food manager catering resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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. Proficient in coordinating supplies, cleaning surfaces and removing debris to support restaurant operations. Cross-trained in roles to provide coverage to team members and meet expected demands.

. Diligent about keeping dishes and utensils clean and organized for customer use, maximizing safety and team efficiency with hard work and attention to detail. Well-organized and focused with good time management and multitasking abilities. Desire long-term work with room for advancement.

. Ambitious kitchen worker eager to build career in industry by working from ground up to learn all kitchen tasks. Diligent, responsible and punctual with solid understanding of cleaning, sanitation, restocking and other tasks.

. Goal-oriented Dishwasher and with 30 years of experience in Flying Food services. Able to work efficiently at cleaning dishes, Open and clear communicator with team working with kitchen staff, servers, hosts and managers.

. Highly motivated Food services with 32 years of experience working closely with other kitchen staff. Capable of keeping up with fast-paced restaurant kitchen workload. Superior work ethic and willingness to meet demand during busiest hours.

. ServSafe-Certified 7/2017 with OSHA Workplace Safety and training. Displaying strong mechanical aptitude and inclination toward equipment diagnostics, repair and operations. Capable of lifting pounds safely to facilitate event preparations and transportation of necessary equipment.

. Hardworking Supervisor skilled at meeting needs of diverse customers while keeping calm and maintaining professionalism. History of working on feet for long periods of time and training incoming staff. Solid background in food service field, with 32 years of experience.

. Focused Food Services dedicated to developing new skills through learning opportunities. Strives for growth and offers phenomenal ambition to see projects through to completion and ultimate success.

. Customer-centric Foodservice professional bringing catering expertise in HONOLULU and JAPAN AIRLINE . Compliance-driven team member knowledgeable in regulatory requirements governing food and workplace safety.

. Enthusiastic Team Crew Associate willing to take on any job in support of restaurant operations and enhance customer satisfaction. Able to prepare food with safety and quality standards in mind. Physically fit and energetic with a flexible schedule and adaptable mentality.

. Highly-astute Caterer and foodservice management professional of 32 years' experience. Bringing positive track record of exceeding expectations, building and retaining long-term customer relations and supplying quality services.

  • Health code requirements
  • Hazardous chemical handling
  • Sanitizing protocols
  • Kitchen station support
  • Equipment operation
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Time management
  • Inventory management
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Team contribution
  • Excellent customer service
  • Safe serving knowledge
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Food safety understanding
  • Organizational ability
  • Following regulations
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Food inspection
  • Computer proficiency
  • Team building
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Inventory monitoring
  • Processing equipment proficiency
  • Strong communication skills
  • Safety standards training
  • Dish preparation
  • Compactor operation
Food Manager Catering, 09/1989 - Current
Nfi Industries Calumet City, IL,
  • Daily operation preparing and serving 10.000 to 15.000 meals per day.
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members
  • Priced and ordered food products, kitchen equipment and food service supplies.
  • Supervised staff preparing and serving meals per day.
  • Scheduled over employees by assigning shifts.
  • Supervised staff preparing and serving meals per day.
  • Reconciled daily transactions, balanced cash registers and deposited restaurant's earnings at bank.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Established and enforced standards of personnel performance and service to provide customers with consistent and positive experiences.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
  • Sought out and implemented methods to improve service and team performance and boost business sustainability.
  • Prepared and led food service training programs to teach staff.
  • Hired qualified staff to fill positions.
  • Maintained operations in full compliance with alcohol service standards and legal requirements to prevent incidents of overserving or underage drinking.
  • Reduced food waste by overseeing use of ingredients to plan for costs, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
  • Coordinated optimal guest relations from initial contact through final check-out to boost satisfaction and brand loyalty.
  • Revamped and motivated kitchen staff to be highly efficient and produce consistent quality.
  • Trained employees on correct cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Kept kitchen clean, neat and sanitized by implementing surface and equipment schedules and standards.
  • Coordinated preparation of customer meals and monitored food handling for safety purposes.
  • Cleaned and inspected food preparation areas for safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Completed regular line checks to maximize quality assurance.
Transportation Supervisor , 09/1989 - 12/2015
International In-Flight Catering/Flying Food Group City, STATE,
  • Sourced, distributed and monitored usage of equipment required to achieve transportation operational goals in line with financial targets.
  • Achieved and maintained compliance with DOT standards through accurate maintenance of driver, permit and equipment records.
  • Supervised all facets of routine deliveries by effectively routing loads, managing drivers and meeting DOT requirements.
  • Set routes for optimal deliveries, coordinated driver and staff schedules and assigned out specific tasks.
  • Checked that drivers transported loads securely and in compliance with state DOT laws.
  • Oversaw scheduling for day-to-day activities of transportation employees.
  • Communicated with floor managers to determine merchandise placement.
Dishwasher Supervisor, 11/2000 - 08/2016
Japan Airlines International In-Flight/Flying Food City, STATE,
  • Maintained and repaired dishwashing machine to keep dishes clean and kitchen running smoothly.
  • Cleaned garbage cans and trash receptacles daily and safety .
  • Removed built-up waste and potential contaminants from waste receptacles, machinery and cooking equipment through.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and organized food speed racks, bins and dry storage racks to keep food storage areas neat and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Scraped and pre-rinsed food from dirty dishes and placed items in dishwashing machine.
  • Unboxed, stored and organized incoming kitchen supplies with every delivery.
  • Washed work area tables, walls, refrigerator equipment, cooking equipment and floors to keep sanitized kitchen.
  • Wiped down and sanitized food preparation areas using dishcloths, hot water and cleaning products.
  • Restocked main kitchen areas with items from shelves, coolers and freezers to help food preparation staff stay focused on customer orders.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized kitchen areas to promote efficiency.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Sprayed all racked items with hot water to loosen and remove food residue.
  • Washed pots, pans and trays by hand and using industrial washing machine.
  • Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in compartment sink.
  • Organized clean utensils in storage bins for servers to access easily.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Handled glassware, crystal and other fragile items with exceptional care to prevent breakage.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Cleaned and sanitized various kitchen surfaces using specific cleaning supplies.
  • Sanitized counters and wiped down surfaces following food preparation to prevent cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Operated and maintained cleaning equipment and tools, including dishwasher, hand wash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Effectively loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand any large pots or items that chefs used on continuous basis.
Education and Training
: Food Service Systems Administration, Expected in
University of Hawaii At Manoa - Honolulu, HI
Status -
BBA: Food Service, Expected in 06/1984
University of Saigon Vietnam - Saigon City,
Status -

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  • University of Hawaii At Manoa
  • University of Saigon Vietnam

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  • Food Manager Catering
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Dishwasher Supervisor


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