines for service delivery.
  • Coached delivery teams to take accountability for delivery, risk and issue management.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Hospitality Management , Expected in
Johnson & Wales University - North Miami - Miami, FL

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School Attended

  • Johnson & Wales University - North Miami

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Chef
  • KItchen Manager /AGM
  • Assistant Kitchen Manager
  • Delivery Supervisor


  • Associate of Arts

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