executive chef owner resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel. Friendly and helpful employee, with willingness to work flexible schedules. Dedicated to top-quality service while maintaining great efficiency.

  • Signature dish creation
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Scheduling
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Employee training and development
  • Operations management
Work History
08/2018 to 01/2020
Executive Chef/Owner Hyatt Reston, VA,
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan orders.
  • Developed and cooked dishes that brought new customers into establishment and bolstered restaurant revenues.
  • Monitored line processes to maintain consistency in quality, quantity and presentation.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Verified compliance in preparation of menu items and customer special requests.
  • Estimated food consumption and requisitioned food, selected and developed recipes, standardized production recipes for consistent quality and established presentation technique.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability.
  • Ensured excellent food quality and maximized customer satisfaction while preparing meals according to customer requests.
  • Properly handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Developed and remained accountable for safety, quality, consistency and adherence to standards.
  • Developed menus, controlled food costs and oversaw quality, sanitation and safety processes.
02/2013 to 07/2018
Line Cook/Bartender Bradley's Sports Bar City, STATE,
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Cleaned counters, food preparation areas and equipment with sanitizing spray to reduce risk of cross-contamination.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Communicated closely with to fully understand special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations when opening and closing kitchen.
  • Unloaded food supplies from distributor trucks to efficiently organize inventory.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Organized bar inventory and storage procedures to keep stock within optimal levels and meet expected customer demands.
  • Consulted with managers to organize special events and promotions such as trivia nights to bring in new customers.
  • Assisted servers with specialty drinks orders by preparing on-demand items without delay.
  • Managed accurate register and produced daily sales reports backing up inventory usage numbers.
  • Managed bar inventory, restocked supplies and placed orders for spirits, beer, wines and mixers.
  • Took customer orders and capitalized on opportunities to sell special beverage and food options.
  • Applied excellent organizational and multitasking abilities to handle simultaneous customer, team and business needs while avoiding unnecessary delays or errors.
  • Kept alcoholic beverages well-stocked and organized to meet expected demands.
06/2008 to 01/2013
Key Hourly Manager Applebee's City, STATE,
  • Hired, trained and managed all kitchen staff, including employee development, issuing disciplinary action and conducting performance reviews.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Checked and tested foods to verify quality and temperature.
  • Wiped down counters using sanitizing spray to prevent cross-contamination among food items.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Maximized quality assurance by completing frequent checks of line.
  • Coordinated and organized product inventory.
05/2005 to 06/2008
Order Picker/Head of Shipping Mia Bella Candles City, STATE,
  • Trained new warehouse employees on safety procedures and provided updated safety manuals for review purposes.
  • Checked inventory and selected products from specific locations based upon customer orders and availability.
  • Operated warehouse equipment and reported instances of safety code violations to management to reduce risk of accidents.
  • Unloaded deliveries from trucks in prompt fashion.
  • Moved boxes and organized aisles to open up floor space and enable forklift operators to move freely through warehouse.
  • Labeled boxes, crates and containers with accurate order information, destinations and codes to minimize shipping errors.
  • Pre-assembled containers to be easily selected by packing associates.
  • Maintained tidy and clean work areas to promote optimal productivity and safety standards.
  • Added packed boxes to conveyor belts for movement to shipping stations.
  • Picked orders, scanned products and packed boxes.
  • Checked shipments against paperwork and signed documents.
Expected in 06/2002 to to
High School Diploma:
West Side Area Vocational Technical School - Kingston, PA,
Expected in to to
Penn-State - Wilkes-Barre, PA,

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • West Side Area Vocational Technical School
  • Penn-State

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Chef/Owner
  • Line Cook/Bartender
  • Key Hourly Manager
  • Order Picker/Head of Shipping


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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