Hardworking cook with 13 years of experience in the food industry. Food service worker with exceptional interpersonal skills. Reliable, punctual and works well under pressure. Dedicated food service worker proficient in customer service, food handling, preparation. Seeking cook assistant/ cook position with opportunities for advancement in management. Energetic cook with excellent customer service skills. Bilingual team player who enjoys interacting and working with others.
Exceptional knife skills
Excellent knowledge of hygiene, sanitation and safety code
Fluent in English/Spanish
Excellent communication and costumer service skills
Superb attention to detail
Dedicated team player
Food preparation worker2001 to 2004 ARAMARK – Mahwah, NJ
Handle all types of vegetables carefully in selection, storage, and preparation to avoid damage.
Responsible for preparing and cooking food and serving it to the customers.
Trained food service employees on using the procedures in this SOP.
Consistently provided friendly guest service and heartfelt hospitality.
Greeted customers, serve their meals and provided excellent customer service.
Prevented food borne illness by ensuring that all items held on food bars are protected from contamination.
Manager2006 to 2008 Crystal Bay – Morristown, NJ
Managed the kitchen team to achieving the highest standard of food production.
Ensured all chefs and kitchen staff understands and employed these policies consistently
Recorded and maintained accurate pricing data for all commodities on the unit stock sheets.
Oriented and trained staff in proper work practices when they are hired
and conducts and evaluates retraining and refresher training.
Assured that meals are prepared and delivered on time and in acceptable quantity and quality.
Cook Assistant2008 to 2009 DARCORP – Hackensack, NJ
Assisted with preparation of cooking menu items
Ensured that all sanitation rules are observed by the kitchen staff
Maintained kitchen equipment and utensils
Checked all items to ensure adequacy and quality
Prepared salads, dressings and desserts
Helped the Cook/ Chef prepare dinners
Tested foods to verify if they have been cooked adequately
Food preparation Worker2009 to 2011 SODEXO – Summit, NJ
Responsible for preparing and cooking food and serving it to the customer
Did mixture of ingredients for making green salads, fruit salads, pasta salads and vegetable salads.
Carried food supplies, equipment and utensils from work and storage areas
Set up the work station
Did cleaning and sanitizing of working areas, tables, utensils, dishes etc.
Cook assistant2004 to 2006 Classic Cafe of Seton Hall Law University – Newark, NJ
Set-up work station
Washed and unwrapped fresh fruits and vegetables
Prepared ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food
Prepared and cook food in keeping with recipes, quality standards and presentation standards
Responsible for setting up the coffee station
Cook2011 to Current CAFE AMORE – Sheraton Hotel, Mahwah
Assist in the preparation of meals by chopping vegetables, making salads, and putting together entrees
Prepare hot/cold food
that leftover food is stored properly, performing kitchen maintenance
tasks such as emptying the trash and washing dishes, and testing the
temperature of food at specified intervals
Responsible for figuring out how much food will be needed for the week and order food and supplies
Provided catering and banquet service
High School Diploma: General studies1997Nuestra Senora de la Visitacion High School-
Certified nursing assistant: Nursing2012American Medical Institute-
"ServSafe certification": food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection.